Website Development Work

I havent had much time to really do a post lately. I have been very busy on some of my website and php projects. Everyone thinks its strange that a 42 year old Senior Manager comes home from work and codes until he is ready to fall asleep, which is usually pretty late. I probably average 5 hours of sleep a night. To me the coding is lots of fun and very stimulating to the brain. It sure beats watching television.

I currently maintain 3 “production” websites with a couple more in development and a couple that are used for test beds. The 3 live websites are:

  1. Mr Papa’s World
  2. Cruise Talk Central
  3. 158th America’s Army Clan

They take up quite a bit of time, but a lot of it is just hacking around in various code segments getting it to do what I want or adding new features. Lately, I have been spending a lot of time on the Cruise Talk Central Forums modding the phpBB code base used for the forums. I have started to share my mods with others over at phpBB as a way of giving back to the community. In the past, I have tended to give the mods to anyone who has asked, but didnt want to be bothered with formatting the mod per rules or providing support. I will have to see how this goes and what the time constraints are. Maybe I should just join the phpBB development team or similar project to focus my energies. Anyways, if you havent visited Cruise Talk Central yet, stop by and check it out and let me know what you think.

On the homefront, the kids start back to school tomorrow. They are sort of excited and sort of not excited. They both enjoy school and learning, but by the end of the Summer have gotten used to goofing off all day. They are going to be real busy now since most days they will leave directly from school and head to Sierra Vista for dance class, football practice and cheerleading. I am pretty much alone at home until 8 or 9 when they get back. So things are quiet and I can work on my codes, but sometimes company would be nice. The kids are having a blast this summer with those activities, but it will be interesting to see if they burn out at all with school starting.

So far so good ont the NutriSystem diet. Three days down and it seems doable from a food quantity and taste standpoint. More info on Monday after the one week weigh in.


  1. Things used to be quiet around here too, until Ally Cat.

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