This is my first journal entry. Having read through slashdot, and even posted a few times, it seems difficult not to be slightly intimidated by the sheer volume of intelligence floating through this parts (yes, this parts) of the intarwebules. It can be helpful, but the ability for others to rapidly digest and pick apart any argument put forth makes one not only think about one's words but also about whether they are helpful. Ho hum. Back to the financial mines.