Tweet Bits from #StarEast 2015

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Star East 2015 was held in Orlando, Florida this year from May 3 to May 8, 2015.

Below you will find the Tweets that caught my attention over the entire week at #StarEast 2015.

This is a long post breaking all the blogging rules…stick with the post to the very end and it will be it will be well worth your time.

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.  To see all the posts, you can go to https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23stareast&src=typd

As always, thank you to all those that Tweeted during the event! 

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May 8

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
To increase technical knowledge, use lunch an learns to spread knowledge while improving communication skills #stareast

Dan North ‏@tastapod
@jefferyepayne @johannarothman “If you can’t change your employer, change your employer.” #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
In order to drive innovation, you need to allocate time for people to innovate #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Enjoy #STAREAST? Bring the gang to #STARWEST Sep 27-Oct 2! The bigger the group the more you save. https://well.tc/ob9z  #softwaretesting

Ben Williams ‏@13enWilliams
Had a great time @ #StarEast, thank you to everyone involved in organising & everyone who came to see us talk, a great community. @TommRoden

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Check out the Schneider Model of Culture.  The best leaders can work in all cultures.  @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Questions help people imagine change.  Ask them: What would happen if … @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
People don’t resist change; they resist being changed – Peter Senge @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Lead change by starting with yourself.  Start small and continually assess @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Ask qualitative questions in addition to quantitative questions to see reality on a project @johannarothman #STAREAST

Marianne P Assenholt ‏@mazzen71
‘Change is good. You first’ @johannarothman #StarEast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Everyone lives up or down to expectations.  Set good expectations to help people grow @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Your mindset leads to expectations.  Show what’s possible to lead teams toward improvement. @johannarothman #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Sometimes our personal missions don’t match the corporate mission, there will be problems @johannarothman #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@johannarothman after you take money off the table, most people work for a purpose.  #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@johannarothman adaptive leaders create effective change when the situation changes #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@johannarothman leaders traditionally guide, champion, lead.  But also think about leadership as changing the status quo #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky a lot of communication problems are caused by a small set of people and as a leader you need to find them and fix it #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
People make decisions all the time. Do they have adequate communication channels? @mikefulky #stareast

Marianne P Assenholt ‏@mazzen71
‘Make decision charts instead of RACI charts’ Leadership Summit #StarEast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky when defining roles, it’s better to decide who does what than who decides what. #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
Focus on who decides what, not who does what. #leadership @mikefulky #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
Leaders define roles, not space in an org chart @mikefulky #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky managers that don’t focus on expertise quickly become unable to dive in and understand important technical problems #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky new leaders often spend too much time in the weeds instead of identifying the higher level problems and fixing them #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky coaching is helping you right now be more effective.  Mentoring is teaching you how to be success in your next job #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
Leaders work across the org. @mikefulky #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky much too much time is spent managing instead of leading or being an expert #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
People need to know all the time how they are doing, not just once a year @mikefulky #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
Leaders have 3 main roles: Leader, Expert, Manager (know what you manage & lead it) @mikefulky #stareast

Johanna Rothman ‏@johannarothman
Managers are not necessarily leaders @mikefulky (but they should be!) #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@mikefulky far too many people think of leadership and mgmt as the same thing #STAREAST

May 7

iautomatetests ‏@iautomatetests
Tuned in to #stareast virtual conf the past 2 days. Great presentations! Virtual interviews are added bonus. Thx @TechWell

Jennifer Fogarty ‏@jennyanddabets
Thank you for another great virtual conference #STAREAST See you again next year!

