I have some good news and some bad news. First …
The bad news
Today I discovered that funding for one of my projects has dried up - at least for now. My client for the project is an academic institution and subject to the fickleness of grants. I knew this going in, and so I’m not shocked at the prospect of having to freeze the project. It has happened before.
The project is very cool and just now approaching the fun stage where people begin to benefit from it. I hope that the funding to thaw the project out and resume work will be quick in coming. The reality, however, is that project will likely be frozen for several months.
The good news
With the project on hold, I now have a chunk of spare time to work on my neglected open source projects!
Things to do:
- Write something about Test::LectroTest for perl.com and the forthcoming Perl Hacks book.
- Create a movie showing Test::LectroTest in action. (As the movies for Ruby on Rails demonstrate, video is a great way to communicate complex ideas.)
- Prepare a talk or two for the fabulous Pittsburgh Perl Mongers.
- Hack with other folks:
- Catch up on my reading:
- Chat more on #haskell.
- Drink more espresso.
Anything else I ought to have on the list?