Travis Smith: me resume, bio and photos back t' th' main Cap'n's log page

Zip.ca (a DVD by mail service) takes o'er VHQOnline

Will this help me DVDs get here any faster? I doubt it. Oh, Netflix, how I comely wench thee (ye?)

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on Aug. 31, 2005

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How t' Install RAM in th' iMac Flat Screen (desk lamp)

Dern't be tellin' me brother-in-law Matt, but we bought that scurvey dog some RAM. Th' ornery cuss'll need t' be knowin' how t' install it, so I bookmarked this site.

posted at 5:04 pm
on Aug. 30, 2005

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Video o' people gettin' BRAIN FREEZE

Ow. (via Good Experience Live newsletter)

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on Aug. 30, 2005

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This be how bus drivers get assigned their routes

Good fer th' L.A. Times writin' this story: a glimpse into th' pressures and hopes o' a small but important group o' people that most people wouldn't otherwise wouldn't get t' see. Now, do this 500 morrrr times, newspaper!

posted at 12:03 be
on Aug. 30, 2005

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Th' 3-D Alphabet

'tis pretty neat, and I bet ye could adapt t' it fairly smartly. (via Joho th' Cap'n's log: 3D alphabet)

posted at 11:23 be
on Aug. 29, 2005

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Slashfood declares today Grilled Cheese day

I love grilled cheese. I'm goin' t' have one fer dinner.

posted at 12:01 be
on Aug. 29, 2005

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Cruft: How t' make a gyro cooker

This lubber's college engineerin' pays off -- Th' ornery cuss now saves $2.79 on buyin' pre-cooked Gyros! Actually, 'tis a pretty neat guide wi' photos and everythin'.

posted at 11:33 pm
on Aug. 28, 2005

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I learned a new word today: Borborygmus

Borborygmi be th' sounds yer stomach makes when 'tis rumblin'.

posted at 11:17 pm
on Aug. 28, 2005

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Apple won’t include a BitTorrent Dashboard Widget in its widget gallery

Sez Apple:

When ye fire! yer software, yer submission be subject t' review. Apple reserves th' right t' omit, edit, or reject submissions. We chose not t' highlight Azureus as it supports BitTorrent (which could possibly be used fer illegal file sharing).
Oh yeah? Well, Wiley's riskin' publishin' a WHOLE BOOK about BitTorrent. So there, Apple! (via Joho th' Cap'n's log: Th' Lawyers' Net)

posted at 1:30 be
on Aug. 27, 2005

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sean bonner has several good suggestions fer a new BlogAds logo

Th' best submission gets $1000. Woo!

posted at 1:19 be
on Aug. 27, 2005

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Th' average boat today contains about 35 million lines o' code

"Th' average boat today contains about 35 million lines o' code, accordin' t' Stefanis, a figure that will grow substantially o'er th' 'nother few years." Wow.

posted at 12:38 pm
on Aug. 26, 2005

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Good tips fer writin' complex CSS

Once again, th' Web provides th' perfect article t' answer th' question I had last month.

posted at 12:27 pm
on Aug. 26, 2005

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There be 74,000 protests in China last year

Did ye be knowin' that? Do ye be knowin' how many ended wi' th' government clubbin', arrestin', or prohibitin' th' protest? I dern't, and that's a shame.

posted at 11:21 be
on Aug. 26, 2005

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TV Show Board Game Collection - a photoset on Flickr

Th' Mork and Mindy board game intrigues me, th' Patty Duke one scares me.

posted at 10:38 be
on Aug. 26, 2005

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Daguerrotype Exhibit: From South Africa wi' Love

Sue Jaye has taken some amazin' images wi' th' help o' a special wench from th' township o' Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town.

posted at 9:09 be
on Aug. 26, 2005

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How t' add Geotags t' Flickr wi' Google Maps and Greasemonkey

Amazin'.

posted at 1:47 pm
on Aug. 25, 2005

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Journalist Judith Miller has been in jail fer 50 days

Th' government should not be coercin' journalists t' reveal sources. Period.