Anna Momatava ‏@Anna_Momatava
@MichaelSowers4 ‘s advice to #software testers: “Transform and be comfortable being uncomfortable”. #STAREAST @uTest

Miguel Ángel ‏@mnicolao11
“@TechWell: Testing Myths: “Anyone” can do #testing @mikesowers4 >> What do you think? #stareast” /cc @PanelTesting

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Chatroom statements: “Certifications are a consideration for promotions in our company guidelines… it shows initiative” #groan #STAREast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Testing Myths: One approach works universally.  No, context matters. @MichaelSowers4 #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Survey results: 91% agree “As long as humans are accountable for #software, we will need the #testing expertise.” @mikesowers4 #stareast

Vijaya ‏@vkokkili
Is testing evil? No! Throw the letters up in the air and see what you get :-) @msowers #STAREAST

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Chatroom questions: “So without requirements how do you know when you find a defect?” #groan #STAREast

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Chatroom questions: “Is a certified tester guaranteed to be better than one not certified?” #groan #STAREast

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Testing Myths: “Anyone” can do #testing @mikesowers4 >> What do you think? #stareast

Brooke Borowiak ‏@BrookeBorowiak
Loving this final keynote from Mike Sowers at #stareast #virtualaudience

Elinor Slomba ‏@artsint
The thing with Agile is, everyone tests. @TheTestLab #STAREAST #agile #testing cc: @jefferyepayne @Coveros

Cathy Sapeta ‏@MobileSapeta
@tastapod @DorothyGraham tools need testers. #STAREAST

Elinor Slomba ‏@artsint
“Stakeholders are people whose lives you touch.” @tastapod #agile #testing #STAREAST

Elinor Slomba ‏@artsint
“We are engineering small disasters.” @DorothyGraham  #testing #STAREAST

Yvonne Johns ‏@yvjohns
Constant “manual heroics” impacts QA and causes bottlenecks #BAProblems #agile #stareast @archie_borland

uTest ‏@uTest
Is a car a #mobile device? There are about 20-40 computers on board a car. – Jon Hagar at #stareast.  #softwaretesting

uTest ‏@uTest
What does it take to be a great #mobile #app tester? Depth (of knowledge) , passion, speed. – Jon Hagar at #stareast.  #softwaretesting

Slav Kurochkin ‏@javaslava
#STAREAST anybody can find a bug, not everybody can say why it is happening and even less people can suggest how to fix it.

uTest ‏@uTest
“#Testing is more than testing. #Automation is more than execution.” re: the stable application myth – @DorothyGraham #stareast keynote

Dan North ‏@tastapod
“Automation is more than execution, and tools don’t replace testers, they support them” – @DorothyGraham talking sense at #STAREAST.

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@DorothyGraham test auto is sw dev. Forcing a good tester with no dev skills to automate turns a good tester into a bad developer #stareast

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
Automation: balance time to create vs how often it’s needed @DorothyGraham – I refer to this xkcd strip: https://xkcd.com/1205/  #STAREast

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Building good #automation is a learning process” @DorothyGraham #STAREAST

Neil Studd ‏@neilstudd
“Don’t just automate poor-quality manual tests – all you’ll get is faster chaos” @DorothyGraham #STAREast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@DorothyGraham the difference in goals between doing testing and auto testing is the difference between effectiveness &efficiency #STAREAST

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Tests find bugs, automation doesn’t find bugs” @DorothyGraham #STAREAST

uTest ‏@uTest
“#Testing and #automation are two different things. Different activities require different goals.”- @DorothyGraham in her #stareast keynote.

uTest ‏@uTest
“I have never met an intelligent #testing tool,” says @DorothyGraham. A blunder is thinking that a tool can test. #stareast #Automation

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Testing tools don’t test, they just run stuff @DorothyGraham #STAREAST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@DorothyGraham testing tools don’t test, people test #STAREAST

uTest ‏@uTest
First up for #stareast coverage is “Blunders in Test #Automation” by @DorothyGraham. Have a question for her? Tweet us! #softwaretesting

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
Day 2 #STAREAST virtual conference.  Live streaming it for our test team. Good info yesterday @techwell  http://stareast.techwell.com/virtual-conference … #testing

May 6

Heather ‏@h2thecore
Let me sing you the song of my people “I don’t care if it works on your local” #StarEast #qa

George Kamau ‏@GeorgeKamauKE
“Build it virtuously” is the key difference between #agiletesting and waterfall. Build with change in mind. –  #stareast

Kay Johansen ‏@utahkay
“Test design is about focus” @RobertASabourin #stareast

Erik van Veenendaal ‏@ErikvVeenendaal
@PaulHolland_TWN test automation will NOT decrease your cost or save effort #STAREAST

