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It is a new century,  a new Electronic world,  yet 

There are still Lighthouses 


There are no more Telephone poles,  yet

there are still Carillon


Letters are sent out, undelivered and unreturned 

personal notes that never arrive 


We want to connect, to both talk and listen

sending our voices into the darkness


The silence of everyday surrounds us, 

but does not deter us 


"Marked or distinguished by a mark (′) called a prime mark."
--Webster 1913

The prime mark looks very much like an apostrophe, but it is a separate symbol, leaning a bit towards the right, as in the the French accent aigu (but doesn't lean quite so far). The Unicode character is (U+2032), and the HTML is (′) or (′). To make things a bit more confusing, outside of the USA the prime mark is sometimes called the 'dash', but…

I decided to join E2 once again, after a long 16-18year break.
I like to use () a lot, instead of ; or : or -
I use ()s to express sidenotes and information that is not directly relevant to the main point, though reading over the below I feel that I could introduce the point with the stuff inside the ()s.

Been reading E2 at work (given the mute colours of the site, I can read without drawing too much attention from people in the open space office) and decided that I could…

News for Noders

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 10: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

November 26: Thanksgiving in the US.

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October 1: Please join us in celebrating Send More Paramedics: The 2020 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7: С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16: Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18: Happy birthday Stuart!

September 25: Happy birthday Templeton!

September 26: Stanislav Petrov Day.

September 27: Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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