When not on the road he tends to spend his time "playing with code" or online with either the Xbox 360 (GamerTag = BluePhaze v2) or his PC. He is currently looking to destroy you at: Gears of War...
Congrats guys! Awesome job on hitting this HUGE milestone!
What did not work for you out of the box with SharePoint? There is a lot more to setup than just running the installer. Have you tried following any of the online documentation? I work on SharePoint 2003 and MOSS everyday and very rarely does it not work at the end of a setup. Those that have failed for me usually are tied to permissions issues with the service account or database permissions.