Qatar Journal is finished, so I'm back blogging here.
At the moment, I'm working on a CGI-IRC gateway, a cleanup of another codebase. It's mostly just a matter of replacing bits of code with CPAN modules, but after it's fairly tidy I'm going to replace the guts of the code with POE::Component::IRC by Chris Williams. That's mainly because I don't trust the IRC code I'm working with, and the POE code looks like it's well maintained.
The idea is that eventually, I'll authenticate web users with OpenID and some sort of NickServ. I haven't quite worked it out yet. Should be a fun bit of work, and very, very web 2.0 ;)