We were happily many this night: Jeff, John T., Ferne, Don, Adrian, Lindsay, Jennifer, Alex, Dean, and myself — Tomek. There was loud music playing and a game on which may have contributed to the fragmentation of conversation tonight, but a plethora of micro-conversations raged throughout the evening. It started with talk of sociopaths, moral responsibility, televangelical sex, living circumstances, Studebakers, quantum chemistry, China, building the right home sound system, DIY projects in general, and wood shops. Then there was chatter around spaghetti code, graphic design and the craft of writing. And then it was time to go — but a good time was had by all.