I miss Silex.
The book I'm writing has advise in it for a coder. While I was writing it I found little bits of thought that I hadn't put into practice. So I put them into practice. I've just updated my site from the ground up. Let me know if anything's busted.
Forums. Tumblr. Twitter.
My place of work has been a source of constant change for about 10 years now. Restructures, realignments, reorganizing; but we're just about to hit a change that's putting all the others to shame. Complete redesign. New reporting lines. External audit. The works. This is putting a strong strain on morale and highlighting our former collaborative culture has been eroded. Over the years we've had a few attempts at communities of practice for coders, getting people together from different areas, bouncing ideas off each other, trying to get a community going.