Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 14th, 2008

RT @amyderby: Tip for a clean inbox: never let anyone know you were born. ;-)

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@trib @wolfcat People want the magic easy answer. “Just do SEO and your problems will be solved!’ You can’t sell “You’ll need to work hard.”

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@Alex_Manchester I’m just really annoyed that such a significant tweet has a typo in it. [sulks]

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OK, TPP Internet, why doesn’t your domain management page load in either Firefox or Safari? Booting Windows now…

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Excellent. Marcus Westbury doesn’t so much mind me calling him a cunt in http://is.gd/40Bu but “the bit about the babies… scared me”.

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@Headwellred Um, you mean FAB1, I think. http://is.gd/412m The “Fab 5” are from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”.

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@Alex_Manchester Dell did sort out the problem once it was escalated, of course. http://is.gd/3KYx

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@Alex_Manchester Thanks for the mention in your presentation. http://is.gd/410e I notice that you didn’t censor “tapeworms” tho. ;)

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@Colgo Only AA tax dollars? Oh yes, AAA ratings are in short supply now. ;) Now, where do I place Mr Rudd’s “stimulus package”? Oh, THERE…

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@aDB You may be our driver now, and I do like the Parker avatar, but I fear our rented car may not have a machine gun in the radiator. :(

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RT @Colgo: “Details of the Rudd government’s stimulus package.” http://tinyurl.com/3fzbtp But what batteries does it require? Buzzzzzzz!

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RT @BBCWorld: First trials of broadband on fibre-optics will take place in Muswell Hill, London. http://tinyurl.com/3warhc Watching, Conroy?

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@jeffsonstein “Content feels ephemeral to most folks.” Agreed. They don’t see the hidden cost of the ads in TV (or taxes, if it’s ABC).

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@DavidFeng “Paying for Internet content is still new. Give it some time… they’re a slow bunch.” Heh! Yes we forget we’re SO bleeding edge.

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@jg_rat May I bleat for you, @jg_rat? May I bleat for you in that special way they didn’t show on TV?

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@riayn I don’t really know about Crikey’s plans because I’m a freelancer writing occasional stories, not staff, but the new blogs are fine.

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@riayn Yes, a newsletter delivered via email, but that’s still the ecological niche Crikey started in.

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(I also find it odd that people are willing to pay hundreds, thousands of dollars for marginal hardware improvements but nil for content.)

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@riayn Also, the Crikey readership isn’t the bleeding edge of Web 3.0 Twitterati, far from it. But change is afoot, I can smell it.

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@riayn But, a business can’t suddenly drop a key revenue stream unless it has cash reserves to cover the gap ‘tween new revenue kicking in.

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@riayn Your analysis is backwards. Crikey began 8 years ago as a paid email newsletter, now slowly opening up blog-style. http://is.gd/40Ly

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@mhawkins1970 I can’t engineer “whiskeytanker” or “wolftanker” into a Crikey piece now, because there is no piece! Silly forgetful editor…

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Oh, that Crikey article is behind the paywall. It’s a good one, though, so maybe it’s time to try your 3-week free trial? [pimp pimp]

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Senile Crikey editor just asked me to write about Channel Ten and subliminal advertising, but they did that on Friday. http://is.gd/40HF

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I’m sure I could be at least THREE TIMES as annoying as Scoble if I tried, maybe even as annoying as Jason Calacanis.

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Shit! Apparently I’m almost 1.5x as annoying as Robert Scoble! Follow Cost rates me at 1447.82 milliscobles. http://is.gd/42oY [sulks]

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@aDB Yes, Road Trip! There’s you, me, @ApostrophePong and his FOB classmate. Oops, can I say “FOB” where he might see it?

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@JonoH Yep, our driver is @aDB. For some reason it’s taken on a Thunderbirds theme… I don’t recall International Rescue hitting rural NSW.

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And while we’re in the mood, here’s Peter Cook & Dudley Moore’s parody “Superthunderstingcar”. http://is.gd/42nn

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@aDB Well if @stephenfry can tweet his adventures, so can I. There will be much tweetage from our road trip tomorrow afternoon. And video.

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Or, if you prefer, the Bob Downe version of the “Fireball XL5” theme. http://is.gd/42mm

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That link was to the “Stingray” opening titles, but my favourite Gerry Anderson production was always “Fireball XL5”. http://is.gd/42lI

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I feel obliged to provide this link right now. http://is.gd/42lI It’s not at all dangerous.

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@limburger2001 @aDB I’m not sure who’ll be Penelope, but I’m feeling an awful lot like Tin-Tin.

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@DamianM “Only if you took one of the good looking ones”? But ALL sheep look good!

