A few days back, Chris Shiflett sent out an email asking a bunch of members of the PHP community to submit to a project he wants to run this year, the PHP Advent Calendar. I have the honour of providing the first entry.
Thanks to Chris; I think this is a great idea. I'm so happy to be included on the list of potential writers.
I'd write more, but I'm currently in the middle of nowhere (again) so I can't write more (without waiting for incessantly latent internet), so I'll leave it at that. Enjoy!