In my one-thousandth post, I thanked vroom for setting up the Monestary.

This time, I look back at the variety of interactions I've had in the past year with you-all. I've laughed, chuckled, fumed, flamed, puzzled in confusion, and nodded in wonder: just about every emotion under the sun.

I've had a chance to show off. I've learned a lot about things I could never have guessed. I've helped some people. I've made a few people angry at me.

And I keep coming back. There's something about being part of a community, and this community in particular, that I cherish and protect. And it's you.

So thank you, all of you, for the contribution you make to me. I'm honored.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker