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Date:2014-06-26 22:09
Subject:I still love Craigyferg!
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Moon Bloodgood (Falling Skies) was on last night.

MB: My baby doesn't want to sleep. She just wants to breastfeed all night. I'm still breastfeeding. Yes. Let's not talk about that. Let's not even go there.
Craig: No, let's! No... what age is your daughter.
MB: Eighteen months. I have to stop at some point, right?
Craig: I don't know. I have no real opinion about it. I figure that it's kinda between the woman and her baby.
MB: Me and the baby?
Craig: Yeah, kinda.

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Date:2014-04-30 23:58
Subject:Bwahahahaha! *sob*
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http://xkcd.com/1362/

Oh, because Facebook has worked out SO WELL for everyone.

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Date:2012-09-30 23:26
Subject:I still need a CraigyFerg userpic!
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Mood: amused

He's such a freaking fanboy! From Friday's show:

It says, "Dear Craig, Will you read JK Rowling's new novel?"

Of course I will! I'm Gryffindor! 

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Date:2012-05-23 00:13
Subject:It's so true!
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"I think I'm telling a story, and then it comes out, and it's not a story at all. It's just a rambling sequence of non sequiturs." - Craig Ferguson

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Date:2012-04-16 19:18
Subject:Texts from Dog
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Mood: amused

Have you seen them? They're hilarious! 


Here's one to get you started!Collapse )


http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

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Date:2012-02-11 00:59
Subject:Cute baby video
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Mood: amused

And it's not even my baby. 

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Date:2011-12-14 13:29
Subject:Wow! It's a Nigerian Scam targeting people who have already fallen for Nigerian Scams!
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Mood: amused

Guess what I just found in my SPAM folder!

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:12 AM, COMPENSATION BONUS END 20TH <appletan91@ *redacted* > wrote:
 (PRESIDENTIAL COMPENSATION  BONUS  )
                         Dear Sir.
I wish to inform you that there was an XMAS compensation bonus  map out by our president for those who fall into scam victim in this country he said it is very shameful thing for him.So please you are advice to get back to this office with your full info where you want the funds to transfer your XMAS COMPENSATION BONUS to you  if you are involve  in such looser but if your not please do not worry your self to contact back.
[Contact info redacted] 
REv, Peter Martin Ugo


He's a man of "god" so I'm sure I can trust him. 

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Date:2011-10-13 00:05
Subject:More Craigy Ferg/HP goodness!
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Mood: geeky

God, that man knows how to make me squee. From last night's monologue:

    "Some people say that the shifting of Big Ben is due to the construction of London's subway, but I think it's obvious who's really responsible: Lord Voldemort!
    "I can't believe you said his name!
    "Shut up, Ron!"

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Date:2011-08-20 02:31
Subject:Lieberman's Plagiarized Articles
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Mood:tired

We now know that Lieberman plagiarized both of his books. What about his articles? Turns out all of them came from the website ArtBusiness.com, mostly written by Alan Bamberg.

 

Lieberman

Bamberger (unless otherwise credited)

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN gives tips for Artists: How to Sell Art Directly to Collectors and Other Buyers

Tips for Artists: How to Sell Art Directly to Collectors and Other Buyers

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN gives tips for Collectors: How to Buy Art Directly From Artists

Tips for Collectors: How to Buy Art Directly From Artists

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN talks about how Artists - Make Effective Use of Your Studio Time

Artists - Make Effective Use of Your Studio Time

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN - ART4LOVE.COM Talks about Copyright Questions and Answers for Artists

Copyright Questions and Answers for Artists

By Sarah Feingold, Esq.

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM - Talks about Artist Pay-to-Play Galleries, Exhibitions, Publications

Artist Pay-to-Play Galleries, Exhibitions, Publications

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN - ART4LOVE.COM - TALKS ON HOW TO GET A FIRST SHOW WITH AN ART GALLERY - WHAT GALLERIES LOOK FOR IN ARTISTS

HOW TO GET A FIRST SHOW WITH AN ART GALLERY

WHAT GALLERIES LOOK FOR IN ARTISTS

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, - ART4LOVE.COM Answers Common Artist Questions

Common Artist Questions Answered: Episode II

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM Talks on Selling Artwork in a Weak Economy

Selling Artwork in a Weak Economy

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN - ART4LOVE.COM -MOMA RATED ARTIST - Talks on Etiquette for Aspiring Art Stars

Ascension Etiquette for Aspiring Art Stars

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM On How to Turn Art Lookers into Art Buyers

Turn Art Lookers into Art Buyers

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM Talks about How and Why Do Consumers Choose & Buy Art?

How and Why Do Consumers Choose & Buy Art?

By Robert Klonoski

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN - ART4LOVE.COM - When Other People Make Money Selling Your Art

When Other People Make Money Selling Your Art

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM Talks about Art Belonging in Museums, How do I Get it There?

My Art Belongs in Museums, How do I Get it There?

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM Talks about How to Make Your Artwork Worth More Money

How to Make Your Artwork Worth More Money

CHAD LOVE LIEBERMAN, ART4LOVE.COM Talks about How People Need Help Buying Art, So Help Them

People Need Help Buying Art, So Help Them

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Date:2011-08-20 00:09
Subject:Another Lieberman Update
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Mood: impressed

Cassandra, aka "Quirky Love", appears to be the best source for ongoing information about the case. Her link round-ups are terribly comprehensive and up-to-date.

Chad Love Lieberman The Art Thief: Art4Love.com Scam Link Roundup (Blogspot)
or
Chad Love Lieberman The Art Thief: Art4Love.com Scam Link Roundup (Tumblr)



Edit:
In reading the kinds Cassandra posted, I noticed an article "written by" Lieberman titled, "When Other People Make Money Selling Your Art". Since his other writings have been plagiarized (see this post and these two articles: "his"/original), I was suspicious. It appears that the original author of "When Other People Make Money Selling Your Art" is Alan Bamberger.

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Date:2011-08-17 21:22
Subject:What about Lieberman's other book?
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Mood: irritated

Chad Love Lieberman's second book, The Bank of Knowledge, has also been plagiarized from another source. This one came from the DailyOM website and the book DailyOM: Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Day By Madisyn Taylor a compilation of posts from the site. Here are some examples:

Day 1: "A Contract With Yourself"  was originally published as "Signing On The Dotted Line: Making A Contract With Yourself" on August 2, 2005, and republished on page 89 of the book.

Day 6: "Gossip" -- "Passing Along Secrets: Gossip"; July 25, 2005.

Day 60: "There Are No Wrong Decisions" -- "Regardless Of Outcome: There Are No Wrong Decisions"; January 31, 2006 and page 65.

Day 208: "Trains Are Like People" -- "Getting On Track: Trains Are Like People"; November 2, 2005 and page 15.


And so on. All of the ones I checked had been published on the website. Not all of them were in the book.

Previous posts on Lieberman's theft and plagiarism.

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Date:2011-08-17 16:24
Subject:Lieberman vs. Foote: a comparison
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Mood: annoyed

The following are brief excerpts from both Foote's and Lieberman's books. I simply started at the beginning of Lieberman's book and looked for where it started looking like Foote's book. I noticed Foote cross referenced chapter 3, so I checked out the first page of that chapter as well. As far as I can tell, Lieberman's entire book came from Foote's. These excerpts are not exceptions, but excellent examples of Lieberman's continuous plagiarism throughout the book.

A Side-By-Side Comparison of Foote's The Business Side of Creativity and
Lieberman's Creative Warriors Walk Alone
FooteLieberman
Chapter 1: Why the Opportunity Has Never Been BetterOpportunity Has Never Been Brighter: (page 1)
For many of us, starting our own business has always been a dream. Although entrepreneurial trends wax and wane, there has never been a better time to be one's own boss than now. Because small businesses are generally perceived as having a better record of productivity and innovation than larger companies, governments continue to develop entrepreneurial incentives. These initiatives, united with recent sociological trends emphasizing individual freedom and values, have created the healthiest climate for the entrepreneur in the last one hundred years.