posted at 9:48 be
on Aug. 25, 2005

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A FPPOV article about shootin' wi' th' Helga camera

FPPOV: First person point o' view. Th' article be written by me bucko Rachael, who takes good photos regardless o' th' camera.

posted at 1:41 be
on Aug. 25, 2005

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Death by Caffeine: Th' lethal limit o' yer favorite barrel o' rum

I barrel o' rum enough Diet Coke t' keel-haul me about every four months. (via larry borsato)

posted at 1:07 pm
on Aug. 24, 2005

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Th' Naked Lass in a Bar! - a photoset on Flickr

I hope Th' ornery cuss no nay ne'er explains it. 'tis just better this way.

posted at 2:00 be
on Aug. 24, 2005

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Th' Asian Bloggin' conference whar Susie’s th' main speaker

Their own Cap'n's log could use some work -- maybe they should hire someone who knows a lot about blogs t'... nah, no nay ne'er mind. (I hear me Mom's voice: "Nobody likes a smart...")

posted at 7:10 pm
on Aug. 23, 2005

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Me bucko Kathleen Grace just came out wi' a jazz vocal CD

Th' winsome lass's got a great voice, and Th' winsome lass's also really nice. Ye can buy that comely wench CD, if ye want. (p.s. I have no financial connection t' that comely wench CD sales, I'm just feelin' marketing-y tonight.)

posted at 8:35 pm
on Aug. 22, 2005

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This program finds indy musicians that match yer tastes

'tis free t' listen, th' songs be free, too. Available fer Windows, Mac, Linux. Woah. (via TidBITS: Indy: Yer Own Independent Radio Station)

posted at 8:14 pm
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Greenpeace has done somethin' interestin' wi' its ‘File Not Found’ page

Turns an error into an opportunity.

posted at 1:59 pm
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Gibberish Generator

In case me Cap'n's log isn't adequate and ye need t' supplement yer daily gibberish.

posted at 1:33 pm
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Lubber fulfills dream by swimmin' across Flathead Lake

'tis a damn long swim, and Flathead Lake even has a MONSTER which may or may not be a sturgeon.

posted at 1:24 be
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Ridin' a Segway across America - video

Dammit. This be me idea. Mine. All mine. Though since I di'nae do it, 'tis nice someone did.

posted at 1:15 be
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Take pictures? Like Sudoku? Then ye’ll love this site.

'tis a really excellent idea well done -- just needs a little morrrr in th' way o' help text fer new users. 'tis all made possible by th' Flickr API.

posted at 12:21 be
on Aug. 22, 2005

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Oceana Network’s Cap'n's log: Dedicated t' restorin' and protectin' th' world’s oceans

Protectin' th' oceans be tricky -- no one lives there, no one owns most o' th' briny deep, so there aren't many governments who make briny deep-savin' a high priority.

posted at 4:57 be
on Aug. 19, 2005

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OPEN LETTER T' KANSAS SCHOOL BOARD re Spaghetti Monster Theory

If ye buy me this t-shirt, I will remember ye in th' dessert phase o' th' afterlife.

posted at 3:30 be
on Aug. 19, 2005

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Th' story behind that “cool lubber who sat in th' leather chair listenin' t' loud music” ad

click fer video Click fer th' video. There's also a Part 1 o' this story Total Media knows blank media trivia better than any other site I've visited. Yeah, 'tis a stretch o' a compliment, but I'm up past me bedtime.

posted at 2:41 be
on Aug. 19, 2005

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We Be th' Web - 10 years o' ridin' this online rollercoaster

Fairly good article, if only fer th' nostalgia factor.

posted at 10:56 pm
on Aug. 18, 2005

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QuirksMode - 150 pages o' CSS help

Again, I think I owe this lubber at Quirksmode some link love fer helpin' me figure out how t' make this Cap'n's log ye're now readin' only in th' RSS feed, ye ungrateful, design-skippin' bastard. (grin)

posted at 4:54 pm
on Aug. 18, 2005

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Stephen Downes tells me how t' get people t' read me Cap'n's log

