This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
What do you do for a living, other than being generally helpful ? How do you buy feeds for yourself, u know : mineral water, half-half milk, muesli-bars, and when feeling thoroughly wicked, salted peanuts... etc ? I was in the dump (my usual place, don't worry about it) when some guys like Bill Brogdan comes along, swivel my eyeballs in the right direction and suddenly I am flying again.
What's Your Mission Statement? The answer you're likely get from this group of Dilberts (that's not an insult) is "JavaRanch is a friendly place for Java Greenhorns." Note that this response can be applied to most any questions regarding vision, mission, identity, agency, goals, etc.