Things have jumped quite a bit in the last couple of years for me. Over two years ago now I launched Ruby Inside to promote my book "Beginning Ruby" published by Apress. Instead of just promoting the book, however, it has become the most popular Ruby weblog out there with over 16,000 subscribers! The power of open source audiences!
I have partnered up with someone else now to do a similar thing in the nascent iPhone development industry.. so welcome Mobile Orchard, a blog for iPhone and iPod Touch developers!
It seems I have moved out of development somewhat and more into publishing news and information for those who ARE developing.. and most of that is aimed at open source developers. So.. even if I'm not developing software, I'm trying to help the community. Long may it all last!