Is all this just temporary? Surely it is to some extent, for economic trends will always be cyclical. Nonetheless, there is also considerable evidence of deep, structural change. In many areas of business, particularly creative services, the trend of “smaller is better” will continue, even strengthen. This is why it is a great time to have a freelance business.
Starting one's own business has always been pinnacle in fully achieving every aspect of the American dream. We live in a society founded upon individual rights and economies. In addition, self-employment represents capitalism in its purest form, and being the boss is ingrained in the very concept of the American character. Since our population, unlike most other nations, is a heterogeneous one, our culture fosters a spirit of self-reliance, of adventure, and a willingness to try new things. Because this is both our heritage and something of a national religion, the economic oligarchy valued elsewhere stands as one of the principals of our national consciousness. Indeed, so ingrained in our culture is the value of the individual entrepreneur that when economic forces threaten his or her prosperity, Congress always intercedes. Since small businesses have a better record of productivity and innovation than larger companies, the federal government has developed a number of entrepreneurial incentives. These initiatives, united with recent sociological trends emphasizing individual values, have created the healthiest climate for the entrepreneur in the last one hundred years.
Skills for a Postindustrial EconomySkills For a New Economy (page 2)
Economies worldwide are undergoing a transition from an industrial base to one based on services and information. It's a changeover as potentially sweeping as the industrial revolution or the mechanization of agriculture. In this new society, communication skills are increasingly important and the number of jobs available for creatively skilled individuals will continue to increase. More important, however, is where much of that increase will take place.

In the past, because most markets were relatively stable, manufacturing industries relied largely upon vertical integration for the control necessary for profit-making efficiency. Now, the value added to a product increasingly comes from marketing, sales, and distribution, not manufacturing. In this time of market volatility brought about by the speed of information transmittal and the globalization of markets, economic efficiency often comes from reliance upon a flexible network of suppliers. By instituting such a network, companies can move more quickly, concentrating on what they can do best and leaving the rest to outside specialists like you.
The American economy is undergoing a transition, as potentially sweeping as the industrial revolution or the mechanization of agriculture, from an industrial base to one based on services and information. In this new society, communications skills are increasingly important and the number of jobs available for creatively skilled individuals will continue to increase. More important, however, is where much of that increase will take place. In the past, because most markets were relatively stable, manufacturing industries relied largely upon vertical integration for the control necessary for profit-making efficiency. Now, the value added to a product increasingly comes from marketing, sales, and distribution, not manufacturing. In the time of market volatility brought about by the speed of information transmittal and the globalization of markets, economic efficiency often comes from reliance upon a flexible network of suppliers. By instituting such a network, companies can move more quickly, concentrating on what they can do best and leaving the rest to outside specialists—like you.
The changes brought on by information technology are also having a profound effect on service businesses, such as marketing communications. Organizations of today and tomorrow are electronic workplaces in which traditional references of time, space, and gography are blurred. It is possible (albeit not always practical) to have writers in New York working with designers in Los Angeles, production people in Chicago working on projects for clients in London, or an interactive firm in Sydney handling the Web design and hosting for a client in Auckland.

Technology makes it possible for creative individuals to work easily outside the traditional work environment. Word-processed copy can be transmitted between continents in minutes. Digital design allows everything from concepts ot proofs to finished art to be creatied and modified anyplace. Graphics can be transmitted and rendered in realistic color anywhere a desktop printer is available. Fax machines and overnight delivery services remove all limitations on where illustration is created. A client looking at a Web site makeover on his or her office computer doesn't care where the creator is located. Moreover, even with the tremendous advances in the last decade or so, communication technologies are still in their nascent stages. (A caution is in order, too. See “Can you do it anywhere?” in Chapter 3.)
The changes brought by information technology are also having a profound effect in service businesses, such as marketing communications. The shop of tomorrow will surely be an electronic workplace in which traditional references of time, space and geography are blurred. It will be possible (although not always practical) to have writers in New York working with art directors in Los Angeles and production people in Chicago – on projects for a client in London. Indeed, this is already happening. Technology makes it possible for creative individuals to work easily outside the traditional environment. Word-processed copy can be transmitted between continents in minutes. Electronic design allows everything from concepts to finished art to be created and modem-ed anywhere. Text and graphics can be output anywhere. Fax machines, overnight delivery services, and the Internet remove all limitations on where illustration is done. Moreover, these enabling technologies are still in their nascent stages.
Marketing communication, as we know it, went through two major phases in the last half-century. The first phase was largely concerned with analysis: what should be communicated using what techniques. The second phase was largely concerned with creativity: how to attract attention and ensure memorability. Now we are well into the third phase: how to do things more productively. In an era of high and escalating communication costs, productivity plays an increasingly large role in determining communications efficiency.

