Four times a year, I sit down at my desk and try to come up with something different to write. I’ve been writing a column for ;login: since 1996, although back then it was about Java , and I was not the editor. To be honest, I wouldn’t still be editing ;login: if I didn’t love doing it. I enjoy working with the members and people who attend conferences, and the USENIX staff. Coming up with articles for each issue is always a challenge, one that I welcome you to help with.