Spent the last few days building an e-commerce system. One I looked at (Zen-Cart) seems to be quite nice, but it can be tricky to get rid of all the banners advertising itself. Fair enough, an OS product (at zero cost) has the right to do this, but some people may prefer not to have the e-commerce product shouting above their products. It seems okay though. I'll have a look at the others such as OSCommerce. I probably don't "get it", but I'm finding the admin rather hard work on Zen-Cart.
(later) - have actually started RTFM'ing and it should be simple enough.
Also been doing some usability work on MoreGroupWare. It's such a nice little application that I'm thinking of uploading it for myself - rather I would if I didn't already have about 10 email accounts. I have a list of possible changes that I will suggest, but it's only basic stuff. The interface though is so clear and simple, particularly for a webapp.
And Mambo - looks like fun except that I need to change the permissions of some files somewhere and the install doc didn't mention which ones...
Also been looking at WordPress which to be honest I have found to be rather impressive. There are a few features that I would like added to it (like styles), but the interface is wonderful and clear and for some reason the fonts look just nicer on FireFox than anything else I've seen. I can see myself using this regularly.
I got spoiled yesterday - the DDSc students at the hospital had a welcome party held for them, and I was invited. Managed to get myself some nice food and a glass of wine. Oh boy, I keep forgetting how nice coleslaw is...
Should be doing some acting tonight, but nobody has sent me a script - I'm not even sure what this film is about!
(later> - another one of the "Assassin" series!