I had been looking for a code coloring/formatting module for Drupal for a while. It hasn't been a concerted effort on my part. I casually Googled for it every once and a while... never stumbled upon one before. Apparently tonight's search terms did the trick :)
"Code Filter" is the name of the plug-in, and after installing it you just wrap your text in <code> tags and it will escape all the code for you so it looks like a good geek's blog.
System.out.println("Check out my sweet code filter... huzzah!");
Also, I switched from TinyMCE to FCKeditor as my WYSIWYG editor tonight. It's toggle between WYSIWYG/plaintext actually works in Drupal 6 for me :) also, it's integration with IMCE is working for me as well.
So with code filter installed, and my WYSIWYG editor in order... you better believe I have an article series planned for the near future. Not that I have followers... but I think it will be an excellent topic that a lot of people will stumble across my blog to read... and that's my MO.