Me, excited about stuff

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 9:21 AM | comments: 0

When Diana kissed me goodbye a little while ago, I couldn't go back to sleep. I went to bed at 2, so that's less than six hours of sleep. I'm sure I'll crash by lunch time, but I'm excited to be working on CoasterBuzz, for the first time in five years.

Last night I made enough progress on the database stuff that I actually feel as if there's an end in sight. It's still a long way off, but the stuff that troubled me most is done. The migration of coaster data to a one-to-many relationship, i.e., one coaster can have several names and locations, was a design goal from the start, and by itself wasn't that complex. Throw in how it interacts with track record data, and it's less obvious.

I think at this point I need to avoid feature creeping more. Get to feature equivalency, release. That'll put me in a good position to do some of the really sweet stuff.

My hope is that people will be energized to use the site more. With a little SEO and some other appealing items, I suspect there's an opportunity to boost the traffic, which has been pretty much flat for the last year. And while the site by itself doesn't create J-Pizzie lifestyle revenue, it can certainly be better. I feel like I need to prove this to myself before I endeavor into anything new.


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