Well, things are proceeding a little more smoothly lately. Been getting more part time work now that business is picking up with the season, and I've now been asked whether I'd like to work on upgrades to their website. Would I? Would I? 'Bet yer *** I would.
That'll be a ways off yet by a week or several, but it's nice to know that I'll get the chance to add more finished product samples to my website in order to attract some more clients.
Aside from that, I've recently revised my modulereport script for tracking current installed CPAN modules to have both a --summary option, and to give a little bit of statistics at the end of the report. Much easier to track which modules are in need of updates now. It's also been useful in helping me report CPAN bugs to the module authors, where an 'm module::name::submodule' reports a much older version of the module than 'm module::name' does, among other oddities.
I'd love to hear any other feedback (good or bad) about it. Personally I find it enormously useful in keeping my CPAN modules updated, but as usual, YMMV. Suggestions are always welcome.