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Published instructable is not viewable

Hello, I published my instructable, however i can only view it when logged in.  https://www.instructables.com/id/No-irrigation-raised-bed-gardening-system-Hugelku/ Please let me know what the problem is. There is no indication in the interface that it required approval. it said "published successfully" -Nick

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Why is my published ible not published? Answered

I published an ible on farming maggots yesterday. It's not locatable by the search engines and it's not on the Green channel. Does anyone know why isn't it showing up or what the problem might be?

Question by cloudifornia    |  last reply


My instructable isn't viewable

My instructable "How to silence your critics" is not viewable under the search results or in the contest it is in. The only way that you can see it is if you go to my profile and click on it. Normally, I would just un-publish it and re-publish it, but it is in a contest so i can't do that.

Topic by shammallamaman    |  last reply


easily viewable cheap LCD in bright glaring sunlight?

I recently bought the cheapest screen I could on amazon for around 20 or so dollars for use on my quadcopter, it is a really crap quality display (only 480 x 272 resolution, and very poor color reproduction, viewing angles, and contrast) but it does serve the purpose of a FPV display for my quadcopter. However, I remember my old faithful flip mino camera as well as my old palm centro phone which had some type of semi-reflective LCDs on them! The displays could easily be seen in direct sunlight even with the brightness set to the minimum! They seemed to work a bit like calculator LCD displays, where they work on a basis of reflection, but also have backlights in them. To verify that the display on that flip camera does indeed reflect light back, I charged it up and turned it on with my 2000 lumen LED torch shining directly at it. images on my GS3's AMOLED panel would only be visible with the brightness cranked wayyyy up, and similarly on most LCD displays. They just could not handle the same way the flip camera did! You could clearly make out a picture on the flip camera display even when it was charging and the backlight was 100% off! What would I be searching for to find a display with a composite video input capible of being viewable in direct sunlight like this? Might it be possible to modify my current LCD to make it more viewable in direct sunlight?

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How Do You Make a Slide Show Viewable?

Ok, I made a slide show and I published it. The problem is, the only way you can view it is if you go to my page and click on the picture. You can't just search it in the box and it'll come up on one of the pages. Example: You make a slide show called "Iron man haloween costume." If you search it in the box in the top right corner of the screen. It wont come up in the "search results." The only way you can view it is if you go to the authors account page and click on the image/link to it. End of example. Now how do you make it able to view if you search it in the box. Is it the license has to be a certain type or what do you have to do. Please help and reply with an answer. Many thanks, Chill88

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New Website Layout

I'm not a fan of the new layout.  I liked having all categories viewable on the homepage, and I found it to be user friendly for my daily visit to the site. Not a fan, Just sayin'........

Topic by Pat_Maroney    |  last reply


Published Instructables not online for a day now

I posted a new Instructable yesterday, and it shows that it has been published, but it is not viewable on the Instructables website. Any ideas? (it is not in recent IN, or when you search for it) Lukethebook333

Topic by lukethebook333    |  last reply


getting a location from urls

Does anyone know how to find where an url is from.I dont need details but a country is fine. I have been looking at viewable cameras but the never say where they are from, just the url.

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How do I transfer a jpeg from my xbox and make it viewable on my computer AND other people's computers?

I need to email the photos that are on my xbox hard drive to another person. Thanks!

Question by tbyrd2000    |  last reply


i created a slide show of 5 or 6 pics why cant I view it?

I created a slide show of 5 or 6 pics and I cant view it .it was for the halloween costume contest and it is no viewable .

Question by joedjc    |  last reply


Anybody use Evernote to clip instructables? How?

I'm having difficulty clipping the instructables and having the text viewable; the pictures seem to slide down and get in the way. Anybody have a solution for this? I LOVE some of these instructions and I want to be able to have them on hand, but evernote can be fussy with it....

