I hope that I can get back to doing a bit more writing on Operation Gadget now.
For the past two and a half weeks, I've been working on consulting projects for USA Hockey (at least the part called the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association Officiating Program) and Spot On. This work is done through my consulting business called Weblog Improvement and doesn't have much to do with this website, except that it probably made it harder for regular readers to find something interesting here.
I got a lot out of the project I did to enhance Spot On. This was the first major php programming project I've done that incorporates content from a Movable Type publishing system. The big effort was the Spot On splash page, which weaves the content of 9 or 10 different blogs into a single web page. The focus of Spot On is quite different from what you read here, but I think the way the page works is pretty neat.
I'm hoping that some of the experience I got working on Chris' splash page makes it over to Operation Gadget one of these days. I can't promise anything at this point because finding the time to do development work on my sites has become more difficult as my consulting business has become busier. We'll see.