if i can recommend three fine coders for your certs. these are three active fellows in the world, who can't seem to manage even an apprentice and (not that it's a big deal), but they're quite deserving of the encouragement. * neoneye: simon is terribly entrenched in good works of ruby. the resources section of his aeditor project is a decent chunk of helpful documentation. i mean really. cert!! * tcopeland: tom is the admin of rubyforge, for cryin out loud!! he's a gifted surgeon for tweakin GForge to our needs, he's very very attentive to the rubyforge denizens, and he's a constant force for good on ruby-talk. this asset = cert!! * codedbliss: bruce is responsible for codepaste.org, which is down at the moment, but i assure you it is quality. he is currently an apprentice, but we can nudge that up, right?? right?? cert!! i'm just saying. ruby guys in the house. if you're up to one more: aero6dof.