The third CTDATA-related Slash site is the Atlantic District Officiating Program web site, otherwise known as AAHArefs.org. It debuted in July, with major functionality improvements in August, September, and November. This is a site with over 2,000 registered users. If you're wondering how we pulled that off, we integrated an existing membership database with Slash 0.4, and made the membership of the officiating program de-facto Slash users.
This effort began because I found that I needed a lot of the user services, page rendering, and administration contained in the classic (ancient) version of Slash that I keep maintaining.
Of course, the site has taken on a life of its own, and it doesn't even matter whether we have a lot of activity on the home page anymore. A lot of the sought after info is in the membership database itself, behind a gate that is not readily apparent to unregistered users.
AAHArefs is working well, and I can't wait to upgrade it to 2.2.6. From the looks of things, I'll have a hard time doing this before March or so.
It was a blast to get a review published on Slashdot, and I hope to write a couple of additional book reviews soon.
BTW, I'm trying to post something to my journal on this site occasionally, if only to demonstrate my on-going commitment to the project. You can find out more about what I'm doing at CTDATA.com.
For the last few weeks before we got married, I was very hesitant to begin any new work or get involved in any technical issues, because I didn't want to leave any loose ends. I hope that my small contribution to the community wasn't missed too much....
Now that we are back, life is complicated by the fact that the new CTDATA office (upstairs from our new home) does not have a broadband connection yet. It's surprisingly hard for me to deal with 28.8 access as my primary connection. This is a problem that may not get better immediately. According to our new provider, we may not get installed for another two weeks.