Sometimes you just have to stop whining, and write some code. I was spending far too much time and energy telling everyone that I didn't understand any of this RDF and RSS stuff, so I spent the weekend stealing other people's code and writing an RSS plugin for CGI::Wiki (see it in action on my grubstreet clone). Of course I still don't know what I'm doing, since XML::RSS is doing all the actual work, but at least I'm doing it.
My to-do list now has a home in cyberspace, appropriately enough on a wiki. The thing I will probably spend most of my next few spare evenings on is carrying on with the ChefMoz stuff that I'm doing in collaboration with danbri.