Question by SylverX    |  last reply


when does my instructable go public

I published my instructable and clicked make it public! and yet even though i type in my keywords or search under the categories its not showing up. I assume theres a certain period that must pass before its viewable or something, if not, how come its not showing up?

Topic by millertime07MS    |  last reply


profile images

(sunday june 13, 2010. 23:46 pst) just happened to notice that if you update your profile picture it removes all previous viewable pictures (shown as thumbnails under your main profile pic) and replaces it with the most current selected. not sure if this is intended. I kind of liked seeing older pictures, but can see how this way is cleaner too.

Topic by mikeasaurus    |  last reply


Way to filter Knex articles?

I like to browse for ideas, but every 5th article seems to be about Knex. Since I don't have a Knex set they are just spam to me. Is there a way for me to filter them out or can Instructables remove them from the general pool and just make them only viewable from the Knex category? Thanks and no offense to Knex builders.

Topic by blindflacker    |  last reply


Why won't my draft publish?

I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

Question by ajensen19    |  last reply


Instructable did not show in search. What's next?

I am new to the site and recently added an instructable for a class project.  Specifically, it's on how to utilize Word formatting to create a clickable PDF.  The instructable is viewable by direct link but not by search.  I tried republishing it with no luck.  https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Utilize-Microsoft-Word-to-Create-a-Clickabl/.  Am I missing a step? Thanks!

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Why won't my draft publish?

Why won't my draft publish? I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

Topic by ajensen19    |  last reply


lcd cropping software?

I just built a DIY projector for my room (basically an overhead with an lcd and fans slapped on). Many people that do this use a 15 inch screen, but my family recently burnt out the backlight of a 17", so I used that. Anyways, since the stage of the overheadprojector can't see the whole LCD, some parts of the image get cut off. Is there some sort of software to essentially shrink a screen so that I can get the whole image viewable to the projector?

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How do I arrange optics to make a decent periscope? Answered

Ever since I watched the first season of Stargate SG1, I've wanted one of those sweet little tactical periscopes that Jack o'Neill uses to look around corners to avoid Jaffa. The image is here, but it's just a prop! As far as I can tell, they either don't exist or are absurdly expensive or are just really hard to find. So I want to make one. I know some basic optics from working in a university laser lab, but we don't usually use lenses and such. I have played with simple two-lens telescopes and know that the ratio of the focal lengths is the amount by which an image is magnified. The corner would need to have a tiny prism in it. The problem I'm having is this: If I use tiny lenses, and a longish (~30cm) tube, the viewable area is ridiculously small. I would love to find a way to enlarge the viewable area I see in the eyepiece. Does anyone here know how this is done? At the very least I would like to know how to position the optics so that it seems like my eye is at the far end of the periscope. Maybe I could use a peephole lens to get a wider field of view too.

Question by laserjocky    |  last reply


Toasting Marshmallows on a Jacob's Ladder

Check out what the NYC Resistor hacker collective is up to! A bunch of NYC geeks & artists, doing weird stuff, gotta love 'em. The link contains a video, a bit choppy but still viewable.http://www.nycresistor.com/2008/04/18/homemade-marshmallows-roasted-on-a-15000-volt-jacobs-ladder/Oh, and the marshmallows they toasted had actually been made by a member. (I wonder if they used [http:///id/Walnut-%26-Chocolate-Covered-Homemade-Marshmallows/ this recipe]?)

Topic by rachel    |  last reply


How do I convert HD files, or burn them to disc?

I have a bunch of MTS files (Sony's special HD video format), and I need to convert them to MPGs or MOVs so I can edit them. At the very least I need to be able to burn them to a viewable DVD. A friend suggested I get the DivX converter, but that only allowed me to convert the files to DivX files which I can only watch on the DivX player. Help!!!!!

