It looks like I really broke the Cream of the Cool system last week when I replaced my content. My same few writeups have been stuck there the entire time. I pointed the bug out to a few people when it happened, and I suspect it is related to the sequence of events in their removal and return re-triggering editor flags for the front page. If that is what happened, my apologies in advance, because I replaced 94 different writeups and a significant portion of those appeared on the front page at some time. I'm still hopeful that they will clear through on their own. It looks like a couple have finally moved off, and I know they were some of the ones that had appeared on the front page the most, so possibly there is some kind of hierarchy and now the bottleneck has loosened. Any way you shake it, the best I can do is say, "Whoops!"
In other news, Tem appears to have been victorious in the gladiator style fight to the death with Alex over control of the website. Just kidding, Alex stepped down and Tem was next in line. Or was he? I smell an everything2 House of Cards episode in the making. Again, just kidding. Tem is awesome, and I'm glad to see the role pass to him. (Alex, don't think I've forgotten how you hid gwen's Secret Santa present from her for several months to keep the goodies to yourself, and then forgot where you hid it as well! ;) )
I've slowly started rebuilding the giant page that was my home node (thank you Internet Wayback Machine!). Unfortunately I probably will not get a chance to participate in Tem's annual quest this time, although I am marginally assisting him with occasional judging calls on an as-needed basis. I wrecked my arms recently picking up my daughter, who, at 5 1/2 years old, is really on the outside edge of what I should be picking up anyway. So I am once again in a period of limiting my computer use.
Things have been busy here in the sweltering Deep South. We had four pine trees, ranging in size from 60 to 100 feet tall, removed from our backyard. In the very near future, I may be changing positions at work to something much more challenging but with a much better management chain. My daughter will start kindergarten in a few weeks, which is both exciting and heartbreaking at the same time. A friend at work has introduced me to several anime shows on Netflix, and since I'm staying off the computer, I've been watching a lot of them (Sword Art Online, Knights of Sidonia, and Kill La Kill). It would be nice to write about each of these, but that isn't going to happen in the near future.
Be good people, and be outside as much as you can!