As a freelancer you will be in an excellent position to take advantage of this trend; you will be in the right place at the right time in history. Alike other a la carte business suppliers, a freelance can bring to the communications efforts of an organization excellent work without the inflexibility and expense of a large staff and overhead.

In other words, a freelance supplier offers an organization the opportunity to reduce communications expenses without reducing communications quality.
Marketing communications, as we know it, has gone through two major phases in this century. The first phase was largely concerned with analysis: what should be communicated and what techniques to use. The second phase was largely concerned with creativity: how to attract attention and ensure remembrance. Now, we are well into the third phase: how to do things more productively. In an era of high and escalating communications costs, productivity plays an increasingly large role in determining communications efficiency. As a warrior, you will be in an excellent position to take advantage of the trend. A warrior can bring, to the communications efforts of a company, excellent work without the inflexibility and expense of a large staff and overhead. In other words, a warrior supplier offers an organization the opportunity to reduce communications expenses without reducing communications quality.
The Ripple Effect of Corporate ChangeThe Current Effect of Corporate Evolution (page 3)
Your success as a freelance will also be directly related to the revolutionary changes in corporate structure that have taken place. That's not because you will necessarily be working directly for corporations, but because of the positive impact corporate changes have on the market and pay for freelance services.

Agencies, small companies without staff, public service organizations, and institutions have always generated a certain amount of freelance work. Many individuals have made a very respectable living from these sources in the past. Nonetheless, most freelances recognize that the larger and more sophisticated an organization is, the bigger the job, paycheck, and satisfaction that usually result.

Unfortunately, it has also been largely true that the larger the organization, the more likely it was that substantially all its creative needs would be handled internally, or provided by a large creative organization, such as an advertising agency or design firm. Because of their training, most managers felt most comfortable dealing with people who had line responsibilities within their company, or within a similar hierarchical organization. They did not feel comfortable working with outside, entrepreneurial suppliers.
Your success as a warrior directly relates to the revolutionary and recent changes in corporate structure. This success is not correlated with working directly for corporations but, more so, with the positive affect that corporate changes will have on the market and pay for warrior services. Agencies, small companies without staff, public service organizations, and institutions generate warrior work, and many individuals have made a very respectable living from these sources in the past. Nonetheless, most warriors recognize that work with larger, sophisticated organizations results ina big jobs, large paychecks, and greater satisfaction. Unfortunately, larger organizations usually house all of its creative organization, such as an advertising agency or design firm. Because of their training, most managers felt most comfortable dealing with people who had line responsibility within their company or with a similar hierarchical organization, not with outside, entrepreneurial suppliers.
Chapter 3: Planning Your FuturePlan Your Goals (page 20)
Okay. You've seen the opportunities. You've carefully weighed the risks. And you've decided that freelancing is for you. Now it's time to actually start planning your break from the organizational world, to begin laying the groundwork that will ensure your successful feature as an independent creative.

It's tough knowing where to start, what to do. As soon as you begin making serious plans, the reality of the change you'll be making hits you—hard. Chances are that the very process will start you second-guessing your decision, which, in turn, makes planning even harder. The result is to discourage you from planning—to encourage you either to charge ahead on impulse, or to chicken out. But you know that both are copouts. You've got too much riding on this decision to start playing Russian roulette with your career.

As uncreative and discouraging as you may personally find planning to be, it is essential if you want to ensure your success. The more you can do to take the variability out of what will always be, at best, a very unpredictable business, the more stability your freelancing will have. And the more you can accomplish now, the more financial security you will end up with, too.