Question by NunchakuMan    |  last reply


Instructables Sister Company on BBC

Squid Labs spin-off company Potenco is cropping up quite a bit on the BBC website at the moment, snugly amongst the fuss about the latest "Get 1 Give 1" project by One Laptop Per Child (they're working with Amazon now).The pull-cord generator (called a yo-yo generator by the BBC) is shown as an integral part of the OLPC system.BBC descriptionBBC Video (may not be viewable outside UK)Get 1 Give 1 StoryPotenco PCG

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How do I convert HD files, or burn them to disc? Answered

I have a bunch of MTS files (Sony's special HD video format), and I need to convert them to MPGs or MOVs so I can edit them. At the very least I need to be able to burn them to a viewable DVD. A friend suggested I get the DivX converter, but that only allowed me to convert the files to DivX files which I can only watch on the DivX player. Help!!!!!

Question by NunchakuMan    |  last reply


More forum topics link to Go Pro screen.

Https://www.instructables.com/account/gopro?nxtPgName=/community/What-are-digital-patches/&nxtPg;=/community/What-are-digital-patches/I believe this is a non-Pro member asking a question in non-Pro forum so it should be viewable by all. Clicking on the topic gives you the Go Pro screen. IE8 and Safari show same so it is not a browser error. I went to member D4VOBRO orangeboard and his other previous topic brings up Go Pro screen also.

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Paleontologist prints fossils in 3D

French palaeontologist Paul Tafforeau has been using 3D lithography to make microscopic fossils, hidden in opaque blocks of amber, vsible for detailed study.Using intense light from a synchrotron (a kind of particle accelerator), he illuminates the amber, revealing, so far, over 350 specimens of trapped insects in 2kg amber. Some of the species are new to science.3D images are built up with micro-tomography, and these digital images are used to recreate millimetre-scale insects as plastic models at a scale that allows easy handling and visual study without needing microscopes.BBC Story (included iPlayer video, which may not be viewable outside UK)

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Make a Data Tracking Form in Instructables?

I like to keep track of my data re: all the instructables that I have done, and have all the data viewable in one place....would be interesting to see others, as well, but that may not be a viable function. Privacy issues, etc....Ideally, by clicking on "you", profile, etc., there could be a "statistics form", written in Excel, or such, with all this data and more...Barring this, and it would be a lot of programming work, is there a way you could simply but the total number of views, for all instructables, to date, under "stats" on the "info" sheet that appears next to an instructable that you are viewing? I have included pictures of a form that I put in use to do this very thing. Something similar, perhaps? Thanks. Cman

Question by Creativeman    |  last reply


Has anyone had a tv set damaged by the signal from the cablevision co?

The picture would be normal, then collapse into a straight line from left to right. Color and movement could still be seen in the line but not usable for viewing.  It's like the horiz/vert (?) hold would fail. The picture would snap back to normal after a few seconds and be ok.  Then it would repeat. Finally it went to a straight line and stayed there.  The picture is not now viewable.      I substituted another tv set in place of the first and it did the same exact thing.  I could understand perhaps one set going bad as they will do, but two set in a row?  Has this happened to anyone else on a cable tv line hookup?

Question by LeShane    |  last reply


Two Bugs: (1) Delete confirmation dialog doesn't work and (2) I can't republish my instructable.

Bug #1: I wanted to make a change to my instructable and I accidentally pressed the "Unpublish" button. I clicked Cancel in the pop-up, but it still unpublished it. Bug #2 Now I'm trying to republish, but I'm getting a 401 error. I've tried logging out and clearing my cookies and cache. I've even tried logging in via a different browser, so I think it's a bug in the application. My instructable is at https://www.instructables.com/id/Nachos-Frutales/. That still seems viewable by anyone with the link, but it's status is unpublished in my account, and it also doesn't show up in recent posts (e.g. https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-food/?sort=RECENT). Can you republish Nachos Frutales? This is the exact error I'm getting: ERROR 401: edit object EVF4EEXH4AFSTRT - ERROR 401: edit object EVF4EEXH4AFSTRT

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How do I build water level indicators for hydroculture pots?

