Perhaps you noticed, this issue is a bit on the late side. Sorry about that. December was a busy month, and January wasn't any easier! I would like to thank those who contributed to this issue. An, as always, I invite you to use the Encoder as your method of communicating your ideas to the rest of the world. See The Encoder Writers Guide for details on how to do this. It's easy and it's rewarding.
The Fire Fighting contest is still on, but the date has moved a little bit. Check out the details in this issue of the Encoder. It should be quite an event.