Here is the latest update for the SQLRockstar blogger rankings.

Not many changes to make this time around, just a few.

I moved Joe D’Antoni (blog | @jdanton) from msdb over to virtualization, where I think the bulk of his work belongs and also because I don’t yet have a sommelier section.

I moved Thomas Kejser (blog | @thomaskejser) up from tempdb to msdb, and then I moved Michelle Ufford (blog | @sqlfool) down from msdb to tempdb.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints, please refer to the FAQ page.

Here are the current rankings:

RESOURCEDB

MASTER

MODEL

MSDB

TEMPDB

REPORTSERVER

REPORTSERVERTEMPDB

BIG DATA / AZURE

VIRTUALIZATION

Updated On 22-Sep 2014

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  1. Good information is easy to find « WebbTech Solutions
    Sep 24, 2009 @ 10:25:49

    [...] Who for bloggers. Thomas LaRock is one of the most well known in the SQL Server realm. He regularly updates his rankings list of best SQL Bloggers. As a matter of fact, my blog made his most recent list. It was promoted [...]

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  2. Button Forums » Good information is easy to find
    Sep 24, 2009 @ 10:32:14

    [...] Who for bloggers. Thomas LaRock is one of the most well known in the SQL Server realm. He regularly updates his rankings list of best SQL Bloggers. As a matter of fact, my blog made his most recent list. It was promoted [...]

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  3. PASS Log Reader Award Winners | The SQL UPDATE Statement
    Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:36:19

    [...] addition to this great contest you should also check out PASS board member Tom LaRock’s Blogger Rankings to keep up with the cream of the SQL crop in the blogging [...]

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  4. People On The Move | SQLRockstar
    Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:28:29

    [...] updated my blog rankings today. Joe Webb and Jorge Segarra are moving up, and Jason Strate gets to stick around because he [...]

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  5. Welcome Andy Leonard! | SQLRockstar
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 09:40:33

    [...] wanted to drop a quick note to say that I have added Andy Leonard to the ‘model’ list of bloggers. In the past few months his posts have struck a chord with me. They probably resonate even more [...]

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  6. UserVoice | SQLRockstar
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 16:03:21

    [...] I know that Pinal Dave suggested at the MVP Summit that I go back to offering more details on my SQL blogger rankings, so I hope to incorporate that as [...]

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  7. SQLRockstar at 03/08/10 03:03:39 | Exectweets
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 22:11:26

    [...] updated the blogger rankings tonight, had a few people get shuffled around. http://thomaslarock.com/rankings/ SQLRockstar – Mon 08 Mar 3:03 previous next billgates [...]

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  8. SQL Server Training Resources | SQLRockstar
    Mar 10, 2010 @ 08:25:50

    [...] maintain a list of prominent SQL Server Bloggers, and would recommend you start there. I try to keep the list updated frequently, moving people in [...]

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  9. Updated Rankings | SQLRockstar
    Apr 13, 2010 @ 06:52:56

    [...] (blog | twitter) was presenting on being an Exceptional DBA. During the talk he mentioned my Blogger Rankings which got me thinking “Dammit! I haven’t updated those in a [...]

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  10. SQL University - Creative Writing Week | SQLRockstar
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 07:32:26

    [...] options for the weekly subject. And I will do this by breaking my levels in a similar fashion to my blogger rankings. For the resourcedb I will include links to books that I feel would be helpful as [...]

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  11. SQLAuthority News – Best Complements – DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA « Journey to SQL Authority with Pinal Dave
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 20:31:21

    [...] Larock (Blog | Twitter) (known as SQLRockstar) keeps the excellent ranking of the blogger in SQL Server Arena. I am big fan of this list and have been referring lots of [...]

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  12. SQL University – Professional Development Week | SQLRockstar
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 09:00:13

    [...] you need to seek some help, that’s great. Where do you turn to next? Open a book, or two, or read some blogs. There may even be a magazine or two still around before they go extinct. The point is to start [...]

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  13. Top 10 SQL Resources on the Web « SQL Feather and Quill
    May 24, 2010 @ 17:06:31

    [...] I said, things will probably change, so maybe I’ll do something like Thomas LaRock and keep up the rankings.  Which his list if very good as well. May 24th, 2010 | Category: [...]

