CHANGE Re-spun the UI to be more subtle and modern. All the containing boxes and multiple button colors looked too busy.
CHANGE Re-spun the UI even more to get rid of the black navigation and brighten it all up.
CHANGE Changed the top menu bar a bit to condense some items to dropdowns.
CHANGE Put in a newer and quicker unread-pinger using the gon Gem.
CHANGE Finally had to ditch TurboLinks completely. It just gets in the way too much and since this code is pretty lean, it doesn't gain much.
CHANGE Changed the notifications to not push the page down anymore - too distracting.