Clearing the dust
Anyway, to catch up. Lots of things have been going on, mostly family related. Savannah had her third birthday. She starts preschool this coming Monday. She's quite excited about it of course. Seth had his first birthday -- actually, he's having it today!
And let's not forget that Georgia is expecting again. She's about 2 months along. The due date is April 11th. Because of this, we've been looking at the real estate market to see if we can find a nice four bedroom that will contain us for the next 20 years or so.
Work has been going pretty well. We're transitioning from Oracle to DB2, so that's been interesting. We've also switched to Lotus Notes Release 6 -- which is perhaps a safer platform than Outlook, but is missing an integrated Spambayes and I really, really need a good spam solution for work (I would promise never again to post my e-mail address to a newsgroup, but it's a little late now).
Other than that, I'll share that I'm considering switching to Interland for my hosting. They're currently offering a $79/month server with specs similar or better to the server I'm using now. $240 a year is not pocket change to a family of 5. Also doesn't hurt that they were in the top 10 most reliable hosts for August.
I also checked all my plugin work into a CVS server hosted on this web server. I'll be using it as my development repository going forward. The CVS interface itself is not publicly accessible, but there is a web-based front end if you care to peek around. You'll find a few works in progress that are unreleased. Feedback is welcome. And please use the bug tracker if you find something that needs fixing.
One more thing for closure -- my friend Ron who was looking for a job has taken a teaching position for this school year, with medical benefits. I appreciate all the help with the "Hire Ron" campaign, but since he got the position on his own, so there is no prize (sorry Ron, but contest rules made you ineligible!).