After hours projects update

This post is as much for my sanity, to clear my mind, as it is for sharing my thoughts. I have a couple of after hours projects going on right now and a couple that I would like to start.

ProjectsI have been working on a few things for the Community Server Theming Extravaganza. I have two blog themes ready to submit and I'm working on creating a site-wide theme based on one of those blog themes. The site themes are much easier to create now with the help of the Basic theme, but it will still probably go down to the wire for me. The deadline is August 1st.

I've been quietly making a few updates to the WhatIWantMost site over tha past couple of weeks. There were a couple of smaller planned features (or clean up items) that were not implemented when I launched the site. I have been taking care of a few of those lately. I added support for a printer friendly page and I made a couple of bug fixes. I still have to implement reviews (actually linking to reviews on other sites for a first pass), adding a page for users to see what items they have indicated they would like to buy across all the wishlists they follow, and I need to clean up the display of users by adding some paging. Once those items are complete then the first phase of the site will be finished and then we'll see what happens. 

CodeMash and the Cincinnati-Dayton Code Camp will be here before you know it and I'm brainstorming a pretty unique concept for a presentation to do at those events. More details on this later as I have a partially finished blog post waiting in the wings to share my ideas.

Finally, I'm considering looking into checking out some Facebook development. I'm not as into the site (from a member point of view) as a lot of people are, but from the developer standpoint it could be a nice platform to target considering the momentum it is building. How cool would it be to display your CommunityServer.org or ASP.NET Forums profile in Facebook? Or how cool would it be to display your WhatIWantMost wishlist in Facebook? Or better yet, what if I created a mini version of WIWM that worked totally inside Facebook? What if we did something similar for some functionality of the ASP.NET Forums? I've just begun looking into the Facebook API and the various .NET tools available for working with it so I don't know the limitations or possiblities yet, but I hope to have a better idea (and maybe a plan) in the coming weeks.

Oh, and I still have a ton of work to do around the house, too. Looks like the deck needs another coat of sealer, I need to do some trim work in the basement (add baseboards), there's always some painting to do, we need to do a bit of landscaping ...

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  1.  avatar Jose Lema says:

    Looking forward to your entries in the Themes Contest.

    If you're looking for an easier way to get started with Facebook, I'd recommend reading Nikhil's latest post.

    http://www.nikhilk.net/Entry.aspx?id=167

  2.  avatar says:

    Thanks, Jose. Yes, I've read that post a couple of times now. I'm still gathering info, but biting at the bit to get started. Perhaps this weekend I will dive in.

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  1. This post is as much for my sanity, to clear my mind, as it is for sharing my thoughts. I have a couple

  2. I mentioned in a previous post that I was dreaming up a new presentation. I had a great time at CodeMash

  3. I mentioned in a previous post that I was dreaming up a new presentation. I had a great time at CodeMash

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