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@limburger2001 @dnwallace Yes, we have a driver. The redoubtable @aDB will be playing the role of Parker. Thunderbirds are Go! [cue theme]

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Maybe I could bring a sheep back from Cowra. Do they have sheep in Cowra? Would they notice one going missing?

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@magia3e I am a sheep for the time being. People seem to like sheep. I am a slave to my fans: you know who you are. ;)

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Hoping that I’ll unwind sufficiently to get decent sleep before a hectic morning before our journey to Cowra in the afternoon.

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@neerav Claudia Rowe? “Race Around the World” series 1? Wow what a memory! I’ll check the credits tomorrow, just put everything away.

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@limburger2001 But I can do glasses and curly hair and pasty white skin. I could even manage a soup-catcher goatee if you paid me enough.

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RT @vealmince: “Has anyone seen Marcus Westbury and John Safran in the same room?” Oh! Spooky!

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“Not Quite Art” website: http://is.gd/40aC My review: http://is.gd/40Bu Marcus Westbury’s website http://is.gd/428d

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Home. Preparing to watch “Not Quite Art” on ABC1. Well, we have no TV reception so I’ll start the DVD appropriately and watch with you.

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Excellent! The Afternoon Office™ free Wi-Fi is not adjusted for Daylight Saving. The cookie lives another hour! Another ale and Irish music.

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Time to migrate towards home. The Full Moon is in 11 hours 7 minutes. Beware.

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RT @limburger2001: “@stilgherrian I see you through charade… You’re just doing all this to be more like Sarah Palin aren’t you!!” Sprung!

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@kcarruthers Well if there are firearms, there should also be alcohol, no? That’s only natural.

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@Nickhodge Thank you for the vote of confidence. http://is.gd/41M9 You shall be spared.

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@kcarruthers Apparently a friend needs to do manly things before getting married, so we’re going to do manly things. With guns.

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@barrysaunders OK, $500 to you if my MacBook Pro fails tomorrow and I must get a new one. And if it all continues fine, I get…?

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OH: “They were great parties, but they always ended up with people having sex in my bathroom.”

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@trevorcook Thanks for the linkage to my Town Hall station air quality post. http://tinyurl.com/3ud7gw It IS a worry, eh?

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At The Afternoon Office™ (Kelly’s On King) having a quiet ale with @deconstructo and the Wi-Fi. Catching up on the Twitterverse.

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Police with sniffer dogs at Newtown station again. Obstruction and waste of money. The cute doggy snuffled my leg tho. Awww…

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Wow. New MacBooks tomorrow? I bet you $500 that my current one still works fine and I don’t need to drop everything to look at them.

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Oh FFS get out of the way you brain-dead bloody commuters! Notice what’s happening around you and REACT! Town Hall.

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@thatgrumguy You’re not my client, no. Yet. First consultation free though.

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Mobile to… oh, The Afternoon Office™? Maybe somewhere else thereabouts? A late lunch or snack might be a good idea too.

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@a_makohon I have heard about the Darlo people, yes. @dizzystuff, @thatgrumguy and some of my clients. No, that sounds wrong…

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@neerav For some reason I still have a (very crappy) clock radio next to my bed. I don’t use it: the cats and aircraft wake me anyway.

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@middleclassgirl I have reason to believe this sheep pic (my current avatar) is the actual Dolly of cloning fame. No wonder she laughs.

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Darlinghurst is under control (yes, entirely under my control!), so a quick ale then (presumably) I return to my village. Do you concur?

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OH: “Clock radios are the in thing, I hear.”

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@trib @SilkCharm I don’t understand the mentality. Build trust in a bank, of all things, by LYING about your identity? NAB, fix this now!

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Excellent. An email has just confirmed that in a few short weeks someone will be handing me a loaded shotgun. The world is wonderful.

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@trib @SilkCharm NAB, i.e. a BANK, playing stupid? Gosh who’d have thought? http://is.gd/41q5 and http://is.gd/41fH are your posts, ta!

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Hmmm… Should I delete that last tweet?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Kochie and Palin is my idea of rainy day orgy fun, yes!

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RT @neerav: Trains from platform 22 & 23 Central Station to Bankstown / Liverpool / Airport / East Hills line late & out of order.

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Mobile to Darlinghurst / lunch / “Chicken-Strangling with the Stars” (judges David Koch, Bruce Beresford, Sandra Sully, Sarah Palin).

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My schedule is turning to toast again today.

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@franksting Bloody bugs in http://is.gd! OK, the story on no opt-out for the Australian Internet filter: http://tinyurl.com/462lb9

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@StuartLivesey I’ll be shooting video footage of the journey to Cowra, and I’m sure @ApostrophePong will be taking stills.

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The cats are trying to have sex on my bed again.

