This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I talked a bit about the phenomenon of long hours and intense concentration that often seems necessary for writing software. For some of my interviwees that lead to discussion of finding balance between work and the rest of life.