three sided estate shabby chic cardboard palace.dewy clothes riverfront views m dry mouth, wet feet INTO THIS tweedy decor TURNSTILE fire makes a sunrise DRAWN CITY amenities: FLAT CLACK we can all warm to AGAIN FLOW gooddog WITH grey SHOES bruised jokes of ONCE quiet LIKE skips LOUD coats; SCUFF burning bridges keep calm HOUR +++ TUBE symbol of TRAIN common ground wait here. soon GLASS DARK our kinship CROWS toast this the peakhour tide SAND INTO find the nuts FARTS new day will ebb. con brio MUTE PUSH i bring for you LEAVES the park will stir pockets filled =|==|==|==|== with squirrelly play. my eyes closed pigeons a pizzicato dance…
Everything2.com has baked you a pie! (Do not eat it.)
Week three under the power of the plodding mules saw another change in the landscape. The forest waned until flat grassland took over. Evidence of a large migration was everywhere. Boot prints were so common that the grass evaporated near the road into clumps of muddy depressions, strewn with debris such as coins, buckles, strips…
An intriguing week.
The first thing that happened was my gym making the news.
For those not in the know, weightlifting is a sport that requires specific equipment, namely bars with "life" or "spring" and rubber plates that can be dropped from overhead. You have to drive the weight up quickly and dive underneath it, and you're never, ever, ever, ever, ever going to be doing that at Planet Fitness or the YMCA, who were convinced by the lawyer brigade years and years and years ago…
SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End... hasn't ended. Still. See the quest node for details.
June 4: Aesop's Birthday.
June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!
June 16: Bloomsday.
June 19: Juneteenth.
June 21: The first day of summer (northern hemisphere) and winter (southern hemisphere).
June 25 SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End has ended.
June 28: Tau Day.
Get ready for Brevity Quest 2017, coming soon to a website near you!
If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.
April 1: April Fool's Day has been cancelled. Everyone just go home.
April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!
April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!
April 12: Yuri's Night
April 22: It's Earth Day, fellow earthlings!
April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!
April 24: It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown!
SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End is coming May 1st!
If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.
As you can see in your URL bar, TLS (https://) is live!
What does this mean for you?
We are on the lookout for various browser warnings. All of the themes have all been ported over. There are some http assets in some of the second-tier superdocs, but we'll clean those up as we find them. If you are seeing crazy browser warnings or can't access the site, please drop me an email. On-site messages or Github issues are also good for keeping track of broken things.
We should see an increase in search engine traffic as they tend to penalize non-https sites. This is one of the steps to continue to secure the future of the site, and I'm very pleased we're able to get it done.
Additionally, the load on the server is considerably higher. I've pushed some changes to stabilize it, but we may experience some choppiness. Please let me know if you get connection errors
A lot of really old features or features that won't handle the 301 redirect properly may break. We'll do what we can to support them, but this is one of the instances where old broken stuff might just end up staying broken.