You guys are in your own little world of open-source/9rules love.
And it's true! Not to put down anyone in the 9rules/open source/rails community, but as a note of just how far from the popular culture the Coldfusion blogosphere is. There are a LOT of coldfusion bloggers, just check out the Macromedia Weblogs List. If i had to give a turning point of when I went from being a regular Coldfusion programmer, to a more advanced one I'd say the interest started right there. I started reading all the Coldfusion feeds I could find, started removing Rails feeds from Google Reader and yes, starting this blog. So with that said, I was happy to see my name on the last list of 9Rules entries for the year! Hopefully I can bring a little more exposure to Coldfusion and Flex to the rest of the programming world without getting too deep into the Coldfusion world where things stop making since to outsiders. It's also very humbling to be a very small group of programming blogs on 9Rules which I held in such high regard.