I've been busy lately, and I think it's starting to get to me. At the end of December, I picked up a new project, a big project.
It all started when one of my existing clients from HolosTek called me up and had an idea. He wanted to get involved in starting a dating website, but he didn't know where to start. Of course, I agreed because I'm poor and could always use some extra money.
What I didn't realize, was how big the project was actually going to be. For the last month and a half to two months, I feel like I've done nothing but work, sleep, and spend a little time with Kortnee.
I have to admit the project has been a lot more interesting than I expected. I've learned a new framework for PHP development (CakePHP) and I've learned quite a bit about using AJAX for fast page loads and clever effects. I always enjoy expanding my skill set.
The project still has a little ways to go before it's open to the public, but you can see what's available. It's called The CandiShoppe. Also, if you're interested, you can signup to be notified when the site is open. The current plans include offering totally free access to everyone on the site for the first few months. After that time, certain features will require paying a subscription fee.