December 2013 Archives

Tweets for 30 Dec 2013

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(10:12:44) Woke up with a stinking cold. Bleehh. I will eat biscuits until I'm better. Biscuits and lemsip. Feed a cold something something. Morning...

(13:18:53) I miss Paula White.

(13:24:26) #TwitterNumbersGameThing 21 a true inspiration of so many kinds. I'm glad I know you.

(14:06:33) #HashtagNumberGameThing 56 A delight to have on my timeline - always with something interesting to say :)

(14:57:19) #TwitterNumberHashtagThing 27 An erudite, talented and interesting person whom I believe deserves a much bigger audience.

(17:20:09) #TwitterNumberHashtagThing 45 I have a lot of time and respect for you - you use your many talents to achieve amazing things.

(20:40:31) #TwitterNumberThingy 711 A unique, enchanting person who has a phenomenal voice.

(20:41:23) Watching 2013Wipe. It's like a hot toddy with tabasco in it. And sneering.

(20:42:41) RT @joshgroban: Stop crying, children. I'M your Bieber now.

(20:43:03) RT @MintFM: MintFM brings in the new year starting 31/12 at 10am UK in every timezone, on air and via twitter. Don't miss out.

(20:51:51) Got to remember - loratadine is the non-drowsy antihistamine, and Letitia Dean is the actress off of Eastenders.

Tweets for 29 Dec 2013

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(22:24:44) Witnessed a fishtailing incident ending badly heading up the A1 tonight. Note to self: look up
on YouTube how to recover from a tankslapper

(23:20:16) Reading up on driving ninja skills complete. Will play Gran Turismo tomorrow in the hope there's a Prius in there #somehopes 😄 Night...

Tweets for 28 Dec 2013

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(08:42:21) Good morning. For information: it's Saturday. Expect travel disruption. I think some hoovering may be in order. Have a smashing day!

(10:25:38) I consider myself blessed that the toughest thing I have to deal with as a parent on a Saturday morning is untangling a slinky.

(20:57:12) Me: "You've seen The Italian Job, haven't you?" Beth: "I fell asleep during it. Twice." Ahh well. I will remain married to her.

(21:15:24) I just earned the 'God Save the Queen' badge on @untappd! http://t.co/MVfjze3dFW

(22:20:30) Titanium is cool. I do hope there's more of it than tantalum and helium.

(23:43:44) Better head for bed. Always good to be up bright and early for Sunday mornings. Or early, at least. Night night (especiaily to @ellewadding)

Tweets for 27 Dec 2013

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(09:06:34) Good morning. Back to work. Plenty to catch up on over the festive season. Better get on with it, then...

(20:28:41) Soon soon! In just over 30 minutes, the last @weekendery of 2013 hits the airwaves like a duffle bag on a lino floor! http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN

(23:41:32) Right.. bedtime, and not a moment too soon. Several moments too late, in fact...

(23:41:39) Night night!

Tweets for 26 Dec 2013

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(13:28:24) Finally catching up with Doctor Who. Peculiar.

(21:39:01) Making a playlist for tomorrow's show - some of my favourite songs of 2013 as well as some found gems. I love music - enjoy the @weekendery!

(23:34:59) I think I'm a bit in love with Charlotte Rowney.

(23:59:21) Right. bedtime. Work tomorrow.. and my sister's 40th birthday (which should, by rights, best be observed with a public holiday).

Tweets for 25 Dec 2013

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(07:35:00) Happy Christmas. The children are up at a reasonable time and coffee is served. All is pretty much well on this dark Christmas morning...

(07:50:45) I've got Gaudate stuck in my head. Must listen to it... it'll blow my mind #festivefolkoverload

(12:41:10) Amazing frost patterns on the top of the little red car this morning... http://t.co/ARZuZyZ5Cn

(13:01:17) My son's magnanimous gift to his sister. http://t.co/ue4MlufV3Y

Tweets for 24 Dec 2013

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(11:37:15) Sad sign @ Luton http://t.co/RFWhQGFGaX

(11:52:39) Never too old for a visit to Santa! @ The Brache Beefeater http://t.co/cwiBuZGKm8

(14:52:31) Just saw the Harry Hill movie - very very silly. The progeny loved it and so did I. It featured the Magic Numbers.. they are fantastic!

(16:52:17) We call this the "Trust fall crane" - although there isn't a crane behind ready to catch it..! http://t.co/arL58C8IN3

(17:04:03) Destroying the Wall Of Jenga #AirZooka https://t.co/Ovp2bh0qfn

(17:47:26) Exciting Sherlock preview action: http://t.co/uz5TQYUpuO

(21:08:19) Christmas Eve bliss. Beautiful wife present but not pictured. http://t.co/TZ1dVDoNhu

(23:34:58) Off to bed now. When I awake it'll be Christmas. Wishing you a peaceful night - my thoughts go to those with no power! Goodnight.

Tweets for 23 Dec 2013

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(01:08:25) Done. Time for a bit of Christmas anticipation.. Christicipation. Bed first though. Night!

(09:53:04) Good morning! Monday?! Well, another listen to Friday's @Weekendery will soon see about that. http://t.co/nyl4QW1RrS - all fully cooked now!

(09:56:30) Today especially I wish I knew someone called Eve.

(10:04:09) I've just had an email from Shoezone that I need to order before 5.30pm today to get delivery by Christmas. Emergency shoe situation avoided

(11:03:15) I'm glad it's not just me that struggles to open a bag of Haribo. Also not to finish one.

(11:04:38) Delighted that the children can listen to one of their pals from 'oop north' on the internet radio :)

(16:01:53) MT @misscorsham Merry Christmas. This may help kill some time - http://t.co/hcOceGKGYp - bafflingly brilliantly stupid. @superalora @nxmee

(16:28:03) I couldn't find a glowing LED star in the shops, so I made one.. a but quirky, maybe, but festive :) https://t.co/E93GmzYcWe

(18:41:03) And since there's no place to go, let it horizontally drizzle, let it horizontally drizzle, let it horizontally drizzle.

Tweets for 22 Dec 2013

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(00:56:22) An enjoyable day of family time and music making; the instrumental version of my @KaraokeSecret song is about 95% complete. Splendid. Night!

(09:26:51) It would appear @poots is introducing the children to 'Doop'. I knew there was a reason I married her.

(13:38:09) It's nice to have a session violist in the house. You never know when you might need one.. #KaraokeSecretSanta @KaraokeSecret

(13:42:47) Don't forget the birds this Christmas... they have to be out in the minging weather... http://t.co/qQuqJgh7Ed

(15:05:41) Marzipan. Parmesan. Not to be confused while making a Christmas cake (h/t @superalora)

(23:40:32) Unleashing the power of Haribo to do some late night video editing. This isn't going to end well. Not least because I'm rubbish at video.

Tweets for 21 Dec 2013

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(08:07:53) RT @TheGarbagePOD: @syzygy @Nick_Tann @artistsmakers @drmasquerade you have now officially been launched into the #Podisphere http://t.co/5…

(10:01:30) I've just had @superalora demonstrate her "overattached girlfriend" look. It is a bit frightening. Not represented. http://t.co/CzGa6zTqUE

Tweets for 20 Dec 2013

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(19:09:10) #FF @IPTechShark Pulchritudinous Tweetage.

(19:29:45) DJ Lenni in the house https://t.co/4voOoKsZuc

(20:31:35) At the top of the hour, there's a 12 (unless it's digital) and the doors to the @Weekendery will open for some Festive Bandwagon action! YOM

(20:32:18) Don't forget you can have me read out your brains if you tweet @weekendery or @mintfm - or join the natter at http://t.co/6Upqj6DWbE!

(20:32:55) Oh, and you're wondering what the @Weekendery is, or where you can find it... http://t.co/AHs6DdUHaY is the place to tune in. TUNA! INN!

(21:21:14) Playing a rather jolly version of Last Christmas by Jimmy Eat World on @MintFM - coming next... Get My Festive Goat! http://t.co/BIxoniT4Pq

(22:17:25) Absolutely LOVE the Deacon Blue Christmas song.. "You'll Know It's Christmas".. playing now on The @Weekendery http://t.co/Ec61SQ43P5

(23:06:31) Another very enjoyable @weekendery done and dusted - the archive will be available tomorrow. A fun two hours with my internet pals :) Night!

Tweets for 19 Dec 2013

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(11:10:43) Morning. Got brainache again. This does not bode well for Festive Festivities. Ahh well, I can only party as hard as my body will let me.

(14:39:37) Starting to get a little irked by the constant (three times a day?) emails from Portable North Pole. It's unlikely to make me want to play..

(18:56:23) Eating curry in a nightclub. Apparently this is not normal #bitbeyondme @ Oceana http://t.co/YJLWCucdTc

(20:57:02) Struggling with the juxtaposition of dancing (badly) and temporary threshold shift. Out for a non-smoke break. Not much left in me...

