Wanted to post another little update (and then hopefully get back to the programming content, finally!) - the job is going wonderfully; almost too good, I think sometimes. I'm starting to be seen as the go-to guy with the tough problems. In particular I'm getting the things that *have* to go out *now*.
This is great though - it's how I like to work, under a deadline. Deadlines put pressure on me to deliver - if I had no deadline, I'd meander on the project, trying to make it as clean as possible, put off the hard or tedious parts, and in general not deliver much. This is a big part of the reason why I still haven't gotten Paypal integration going on ShadowTeq - it's not that I'm lazy, I've just got no deadline.
So I need to give myself a deadline with the Paypal stuff. Having a busy family life is no excuse - the kids are in bed by 9 anyway. I'm setting the deadline to the end of this coming weekend - so, the 24th. I'm posting this publicly so that I'll have to take some accountability if I fail.