The years seem to keep getting shorter, and I seem to be getting less and less done. I'm hoping to change that this year since I've been running this site for 4 years now and have only made a handful of posts.
I'm looking to make some pretty big changes to both of my sites in the near future. Paradoxlost.com will become much less Decal-centric in the future. I have considered both hosting my personal projects on this site and creating a projects sub domain on paradoxlost with the ability to categorize things much better. Either project will be fun to write.
I have two paths that I intend to follow for site upgrades. I'll be rewriting this site using the new ASP.NET MVC framework (available here, lots of information from ScottGu here). My non-windows sites will be moving to Python, particularly extending the web.py framework. I love playing with python, and I've found web.py to be particularly useful for play. It's very non-intrusive.
Decal is still moving forward. I don't know what the future holds for AC, but we do still throw code into poor old Decal. It's been in beta for so long that I think parts of it are getting moldy. To help with things we recently recruited a new guy into the core team. Those of you who still visit #acdev know him as Flynn and on VN/IGN he goes by Thorfinn_Sigurdssen. He jumped right into the new view system, and it actually saw a lot of code churn before the holiday season (and final exams).
And for anyone starving for a new release of decal, join #acdev (irc.sorcery.net). We could use some lively discussions to get us interested and motivated in AC again. Who knows, you might even convince us to reactivate our AC accounts!
Until next time!