(20:57:58) RT @SimonNRicketts: Here's what we know so far about the #ApolloTheatre balcony collapse. Live blog may follow. http://t.co/T9Xm02XLDK

(21:41:30) I've worked out what was missing #agoodsitdown #ChristmasParty http://t.co/rx7IGqeyss

(22:13:12) I would like to affirm that I am only dancing because I missed a session in the gym. I might go for a run later. In Watford. Unlikely.

Tweets for 18 Dec 2013

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(08:04:37) Good morning. Recurring dreams can be reassuring in their way, but I wish I knew what it meant... railway station & timetable dilemmas...

(08:05:46) Also in my dream I got so flustered that I forgot my phone's unlock code, but tried 'mostly harmless' and that worked... #alwayshandy

(16:43:25) Today I have discovered that an unsent email (too large) has burned through practically all my data allowance. Fix it, please @windowsphone!

(16:46:49) Things I really need to get around to doing #958: alias 'mdkir' to 'mkdir'. Saves a lot of typing.

(16:48:45) This is a delightful song by @TOther_Simon - Parental Epaulettes: https://t.co/V3gh63Gjko

(21:49:30) RT @nxmee: Visit the Mr Best Network website: http://t.co/ORbRQ8Irue

(21:50:32) This just makes me want to go drinking with @jvsshow http://t.co/1VHNqwYMIY

(21:53:00) (Mind you I wouldn't want him to drive me home)

(23:54:42) Pretty much done the bulk of show prep for Friday's Festive @weekendery - out tomorrow night... I hope I recover in time! eep.. Night night!

Tweets for 17 Dec 2013

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(08:05:22) Good morning. I received a Facebook message from Mr Mezzanine apologising for his van's bad parking in September. Better late than never.

(15:47:59) Once again my work laptop's gone rogue. (The letter 'H' has stopped working). Rebooting. Installing updates. Sighing...

(18:21:32) Belatedly, but at full angular velocity, @TheWeekendery is available for another listen in the @MintFM archive: http://t.co/nyl4QW1RrS YOP!

(21:57:29) An episode of Toast in bed, I think. Like a slice of toast, but with fewer crumbs. And about twice the amount of butter. And swearing.Night!

Tweets for 16 Dec 2013

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(16:57:03) Quite a few Dilbert calendar days to catch up on... http://t.co/lxNVs7HlBF

Tweets for 15 Dec 2013

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(00:44:13) A fun evening creating something a bit ambient with @sm2n. Yes - @jamfolder did some music. Not bad for an evening's noodling. Bed - night!

(00:50:16) Gosh.. the original Mistletoe and Wine - http://t.co/4z5UmJju9G (h/t @ColinGPaterson)

(11:16:36) Good morning. All about a crib service today. These ones won't fall over for no readily apparent reason #topplecrib http://t.co/OODHBAy5ml

(11:38:31) I'm utterly baffled as to why Samsung have chosen Robin Thicke to feature in their phone ads. They clearly have no idea what he represents.

(17:21:54) Gingerbread house at Aunty Cath's @ Cholsey http://t.co/w8ReXpXQEd

(20:21:08) An entertaining (and raucous) afternoon spent in the company of my sister Cath and her family. Proper festive shenanigans. Home now.

(20:21:52) I would add that the M40 was broken. Presumably by a Vauxhall Insignia driver going too fast for the weather conditions. Serves him right.

(21:27:51) I do like #Gogglebox, but those two older scouse women really don't add anything. Statement of the obvious & drippiness. More of the others!

(21:41:31) Nice bit of apricot brandy and telly catch-up (Yonderland, Gogglebox, Crackernory). May well bring the weekend to a nice close.

(22:39:34) I am SO following @gagebock. Ever.

Tweets for 14 Dec 2013

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(10:49:27) Horrendous cuddly toy action (apparently the heart comes out too) @ IKEA http://t.co/7lEnaeqr4k

(15:08:48) Major network issues on the home network. Getting disproportionately stressed out about it. Suspecting a network storm...

(15:32:09) Sorted. Rebooted the switches. Strange behaviour - I'm just glad the Draytek router withstood the craziness. Full connectivity. yeah.

(15:34:52) And with that, I'm going to get on with some very sober hoovering.

(18:23:13) Festive spinny thing https://t.co/lgyyTt0RfU

(18:32:20) Hoovering done, a Christmas film on the DVD (Santa Claus the Movie, I believe) and festive music making tonight. Sleigh bells at the ready..

