Update for October

It’s been a busy 6 or so weeks since I left Prophecy to work on Amberdms – enjoying it immensely with plenty of exciting projects and other work.

Currently I am on holiday over in Australia on Brisbane’s Gold Coast for about 1.5 weeks just relaxing, then will be returning for a few months of intense coding work before heading off to linux.conf.au in January.

Amberdms’s corporate domination progress

Most of my time has been going into Amberdms developing the Amberdms Billing System, which is an open-source combined accounting, billing, invoicing and customer/service management system,

At this stage, the PHP framework for it and other Amberdms web application products has been mostly completed, along with many of the basic functions for customer, vendor, product, project management as well as timesheets, user/staff management and some of the double-entry accounting features.

I have been developing quite a powerful frame work for my web applications which I plan to release as a separate software

I am aiming for an initial beta release by the end of November. Sometime between Nov and Jan I need to org anise my server upgrade to CentOS 5 and configure a geographically distributed high-availability cluster to ensure constant uptime for email, phone and all web applications.


I have booked my trip to linux.conf.au 2009 in Tasmania arriving on Sun 18th and returning on Sun 25th. I’m certainly looking forwards to the trip – linux.conf.au is always exciting with new ideas, great presentations and plenty of social interaction with like-minded individuals.

It should also provide me with a chance to promote Amberdms to people, and to assist me in this, I will be going as a professional delegate to get the extra networking session.

As usual, I will be staying at the uni accommodation booked by the conference – it’s cheap and it also provides a great way to meet and hang out with other attendees.