This may be my final update to the Shaft, and possibly the end of the Shaft itself. Some trivial matters between myself and certain members of the site staff have escalated into an all-out war that has led me to stop joining the staff channels on IRC as well as halt all contributions to the site. Not that I ever contributed much aside from bitching, but that's not the point. The point is this. I can't work with a staff that is constantly at my throat and vice versa, so here's what's going to happen. You, the Shaft readers, will e-mail me (the address is in my profile, link to that is at the bottom of this entry) and tell me what direction you think the Shaft should go. If you want to see more bitching, say so. If you want more philosophical rants, say so. If you want help getting the stick out of your white-collar bureaucratic ass, sorry, I can't help you. Should I decide, after reading your suggestions, to keep the Shaft erected, then I won't be going anywhere, but updates will still be infrequent. If, however, I decide to drop the Shaft entirely, that's it. Adios. Down the drain. No more. End of story. So if you like the Shaft, you goddamn well better let me know with e-mail.