I thought I would at least offer up the glimmer of hope and show off the refactor.
It's MOSTLY done but I'm still struggling to get the proper article view out of them. I know what I need to do but food is also on the list. ;p
While I was switching to the API I was also able to sneak in all the features like changing the sort ordering and tag filtering; but it's still UNTESTED.
For the SUPER curious check out this VERY BETA WILL DESTROY ALL YOUR DATA
Hopefully I will have it all working and tested early tomorrow.