I would like to dedicate this book first to the staff, publisher, and editors at Syngress:
■ Laura Colantoni, Publisher
■ Matt Cater, Developmental Editor
■ Rachel Roumeliotis, Senior Acquisitions Editor
I thank all of the other contributing authors, editors, and copy editors, without whom this project could not have succeeded!
I thank Tommy and the entire staff of the Bull and the Bear Tavern and Eatery, in Houston, Texas, especially Table no. 1, where a lot of the book was created and edited; you really have a great place to work!
And finally and most importantly, I dedicate this book to Amy Mitamura, my muse, inspiration, support, and in-house editor, whose continued support and understanding were vital for this process to come to ...