I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates etc. with this project, a few months ago I made a slight career change and left the company I'd worked at for the last 11 years. My new job is really cool but insanely busy so I haven't even had time to look at a Pi let alone do any coding.
I'm hoping that in December things will slow down to a more reasonable pace and I'll get a chance to do catch up on some of my projects.
Until then I'll do my best to respond to comments and questions as soon as I can.