Wow, Pat Helland is blogging – that’s too cool.

Update: for those who don't know of Pat - he is very knowledgeable about distributed architecture issues, and also has a wonderful way of explaining them.  If you ever get a chance to hear him talk, I recommend it.  Recently, for example, he coined the great acronym HST:

http://www.developingstorm.com/2004_02_01_archive.php#107642035307250461