"Hey, everyone, look: FREE BREASTS!"

posted at 4:50 pm
on Aug. 18, 2005

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People who dress/look like their World o' WarCraft characters

I forget whar I found this originally.

posted at 4:49 pm
on Aug. 18, 2005

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Akamai’s neat chart o' Net Usage fer What News

Dern't be knowin' how useful it be, but 'tis neat! And pretty!

posted at 10:08 be
on Aug. 18, 2005

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Lulu be a 3-day-a-month online store

Good T-shirt prices, I've been told...

posted at 12:42 be
on Aug. 18, 2005

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Amazon’s Long Tail sales aren’t so long

This doesn't invalidate th' theory o' th' long tail, but it does diminish its best example.

posted at 11:20 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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What’s a Weblogger? This lubber knows

Funny if ye're a blogger, otherwise not so much.

posted at 11:18 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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Why Images in Table Cells Sometimes Have Mysterious Gaps Now

I spent 100 minutes on this. Now someone else may not have t'. Go go go, power o' links!

posted at 8:57 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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State o' th' Blogosphere, August 2005

Very basic, super-efficient summary: Blogs be good.

posted at 8:56 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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Relativity Explained Wi' Words o' 4 Letters or Fewer

'tis supercalifragalistic- expealidocious!

posted at 1:17 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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CSS browser bugs explained in detail - Position be Everythin'

One o' th' sites that helped explain, in lovin' detail, why IE made me head explode when I be layin' out this very Cap'n's log.

posted at 1:10 pm
on Aug. 17, 2005

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Windows worms now attackin' each other

Zotob, Bozori and IRCbot be engaged in botwarfare. Maybe we can sneak off planet while they're distracted...

posted at 11:32 be
on Aug. 17, 2005

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On Aug. 27, zombies will attack Vancouver. Join them!

Ye can be tellin' 'tis th' dog days o' summer when...

posted at 10:00 pm
on Aug. 16, 2005

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alexandra samuel be in hunt o' th' perfect host

I recommend Nexcess.net -- good rates, great service. So why be I usin' Jumpline? Inertia -- they basically suck, but I'm too complexly installed t' move at this time.

posted at 5:31 pm
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Oh, th' Places Ye’ll Go (On Google)

A wonderful rhyme about what ye get when ye hunt on Google.

posted at 5:27 pm
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Margot Quan Knight photography

Disturbin', innovative.

posted at 12:28 pm
on Aug. 16, 2005

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‘Just Another Soldier’ be a book about bein' deployed in Iraq

I can't sstop readin' it -- 'tis so smooth, and so disturbin'.

posted at 11:00 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Outsourcin' BE Evil—One Technology Company’s Perspective

I dern't agree, but I like their arguments.

posted at 10:46 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Butterfly Alphabet Posters

Made from pictures o' real livin' butterfly wings (via Kevin Kelly -- Cool Tools)

posted at 10:43 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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How t' ‘hack’ an elevator and get it t' go straight t' yer floor

If ye try this and it works, let me be knowin'. Originally seen on Boin' Boin'.

posted at 12:38 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Treasure yer trash AND help others

Procrastinate and do good -- 'tis a dream come true.

posted at 12:35 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Potholes in NYC, tracked wi' Google Maps

BE there anythin' that isn't in Google? Today, aye. Tomorrow, probably not.

posted at 12:15 be
on Aug. 16, 2005

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Beliefs sail research agenda o' new think tanks

What e'er happened t' Hypothesis, Experiment, Conclusion?

posted at 6:10 pm
on Aug. 15, 2005

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Mac OS X hosts File fer Panther

I'm always (well, ok, rarely) lookin' this up.

posted at 6:09 pm
on Aug. 15, 2005

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What does ‘Orange’ mean?

"Enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation." And orange ye glad I di'nae say banana again?

posted at 6:08 pm
on Aug. 15, 2005

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Ferris Bueller’s Day off: A Concept Map

I really, really, really be predictable -- "related" t' me favorite movie, be many other o' me favorite movies. Click t' see searches sorted visually by concept proximity.

posted at 1:28 be
on Aug. 15, 2005

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Th' ornery cuss balances rocks by magic (video)

Watch it here:

posted at 1:23 be
on Aug. 15, 2005

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vancouver be th' * capital o' canada

Would ye believe: BMW, buried treasure robbery, gay, homeless, cannibis, vacation, robbery, soccer, suicide, cocaine, film, heroin, peace, western? (Th' basic point be that doin' a hunt on Google wi' a "*" in a sentence has just been beefed up by google t' give even morrrr interestin' results. Try it!)

posted at 1:46 be
on Aug. 14, 2005

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Th' best Mr. T music video e'er

And that's no lie, fool

posted at 1:12 be
on Aug. 14, 2005

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great, simple music video—dancin' in th' back yard

Totally amateurs wi' enthusiasm, doin' a fab music video. (via MetaFilter)

posted at 4:21 pm
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Photos t' amuse, from Th' Museum o' Grub Anomalies

From scary t', well, slightly less scary.

posted at 1:07 pm
on Aug. 12, 2005

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When facin' an bosun wi' a stun gun, it doesn’t help t' be wearin' METAL ARMOR

But it does help t' be a looney.

posted at 1:05 pm
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Wht’s a ponce? Th' English-t'-American Dictionary knows

And now, so do I. (Hey, that lubber insulted me!)

posted at 1:01 pm
on Aug. 12, 2005

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A dog competes in an annual swim from Alcatraz ritual

Me bucko Krista also did th' swim, but th' dog beat that comely wench.

posted at 11:40 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Music on th' Move: A Novel Idea

Me pal Wes be smart, and has many good ideas. This may even be one o' them.

posted at 11:31 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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An barnacle-covered, but good, Cap'n's log post from Anil about chain emails

Forgive me if ye've already read it. It be just SO FUNNY and SO TRUE that I needed t' be tellin' EVERYONE about it by bloggin' about it. smile

posted at 11:24 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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What’s happened t' Ping-o-Matic!?

They've been down fer a day or two, accordin' t' their own chart -- looks like a heart attack graph if ye ask me.

posted at 11:18 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Buchwald writes about Novak

One o' his sharper columns in quite a while, in style and content.

posted at 11:16 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Eatin' Live Octopus Tentacles

Th' ragin' plate o' squirmin', writhin' and willful baby octopus tentacles awed us. If I be th' Greek hero Perseus, then this plate before me be th' severed head o' Medusa th' Gorgon wi' that comely wench locks o' seethin', slitherin' serpents. Hyperbole? How about understatement.

As if that's not enough, there's video o' th' battle

(via eclecticism)

posted at 12:16 be
on Aug. 12, 2005

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Be That a Unicorn on Yer Shirt, Or…

I be knowin' several people who would wear these. What does that say about me? (via Boin' Boin')

posted at 11:28 pm
on Aug. 11, 2005

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Me bucko Noriko writes articles fer Oops, a Japanese-language Vancouver newspaper

That comely wench latest story be about pole dancin'. I dern't be knowin' what it says, so I just looked at th' pictures.

posted at 11:21 pm
on Aug. 11, 2005

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A Handy Walk aroun' Stanley Park

I plan t' ride me bike aroun' this loop this weekend.

posted at 10:36 pm
on Aug. 11, 2005

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white cats CAN jump

Poor Aimee's too hot t' do anthin' but take a caulk these days.

posted at 10:15 pm
on Aug. 11, 2005

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Rememberin' Hiroshima

I backdated this entry because it really belongs on Aug. 6. This be th' 60th anniversary o' th' bombin' o' Hiroshima. 9/11: 2,985 deaths. Hiroshima: 80,000 in th' explosion, 140,000 total in 1945 if ye include radiation poisonin'. WWII: 6,000,000 deaths. Objects in th' mirror be closer than they appear.

posted at 11:31 be
on Aug. 6, 2005

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Overheard

“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?

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