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  14. Updated Rankings | SQLRockstar
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 20:10:01

    [...] Only one way to find out, check out the updated rankings page. [...]

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  15. Matt Velic » Blog Archive » Following the SQL Servo-sphere
    Jun 21, 2010 @ 15:44:12

    [...] be using Reader like a pro. And do have fun! What? Still note sure where to get started? Check out Thomas LaRock’s Rankings or head over to the PASS Blog Directory to collect some [...]

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  16. Rockstar Blog Rankings
    Jun 25, 2010 @ 12:11:34

    [...] keep running across these badges on other blog sites referring to the Rockstar Rankings that Thomas LaRock puts out and have always thought it was a great idea to get people blogging [...]

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  17. Additional Resource Added! | SQLRockstar
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 08:38:06

    [...] have added an additional resource to my resourcedb group on my rankings page. I’ll give you one guess as to who would be bumped up to join Paul (blog | twitter) and Kim [...]

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  18. Rankings Updated | SQLRockstar
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 21:36:39

    [...] the rankings have been updated. Not a lot of movement, but enough. I’ll try to make another update in October at some [...]

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  19. Updated Blogger Rankings | SQLRockstar
    Jan 04, 2011 @ 12:21:44

    [...] We do have some new bloggers to welcome into the tempdb section, so check out the new rankings… [...]

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  20. Promoted to MSDB Rockstar Blogger | Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 12:59:43

    [...] just found out this morning that I was promoted from TempDB to MSDB on Thomas LaRock’s (blog|Twitter) Rockstar blogger [...]

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  21. SQL Rockstar bloggers « Just a quick chat about SQL Server
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 10:50:29

    [...] SQL Rockstar bloggers http://thomaslarock.com/rankings/ [...]

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  22. Tweets that mention Rankings | SQLRockstar -- Topsy.com
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 16:41:58

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Paul Randal and Kevin Kline, Glenn Berry. Glenn Berry said: RT @kekline: Great list of #SQLServer bloggers from @sqlrockstar: http://bit.ly/emenFy. You should be following all these people. #sql #dba [...]

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  23. SQL Server Social! – #1 | Luke Hayler - SQL Server Developer
    May 18, 2011 @ 17:46:19

    [...] SQLServerPedia’s Professional Development 2010 Winner as well as being a Rock Star Blogger (in Tom La Rock’s rankings). John has a wealth of information on his blog, so do yourself a favour and go check it [...]

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  24. Always Be Learning | James Serra's Blog
    May 25, 2011 @ 10:07:37

    [...] blogs – There is a great list by Thomas LaRock of the top SQL Server bloggers.  I usually visit this page once a day and choose a different blogger to read.  I never miss a [...]

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  25. Rankings Updated | SQLRockstar
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 13:46:36

    [...] You can see the full rankings here. [...]

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  26. Update Rankings | SQLRockstar | Thomas LaRock
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 13:15:50

    [...] took some time this weekend to review the rankings. They have since been updated. As always, you’re [...]

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  27. Presentation & links from my #BIWUG session | Thomas Vochten
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 02:53:01

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  28. Updated SQL Blogger Rankings | SQLRockstar | Thomas LaRock
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 19:01:10

    [...] OK, the rankings have been updated, you can find them at http://thomaslarock.com/rankings [...]

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  29. The Spirit of the Community | Mr Andrew Dykstra
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 23:14:50

    [...] I would miss.  A good place to start, which is also a blog that should be on the list, would be here or [...]

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  30. SQL Server Social – Movember Edition! | Luke Hayler - SQL Server Developer
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 18:04:12

    [...] SQLServerPedia’s Professional Development 2010 Winner as well as being a Rock Star Blogger (in Tom La Rock’s rankings). John has a wealth of information on his blog, so do yourself a favour and go check it [...]

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  31. The Silent DBA | SQLRockstar | Thomas LaRock
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 11:40:46

    [...] I saw a great post by master blogger Buck Woody that talks about putting DBA’s into two categories: those you see and those you don’t. [...]

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  32. Promoted to Master Group By Thomas LaRock | Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 22:52:21

    [...] Thomas LaRock has updated his blogger rankings this month, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that he had moved me up from the Model group to [...]

