I have decided to push the design live, because I was not working on it anymore. It started and ended in a brief night of frustration. My previous solution used Sandvox - a nicely written and well-recommended web design program. I had figured that I was beyond the point of coding my own dirty code - I have a job to do that now - and that I would use a different tool to get things done. The thing is, Sandvox does not scale. I have gigs of movies on my site that I like to share - but the data model requires a separate copy of those and frequent pushes to the server, despite the movies never changing. The program also seems insistent in loading these movies into memory cache and reading them constantly (I assume to check integrity, or some such thing). All of this combines to make creating and editing of the site more tedious than it was before. Top this all off with a design that I did not like... You end up frustrated and with an impetus to change things. So change I did, back to some old ideas rewritten in newer styles.
I am trying to live my life a bit more fully recently - my personal life has gotten very full (and I am very, very happy for this), and I am working on making my work life more productive. What people do not realize when they say "work" and "personal" is that to me, at least, there is a third life. I suppose different tags on the first two work better: "work" and "social", although social would include intimate relationships. The third category is "meta", or "personal", or "self development". This is the area in which I believe I have stagnated, and I am trying hard to lift myself up to the next level. One of the more interesting things I have found to help me do this is unit tests. I have been trying to get a better success rate on these each day - my current percentage is abysmally low.
-- two cars, wonderful girlfriend, good job, still unhappy. Curse of the narcissist gifted?