Erik van Veenendaal ‏@ErikvVeenendaal
Use risk-based testing as unfront thinking and build your one page Agile test plan #STAREAST

Erik van Veenendaal ‏@ErikvVeenendaal
Jason Arbon #stareast – there is no real innovation in testing, we only react!! (to changes such as Agile)

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Lightning strikes the keynotes with @GrandpaCopeland! Join us on the virtual conference FREE https://well.tc/ob96  #STAREAST #testing

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Only what you control, can you keep improving. #goals #metrics #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
The goal of #metrics is to see that any given team is improving over time. Kris Kosyk @SoftServeInc #testing #STAREAST

uTest ‏@uTest
The QA/Test value proposition is: #Testing provides insurance against business loss. <– This is @MichaelSowers4’s elevator pitch. #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
A common mistake is thinking we must be “knighted” with authority-@michaelsowers4 #testing #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Are you guilty of “if only they” speak? -@michaelsowers4 #testing #stareast

uTest ‏@uTest
.@MichaelSowers4 talks about unspoken job descriptions. Be agent of change, mentor, etc. #stareast #softwaretesting

Testing Mobile Apps ‏@perfectomobile
Live from #StarEast – out of cycle testing is the enemy of velocity! http://ow.ly/i/aGXZs  #Jenkins #ContinuousQuality

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Start with your goals and metrics will follow ~Kris Kosyk #stareast #testing

SOASTA, Inc. ‏@CloudTest
@DanBoutinSOASTA Putting the ‘E” back in testing at #STAREAST

Constellation Books ‏@ConstellationBo
Quote of the Day – brought to you by Kirk Lee, presenting a talk on the importance of checklists at #STAREast: “Never waste a good crisis!”

uTest ‏@uTest
“When will #testing be done?” If you’ve never heard this question in your career, then you’re not a tester! :)  – @MichaelSowers4 #stareast

Vijaya ‏@vkokkili
ThOught: If Dev/QA understands the req’s right, do we still need documentation? Wouldn’t s/w serve as true face of requirements? #STAREAST

k_emo ‏@k_emo
HP’s Todd DeCapua @ #STAREast  noted, 70% of mobile app response time is going over the network #networkvirtualization key to perf testing

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
There is a huge difference between saying that should be automated and knowing why it should. #stareast #testing #Automation

uTest ‏@uTest
“If testers are going to be useful/powerful, then we need to up our game… Study our craft.” – @michaelbolton #stareast #softwaretesting

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Chris Loder. Nice implementation of Expected Fail Status: “known failure” – gives the bug number. When fixed, says “please fix”

Richard Hundhausen ‏@rhundhausen
Listening to @jamesmarcusbach, hard to tell if he doesn’t know #Agile software development, is trying to scare people, or both #stareast

uTest ‏@uTest
“Best practices” is a childish marketing phrase says @jamesmarcusbach, eliciting some giggles from the audience. #stareast #softwaretesting

Kartik ‏@Kartikeh   Florida, USA
Unleashing the mind of a test engineer, crash course in creative ingenuity #stareast

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Deep testing requires critical distance @michaelbolton @jamesmarcusbach #STAREAST

Jeff Perkins ‏@jeffperkins8
Introduced to a new term by @jamesmarcusbach: “artisan tester”. #STAREAST

uTest ‏@uTest
Love that @jamesmarcusbach describes himself as an “artisan tester.” – LF #stareast #softwaretesting

uTest ‏@uTest
“Build it virtuously” is the key difference between #agiletesting and waterfall. Build with change in mind. – @jamesmarcusbach #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Chris Loder: An Automation Framework for Everyone. Had a flaky fmwk, built abstraction layer above Selenium.  Now Product Devs use

uTest ‏@uTest
Presenter one-on-ones at #stareast.  Nice touch! #softwaretesting

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
The quadrants dont help imo,its not what should be automated or shouldnt,it should be about where tools can support your testing. #STAREAST

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
call to #testers to take back testing. Testing is a value-add, not a “waste” @tastapod #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@tastapod “Take back testing!” #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST@tastapod Love these quadrants – top left what shouldn’t be automated, bottom right what aug can do that manual can’t.

