Welcome to the 5th edition of Ask Me Anything. After taking December off this monthly feature returns and new editions can be found on the first Monday of every month.
Use the comments section to ask me anything you want and I will strive to answer them either in the comments section, or in more elaborate posts throughout the month.
Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. You can see the previous questions here, here, here, and here. Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month.
Now ask away.