Thanks everyone. Dont use Skype or IM's... work doesnt allow them and at home with 2 kids and a wife I get about an hour every other night to surf and check emails. But, during the day while I am waiting for processes to finish here at work I have a little surfing time.
Good to see WA-State represented.
Yeah, my car audio addiction has thankfully been satisfied for a long time. It wasnt until a year or two ago that it started back up and half of the time it feels like I havent missed a beat and the other half the time it feels like I dont know anything anymore.
Mostly its what companies are around and decent anymore. Seems like all the companies that were awesome when I was young (Autotek, Polk, A/D/S, Orion, PG) have shipped their gear overseas, been bought out by some mega-corp and turned cookie cutter or just flat went under altogether.
Oh well, just more stuff to learn right?