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  33. I’m [still] a Rockstar Bloggerista | InfoAdvisors' Blog
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 21:53:51

    [...] awesome Thomas LaRock (blog | @sqlrockstar ) has updated his Rockstar Blogger rankings and…I’m still on the list.  It was about this time last year when I first made the [...]

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  34. Updated Rankings | SQLRockstar | Thomas LaRock
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 20:20:05

    [...] Rankings The rankings have been updated. [...]

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  35. Updated SQL Rockstar Blogger Rankings | Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance
    May 07, 2012 @ 11:09:51

    [...] morning, Thomas LaRock (blog |@SQLRockstar) released at updated version of his Blogger Rankings. I was very happy and humbled to see that I had been promoted to the ResourceDB group, which I [...]

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  36. SQL Server for SharePoint geeks and other involuntary DBA’s | Thomas Vochten
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 16:28:02

    [...] Thomas Larock’s blog rankings [...]

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  37. How do you use blog content? – Simple-Talk
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 04:46:00

    [...] Grant Fritchey,  Paul Randall, Thomas LaRock or any one of the dozen of rock star bloggers listed here or others from SQLServerPedia and so on, and then do it well enough to be found, reviewed, or [...]

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  38. Guest Post - DBAvolution
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 05:02:31

    [...] started is the amount of Internet resources available. The best place to start is Tom LaRock’s blogger rankings, where you’ll find an excellent listing of online bloggers focused on SQL server. From there, [...]

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  39. T-SQL Tuesday 34: Help! | Matt Velic
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 08:32:21

    [...] of Directors, so he’s a great link to additional training resources. Finally, he runs his own SQL Blogger Rankings, which are a fantastic set of blogs to drop into your RSS reader right [...]

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  40. PASS contest winner | SQLRockstar | Thomas LaRock
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 09:32:51

    [...] earlier this week. And the winner is SQL MVP Grant Fritchey. Perhaps you know of Grant by his SQLRockstar Blogger Rank, perhaps you know him as a respected author of technical books because you found him in my library, [...]

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  41. Sharing the Love | Home Of The Scary DBA
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 10:38:12

    [...] up, Tom LaRock maintains a listing of SQL bloggers split up into various cleverly named groups to show you where to go to get good information. This [...]

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  42. ??
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 18:37:00

    thank you^^

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  43. Top 10 Learning Resources for Accidental DBAs | Glenn Berry
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 14:16:57

    [...] SQL Server Blogger Rankings (Thomas LaRock’s blogger rankings list) [...]

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  44. Louis Davidson : Why We Write #1 - An Interview With Thomas LaRock
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 19:03:32

    [...] frequently tweets as @sqlrockstar, and blogs at http://www.thomaslarock.com where he maintains a popular ranked list of SQL bloggers (of which I am listed in the tempdb category).  He is a member of the executive committee of [...]

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  45. Guest
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 20:37:00

    Add BI group such as SSISDB, etc and honor BI people as well

    Reply

  46. SQL Server Blogs, Sites and Useful links | Garrett's Tech Blog
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 13:51:43

    [...] Kimberly Tripp: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/kimberly/ Thormas LaRock: http://thomaslarock.com/rankings/  List of bloggers and [...]

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  47. Show 2 – Not Like ‘Z%’
    Jul 28, 2013 @ 07:24:41

    [...] Blogger Rankings [...]

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  48. Lessons From Sherlock Holmes | Michael J. Swart
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 22:42:16

    [...] to be honest, I know tons of people higher than myself. The people I hold in high esteem matches Tom Larock’s rankings pretty [...]

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  49. Lessons From Sherlock Holmes - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 22:46:58

    [...] to be honest, I know tons of people higher than myself. The people I hold in high esteem matches Tom Larock’s rankings pretty [...]

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  50. michaelswart
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 08:19:00

    That John Sansom guy. He’s on fire!

