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2013-05-08 23:33:27 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good on you, bro!

Most reshares: 15

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2013-11-19 18:48:46 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Kerning. It is important!

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2013-11-19 18:48:46 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Kerning. It is important!

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2015-07-22 19:51:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I don't normally rant about customers or peers, but man, if you are a "Web Designer" working on a "Client Project" and you are asking me for help with learning how to use the browser inspector to change the font size of a nav link, you need to spend more time with this website. #webdesign  

I don't normally rant about customers or peers, but man, if you are a "Web Designer" working on a "Client Project" and you are asking me for help with learning how to use the browser inspector to change the font size of a nav link, you need to spend more time with this website. #webdesign  ___

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2015-07-15 18:01:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Why are we managing all this stuff in the editor and options panels where we can't see it take shape? I don't know about you, but I'm totally over Slider post types and shortcodes. Let's move things forward #wordpressthemes  

Why are we managing all this stuff in the editor and options panels where we can't see it take shape? I don't know about you, but I'm totally over Slider post types and shortcodes. Let's move things forward #wordpressthemes  ___

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2015-02-19 16:07:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We worked tirelessly for months to create a theme framework with page building that stayed true to the WordPress core and did not require a ton of bloat. For designers, this means fast styling and customization. For developers, stay tuned for some amazing opportunities to make $$ with Layers themes and extensions.

We are excided to announce the launch of Layers, a revolutionary new theme framework with layout creation built on the WordPress core.___We worked tirelessly for months to create a theme framework with page building that stayed true to the WordPress core and did not require a ton of bloat. For designers, this means fast styling and customization. For developers, stay tuned for some amazing opportunities to make $$ with Layers themes and extensions.

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2015-02-06 22:23:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

tee hee

tee hee___

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2015-01-14 13:24:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Best advice this year (and last)

Best advice this year (and last)___

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2014-10-16 10:41:33 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Don't go to the dark side.
#webdesign  

Don't go to the dark side.
#webdesign  ___

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2014-09-27 01:12:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Perspective is always a good thing...

Perspective is always a good thing...___

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2014-09-05 10:19:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The second part in our series on digital products - specifically web templates, themes and extensions. #wordpress  

The second part in our series on digital products - specifically web templates, themes and extensions. #wordpress  ___

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2014-08-26 12:10:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In our latest series on the Obox Blog we will be speaking about our experience with selling digital products. There have been many challenges along the way and we want to share some of those with you. #wordpress   #wordpress-themes   #webdesign  

In our latest series on the Obox Blog we will be speaking about our experience with selling digital products. There have been many challenges along the way and we want to share some of those with you. #wordpress   #wordpress-themes   #webdesign  ___

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2014-08-22 13:36:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

So much love for Blaz Robar taking the piss with design tropes. Don't let it distract you from what this plugin does though, if ctrl clicking the transform handles is too much work for you.
 http://perspectivemockups.com/

So much love for Blaz Robar taking the piss with design tropes. Don't let it distract you from what this plugin does though, if ctrl clicking the transform handles is too much work for you.
 http://perspectivemockups.com/___

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2014-08-19 07:57:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Freelancing is great for freedom, but also frought with nightmares. Hopefully this series helps put a fresh spin on time-worn advice for any of you just starting out or still struggling. 

Freelancing is great for freedom, but also frought with nightmares. Hopefully this series helps put a fresh spin on time-worn advice for any of you just starting out or still struggling. ___

2014-07-14 09:40:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is one of the most inspiring feats of code and design I have seen in a long time. Keep clicking things, it gets better and better.

This is one of the most inspiring feats of code and design I have seen in a long time. Keep clicking things, it gets better and better.___

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2014-07-09 16:23:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We've launched another eCommerce theme over at Obox, this one with a minimal feel aimed at independent brands and stylists. Read More about it here!

http://blog.oboxthemes.com/an-ecommerce-theme-for-stylists/

We've launched another eCommerce theme over at Obox, this one with a minimal feel aimed at independent brands and stylists. Read More about it here!

http://blog.oboxthemes.com/an-ecommerce-theme-for-stylists/___

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2014-06-30 20:54:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The brilliant thing is, this brand will not only grab the market it is looking for, it will probably grab the hipsters too. Ironically.

