I just wanted to take a moment out while slogging through my book galley (more on that at a later date) to congratulate my friend Casey Bisson on being awarded the Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for his development of the WPopac, a groundbreaking catalog with WordPress as the front end. Casey deserves a ton of recognition for looking outside of the library world and into the open source community for solutions to our OPAC woes. We all know our OPACs suck… but Casey actually did something to make them suck less and set an important example for us all to follow. Congrats, man!