Some sad news to report today. Javan Makhmali, the first developer we ever hired, is leaving us to go work for 37signals.
Javan has been an amazing help to us over the past 2 years. There isn't a single aspect of our application he has not touched at some point and he has taught us all quite a bit. He has been a pleasure to work with and always brought some wit and humor to our chat room conversations, starting off with a simple "Morning" each and every day. It's a testament to Javan's skillset and character that he's going to work for 37signals. We know they only hire the very best.
We're looking forward to staying in touch with Javan for years to come. He wasn't just an employee to us. We think of him as a friend.
Now as my mother used to say when people quit my Dad's department at the University of Illinois to go work someplace else, "may fruit flies infest his home!"
Seriously - good luck Javan, you'll be missed.