    Reply

  51. How to Become a Better DBA | DB NewsFeed
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 04:18:18

    […] a spare few minutes or time to pass? Read some blog posts on your PC or […]

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  52. How to Become a Better DBA - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Aug 26, 2013 @ 04:32:13

    […] a spare few minutes or time to pass? Read some blog posts on your PC or […]

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  53. 10 Habits of Sucessful Senior DBAs that You Can Use Today • John Sansom
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 05:01:58

    […] Blogs/Bloggers – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) created the fantastic SQL Server Blogger Rankings […]

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  54. 10 Habits of Successful Senior DBAs that You Can Use Today • John Sansom
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 05:50:22

    […] Blogs/Bloggers – Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter) created the fantastic SQL Server Blogger Rankings […]

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  55. Why Blog? | Simple SQL Server
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 09:43:30

    […] a syndicator highlighting in their newsletters.  Who knows, maybe I’ll even make it to the SQL Rockstar Rankings someday. Read about writing to improve yourself.  Then, finally, be ready for a better […]

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  56. Interview With Andy Warren - SQLRockstar - Thomas LaRock
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 09:27:35

    […] I wish I had thought of a name for this blog as good as that one. I also have Andy currently ranked in the Master group, and chances are he will be there for quite some time. And I will look to tweet the results of our […]

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  57. Becoming a DBA – Live and Learn - SQLServerTimes2
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 12:27:04

    […] Brent Ozar Unlimited and, of course, the SQL Sentry crew. Tom LaRock (blog/twitter) also keeps a blogger ranking list that will give you some additional people to follow. Not only can blog posts help you to solve […]

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  58. I'm A SQL Server Rockstar Blogger! | JohnSterrett.com
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 14:19:40

    […] have a quick secret to share with my readers. Ever since I saw Tom Larock’s SQL Server Blogger rankings I have always wanted to be on that list. Today, that happened. To many it might seem like a small […]

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  59. I’m A SQL Server Rockstar Blogger! - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 15:00:48

    […] have a quick secret to share with my readers. Ever since I saw Tom Larock’s SQL Server Blogger rankings I have always wanted to be on that list. Today, that happened. To many it might seem like a small […]

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  60. What’s In My Utility Belt? Issue #2 - RealSQLGuy
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 08:00:55

    […] you’re really busy. A lot has happened since that first issue – I became, once again, a Rockstar Blogger, I built a treadmill desk that only a redneck could love, and I went to Vegas and came back with a […]

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  61. What’s In My Utility Belt? Issue #2 - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 08:31:44

    […] you’re really busy. A lot has happened since that first issue – I became, once again, a Rockstar Blogger, I built a treadmill desk that only a redneck could love, and I went to Vegas and came back with a […]

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  62. So, This Happened Today... - RealSQLGuy
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 20:42:18

    […] This was a complete surprise. Last week a rockstar blogger, and this week a SQL Pro. What a humbling and exciting few days this has […]

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  63. So, This Happened Today… - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 21:16:37

    […] This was a complete surprise. Last week a rockstar blogger, and this week a SQL Pro. What a humbling and exciting few days this has […]

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  64. Kissing 2013 Goodbye - RealSQLGuy
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 08:00:30

    […] This in turn led to a couple of unexpected perks – I made it back onto Thomas LaRock’s ranked bloggers list, and Dell honored me with their Toad World SQL Pro Of The Month distinction for December. […]

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  65. Kissing 2013 Goodbye - SQL Server - SQL Server - Toad World
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 08:31:56

    […] This in turn led to a couple of unexpected perks – I made it back onto Thomas LaRock’s ranked bloggers list, and Dell honored me with their Toad World SQL Pro Of The Month distinction for December. […]

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  67. Honored to be added to SQLRockstar’s SQL Server blog rankings | Technobabble by Klee
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 13:53:48

    […] I woke up to find that Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter | linkedin) has added me to his SQL Server Blogger Rankings list. WOW! I’m completely honored to be listed among this world-class list of the best […]

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  68. Guest
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 08:17:00

    Well, you know, I’ve used TrackDuck, a tool where you can give feedback for a web site you’re working on – visually. Helps to communicate, track bugs, solve problems.

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  69. Aušra
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 08:20:00

    Well, you know, I’ve used TrackDuck, a tool where you can give feedback for a web site you’re working on – visually. Helps to communicate, track bugs, solve problems.

    Reply

  70. Nelson
    Sep 17, 2014 @ 15:48:00

    Heads up!! Michael Swart Twitter link incorrectly links to http://twitter.cim/mjswart

    Reply

    • ThomasLaRock
      Sep 22, 2014 @ 08:33:00

      Fixed!

      Reply

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