I've been slammed due to MAX (first getting ready for my sessions and then recovering from the lack of sleep and catching up on work after it). I have several things I'd like to post, but all in good time.
One thing I did want to make sure to help spread the news about is open source ColdFusion applications. I don't write CF code. But I find it very easy to understand and style around. I really love working with it. There are some great apps out there right now — and they're open source. The first time I encountered these was through a project some of my co-workers at CMX started working on, CFOpen.org. This site lets CF developers post their code and work on their apps with other developers. Pretty cool.
Now, Brian Rinaldi has created a list of Open Source CF Applications. Instead of starting from scratch, you may want to check out what's already been created and add to that instead. There's a great variety of cool apps, including — blogs, wikis, AJAX implementation and more. Long live ColdFusion!