Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 21st, 2008

The seat on this train is overly warm to the buttocks.

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@SnarkyPlatypus: “You might have the Steve Irwin after you. And be boarded by scruffy environmentalists with little clue.” Not AGAIN [sigh].

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Once more appreciating “design cleverness” at Town Hall station: Sitting on the seats on Platform 5/6, you can’t see ANY info screens.

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@SnarkyPlatypus What’s wrong with Whale BBQ? Whales eat plankton, plankton are part of the carbon cycle. Whales cause global warming.

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I see that @ApostrophePong has incorporated Success Whale into his avatar by wearing him as a hat. That’s full of WIN!

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@erkpod I’d have caught your train if I hadn’t stopped to grab a snack along the way. But does anyone care about this?

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(But do I actually want to get on the train that @erkpod is driving? More train-driving and signal-watching please, less Twitter.)

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@erkpod I’m at Newtown Station now. ;) Where are you?

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Mobile. Enmore Rd to Newtown, train to Kings Cross, then Darlinghurst. Sounds like yesterday? funny that!

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(It’s blown my day to pieces, in terms of both schedule and billable hours. And I can’t even blame Telstra.)

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(I’ve just had to deal with a problem like this today. A client with pieces of their Internet in different places, no-one to coordinate.)

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@JonoH I would MUCH prefer all the pieces to be run by one company, yes. Problems always come from having an inter-supplier gap.

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RT @colwar: (I must be bored) Falerna’s Pizzeria deliver lemon sorbet but not quite to Enmore :-( ($20 minimum) http://snurl.com/4k6jl LOL!

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@neerav “Long articles should have headings to break up the text”? No, people should be less lazy.

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Andrew Sullivan’s “Why I Blog” http://is.gd/4m0I I reckon his claim that blogs can’t be edited is wrong but like his “new golden age” point.

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@colwar Lemon sorbet is a fine thing. Now, who’s going to deliver one in Enmore on a Tuesday night?

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Smiths, please call. I would like to suggest gin’n’tonic flavoured crisps. Or maybe absinthe cocktail crisps. The gravy is just wrong.

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@JonoH What? You want MORE of me? With sound and vision as well as words? Fuck, you must pay your psychiatrist danger money!

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@willhughes No the beef fat is in the gravy chips.The chicken chips probably have chicken fat inthem but I’m not going back to look.

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@kcarruthers And if you’ve been consorting with politicians, a good roll in the litter tray should sanitise you too.

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I think I might go eat the cats’ stale food from this morning to get the taste out of my mouth. Or roll in their litter tray.

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@kdelarue No they were not good. They were fucking disgusting. I don’t know what I was thinking.The shop also sold apples and other fruit.

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No wonder the world’s so fucked up.

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@leehopkins Still, I suppose we choose our governments the same way, just with a lot more paperwork and Antony Green’s analysis at the end.

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@leehopkins Right. So we now choose which products to sell via a poll of brain-dead commercial radio listeners. Good call, Smiths.

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@willhughes @joshsharp The ingredients are exacty the same as BBQ Chicken except “beef fat” and “yeast extracts” (Vegemite?).

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@mpesce @ApostrophePong One of my predictions for 2008 http://is.gd/4tc7 was that Thaksin would be cleared of charges. I go with knighthood.

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What’s worse? Comedians Hamish & Andy “selling out” to endorse GRAVY-flavoured crisps? (WTF?) Or that I just ate a whole packet?

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@ApostrophePong Now, will the UK extradite Thaksin back to Thailand? Or give him a knighthood? They’re bound to be the only choices.

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@Nickhodge “Turn OFF FrontPage and launch NOTEPAD.EXE. It produces better HTML.” Gawd, a stale cuttlefish salad would produce better HTML!

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@ApostrophePong Make that 2 years for Thaksin. His wife not guilty. http://is.gd/4tbs Is this the same case as before, when she got 3 years?

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@ApostrophePong It looks like Thaksin has been sentence to 3 years in jail, just like his wife. Looking for linkage now.

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Electric tubeworm arriving at Museum Station. I shall crawl inside it to stay warm.

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@SnarkyPlatypus If you want the antlers to be lighter, you could attach festive helium balloons to them. Or little birds, à la Fail Whale.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Did you say “antlers”? http://is.gd/4t8S Are they these antlers? http://is.gd/4t92 Please say “antlers” again for me…

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@aqualung @limburger2001 @ocean All THREE of you reckon “The half [I’m] on”? I haven’t even thought of that answer… I must be tired!

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Which half of a route 333 bendy-bus is the evil half?

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Mind you that hooker was rather handsome, in a Shire pseudo-surfie rough-trade kind of way…

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, it’s still light on Oxford St, I can see how ugly it is and how downhill it’ll go. I have no desire to linger.

