I'm a rock star programmer!
First, apologies for a shameless plug. Ed Burns interviewed me when we were at Sun's internal conference (this was a rather nice place near Santa Cruz), and that interview became a part of his book "Secrets of the Rock Star Programmers: Riding the IT Crest." We talked about many different things, but I enjoyed the process. What's interesting is that sometimes I learn myself by what I'm saying to others, and this was no exception.
He just gave me a copy when I met him at the server-side Java symposium, so I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I find the book enjoyable, partly because I recognize many names in the book as they are mainly from the Java community.