I finally got some free time to sit down and and look though Sam Ruby's book Agile Web Development with Rails. Now I am in the process to come up with a couple cool ideas for some open-source RoR projects to showcse my new skills. I was thinking of redoing the whole site using RoR, prototype, and HTML5 but Drupal is working out quite well for the blog, so I was thinking of using my new found knowledge of rails for developing a facebook application.
Why facebook you may ask? Well to start with I can get away with doing something a bit more lighthearted and fun but aside from that facebook is one of the premier "web 2.0" technologies and learning a bit more about the platform couldn't hurt.