Tweets for 13 Dec 2013

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(15:22:40) Putting together the playlist for tonight's @Weekendery - lots of very interesting music. Ohhhh yes.

(17:40:46) Just about to watch @superalora perform some musical theatricals with @ngyt_uk - she very much enjoys a bit of wailin' and flailin'.

(18:56:25) RT @nxmee: this is probably the best gif I have found today: http://t.co/BZNP44LwsQ

(20:08:37) After Steve's finished Living In The 80s, The @Weekendery will be opening its doors at http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN - Songs! Silliness! Poetry!(?)

(20:09:35) Good heavens, @1969Steve is playing a song I haven't heard since it was out.. London Nights by the (late lamented?) London Boys #mintfm

(20:59:00) Thanks to @1969Steve for the last three hours of fantastic 80s music... in just a moment the doors to the @Weekendery will open.. on MintFM!

(21:31:58) Playing some excellent Bombay Bicycle Club on @MintFM as part of the "What the cool kids are listening to" feature. Quality, quality music.

(22:29:42) Playing "Something Wrong" in the @Weekendery on @MintFM - music that stretches the definition of acceptability. It's a learning experience.

Tweets for 12 Dec 2013

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(10:03:19) Good morning. It's going to be a strange, long day. That's all I know so far. Apart from the whole lemon and ginger tea thing. That's nice.

(16:09:09) An enjoyable lunch with my dad, an army colonel, a major and my sister (as yet unranked) before I rest and prepare for another overnighter.

(17:13:10) Time to rest.

Tweets for 11 Dec 2013

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(08:06:54) Good morning. I've had a very helpful email from a WP8 app developer saying there's a driver bug stopping my 1520 recording stereo audio.

(08:08:01) Haribo and porridge. Genius.

(10:25:11) It's not clear why there's a cardboard cutout (I'm told it's Rihanna) inside the back door of our office. She's not dressed for the weather.

(10:26:13) Aforementioned cardboard cutout. http://t.co/B9SUEHmXRa

Tweets for 10 Dec 2013

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(10:21:04) Good morning. I think we can be fairly sure that everyone's a bit tired today. Everyone. Well, me. And @markhort

(11:08:34) In women's football do they shout "Woman on!" when a player's being marked? Genuine question.

(14:28:36) English Markets in Germany... I mean... surely it has al the romance of German Christmas Markets..? http://t.co/8BQw4w4aOa (via @ThePoke)

(15:38:39) I love the way my @WindowsPhoneUK reads texts out to me if I've got my bluetooth headphones on. Really clever features.

(22:26:06) I am SO rubbish at Christmas shopping. Please can somebody help me. I will give you a Kinder egg. The colour of your choice.

(23:45:38) Rather kindly, @EwenRankin has published my review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 - what a nice man. And what a fine phone. http://t.co/z8ssqvTjGT

(23:46:33) And now I shall sleep. Perchance to wake up at about 3am feeling thirsty. Night night!

Tweets for 09 Dec 2013

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(08:35:27) On our drive back from Sussex last night, I introduced the progeny to the ISIHAC game "Word for Word." Much hilarity ensued. I got hiccups.

(12:34:26) Testing Voice Memos Lite (@Topgold) http://t.co/w71NvjHV2d via @audioboo #8 #app #phone #test #windows

(21:23:18) Done the rubbish triathlon.. now time to download an app to tell me quite how puffed out I am...

Tweets for 08 Dec 2013

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(15:33:58) Sunset seaside https://t.co/SWf5o0hFZx

(18:57:21) The old board games are the best.. @ Bexhill Town http://t.co/HihqXac08D

(22:52:05) Home after a lovely day on the south coast... fab family time :) Thank you, @chepbourne, for making it so enjoyable! (and @fridgemagnet2!)

Tweets for 07 Dec 2013

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(08:38:16) Good morning. There is tinkering to be done.. although also housework. And going to see @superalora play in a concert. Busy day yeah.

(12:08:57) Half time. After the break, people hitting things with other things. #winterconcert

(18:33:26) I've come over all sleepy. Shame i have things to do this evening, because bed sounds like a lovely prospect...

(20:46:47) It's been a day of trying to stay awake and familiarise myself with Windows Phone 8. It's... different. It's about 18 months behind Android.

(23:21:35) Off to bed now. It's been a day of indulgence - putting everything on charge now for a family day tomorrow. Sleep well when you do!

(23:24:19) I'm hoping to do a 'power user' blog review of my Lumia 1520.. lots to write about; it's immensely powerful.. but I'm posting more typos(!)