I need water level indicators in opaque planting pots filled with LECA (Light Expanded Clay Aggregate) growing medium. The indicator needs to sit down in the LECA to the bottom of the pot with an indicator above the LECA to show how much water is in the bottom and non-viewable portion of the pot. The indicator can be a simple rise and fall system or even electronic, so long as it is low profile and does not harm the plant. The pots are different sizes, so I need a way to make the unit in various heights. Water levels I need to measure include a max level that varies per pot, a low level at about 1/4 or 1/2 an inch of water, and empty. Something that will look nice and not take away from the beauty of the plant is desirable, but functionality is the most important aspect of this project. Hydroculture is also known as static hydroponics. The LECA I am using is Hydroton. With Hydroculture, plants are grown without soil. The Hydroton provides water and nutrients to the plant roots via capillary action and it is important that the maximum water level is just below the roots. The roots are not submerged in hydroculture like they are in hydroponics. Give me your best ideas, creators!

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Bathroom Occupied Transmitter

Newbie here... greetings! I work in office building with about 20 guys, most heavy coffee drinkers... we have one-holer restroom which is located about 100 feet and around a corner from the area where the majority of the guys work. Needless to say 8 out of 10 times you make the journey to go to use the restroom, someone is in there with the door locked... leaving you constantly defeated and having to go badly.. I want to create a light or a signal viewable in our common room that would indicate when that bathroom is in use. There is one light switch in the bathroom which operates the overhead light and the fan... and the fan is extremely loud so we always turn the light off when exiting the bathroom.  So my thought is to add some sort of transmitter to the switch that when turned on would send a signal to a receiver down the hall in the common room and that receiver would turn on a small light somewhere in the room. The guy next to me has a nice lava lamp and has volunteered it's services as the bathroom indicator. I'm hoping to find a transmitter or replacement switch/transmitter combo that can be wired into the existing single switch box (no batteries to change). This is what I need help locating.  It would need to perform it's current duties.. turning on the light and fan, as well as send the "on" signal and "off" signal to the receiver 100 feet away.  I think the other solution would be to run a wire thru the ceiling from the switch, but was hoping to avoid that. Thanks in advance for your help!

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managing tags in image library

While writing an instructable I was uploading picture using the new uploader (is it still new if it's older than 6 months?). Before clicking upload I used the tag files as and input my info. I have found 2 issues with this style of upload. I'd like some feedback. 1) I see the benefit of tagging uploaded photos and the aid in searching. But, is there any plans to offer a folder based system to he image library? Not all the files I upload to this site are relevant enough to include in the tagging section. As far as I've tested, not tagging a file results in the file only being viewable in the 'All' category. If you upload more than 50 pictures you'll be searching for a while to find it again later. I've been using an ad hoc method of using underscores to keep files organized. (ex. of tags: _discussion, _forums, etc. And for hyphenated or 2-word projects, tagging jello_brains or joining words like jellobrains). This is really so the drop-down menu isn't cluttered with all kinds of one-off keywords. Is if there is a folder-based system to use/search our library that isn't reliant on keywords. Which made me think of something else. 2) After re-uploading the photos again with the underscores in the right places (for my own sanity of keeping things where I can find them). I tried deleting the now-redundant files under the old tags. I successfully deleted the files under the tags, but couldn't remove the tag. I had not started writing the instructable yet or identified any keywords anywhere else outside of the upload editor. Is there a method to remove redundant or erroneously-named tags to files? Is there a way to add additional tags to a file after it has been uploaded?

