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Yesterday on a whim I logged in to e2. While chatting in the catbox with RedOmega and Zephronias, I ambled along the grounds of this place, poking my head into the empty offices of Noders Emerita such as accipiter and Lometa. It is easy to forget the truly massive scale of our site if one has become accustomed only to the occasional walk by the front gate. But yesterday I followed the empty corridors through the labyrinthine structure of everything2 that stretches down through time, beyond the present and the recent past, back to the oldest rooms. The clutter I found is significant.

In a small office with a south facing window, a beam of sunlight illuminated a bonsai tree. A trail of feline pawprints interrupted the settled dust, themselves filled with a barely lighter patina of time. Another room, this one interior and dark, held a shrouded mirror and a funeral ledger.…

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I am about 20% through the architecture rewrite for E2, and it's going relatively well. As I continue to fill in the API catalog and we prepare to move to a modern site layout, there are going to be a few things that are going to change feature-wise. In general, these are going to be absurdly minor things that don't impact how you fundamentally use the site. I've pushed one change live that I want to let the…

I have walked over to the library just to stretch my legs at work. It is close enough that I can drop in and check out a book and be back at my desk in less time than it takes a smoker to finish their cigarette in the tiny gazebo outside. Browsing through the fiction, I notice how cool and relaxing it is here among the shelves, in contrast to the stickiness of the humid day outside. Here in the library, no matter how old I get or how chaotic life seems outside, I still feel safe. I can trace this…