So a couple of weeks ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. For some reason, that weekend I just got feed up with the inactivity in my life(in many areas).
One of the crazy things that happened is that I have stopped playing WoW cold turkey. During that time I have been working on a project that I have mentioned on the blog before Mymakespace. One interesting repercussion of this change is that I can't get any sleep, haha.
I will give everyone a recap: Mymakespace is a collaborative project social network. Mymakespace will combine collaborative software project sites like Sourceforge + environment and attitude of Make.
In the past I looked into a open source version of sourceforge called Gforge, but it was overly complicated. I looked into and got elgg running(kind of) on my home lamp stack. The documentation was very weak and there just did not seem to be a community around it. So along comes buddypress,
Buddypress is just a bunch of plugins for Wordpress MU. Wordpress MU is just the multi-user edition of wordpress similar to what www.wordpress.com runs.
Wordpress MU and Buddypress are quite easy to setup. The hardest part was getting the email to work. In the end, I just used one of my gmail accounts with smtp.
So here is my first/continual attempt: Mymakespace
Most of the changes have been done very ad hoc and probably not in the correct manner. I have changed Groups to Projects. Projects will be the focal point of the site.
So far only a couple of friends and family have signed up but this is just a Proof of Concept and I am just an EE with little web programming experience so test it out and give me some feedback.