Post by Doan the Nado on Feb 5, 2009 11:07:06 GMT -5
There is no chat for the time being. I was working on a new system that used AJAX, one that will solve the issue of constant page loading, along with decreasing bandwidth usage somewhat in other areas and just being smoother and faster overall. Meanwhile my brother has started up a diesel performance garage where he works on people's diesel trucks and sells parts and whatnot. He and his business partner have a really basic website, but they flew me out to his place to build an all-new site for them, one that will allow people to shop right on the site. At the same time, I volunteered a long time ago to write a program for a friend of mine to help him put together a conference call, and the deadline for that has come and gone and been extended.
In other words, I have some higher priority issues on my plate at the moment, but a new chat is definitely something I have been working on. You should expect to see it sometime in March.
I'm still working on the website for my brother. He and his business partner are looking to buy new property with a garage and nice visibility, hopefully increasing both their profits and their convenience. In order to support that goal, he is really hoping to get a boost to the company's bottom line, one that will be provided by the website.
While I was down in North Carolina (where they flew me to work on the site), I built an administrator interface and got some good experience with a database called sqlite. That experience will be invaluable in any work that I do for the Domain, the least of which is the chat. Before I can do that, though, I need to continue work on his site to get it to a point where he can start making money from it. After all, he did spend about $400 to have me stay down there with him for a few weeks.
All that said, I am focusing exclusively on his site with a little poker-playing (my current source of income) mixed in on the weekends. I am hoping to make pretty rapid progress. Just today we got a web host up and running, and the good news there is that I will be able to host more than just his site on it. (An unlimited number of domains can be hosted, actually .)
So anyways, it's still possible that we will have a chat by the end of the month. It's more realistic for it to happen sometime in April. And after that, we may finally see some of the other ideas I've had swirling around in my head for some time now.
Wow, what a rambling mess. Oh well. Hopefully you get the point.