This starts with everybody else. It's my TL like any other writer around here, but none of us would be here without the strength of community this place offers: the friends, the inspirations, the resources, the folks who read us and the folks we read, the artisans, the fixers, the buckers-up of insecure hopes, the folks who happen on your creative dream and think it's cool. For the Test Threaders first of all, we happy not-so-few, and the bright, fierce little community that's grown up there in which the backstories and early visions of this project first found both an audience and friends. In among them is the trailblazer, the gifted and deservedly well-liked @Gorrister, whose clarity of vision about a POD caused this whole vast, glittering, ungainly creation, project of several years of abortive efforts, to launch without a quick drop like a stone. That bit where Bob Cratchit says "to the founder of the feast"? Yeah. Only without all the Scrooge baggage. Anyone who likes where this goes should thank him deeply, as I do, for the place it starts. And for all the other dear friends and faithful readers of abstruse footnotes and compendious lists that gave me the guts to try. Special thanks also for the graphics skills of @wolfram and @Gentleman Biaggi, proof again if any was needed that each new generation gets even better than the one before at working the cool new toys. For the learned minds too, each person of whom I've asked subject-matter questions or bounced off ideas more or (hopefully) less laughable, and your generosity in the answers you've given. Thanks too, to the folks of whom I've only just started asking questions. There will be more to follow, believe me. Last but most the special souls in meatspace; you know who you are.