Mike and I are in the same team and we share something else - we both managed at Microsoft before returning to technology. In my case I managed for less than a year before I realised it wasn't for me but in Mikes case he managed for several years - yet has made a fantastic switch back to being a technologist. Defo check out his site. Smart chap indeed. But maybe not - as I spotted Mike is running the London Marathon 2007! In his own words - he is "not athletic" so this is going to be tough. So why do it?! Well - a big part of it is to help "Hearing Dogs for Deaf People". Take a look at what he has to say on this and you might even be tempted to sponsor him. Good luck Mike!