In lieu of actual new content... a quick recap of some good posts from several of my favourite sources:
1. Steve Yegge's excellent post on code, code base size, and perhaps a reason to use rhino - http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2007/12/codes-worst-enemy.html
2. Reginald Braithwaite's writings on code style and why clarity is king - http://weblog.raganwald.com/2007/12/golf-is-good-program-spoiled.html
3. Hamlet D'Arcy's humorous article on the detriments of new found functional programming knowledge - http://hamletdarcy.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-tell-your-co-workers-have.html
There you have it, just in case you missed 'em the first time around.