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OH: “The Liberal Party is the best party in the world.” Gosh.

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Departing the 3 Weeds after an inadequate dinner. I’d like another drink, but it’s getting cold and I have no jacket with me. Stand by.

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@Alegrya I am far, FAR too tired to be at a pub tonight. I tweet this from a pub. But a quiet pub I will leave soon. I want to write, sleep.

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@Alegrya Heading to The Duke in Enmore for trivia? Please say hello to the lovely Reta for me, Sydney’s Dominatrix of Pub Trivia!

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@keikomushi @kcarruthers There’s another photo of Success Whale on @ApostrophePong’s current profile pic.

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@kcarruthers Doing “nice pics” of Success Whale requires Time. I have no Time. Maybe we need to talk with @StephenHawking.

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The lamb shanks at the 3 Weeds Hotel are only adequate. They’re cheap. But that doesn’t compensate for being boring. I should know.

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@Nickhodge “If it’s in the water, it’s a fsking fish as far as I am concerned.” The Manly ferry is a fish. Islands are fish. Urine is fish.

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@StuartLivesey “stilgherrian has an unusual and disturbing dependence on a stuffed mammal”? Yeah, just like the Republicans. (Hi, Sarah!)

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@Nickhodge Sorry, of ALL the things you know about me, my “attraction to a stuffed fish” is what “disturbs” you? Sheesh!

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Oh noes! I left Success Whale at a client’s office!

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@kcarruthers “Rude but funny”, is that what you think of me? Bah! I am SO not rude, you fucking bitch! [compulsory response for 3 points]

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@ApostrophePong is flat out editing. The FOBs said they’d done a rough cut. They’d only done assembly. He’s doing rough now. Due tomorrow.

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3 Weeds Hotel, Oxford St, Paddington. Knock-off drink then figure out WTF to do for dinner.

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@trib 100% correct. I’m loving “The twisted language of politics”. http://blog.foghound.com… My bestest bugbear, hypocrisy, is rampant.

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Sitting on the 11th floor of a tower overlooking Kings Cross, drinking coffee while the client’s IMAP folders synchronise. Nice view.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sorry, did you just say “youth of today” and “fantasies”? Where do I sign up?

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@karsoe The trick is finding a decent support provider who has good procedures and takes responsilibity… for very small business clients.

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@karsoe Oh I’m getting out of direct IT work myself. This surgeons’ practice is the last network rollout, support goes by the end of 2008.

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@JonoH Tho I was told that CityRail want to charge money for Telstra to put cell access into the tunnels, so not Telstra’s fault? [gasp!]

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@JonoH Yes, I was aware I was giving you a chance to pimp THE GLORY THAT IS THE TELSTRA NEXTG NETWORK. ;) Still drops out in city loop tho.

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Someone please tell Moronic Hippy that the reason his phone keeps cutting out is that he is IN A TUNNEL, UNDER THE GROUND. Sheesh!

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@viveka @kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to name the lists on whch I’d be in the Top 5. ;)

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@4fthawaiian: “I’m afraid of the sort of crowd an invite from me would attract. *shudder*” So ME inviting people instead is reassuring? WTF?

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@josh909 LOL! I make FAR more connections from Twitter than my website. Reality of the interaction will always trump reading canned words.

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RT @MissRFTC: Sometimes I post fake missed connections on Craigslist: http://is.gd/4vXi

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@4fthawaiian Don’t look at me! @stub Pub Trivia is 3rd Wednesday of the month, not my problem until November. You can go without me.

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@middleclassgirl My entire Twitterstream can be a bit Gonzo, this was just one intense, focussed burst. Maybe that’s the artform.

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@middleclassgirl The Gonzo Twitters’ coda is fun, yes. Actually it was hard to decide where to start an where to stop the transcript…

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@viveka I like Ralph Steadman, but maybe his association with HST is too strong? Perhaps I need a cartoonist closer to my worldview?

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@ApostrophePong Oh yes, I was going to ask you if you remembered the 1000 deadline for that artwork. ;) You’ve remembered now!

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@Froosh Yes, timestamps would be a good addition. I need a tool to extract my Twitterstream for a time range and format it.

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@SilkCharm Too many marketers don’t understand that there are things in the world other than marketing. Talk != achievement.

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RT @SilkCharm: “Too many marketers still think about pretty brochure websites & counting banner ad impressions. Cust. Service chatters.”

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RT @docbaty: “I’m torn between wanting to recommend photographs and leaving the words to evoke images on their own.” Agreed. Novel != film.

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@middleclassgirl I was thinking the same. Is “live” a vital part of the shared media/performance experience? Like sport’s unpredictability?

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Wed plan: A more relaxed-paced day over at Darlinghurst client (soon, when dressed); in theory gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus tonight.

