lol, keep doing what your doing, in ten years, you'll be where I'm at. Hopefully a hell of a lot better though.
You'll find out eventually if you code because you love it or if your chasing a rabbit.
I got on a pathfinding kick once that lasted for 6 months. Tons of unusable code, unreadable notes. In the end I did produce something that I still implement in any game I make using path finding though, regardless of which language I use.
The moral of my little verbal toilet spackle? The majority of the stuff I have made in the past 10 years is useless, but when I look at the steps and problems I overcame getting past each point, each one is an invaluable lesson!
Keep going or get into paper mache' little doggies with 1 jelly bean inside. (<---- my backup plan)
I appreciate the help. It being the work week, I didn't get a chance to really put some time into any solution and I definitely am not going to post the embarassing hack I was attempting. I did get a plug and play solution involving some math equations that are quite a bit beyond me that I will post for anyone running into the same situation. It works great!