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
study the application you’re testing; know it well. But sometimes “forget” how things work @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
get stakeholders to gather in a room and actually lay out pieces on risk planes & converse @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
a tester needs to be inside the head of all stakeholders – it’s like Agent Smith in the Matrix @tastapod #StarEast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST @tastapod: Property-based testing (aug stochastic) sounds like Exploratory Test Automation from  @HarryRobinson

Richard Hundhausen ‏@rhundhausen
#Netflix #ChaosMonkey takes out servers, #ChaosGorilla services, and #ChaosKong data centers! http://techblog.netflix.com/2011/07/netflix-simian-army.html … #stareast #devops

Jon Duncan Hagar ‏@jonduncanhagar   Florida, USA
If all #testing is exploratory and exploration always was then exploratory testing sits in middle of any classification system #STAREAST

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Animals in testing: chaos monkey, chaos gorilla and chaos Kong @tastapod #STAREAST

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
chaos gorilla like chaos monkey testing – takes out service rather than server Chaos Kong takes out data center #Netflix @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
property-based testing – built-in heuristics to simplify. Like a specific ‘data mother’. “This will destroy software” @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
property-based testing – if we can apply what a property looks like, we can generate tons of data using that to test it @tastapod #StarEast

Noel Wurst ‏@NoelWurst
Just learned about #fuzzing testing and data mothers from @tastapod at #stareast gives me an awesome podcast idea

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
fuzzing – give your app completely random stuff. if it doesn’t hang or crash, passes. Like giving an electronic to a 4yo @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
“user journey testing isn’t about ‘does it work’, it’s ‘does it make sense when I do this'” @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
“when the user goes ‘ugh’, that’s a powerful piece of feedback. It’s unconscious feedback” @tastapod #StarEast

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Testing corners or YATQ (yet another testing quadrant) #STAREAST @tastapod

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
it’s not as clean-cut as Pass or Fail or Red/Green, there’s tests that are deterministic and stochastic @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
testers focused on things programmers can’t automate – exploratory testing, usability testing @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
load testing is not “let’s see how much it can take” but “let’s see how much it can take, and where/why it fails” @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
“programmers took ‘testing’ and turned into not meaning ‘testing’ anymore” @tastapod #StarEast

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
TDD is not about testing. Unit tests aren’t really tests when they’re really just “code by examples” @tastapod #StarEast

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Programmers thought #TDD was #testing, which is kind of awkward” @tastapod #STAREAST

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
“programmers thought testing was cool” – @tastapod #StarEast lol

Hilary aka H-Bomb ‏@g33klady
“before agile, programmers and testers didn’t really hang out” – @tastapod #StarEast I hung out with devs before agile :/

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Dan North @tastapod taking the stage and talking “Deliberate Testing In An Agile World” Join us virtually http://stareast.techwell.com/virtual-conference … #STAREAST

Richard Bradshaw ‏@FriendlyTester
“Innovating is a habit” @tastapod #stareast

Jon Foley ‏@jfosqa
Good point made w/ “fail quietly” when trying to innovate testing program. Don’t disturb project teams, display success proudly. #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Rapidly changing tech: Let go of trying to find every bug AND leverage the very trends that are threatening you. @jarbon #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon We spend/waste too much time doing what computer should be doing. Hear hear!

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon Innovation ideas: Bug reporting on mobile device – shake it, takes screen shot, draw with your finger & send.

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon Innovation ideas: Instead of pass/fail, what about using app star rating – how badly did it fail?

Gage Larsen ‏@AquaTestLead
Focus on the future, not just today.  @jarbon #STAREAST

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon 700 line script ran up 1000s of machines, trawl web pages overnight, report only crashes – kept devs busy for 2.5 yrs.

Kartik ‏@Kartikeh   Florida, USA
To achieve scale, assume ‘compute, network and storage will be free’ when innovating #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon Data speaks more than talk. Confirm your new idea by experiment-use a weekend to show how your aut is quicker/better.

