I got flow. Flow is generally defined as a mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity by Wikipedia.

See, sometimes I can REALLY focus on something, usually PHP, and make tremendous progress. So I’ve rewritten large parts of the Small Axe backend to deal with tags using Ajax. If I were more courageous, I’d rewrite the whole backend using better, leaner code, smarter coding techniques, and a more modern UI, but not now.

In the meantime, firsttube.com is running some of the best code I’ve ever written. Note the tag and subject clouds, the dynamic URLs, the styled feeds, and the HTML-templated site.

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