szsori wrote:We really need three things before we'll be able to take the new site live:
1. Time to finish developing it.
2. Windows Server license.
3. SQL Server license.
If anyone has 2 or 3 available, please contact me. Since it would be a major financial investment in the site, the admins may discuss including such a donor as an admin/owner as well. Note this hasn't been discussed with the other admins yet, but I think they'd all be willing to figure something out.
Now, finally, an explanation of why this has taken so long. My son is now 21 months old and is great, but a real handful. I've been extremely busy with actual work, especially with elections coming up (I primarily do political sites for my actual job). I've also spent 2 months doing this side project with my boss, under heavy time constraints. Now that we're in open beta, I can share it a bit... http://www.greenmartini.com/sedetweiler. Lots of bugs still exist, but we're getting through them pretty quick. The linked page is my boss' portfolio, btw. It's fun chatting with hot models while coding.
In addition to that, I've been finishing my basement. I'm putting in a large playroom (~ 20x14) and movie theater (~ 16 x 14)... they're actually attached, but a low soffit separates the areas nicely. I've done all the work myself so far except for electrical (my brother is an electrician). I've got insulation in and I'm framing the soffit and installing a raised floor (similar to DriCore). Once that's done I'm hiring my uncle to do drywall, since I hate it. The goal is to have it done by Thanksgiving, since a Wisconsin winter with a 2 year old in our size house would really suck. The project has been expensive and time consuming, but fun. I've also learned a lot in the process, and it's a nice change from sitting at a desk all day.
So that's it. As always, if anyone is a PHP developer and wants to get involved with the site, please contact me. Same for a graphic designer. Like I said, licenses are a big issue right now and we can always use donations towards those. Hope to be able to give a good progress report in about a month.
I am a PHP Dev that would not mind help out if you need it.