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Innovation doesn’t mean creating something new..combine things from adjacent fields, says @jarbon #stareast #testing

Kartik ‏@Kartikeh   Florida, USA
‘Fail silently’ & ’70/20/10’Good talk on innovation at #Stareast – Jason Arbor

Jon Duncan Hagar ‏@jonduncanhagar   Florida, USA
Innovative ideas needed in #testing or become eaten as cleaner fish road kill #STAREAST

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Jason Arbon on innovation in testing. Automation is still same old – but only showing scripts. Hope he says a bit more about aut.

CCP Goliath ‏@CCP_Goliath
Focus test innovation on pain points to attain max value. Great notion from Jason Arbon. Knowing where to start is half the battle #STAREAST

TechWell ‏@TechWell
“Don’t test faster, test smarter” @jarbon #STAREAST #agile #testing

Gage Larsen ‏@AquaTestLead
Live It! We have to live the innovation, not just talk about it!! @jarbon #STAREAST

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Testers need to start scaring the pants off of developers and product managers. Innovate! @jarbon #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Thanks Lee for plug of Experiences book! At bookstore or 35% discount on ebook (http://informit.com/swtesting  with code SWTESTING)

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Keynote Jason Arbon @jarbon of @applause taking the stage in just a few. Join us on the virtual conference https://well.tc/ob96  #STAREAST

Shannon Junkin ‏@ShannonJunkin
Good morning! At the #StarEast virtual conference! Already a fan of the experience. Here’s to learning! #testing

Pam M. Morgan ‏@pmmorgan003
Rise and shine, it’s a big day at #StarEast!

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
Looking forward to the #STAREAST virtual conference today!  Live streaming it for our test team. #testing @techwell  http://stareast.techwell.com/virtual-conference …

May 5

Lee Copeland ‏@grandpacopeland
Great audiences today for my #Stareast tutorials. Conference begins tomorrow. If you can’t be here, join the virtual conference.

Eventifier ‏@eventifierapp
@TechWell #STAREAST is being archived here, have a look: http://buff.ly/1PkTpqH  CC @appperfeng @Kellyradell @Clint_II @Jonathon_Wright Ty.

Andy Glover ‏@cartoontester
“Testing functionality is the last thing you should worry about” when testing apps. Test for Security! #STAREAST with Jason Arbon

May 4

Derek Forrest ‏@dforrest88
Bug prevention > bug discovery #STAREAST @MichaelSowers4

Erik van Veenendaal ‏@ErikvVeenendaal
@bobgalen in reality most Agile teams adopt some sort of risk-based approach for within sprints #stareast

Erik van Veenendaal ‏@ErikvVeenendaal
Embrace ambiguity, realize that #requirements (user stories) may only be complete at the end of each sprint #stareast @bobgalen

Brandon Carlson ‏@bcarlso
“Apple makes you forget their stuff doesn’t work!” @michaelbolton #STAREAST

Pam M. Morgan ‏@pmmorgan003
Fun to see all the smiles and collaboration going on at #STAREAST! #softwaretesting

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Attending @MichaelSowers4 Buying a cool tool like buying a new bathroom – get home and there’s nowhere to put it.

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST Attending @MichaelSowers4 went to a company where they were paying for 400 tool licenses and using 83. What’s your tool inventory?

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST @MichaelSowers4
said in 40 years, I have seen very few automation initiatives that have saved money (but depends on your focus)

May 3

Richard Hundhausen ‏@rhundhausen
Made the mistake of using the word “test” instead of “check” with @jamesmarcusbach just now at #STAREAST #Schooled

Pam M. Morgan ‏@pmmorgan003
Already met a few Stars of the testing world! #STAREAST

uTest ‏@uTest
Getting ready for #STAREAST? Find our expo coverage at http://www.utest.com/stareast-coverage …. #softwaretesting #testing #events

May 2

Lee Copeland ‏@grandpacopeland
In Orlando for #stareast with two daughters, one son-in-law, two granddaughters. It will be fun. Oh, and some good stuff on testing too.

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