On June 1st, 2006, I started working full-time on the book. Today, Shane and I made the last revisions to the final draft. Between then and now, my wife had a baby and we bought a new house. Shane and I checked in 832 changesets, considered 1,275 reviewer comments*, and 181 people subscribed to the reviewers' list.
It's not entirely over--it has to go through copyedit, and there's still some figures left to draw, and I want to make sure the index turns out okay. But... for the most part... it's done.**
Thanks to everybody who helped... you know who you are.
*Technically, there were 1,275 messages to the reviewer lists. Not all of them were reviewer comments... but most were.
**Just not "done done".