I made it back from Boston. The trip was fun but I did not get as much done as I would have at home. Things are looking to be pretty busy this week as I scramble to get caught up. The wedding is in a few weeks. 10 days on the beach in the Bahamas. That thought is what's getting me through the work and stress.
In other news, I'm starting a new project in my spare time. I'm going to keep things under wraps for a bit as I don't have a solid time frame. However, one thing I will mention is that it's going to be a webapp and it's going to contain a social component. I'm hoping the development will yield a series of useful Groovy/Grails blog posts.
I'd also really like to pull together a generic "web 2.0 template" project in Grails. Something that would pull together plugins for security and contain User, Profile, Role-type domain classes, controllers, and views. Ideally you should be able to use it to bootstrap a generic Web 2.0 site with all of the user registration and profile management taken care of. Then you can start adding your specific domain classes to make the site useful.