Apparently the “Notes on Rails” project is going well — after the wedding day presentation to my adviser, I now have a contract position to continue developing it through the summer (on top of the doctoral credits for doing the same), plus my school-year-assistantship has been bumped up to a research assistantship in a related area.
Timewise, next semester will be busy but productive. I have only about three hours a week of pre-structured time in the fall, the rest being for research and work. I really like an environment such as this. I’ve never been one for make-work, and the longer I’m in it the more grad school lets you focus on getting things done.