Tweets for 06 Dec 2013

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(09:55:30) Good morning. My daughter's last junior school assembly - time passes.. amazing and lovely to see how her class have grown together.

(11:47:08) A very happy milk expiry date to @Becchanalia. May your mug of tea be especially delicious today.

(12:16:43) Major ADD today.

(20:38:17) Right at the top of the hour, popping its head over to have a look around, it's The @Weekendery on @MintFM. Silliness and music. YARR! :)

(21:47:31) I'm playing some rather splendid music at http://t.co/d9KyhPKtLN right now. A rockin' cover version of Awolnation's "Sail" right now.

Tweets for 05 Dec 2013

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(08:06:54) RT @BaldExplorer: Watch the latest Bald Explorer episode: http://t.co/goaSCATxbC or all of them. #discover #Britian

(08:09:53) RT @leesargent: Genius, genius genius - Picard gets into the christmas spirit http://t.co/sETzr2nQej

(12:06:40) Outside the office (I forgot my pass) I ask a colleague to let me in. "Do you work here?" "Yes," I say. "You walk past my desk every day."

(14:38:53) Dataloading like a boss.

(18:52:40) Looks for all the world like half of Luton is at the Royal Mail collection office this evening. They need ninjas behind the counter.

(21:52:40) I'm doing that "oh ho HO!" thing picking tunes for the @Weekendery tomorrow. Interesting and brilliant music to come - 9pm tomorrow. Yeah.

(21:54:06) Rest in peace, Mr Mandela. You will live on as a significant part of 20th century history - and the humanity you improved as a result.

Tweets for 04 Dec 2013

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(08:00:37) Good morning. Google has been rummaging through the photos on my phone and made an 'auto-awesome' video. Spooky. But clever. And spooky.

(18:47:34) Vauxhall Insignia drivers. Don't even get me started. Although actually I started a LONG time ago. But not on here. But still. Urgh.

(19:42:42) Having seen the latest Vytautas advert (I think) it links to a completely bonkers movie called 'Redirected'. Is it real? I'm confused now.

Tweets for 03 Dec 2013

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(00:25:10) Drippage (and challenges therein) http://t.co/HllJad1rlq via @audioboo

(00:35:01) Like a NatWest cashpoint, I'm pretty much no good to anybody now, so I shall head for bed and wait for morning. Night night!

(12:40:45) First tweet of the day.. at twenty to one. It's been busy. Must remember to empty the Leak Pot later.

Tweets for 02 Dec 2013

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(07:29:00) Morning... a sure sign it's been a bit of a rough night: finding the duvet is the wrong way round. How on earth..?

(17:11:43) I have been dissuaded from using the aphorism "two pipe problem" in an email. I would've thought @markhort would be more well-read ;)

(17:44:24) One of these scripts is not like the other...

(17:46:24) Boom. And I'm outta here.

(17:58:58) Just walked past a car blasting out Mike Oldfield's "In Dulce Jubilo" at high volume. Festive rush hour.

(22:23:37) I do wish I didn't forget how pleasant it is to edit beautifully recorded audio. I should do it more often.

(22:32:59) I have managed to make my last remaining plectrum mysteriously disappear in front of my eyes. This is SO weird. Is it a message..?

Tweets for 01 Dec 2013

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(09:09:47) Morning. Is it just me that gets a shiver down my spine when the DoctorWho theme plays and the choir briefly kicks in..? Amazing production.

(09:13:12) I've just signed up for this year's "Karaoke Secret Santa" - send someone a song for Christmas :) http://t.co/3ivlKSeh8a why not have a go?

(20:42:15) Uhoh. Slight drippage from the shower inlet pipe. This brings the number of domestic drips to three. Not including me. I'm failing at DIY :D

(21:51:07) Tuned into a bit of Rockspin action on @mintfm :)

(23:39:52) Surfin' for washers in the evening. Stopping now. Bedtime. G'night!

Tweets for 30 Nov 2013

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(10:51:28) Morning. Not sure where to start. Possibly printing out blank alto clef manuscript... then the tidying can commence...

(11:28:42) Wow.. @noteflight is a fantastic online music authoring tool: http://t.co/16SxDpZu81 - perfect for sorting @superalora's viola carol parts.

(12:51:27) I think I look especially pale today. Wan? Not sure. Scruffy? Always. http://t.co/Fay2RFyN7v

(22:34:45) Definitely an all-star cast of #Crackanory - just saw @Williamandrews making tea.

(23:49:56) Another day zipped by. Some progress made. More tomorrow. It's Advent. Night night..

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