I'm going to take a hiatus from Tabulas 3.0 development. It's been incredibly frustrating, and for the short term, it hasn't really helped to keep me sane (it used to be that although I was working 16-18 hours a day, I would be happy ... but due to some job issues and the lack of progress on Tabulas, it was just compounding problems).

But that doesn't mean I'm project-less. I've decided to take a real risk and try to start a real legitimate site that's not just a "hobby" oriented site that's controlled wholly by me ... but a venture with friends. I hate to give up control, but it's just impossible for me to do anything.

The new project is exciting to me for a variety of reasons:

  • No one has yet done what we're trying to do on the scale that we want to accomplish it
  • It will make the lives of the users MUCH easier (and not like Tabulas easier, where it's not really a necessity, but a *real* improvement from the existing process).
  • Have fun with branding and new designs. I've largely been stuck doing the same designs at my job and Tabulas, so it's been really great to have a fresh palette just to create something completely new. I've gone a little overboard with the name, logo, and site (think PINK) ... but it's pretty hot
  • Believe it or not, I've learned a lot from my job. I can hopefully use some of my new skills to making this site really kick-ass (I'm loathe to use that Javascript buzzword, but the new site does feature a lot of small little actions that are really nifty)
  • If I actually accomplish this site ... it will be one helluva accomplishment
  • Possible financial upside if the site succeeds (which is always nice)

And lastly, it's quite interesting because it will be my first real venture with Yush, if he should choose to help me.

More later.

Posted by roy on September 21, 2005 at 10:33 PM in Ramblings, Web Development, Tabulas | 5 Comments

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Comment posted on September 22nd, 2005 at 10:10 AM
I'll be in that corner crying for Tabulas 2.0... :(

Good luck with the new poject.
Comment posted on September 22nd, 2005 at 10:25 AM
Ah, it's just 3.0 :) I'll work on it incrementally, but I won't be putting in the number of hours into it that I was prior to this new project... that's all.
Comment posted on September 22nd, 2005 at 09:28 AM
But Tabulas will still be here, right? I could not survive trying to switch to a new blog. :-(
Comment posted on September 22nd, 2005 at 10:24 AM
Oh, most definitely! I'm not giving up no it - I'm just delaying the release of the next version by a few months :)
Comment posted on September 22nd, 2005 at 05:38 AM
ajax ajax ajax, hahaha. this project has officially been pimped like a whore.