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In my last update I ended up sounding the alarm and talking a bit about the moves that we needed to make. The good news is that the first phase (stability) is now complete, and we are fully out of the woods. As I type this, the final parts of the performance burn-in are happening, and we will start to begin the next phase, which is the elimination of EC2 Classic. For the non-technical among us, we utilize Amazon web services to not be reliant on any generosity. E2 is a business, and is self-funding, and keeping costs down by using modern infrastructure is a huge benefit for the model and the continued survivability of the site

The major accomplishments here are pretty big and am happy to talk about them. First, we have moved over to AWS Opsworks to help manage and deploy our code on managed Ubuntu images, this is big because it means we can wind down our custom log shipping code and use the CloudWatch primitives for custom logs.…

I have been placed in charge of the 2019 Noder Summit Meeting, which will be held this year in Everything, Kansas. I have purchased this place and made it ready for a large scale conference. The dead bodies and ruins of the original community first settled more the 15 years ago remain as a painful reminder of the consequences of not bringing enough provisions and being picky eaters.

Each year, thousands of noders from across the globe come to the Annual Noder Summit Meeting. This year marks…

"Could it have been someone else?"

"What do you mean?"

"What if it wasn't you? What if someone else did it already?"

"You're not accusing me of plagiarism."


"Then you're accusing me of being unoriginal."

"Would that be a problem?"

"I'm pretty sure nobody else has been working on it. I'm pretty up to date on the latest developments."

"But would it matter if it wasn't you?"

"Well, I'd like to get at least some recognition for my…

News for Noders

June 4: SciFiQuest 3019: My Robot Made Me Do It ends. Rewards will be announced shortly.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

June 30: Get ready for Brevity Quest 2019, coming soon to a website near you!

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SciFiQuest 3019 is ongoing.

May 1st May day.

May 4th May the Fourth be with you!

May 9th Victory Day

May 10th Happy birthday BIII!

May 12th Mother's day.

May 28th Memorial Day in the USA.

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April 1: Last chance to back up your writeups before we migrate E2 to Wordpress.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 27: SciFiQuest 3019 starts today. That's what happens when you don't properly calibrate your time machine....

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March 1st: The Prosenoder's Cup 2019 starts today! (Late starts may still report to the line by visiting Hevosen Rotu: An E2 Proseproduction and reserving a title.)

March 14th: Pi day.

March 15th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, the Prosenoder's Cup 2019.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

Polish your boots and fly your colors. The Prosenoder's Cup returns March 1st! Signups now open at Hevosen Rotu: An E2 Proseproduction"

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