As I kept writing these little blurbs once in a while (mostly for myself – is anybody reading ;-), the filesystem based scripts started to ache. So I looked around for a decend PHP driven message board. I played around with a few, but there was nothing out there that really did what I wanted. Either it had a different purpose, was totally overblown, or just awkward (I spent a lot of time with PHPSlash, but it was quite cumbersome.
Even though I usually don’t like writing stuff from scratch that could otherwise be gotten, I decided to do it after all. For one, it’s really not such a big deal (a few hundred lines of code, excluding HTML); second, it’s a nice portfolio piece, the next time I am out looking for a job; and third, it’s a lot of fun.