I'm pretty active in reading blogs about web design and Internet marketing. One blogger who's appeared on my radar recently is Information Highwayman.
In his post, How I became a professional web designer, he reveals that he mainly uses open-source tools, like GIMP and Gedit. I thought that was cool. Whenever I tell people I do web design, people look at me with pity when they find out I don't use Apple and Adobe software.