Well, that was a quick diversion to Kohana, eh?! Actually, THIS is the quick change of pace – we’ll return to Kohana shortly, I assure you.
After a fit of spontaneous development over Labor Day weekend (and followed by some nights since), I’ve released version 1.0.0 of the Local Like And Share plugin. It has also been submitted for inclusion in the WordPress.org plugin directory but is immediately available both from my Projects page (nicely zipped up and ready-to-install!) or via its GitHub project page.
If you’re the least bit interested, please do give it a try and let me know what you think (bug reports, feature requests, and translations are much appreciated).
Update (09/18/2015): As of this evening, Local Like And Share can now be found in the WordPress Plugin Directory.