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RT @neerav: Socceroo fans who don’t have Foxtel: SBS PR just told me they are doing live audio commentary at http://sbs.com.au 8.25pm AEDT.

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Less than four hours until liftoff and I’ve just discovered I have no clean pants. Washing machine, please do me proud!

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RT @StuartLivesey RT @200ok: House prices to rise by same amount as first home owners grant increase - whodathunkit?! http://is.gd/44Uj

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@StuartLivesey We should be fine for tweets on the road. Telstra’s NextG coverage maps tell me I have clear signal all the way. ;)

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Did I mention that it’s a Full Moon? ;)

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “Apple takes money, Google takes souls, Microsoft takes dignity. Pick ur poison.” Is this the right way around? Discuss.

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@plasmaegg “The original point”? “THE ORIGINAL POINT”?!?!!?11!! This is Twitter, Sir! There is NO POINT, original or otherwise!

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@oliyoung @mhawkins1970 I agree absolutely! The word “pirate” is the icing on the cake in that tweet. http://is.gd/44QW

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@irunwithrobots I am now following you because your tweet at http://is.gd/44QW is the most awesome statement of the human condition ever. ;)

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Oh dear! On the Link mailing list I just called for the arrest of God. http://is.gd/44RZ Can you tell it’s Full Moon?

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Oh this is just the most awesome tweet ever! It’s too long to RT so there’s linkage: http://is.gd/44QW

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Wow. There’s a very good chance that my 10,000th tweet will emerge some time during Road Trip Cowra

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(A Twitterstream full of conversations about sheep, drugs and hookers might not be a good look either.)

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Note to self: When shooting video at a school, the business name “Skank Media” and its used-knickers logo may not be the best choice.

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@jg_rat “A good free service is better than both.” Agreed. And a good, free service with high-class drugs and hookers is even better still!

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@plasmaegg You only need to provide a “service” at a global scale if your aim is global domination. If your aim is EMAIL, small-scale is OK.

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@plasmaegg “I defy you to provide a better service at the scale of Gmail… even for money”? So? I only need email for me and clients…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: “Google is not free. You will pay in the afterlife.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus “A good service is better than a free one.” Yes. Though many live with Hotmail or Gmail rather than their own email systems.

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RT @DJPoyner: Rats leaving the sinking ship: video montage of conservatives abandoning the McCain campaign. http://tinyurl.com/4b5txk

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@SnarkyPlatypus @nwjerseyliz Every user has a unique following list, and wants live updates, so every hit requires a fresh database request.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @nwjerseyliz Twitter’s problem isn’t (directly) money but that this message switching ain’t been done on this scale before.

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Heads up! Senator Conroy will release the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee report in Canberra at 1130 today.

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Can’t opt out of Australian govt Internet filtering? A trial BEFORE policy-making? http://is.gd/1mq3 Note to self: follow up this idiocy.

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RT @christydena: OK, so ITP has this tool that can notify people online when you’re ovulating…!

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I still have to decide which Thunderbirds character to be, since @ApostrophePong and @aDB have chosen theirs.

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Canberra: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Open Day, Monday 27 October. Details at http://case.org.au

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@ecoknowgrapher This may seem an impertinent question, but why does a librarian need 30 sheep? http://is.gd/44tO

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Wed plan: Create a condition of Inbox Zero; sanity-making lunch break; 1430 depart Paddington on Road Trip Cowra.

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One can never have too many sheep. They’re much easier to manage than intelligent, educated citizens who might have their own thoughts.

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RT @alexburns Mark Davis’ first book Gangland influence on Marcus & early TINA for envisioning alt social futures http://tinyurl.com/3nytkp

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@alexburns Thank you, it’s good to know John Safran and Marcus Westbury are not the same person. http://is.gd/44np

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Emerges. Not enough sleep (again) (as usual), but this is Cowra Road Trip Day! Please stop landing Boeing 767s on my head.

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@facibus @dekrazee1 Hmmm… @Mediamum compares me with Rove McManus, does that give me a head start in winning “The Rove” for annoyance?

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@JonoH Thanks, and thanks to everyone else who’s wished us a safe trip.

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@facibus [smirks] I hardly need encouragement to be annoying, just ask ApostrophePong… ;)

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@smperris “FOB” = “fresh off [the] boat”, i.e. a very recent (migrant) arrival.

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@ApostrophePong Introduce him to real Australians, eh? Let’s just dump him in the front bar of some pub and see what happens.

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@JonoH The Telstra NextG map says there’s coverage virtually the whole way Sydney to Cowra. We shall see! ;)

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@ApostrophePong I notice you’re Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward now. Excellent. Who shall I be? http://is.gd/42pL

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