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Just posted: “Gonzo Twitter 1: Saturday Evening in Newtown” http://is.gd/4vNu Any comments on presentation of this sort of material?

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Hey I just realised that I solved all the world’s problems nearly a year ago! http://is.gd/4vIH How could I forget!

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Hmmm… My previous tweet http://is.gd/4vHn would be better as “attention-seeking troll”, I think.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Colour-blindness isn’t Gene FAIL because in low light colour vision is less efficient. We need to keep potential variation.

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@duncanriley @bronwen That’s one of those irregular verbs, eh? “I do SEO, you write good link-bait, she’s an attention-seeking egomaniac.”

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I patiently await the WIRED article declaring the wheel, the lever etc obsolete because we have FriendFeed.

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RT @bronwen Blogs are so 2004 apparently. http://tinyurl.com/5f59ns Fuckwits at WIRED again. Anything not 110% bleeding edge = passé. Tools.

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@artywah Fortunately I have perfect colour vision, but lack of same shouldn’t prevent a clerical assistant doing their work.

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@artywah Display has a row of dots, left-aligned. MAYBE same order as cartridges in machine, but leftmost is first empty cartyridge. :(

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@paulmckeon ABC Radio CAN podcast. But it’s the production budget being cut, not transmission. Cost to ABC is the same no matter how b/cast.

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RT @wolfcat: No God on our bus side http://is.gd/4vBD Dawkins puts atheist adds on London Buses.

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@artywah True. But [gasp!] maybe the personal maintaining printers is not the person reading the printed material. HP should be smarter.

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HP printer front panel shows ink-lack with a coloured dot. Cyan dot = cyan cartridge empty. What if you’re a 1-in-7 colour-blind male? FAIL!

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@viveka Erm, I mean my entertaining but entirely fictional “roman à clef” GonzoTwitter ramblings. http://tinyurl.com/6r43ar

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@viveka I suspect that Radagast the Brown calling the Shire “uncouth” wasn’t really about my interest in rough-trade rentboys.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think that if you’re going to say things like http://is.gd/4vru about @TurnbullMalcolm you should @reply them.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ok then, “Sex/Life” was on Channel Ten. A Beyond International production. I have amended http://is.gd/28pR appropriately.

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Je suis émergents. Je suis très heureux qu’il pleut dehors. J’aime le son des pneus de voiture sur la rue détrempé.

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@franksting It’s still depressing to see John Howard as the biggest tag at http://stilgherrian.com/… though. [sigh]

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@kcarruthers Confession: I only moved to TweetDeck a few days ago too.

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@franksting Thanks. Playlist soon. There’s actually lots of good material buried at http://stilgherrian.com even if I say so myself.

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@limburger2001 Plants are greedy. They dont need all those genes. Unless they’re for making juniper berrries, in which case it’s OK.

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@franksting AFAIK there’s no Westburybook, he’s gone straight to the wonders of TV and blogs. http://is.gd/cdb

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RT @wolfcat: wow chick peas have more genes that us i for one welcome our new chick pea over lords

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@jeamland Ta. That gin & tonic sorbet recipe looks like it’s easy enough to follow, even after 4 gin & tonic sorbets.

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@mpesce True, R Hughes is a bit too sarcastic at times. M Westbury is more playful. And 300% less up himself. Well so he seems. Not met him.

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@mpesce Agreed, Marcus is creating a new Grand Narrative of “real” art, though Robert Hughes’ snarkiness isn’t quite in evidence (yet).

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@adamnelson My review of last week’s episode of Marcus’ program is at http://is.gd/40Bu with all previous episodes on the ABC website.

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@jeamland “Want my mum’s recipe for gin and tonic sorbet?” OF COURSE I DO!!!11!!!!!!!1!!

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@mpesce There is nothing wrong with being Marcus Westbury’s meat puppet. (Not related to any previous sheep-oriented comments.)

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@mpesce No incident with a sheep is ever “unfortunate”. :) BTW, my last TV appearance was probably Channel 9’s “Sex/Life”, in 1996. I think.

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@simontsmall Well spotted! Yes, the Smith’s Gravy Crisps (which they call “chips”, the traitors) were underwhelming. Nay, disgusting.

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@mpecse can pimp Marcus Westbury’s “Not Quite Art” S02E02 tonight at 10pm on ABC1 since HE’S ON IT! They don’t let me on TV any more.

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RT @ApostrophePong: Quote from the lecturer: “Australia is only country in the world that ‘academic’ is an insult word.”

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RT @ninjamoeba: @badbanana Think of Yahoo as your Grandma; it’s really swell if you visit at holidays and make her feel loved.

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RT @firstdogonmoon: @stokely I thought the introduction of @stilgherrian’s sheep avatar was more significant [ than http://is.gd/4w0x ].

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