Jolt Productivity Award
TextMate, together with Adobe Captivate 2 and ElectricCommander, recently won a Jolt Productivity Award in the Utilities category. The Jolt Winner (as opposed to Productivity Winner) in that category was VMware Lab Manager.
Scott already express my gratitude towards the TextMate community, but let me just assure you that this is sincere — even though I do 1-2 hours of support each day and put in a lot of hours coding, I really feel that TextMate is a community product. A lot of the functionality which I use has been contributed or refined by users, a lot of discussion about features/infrastructure happens in the open on the mailing lists or IRC channel, and a lot of support is handled by users here as well.
If I was alone with TextMate, it would be nowhere as useful as it is now and I would be deprived of the many moments in which I am seeing the best of human nature: people working together across borders not motivated by profit but for one simple cause: to make things better!
This is what motivated me to make TextMate in the first place, and it is still the reason I am sweating over 2.0, because things can still be much much better! :)
On that note, let me just say kudos to Apple for persuading EMI to go DRM-free — I for one will buy much more music now. The 30% price increase sucks though. Already ITMS did often not give a price advantage over Amazon, but I guess the labels wanted higher prices, and Apple used that to press them into stripping the DRM in a rather clever way.