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The last two nights were spent completely focused on finalizing the implementation and testing of the guest private messages feature to the framework. I am happy to report it is complete and working exactly as I envisioned it should 10 days ago. Through the process I was thinking of the roller coaster ride of emotions that we go through when we are faced with a difficult challenge. Despite the fact that we might have previous experience addressing and vanquishing similar challenges when they are new the feeling we have inside to eliminate them fills our effort with focus. I was so focused at one point that the ring of the phone startled me to jump out of my seat, I didn't finish the final bug removal and testing of all options until 6 am. I had the same rage to master problems I've encountered when I was learning to illustrate human anatomy as well as in my current running hobby. In software, I just have difficulty getting to bed when I have a problem "alive", especially since I am at most 15 feet from a computer even when I am sleeping! I gather most problem solvers get similarly possessed when on the hunt for the optimal solution but I sure would like to know any stories you may have regarding how deep you get into your work when you are focused. Leave a comment and tell your story.

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