I can't believe I'm advertising here. OK, yes I can, but still. Makes me feel all sorts of cheap.
Just last night, @wlturland and @elazar got into a conversation about me over Twitter based on my @spaz contribution. For the record, I've changed three files, added four methods, meaning support for one feature. I'm not exactly writing huge chunks of their codebase. But they make me feel involved, and I find myself wanting to contribute more. This is how FOSS is done, ladies and gents. It was mildly odd, getting mentioned by two people I had only heard of in passing and never interacted with directly, but I got over it rather quickly.
Really, all this post is meant to say is that @spaz is an awesome experience. May 8th is an IRC hackathon on freenode.net's #spaz channel, with more information here. I plan on joining in, and hope some new people will stop by. For a project this awesome, it's absolutely worth it. Definitely a great project to get started in the FOSS world with.