The purpose of this chapter is to help you overcome the planning hurdle, to help you structure a stable and financially secure business. It identifies those things you'll need to know and do before you actually hang out your shingle.
Okay. You have seen the opportunities and carefully weighed the risks. If freelancing is still for you, start planning your break from the organizational world and begin laying the groundwork that will assure your successful future as a warrior. As soon as you begin making serious plans, the reality of this drastic change will hit you hard. The very process will start you second-guessing your decision, which, in turn, makes planning even more difficult. The result discourages you from planning and encourages you either to charge ahead on impulse or to chicken out. However, you know that both are cop-outs. You have too much riding on this decision to start playing Russian roulette with your career. As uncreative and discouraging as you may personally find planning to be, it is essential to success. The less variability existing in a very unpredictable business results in a more stable freelancing career. In addition, the more accomplished now, then the better financial security will be later.

This chapter will help you over come the planning hurdle and structure a stable and financially secure business by defining what you will need to know and do before you actually hang out your shingle.



Original post about Lieberman's art theft and plagiarism here.

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Date:2011-08-17 11:58
Subject:Plagiarism as well as art theft!
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Mood: irritated

In an art theft scandal that's sure to be dubbed something witty and unique like "Love-gate", Chad Love Lieberman has been stealing artists' work from sites like Deviant Art and selling copies as "original" and "hand painted" on the websites Art4Love.com and MarkYourSpot.com (both disappeared overnight after artists started noticing and reacting). Afterall, a con-artist is still an artist, right?

Then plantyhamchuk mentioned on Ursula's LJ that Lieberman has a couple of books. Would a man willing to steal massive quantities of art really go through the effort to write his own book, I asked myself. So I decided to do a little digging. I was simply SHOCKED to discover that page 195 of his book, Creative Warriors Walk Alone, matches word-for-word page 391 of Cameron S. Foote's book The business side of creativity.

I don't have time to look for more right now, but I'll be surprised if he didn't steal the entire content of the book.

Page 195 of Creative Warriors can be viewed on Amazon's Look Inside. The excerpt of Foote's book is here: http://tinyurl.com/love-plagiarism


Edit: I'm back from running errands, and I've been looking a little closer. On page one, Lieberman confesses, "Gathered over a period of three years at Art4love, much of the information comes more than one hundred warriors of creative firms as well as previously published material in other books." (sic) Which actually means that the only part Lieberman wrote was the intro. Everything else was stolen wholesale from Foote. On page one, he starts paraphrasing. Page two, is copy/pasted with few if any changes from Foote's original.


Edit 2: I've got a more detailed comparison of the two works here.

Edit 3: I contacted Foote. Also, info about Lieberman's second book here.

Edit 4: All of his articles were stolen, as well.

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Date:2008-02-18 10:54
Subject:Two!
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Mood: cold

There are TWO red-bellied woodpeckers on my tree right now. That's a first. I knew there were two of them, because one's male and one's female, but I'e never seen them both at the same time, and right now, they're only about 2' away from each other on the tree!  

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Date:2008-01-27 18:59
Subject:Note to self
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Log Cabin Afghan Square
Log Cabin Baby Blanket
Knit Bit: Log Cabin Technique

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Date:2008-01-05 00:17
Subject:SGA: Be All My Sins Remember'd
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Mood: exhausted

SpoilersCollapse )


I think there was more I wanted to say, but it's now 12:45, so that will have to do.

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Date:2008-01-02 18:58
Subject:OMG
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Mood: excited

Robin McKinley has an LJ? How did I not know this??? robinmckinley

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Date:2008-01-01 10:27
Subject:First bird post of 2008
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Mood: chipper

Five.

That's the number of black-capped chickadees currently in my tree or on my new feeder. I've never seen more than one at a time, so that's cool.

There's also a white-breasted nuthatch and a downy woodpecker on the tree right now.

This year, we're up to at least three downy woodpeckers, and one of them is missing a foot. I see him on my finch feeder a lot. He appears to be healthy, aside from the one-foot thing.

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Date:2008-01-01 00:34
Subject:How did I not know about this?
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Mood: silly

Eddie Izzard- Death Star Canteen in LEGOS!

I'm watching the other ones now.

Also, who was cast in the roll of Reepicheep in the next Narnia movie? Yes, Eddie Izzard.

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Date:2007-12-18 13:30
Subject:Note to self
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Mood: hungry

Baking Christmas cookies the day before going totally wheat free? Not the smartest idea you've ever had.

In related news, I have the most self control any person has ever had in the history of the world. Yes. I do.

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