I still intend to write a rocking package to maintain this site using Ruby on Rails, but I find that I’ve encountered learning bottleneck. My copy of the pickaxe book sits gathering dust as I expand my knowledge of PHP to work on a reporting project, plow through Hibernate in Action (a great book that I’ll review later), and learn as much as I can about optimizing MySQL for performance. I can remember being in school and taking several classes at a time, but these days it just seems like I don’t have the energy to try to pick up so many things at once, especially when combined with getting my work done. On the other hand, I feel like I’m really getting good at developing applications in PHP. I foresee some crash improvement of my JavaScript is going to slip into the queue ahead of Ruby as well, so who knows how long my vanity project will have to wait.