Welcome to our second Hax Philes open post, the successor to the Hax Philes forums and your place to talk about anything and everything that’s on your mind, and to get advice from fellow readers. Use the comments to share your holiday stories (Hoot-esque or not), your thoughts and plans going into 2014, or anything else you want to talk about.

Also, we probably need to get on a set schedule for these open posts. Any preferences for day and/or frequency? Let us know in the comments.