The brilliant thing is, this brand will not only grab the market it is looking for, it will probably grab the hipsters too. Ironically.___

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2014-05-29 21:29:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-05-17 10:35:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

This is my 18 year old. She still acts like a kitten.

#caturday

This is my 18 year old. She still acts like a kitten.

#caturday___

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2014-05-15 16:14:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here is a look at our newest #wordpresstheme over at Obox. Simple, modern, feature-packed ecommerce without a ton of bloat, and easy to understand code.

Check it out here: http://oboxthemes.com/theme/loft

Here is a look at our newest #wordpresstheme over at Obox. Simple, modern, feature-packed ecommerce without a ton of bloat, and easy to understand code.

Check it out here: http://oboxthemes.com/theme/loft___

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2014-04-28 16:50:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

PSA: If you want something to change, learn as much about it as you can, then think critically about the possible solutions and offer them. If you evangelize without knowing as much as possible about a topic, you risk looking really stupid. If you complain, threaten or refuse to explain your plight calmly, you close yourself to help and sympathy.

#customerservice   #wordpressthemes  

typography by Jay Roeder.

PSA: If you want something to change, learn as much about it as you can, then think critically about the possible solutions and offer them. If you evangelize without knowing as much as possible about a topic, you risk looking really stupid. If you complain, threaten or refuse to explain your plight calmly, you close yourself to help and sympathy.

#customerservice   #wordpressthemes  

typography by Jay Roeder.___

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2014-04-25 09:43:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

These sentiments are nothing new - the web has looked the same every trend that has come through. Being in the wordpress theme biz, I and my workmates deal with this struggle intimately every day.

But let's not get caught up in the bitching and moaning, and let's definitely NOT return the web to 1999 in some kind of hipster revolt against emerging ideas.

Instead, why not encourage more exploration of jQuery, build better tools for creating new things, and provide more mentoring and accessible education so there is more variety out there. When we have a small handful of developers releasing nicely styled effects and plugins, and when we have sites awarding specific design styles repeatedly, we will end up with a homogenized web.

These sentiments are nothing new - the web has looked the same every trend that has come through. Being in the wordpress theme biz, I and my workmates deal with this struggle intimately every day.

But let's not get caught up in the bitching and moaning, and let's definitely NOT return the web to 1999 in some kind of hipster revolt against emerging ideas.

Instead, why not encourage more exploration of jQuery, build better tools for creating new things, and provide more mentoring and accessible education so there is more variety out there. When we have a small handful of developers releasing nicely styled effects and plugins, and when we have sites awarding specific design styles repeatedly, we will end up with a homogenized web.___

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2014-04-11 15:30:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gorgeous #productdesign and functionality. They only have a week to go, help them get it! Everyone loves coffee right? 

Gorgeous #productdesign and functionality. They only have a week to go, help them get it! Everyone loves coffee right? ___

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2014-04-03 20:20:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

OK back to serious business, here is a sneak peek at a photography #wordpress theme redux cooking at Obox. It even has instagram support!

OK back to serious business, here is a sneak peek at a photography #wordpress theme redux cooking at Obox. It even has instagram support!___

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2014-04-01 20:30:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

My amazing new WordPress theme design. Destined to sell thousands!

My amazing new WordPress theme design. Destined to sell thousands!___

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2014-04-01 20:26:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-03-31 23:01:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This might be the funniest thing you see today.

This might be the funniest thing you see today.___

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2014-03-28 12:31:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

:D

Happy to see Obox Themes features in Line25's websites of the week!___:D

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2014-03-27 15:58:00 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Need some quick and lovely advice for business, UX and copy? This site has a lot to teach us both visually and, well...cognitively :}

http://coglode.com/ 

#webdesign   #uxdesign  

Need some quick and lovely advice for business, UX and copy? This site has a lot to teach us both visually and, well...cognitively :}

http://coglode.com/ 

#webdesign   #uxdesign  ___

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2014-03-19 15:01:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's a super-exciting day at Obox as we launch a completely new website and brand. I would like to personally invite all designers, developers and those of you looking for excellent WordPress products to drop by our new Google+ Page ( http://google.com/+Obox-design )for Design and WordPress-specific content that you may miss by following me directly.  I appreciate each and every one of you for your support over the years and hope you will join me in celebrating this milestone!

