I'd like to take a second to urge people to take the time to vote for this. Ric is a friend, who donated an awful lot of his own time and effort to helping us out on Intrepid. But that's beside the point. Third Base is by far the best project in the competition (IMO), and deserves to win.
It's currently dropped to second place, so come on folks, take a little time and help Ric out. I know he'd appreciate it. And besides, we'll all get some neat new SF goodness out of it. It's a win-win situation.