Coincidently the counter code, actually something similar, has come in very handy for the day job. Trying to automatically log time when someone opens a ticket through the web interface. Have the counter working, but need to find a way to send it to the server when the user navigates away from the page... hopefully that'll come together today.
Also, I used multiprocessing for fetching the stream updates... totally not 100% sure I know what I'm doing, but it seems to work. I'm sure at some point I'll look back and be a little embarrassed about how crude the code is. That will totally be fun though.
Feels good to see all the 'Xs' on the one page year calendar I printed off the Internets. After reading the Habit book, I feel that the process of adding an X for each day that I work on the project really enforces a habit by providing the reward at the end. It's kind of hard not to think about what will come of all the work after an entire year ;-).
One day at a time, heh.