Topic by mikeasaurus    |  last reply


What would I need and how would I go about making Chromatic Lenses (AR glasses to assist colour blind people)? Answered

I am colour blind. Mainly with reds and browns. Now, for a long time, that's stopped me from finding work in the fields I am interested in. Or limited me at least. However, I've had this idea in my head of a pair of glasses/goggles with an AR (Augmented Reality) functionality, which, if you press a button, it tells you in plain, English terms, at the top of the viewable bit of glass, what colour it is, but also the nearest possible hex code. Thus far I've worked out that it needs some kind of miniature digital camera, lenses that can display text information (might be the hardest thing to create... It doesn't need any user interface, at least on the early version, as its sole purpose is to identify the colour and nothing else, so I think the actual display will be very simple (which since it's supposed to be worn as glasses, makes sense as you still need to see even when the text is being displayed)), and a power source that either lasts a long time or is renewable, or is easily replaced like AA batteries. I've been thinking more and more that this would be really useful for me and for anyone else who is colourblind, but since I don't really know where to begin or even how much a working prototype would cost me to build, I just decided to say "sod any chance of patenting this idea, let's just ask the Internet so someone with the know-how can help!". If the AR bit of this doesn't seem quite possible at this point in time, perhaps some kind of application that can run on a modern smartphone would be a good alternative?

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Photo Challenge: Take a Photo Everyday in January

---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- PLEASE READ THIS THREAD!!!! ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- With the New Year comes New Year's Resolutions, and one of my on-going resolutions is to improve my photography skills.  I have a hunch I'm not the only one who wants to be a better photographer, so I would like to pose a challenge in which I will also participate. The Challenge: Take a photograph everyday in January. The Reward: Bragging rights and a fancy patch to show everyone that you successfully completed the challenge. Simple, right?  It doesn't have to be the best photo EVAR.  It doesn't have to be beautifully lit.  It doesn't need perfect composition.  It just has to be the very simple act of picking up your camera, taking a shot, and posting it online.  It can even be a photo you're going to use in an Instructable, a dual purpose photograph.  The trick is that it has to be done every day.  No old photos.  No rehashes.  This is for personal improvement and making photography a habit. Now I realize that not everyone will be able or willing to do this everyday because stuff happens.  If you can take a photo for 20 days in January, you will get a patch.  If you can manage to take a new photo every single day, all 31, in January, you will get a very special patch! If you would like to participate in this challenge, leave a reply to this topic saying that you accept the challenge.  As you submit your photos, reply to your original acceptance reply.  This will keep things a bit tidier, and you will be able to see your accomplishments altogether.  There's a great deal of satisfaction in seeing a big chunk of what you've done and feeling motivated to do more.  If you would like to see an example of how to submit photos for the challenge, please look for my acceptance comment on this topic and how I reply to that comment with photos I am submitting. Alternatively, you can submit links to images on your Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, and other image sharing services.  This will save on bandwidth usage on Instructables.  Please do not submit links to private accounts such as Facebook and Myspace.  The images must be publicly viewable without requiring a linked account. There are some mighty fine Instructables on photography, so you might want to take a look around.  Hopefully, by taking part in this challenge, you will not only improve your photography skills but your Instructables as well.  You might even be motivated to post an Instructable about photography in January! If you would like to participate in a much larger challenge, check out Project365. So here's to a Happy (and productive) New Year!

