Starting up an industry specific blog - GeoHack
I cottoned on to the current blog fest on the merits of Maven. I have been running with Maven since version 1.0; but mostly I recommend going into Maven (or any build system) with a couple of friends, nothing wastes time like a build system.
The uDig community will be represented at Eclipsecon this year, come down and meet Richard Gould and see how good an open source RCP app can be. A big thanks to the uDig community for all the support over our first year.