Well, what an interesting weekend. A cold, working like a slave, and one of my co-workers is a father for the first time (Congrats, Ty!). But that’s not the most interesting news.
I will be taking sole ownership of my forum, Aussieveedubbers, sometime this week. This means that I will have to spend a bit more non-existent personal time attending to it.
This is good and bad news:
- For UltimaBB, the underpinning forum software, it’s fabulous news. UltimaBB was never released and is now effectively a dead project. My acquisition of AVDS gives me the impetus to make the forum software as good as I can make it. Once I’m complete, as it’ll be by far the most secure PHP forum out there. Very few open source programs ever get the chance of a top to bottom code review. Once I’ve fixed all those issues, I will think about possibly adding a few flashy features and integrate it with CPanel and others, so ISPs can easily deploy it. Obviously that integration will not come cheap. Hopefully, I can start to earn a bit of income from the forum, finally.
- For OWASP, this is not good news. I have two current projects, the Developer Guide and ESAPI for PHP. I need ESAPI for PHP to be complete to help UltimaBB, so you can guess which of the two projects will get my time.
- For my personal life, I hope Tanya will forgive me making her do some basic accountancy work. I think it’ll ease her eventual way back into the workforce in a few years, as she is terrific at accountancy, and I would hate to see her lose all her skills for the want of a bit of work here or there. However, it’s not just delegating the book work to my poor suffering wife, it’s also a bit of an ask for the few hours I have to give right now.