It's a super-exciting day at Obox as we launch a completely new website and brand. I would like to personally invite all designers, developers and those of you looking for excellent WordPress products to drop by our new Google+ Page ( http://google.com/+Obox-design )for Design and WordPress-specific content that you may miss by following me directly.  I appreciate each and every one of you for your support over the years and hope you will join me in celebrating this milestone!___

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2014-03-03 23:29:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do you love design? Love football? Here are some awesome jersey design faux paux of the 90s era. 

Do you love design? Love football? Here are some awesome jersey design faux paux of the 90s era. ___

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2013-11-25 16:25:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A little bit of november

A little bit of november___

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2013-11-21 16:25:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Brilliant and hilarous 

Brilliant and hilarous ___

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2013-11-21 16:19:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ever wondered what the answers to this burning question are? Well here you go!

Ever wondered what the answers to this burning question are? Well here you go!___

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2013-11-19 18:48:46 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Kerning. It is important!

Kerning. It is important!___

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2013-11-11 12:26:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Most humans are incapable of intimately knowing more than 150 people."

"Most humans are incapable of intimately knowing more than 150 people."___

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2013-11-07 10:40:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

More fun with DMCA

More fun with DMCA___

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2013-11-04 16:58:46 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 


Be sure to visit the website after this. Gold!


Be sure to visit the website after this. Gold!___

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2013-11-04 16:57:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Love Firefly, intrigue and strong heroines? If you're looking for a great little sci-fi Kindle book, I very much recommend Crecheling by up and coming author D.J Butler.  You can check out a sample on the link here

Love Firefly, intrigue and strong heroines? If you're looking for a great little sci-fi Kindle book, I very much recommend Crecheling by up and coming author D.J Butler.  You can check out a sample on the link here___

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2013-10-31 11:01:07 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is funny but it is also a protest. If you're a designer, find a way out of this box!

This is funny but it is also a protest. If you're a designer, find a way out of this box!___

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2013-10-17 14:26:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

It was almost exactly one month ago that we launched Retail Therapy - an eCommerce theme with a lot of class. It has done well but we haven't slowed down since then.

Today we launched our latest theme, called The Writer. Intended for long-form articles and short stories, we wanted to make content distraction free and easy to read. Our extensive testing and refining of the typography and "cover image" feature makes this a fantastic choice for writers or artists.

You can see it in action here: http://www.obox-design.com/theme.cfm/theme/the-writer

It was almost exactly one month ago that we launched Retail Therapy - an eCommerce theme with a lot of class. It has done well but we haven't slowed down since then.

Today we launched our latest theme, called The Writer. Intended for long-form articles and short stories, we wanted to make content distraction free and easy to read. Our extensive testing and refining of the typography and "cover image" feature makes this a fantastic choice for writers or artists.

You can see it in action here: http://www.obox-design.com/theme.cfm/theme/the-writer___

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2013-09-26 09:42:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just better

Just better___

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2013-09-18 13:34:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Our newest WordPress Theme from Obox is a beautifully minimal eCommerce shop with a fully customizable homepage and color options.  Powered by WooCommerce, it can handle digital music sales, handmade goods or services. Have questions about what it can do? Drop us a line on our Themes page by clicking Got a Question? Want this customized for your band, brand or style? Contact me via my profile here ($300 minimum)

 http://www.obox-design.com/theme.cfm/theme/retail-therapy

Our newest WordPress Theme from Obox is a beautifully minimal eCommerce shop with a fully customizable homepage and color options.  Powered by WooCommerce, it can handle digital music sales, handmade goods or services. Have questions about what it can do? Drop us a line on our Themes page by clicking Got a Question? Want this customized for your band, brand or style? Contact me via my profile here ($300 minimum)

 http://www.obox-design.com/theme.cfm/theme/retail-therapy___

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2013-08-15 11:58:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Crafters, Designers, Musicians or Merchants, this is really about all you need in a #wordpress   #ecommerce   package. Fully customizable, very easy to mod.

Crafters, Designers, Musicians or Merchants, this is really about all you need in a #wordpress   #ecommerce   package. Fully customizable, very easy to mod.___

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2013-08-03 13:17:50 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Fantastic inforgraphic predicting future technological advancement.

