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             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

The ham radio shorthand Q code sign QRZ means "Who is calling me?" You'll hear it often if you're listening to a shortwave radio during an amateur radio contest or when an operator is located on some exotic location with thousands of hams trying to get through to earn a QSL card, which is basically a postcard that verifies the two-way contact. When spoken, it's usually, "Q R Zed?"

QRZ is also the name of the magazine published by the Amateur Radio Relay League, or ARRL, which is the…

"Turn here," the portly man said.

She did. "So you see him?" she said. She cast a glance at him through the rear view mirror and saw that his eyes were still closed. "Got anything?"

He raised up a finger to shush her and frowned, brow furrowing.

"I think. . . I. . . Yes! Left up ahead! Left!"

The limo squealed as she took sharp turn, nearly taking on two wheels.
"This thing doesn't exactly turn easy!" she said. "Give me a little warning!" She pulled down an alley way…

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Hello everyone,

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.

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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.

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