E2, Brute?

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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 community know about.

The way E2 works is that some documents have the ability to have embedded code in them. The system stores this writeup and say Message Inbox the same way, and it knows to execute the template inside of the type of document it is. This was a neat idea at the time, but has lead itself down some dark architectural corners, and I am trying to get as much of the code out of the database as humanly possible. To that end, usergroups, such as edev,gods,ninjagirls,or…

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…

NB: This article is not meant as a guide to using a cane. If you are sighted, using a cane in public is probably a bit illegal. If you have a vision impairment, see an O&M instructor.

There are two main types of white cane, used for different purposes. There is some variation in both and they can either be straight or collapsible. The first is the ID cane, a rod made of lightweight and durable material about the diameter of an index finger, about one meter in length and usually with a…