Fantastic inforgraphic predicting future technological advancement.___

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2013-08-01 00:01:31 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

http://laughingsquid.com/the-hipster-logo-design-guide-on-how-to-create-an-artisanal-logo/

http://laughingsquid.com/the-hipster-logo-design-guide-on-how-to-create-an-artisanal-logo/___

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2013-07-26 18:49:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2013-07-16 14:36:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We have launched a bigger, better, more powerful mobile plugin for WordPress - Obox Mobile 2!  It takes your existing WordPress content, regardless of what theme you use, and makes it compatible with most handhelds. This is a great solution if your site is not yet responsive or you need a better option for older mobiles. Check it out here: http://goo.gl/VhQh8

We have launched a bigger, better, more powerful mobile plugin for WordPress - Obox Mobile 2!  It takes your existing WordPress content, regardless of what theme you use, and makes it compatible with most handhelds. This is a great solution if your site is not yet responsive or you need a better option for older mobiles. Check it out here: http://goo.gl/VhQh8___

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2013-05-12 15:08:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

it isn't

it isn't___

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2013-05-08 23:33:27 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good on you, bro!

Good on you, bro!___

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2013-05-05 10:52:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2013-04-26 14:02:12 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

So I got a newsletter today from bandjob.com, a startup I already abhorr, but this new campaign kicks the last nail in. Megastars KISS and bandjob believe giving some poor designer 1000$ is adequate compensation for a tshirt design that will go on to make a gazillion dollars in profit for the band. To make matters worse, several other designers will spend a lot of time designing this shirt and get nothing. This is SPEC at its worse.
Here are my problems with what bandjob is doing and why they are not helping anyone but themselves:
1. Contests hurt the design community by generating a competative environment that is not condusive to quality work. 
2. Contests effectively eliminate designers or firms that may be the best match for the client (I don't know any designers or firms with a healthy client base and income stream that will waste time on contest sites)
3. Bands that... more »

So I got a newsletter today from bandjob.com, a startup I already abhorr, but this new campaign kicks the last nail in. Megastars KISS and bandjob believe giving some poor designer 1000$ is adequate compensation for a tshirt design that will go on to make a gazillion dollars in profit for the band. To make matters worse, several other designers will spend a lot of time designing this shirt and get nothing. This is SPEC at its worse.
Here are my problems with what bandjob is doing and why they are not helping anyone but themselves:
1. Contests hurt the design community by generating a competative environment that is not condusive to quality work. 
2. Contests effectively eliminate designers or firms that may be the best match for the client (I don't know any designers or firms with a healthy client base and income stream that will waste time on contest sites)
3. Bands that participate in this are pretty hypocritical - how would you like it if your label said "why dont you cut an album for us at your own cost, and if we like it we will pay you $1000, and by the way once you submit it, we own the rights to it whether we pay you to use it or not, and you will not really get an individual fame or credit later"
4. Crowdsourcing an art form leads to a degredation in the industry as a whole and does not really support local artists, industry artists, or the development of design as a viable career.
5. The offered amounts are consistently below fair wages. What clients end up with most of the time is stock images, graphics or logos or outright plagiarized work because nobody wants to spend 80 hours on a design for 5 bucks an hour. 

I would like to think bandjob had the right idea - to connect designers with bands at low cost. I have had this same dream. However the execution of it is completely wrong. They are instead connecting low-cost labor with idiots that don't know how to google for a designer, and insulting the artists and designers they attract by paying them less than minimum wage for their work. 

If I have piqued your interest with this rant, please stop by @nospec, linked in the comments___

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2013-04-25 13:30:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We sometimes get questions thrown our way by peers and customers alike such as "why don't you have 1, 576, 872 shortcodes?" or "why don't you make the theme drag and drop for better customization?" or "why don't you use static home pages?" and the short answer is that we strive to follow WordPress standards and design principles, rather than pack a ton of unneeded bloat and SEO failure into your website. Flatpack has Custom Editor Styles, a widgetized homepage option and page template (there is the drag n drop) plus everything else we thought businesses and freelancers might need on the front-end, all powered by efficient, lightweight code.
 Check it out!

We sometimes get questions thrown our way by peers and customers alike such as "why don't you have 1, 576, 872 shortcodes?" or "why don't you make the theme drag and drop for better customization?" or "why don't you use static home pages?" and the short answer is that we strive to follow WordPress standards and design principles, rather than pack a ton of unneeded bloat and SEO failure into your website. Flatpack has Custom Editor Styles, a widgetized homepage option and page template (there is the drag n drop) plus everything else we thought businesses and freelancers might need on the front-end, all powered by efficient, lightweight code.
 Check it out!___

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