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It's November, and we have a lot to be thankful for. It's been a grand 15 years since we added the 2 in Everything2. It's been so long that the original Everything is but a glint in history's eye. We paved the way for a lot of modern websites, and it's been an incredible 15 years. Safe to say that this website hasn't exactly kept up with the times in terms of functionality or looks, but we still love it. This log is going to talk a bit about how we're modernizing things from here, and what this all means.

Last month, in root log: October 2014, I said that I was going to be working on writeup feedback, and I still am. I am taking a deep dive into the display code for how the writeup pages are generated. This is advancing a bit more of the modernization work I am pursuing, and it's all in all, a very good thing. I'm hoping to deliver on it this month, after I unsnarl some of the stuff in show content.

I haven't been root logging as much, but work is still continuing. A lot of work is…

White people in Japan don't aknowledge each other.

I also took the Shinkansen and visited Heian Shrine. And it was quiet. Quiet not because there was no one there, but because those that were, were hundreds of miles away. Their voices echoed off the rocks and ancient trees like cicada. I could see them at the corners of my vision, in gaps between the leaves, and wedged in the joints of the wooden temple pillars.

I took a walk around the gardens, and at around the halfway…

The Rosetta Mission was a 10-year long project by the European Space Agency (ESA) to place a lander on a comet. It succeeded with the placement of the Philae lander on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (AKA Chury) on November 12, 2014.

The mission was originally aiming for a much smaller comet, 46P/Wirtanen1, but difficulty with the Ariane 5 engine postponed liftoff from January 2003 to March 2004, causing Rosetta to miss the launch window for…