Topic by AngryRedhead    |  last reply


Smart Alarm Clock - wake me early or wake me late because of something

Hello, I came up with this idea the other day as I am new to long distance commuting on public transport and the winter season is upon us in the UK.  I hope this is posted in the right section.  I've loitered on instructables for a number of years but have never ventured into the forums. Basically I get up in the morning with enough time for my normal morning routine and then leave the house by car to catch a train that runs every hour from my local train station.  The three main factors that effect me getting on the train to work.  1) Waking up on time, 2) the train actually running (it has been cancelled twice in the past 3 weeks) and 3) getting to the station on time.   As I see it there are three variables to the situation.  The time to get up in order to catch the train if it is running - 1) more or less fixed but this could vary day by day, i.e. some days need to put bins out or perhaps take something extra which requires preparation.  2) The extra time taken in clearing ice from the car and driving more slowly to the station because of ice and snow - perhaps this needs to be variable too.  i.e. frost does not have an impact on driving conditions as much as deep snow.  3) Is the train running or late? If it's not running then get an extra hour in bed - for me I commute up to 5 hours a day so extra rack time is a bonus. Basic Requirements I think the clock should monitor outside temperature at least or get that information from the internet, in which case get more detailed data   The clock should be relatively accurate, again we could use the internet for NTP or use a radio synced signal The clock needs to be aware which train I take The clock needs to know I don't go to work some days The clock should need minimal user intervention to complete it's tasks The clock should be mains powered with battery backup The clock should be able to dim it's display at night but be viewable in bright interior room conditions - i.e. we don't need it readable in bright sunshine. The clock shouldn't be too expensive to make.   Specifically I have been thinking of using a spark.io and 4 8x8 displays as I happen to have these.  Thinking about this for only a short time I guess the clock would be more easily programmed via the web and in fact probably pull it's data from the internet.  Cycling power could be the basis to fetch new configuration so not user buttons should be required. We would need to find services to get train information and very local weather information. A service or server would need to be setup where the unit could check in.  Perhaps it would be simpler if this was the proxy for the train and weather information. That's it for now.  I wanted to get my ideas in writing whilst throwing it out there for someone else to think about.  My thoughts are if you want to keep an idea to yourself then don't tell anyone - please feel free to do what you may with the information in this post. Cheers, Al

Topic by albal21    |  last reply


Spy Glasses, Animatronic Lion Mask, Speed Up Your PC...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Jan. 10, 2008 Welcome back. Instructables is a finalist for Best User-Generated Content Award in the Crunchies over on techcrunch. We'd love to win so vote for us! The Homemade Holidays Contest closes this weekend. Enter now or wait till next year! The Laser Cutter Contest finalists have been announced! Check out these cool instructables! WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista & run like lightning Give your Windows XP installation a complete overhaul with an updated interface, speed tweaks, and free software. Who needs Vista? posted by CharredPC on Jan 9, 2008 Pipe Loft Bed Get more space in your cramped dorm room with a trip to the hardware store and some quick construction.posted by nerdologist on Jan 5, 2008 Realistic, Animatronic Lion Mask with stereo night vision and amplified hearing Build a realistic lion mask with moving jaw, stereo night vision/color vision system, and amplified hearing augmentation. posted by Solion on Jan 8, 2008 Covert Spy Sunglasses Make your own sunglasses that secretly record video and audio for less than $50. Remember to use these powers for good and not evil, OK? posted by Kipkay on Jan 9, 2008 Making an army of Gromit's (Claymation Mold making) Fancy making a stop-motion animation Aardman style? Chances are that you will need more than one clay figure. You'll likely need an army. posted by edwatkins on Jan 8, 2008 Show off your project and win Lion Brand yarn!Contest closes this weekend! Shadow or Illusion Knitting Shadow knitting, or illusion knitting, is a process of knitting such that the finished piece has a hidden image only viewable from an angle. Learn how.posted by ERNesbitt on Jan 7, 2007 Give your loved one a real "fallen star" It may be romantic to name an anonymous dot in the sky after your loved one, but how about catching a real "fallen star" for them? posted by Kiteman on Jan 6, 2008 Perfect English SconesA recipe for the perfect rustic english scone which goes with sweet or savory foods like clotted cream and jam or parmesan and spinach... yum.posted by dancook on Jan 5, 2008 Noise Free HDD Does your computer's hard drive sound like it's getting ready for lift-off? Use this trick to bring some peace back into your life. posted by liknus on Jan 7, 2008 Turn a TI Graphing Calculator into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos A quick and cheap way to make time lapse videos with a DSLR and a calculator that is quick, cheap, and requires little time or skill. posted by yonderknight on Jan 5, 2008 Laser Cutter Finalists! We looked at over 600 entries for the Laser Cutter Contest and decided on 14 finalists for the VersaLaser worth over $15,000. Now the voting is open to Instructables users until Jan. 31. Vote for your favorite Instructables! Check out the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists Announcement to see all the finalists and 20 second prize winners. Or you can go straight to the Voting Page to cast your votes now.   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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