# [Outdated] RedNotebook Portable 0.9.3 Development Test 8

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[Outdated] RedNotebook Portable 0.9.3 Development Test 8

Outdated: RedNotebook 0.9.4 Portable

Red Notebook Portable0.9.3 : RedNotebook original website
Category: Utilities
Description:Red Notebook Portable is a feature rich journal and diary program

MB installed]
(MD5: eeb65518fb9b12080549117172e8e1c6)

Previous release notes:

```Release Notes:

Development Test 1 (2010-04-01):
Still requires a bit of work in help file and such

updated md5 info

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Release Notes:

Development Test 4 (2010-04-05):

1.) Yes I know I skipped some developments as I used them locally until I could perfect things
2.) Fixed help file to conform with PA standards
3.) Fixed issue with the .recently-used.xbel file
4.) Hopefully fixed issue with GTK
5.) Fixed issue with the GTKchooser,ini

Release Notes:

Development Test 5 (2010-04-06):

Directory/File Layout1. Change any instance where you have "Red Notebook" to "RedNotebook."

Repaired

2. Your help file is a mess. Use the one from the application template in the PA.c Launcher thread (and adjust what is needed for RedNotebook). Use a text editor to do this, as other programs cause clutter.

Repaired

3. Your Source directory has nothing in it. This should also be taken from the application template.

Repaired

4. You seem to be missing some images in the Other/Help/images directory (also should be taken from the application template).

Repaired

5. rednotebookportable.exe should be RedNotebookPortable.exe

Repaired

installer.ini

1. You don't need the [CheckRunning], [MainDirectories], [DirectoriesToRemove], or [FilesToRemove] sections.
2. I'm assuming you move App\Rednotebook\user to Data\user? If so, you do not need PreserveDirectory1=App\Rednotebook\user which also means you don't need the [DirectoriesToPreserve] section at all (the Data directory is preserved by default).

This item will remain as the original program saved data in one place (Not P.A. format)  this is to guarantee no users will loose their data.  See  Note Below
However will be changing this once more people are on current development build.

Icons

1. The icons (at least appicon.ico) is not in the proper format. I am willing to help you with this in IRC whenever I am available.

Repaired

Launcher .ini

1. There's a typo with {DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]. It should read [DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]

Repaired

Also have changed the naming format of the download file to associate it properly with the original program's file naming format.

Please Read:  If you have been using the previous version I released.  DO NOT install this version until you create a folder in the Data directory, of the main folder,  Name the folder RedNotebook.  Then copy the user folder from the App/Rednotebook folder into the newly created Data/RedNotebook folder. This should preserve your data.  Then run the install of the update as normal.

Release Notes:

Development Test 6 (2010-04-07):
ALL of scriptdaemon's issues have been REPAIRED

Release Notes:

Development Test 7 (2010-04-09):

1.) Repaired Icon that had wrong type of 256x256 file structure.

2.) Tweaked setting for default data directory.

3.) Now using the PortableApps Launcher 2.0 Beta 2

4. Spoke with the creator of the program who states in 0.9.4 version he will be implementing a switch to automatically enable directory switching of the user directory.

Release Notes:

Development Test 8 (2010-04-12):

Changed launcher.ini file to move the user folder into the Data folder. Seems to work better (thanks scriptdaemon). Also changed download site and md5.

Program should be set now until the author updates to a newer version? This, according to the creator should be within the next week or so where he is addressing the locale of the user file.

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Regshot

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HKU\S-1-5-21-436374069-796845957-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\G:\PortableApps\RedNotebookPortable\rednotebookportable.exe: "PortableApps.com Launcher"
HKU\S-1-5-21-436374069-796845957-682003330-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\G:\PortableApps\RedNotebookPortable\App\RedNotebook\Rednotebook.exe: "Graphical daily journal with calendar, templates and keyword searching"

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C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Temp\nsq2F9.tmp\launcher.ini
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Files [attributes?] modified:8
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C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\gtk-2.0
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Temp\nsq2F9.tmp

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Total changes:31
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Thanks

I will look into it

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As mentioned on IRC, it looks

As mentioned on IRC, it looks clean

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Not quite

It looks fairly clean, except for the files .recently-used.xbel and %APPDATA%\gtk-2.0. I presume that it uses the GTK file chooser; first of all try setting [Environment] HOME=%PAL:DataDir%\settings, then when that doesn't work, put in a FilesMove for .recently-used.xbel and a DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty for %APPDATA%\gtk-2.0.

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Thanks

I am working on the GTK thing as we speak as for the data I have a work around for it but will also look into what you described. BTW I do have permission from the author of the software and he has even put a link on his forum to it and to Portable Apps

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Yup, but I mentioned that on

Yup, but I mentioned that on IRC

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Yes OliverK

Ye syou had OliverK unfortuantely I have been busy with real life and have not had an oppurtunity to work on it today, I was just acknowledging what Chris Morgan had said. I appreciate all who have helped me.

Also I just installed a virtual box with XP so it will be easier fo rme to test things.

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Lol, I understand the real

Lol, I understand the real life concept. No worries.

My reply was directed at Chris. That's why it was under yours.. Drupal uses threaded replies which I really like. So, replies to a post will be indented inder the post you reply to. That's why my reply is not directly under yours, but under and offset.

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There's no space in

There's no space in RedNotenook.

*Scratches this off list of programs to make portable*

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Huh?

Yup Huh?

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Was the "Huh?" directed to

Was the "Huh?" directed to the second part of my reply? I have a list of 30-40 programs I might look into to post on PA.c. RedNotebook was one of them, but now I don't need to take a look at it since you're doing it.

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Oh Ok

Oh, sorry about that I was a bit confused, especially since I been trying to figure out how to make this work properly. If you want it I can let you have it? Just saw a few people talking about it and I had been looking myself for such a program. Did not mean any offense.

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No no.

This is yours. Even if I were to have done it, I wouldn't have gotten to it for a long time (just finished Blood Frontier which is uploading right now, and a few others are already in line). This'll be good for you; it'll help you get better at packaging apps for PA.c.

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Things I have learned

OK I am still working on fixing the app, I believe I have a work around for the program to save data in the proper default PA Data area. I also have been researching and believe I can now make the app run solely on the GTK from the Program and not from the host computer. Will post an update when and if i cam get it all together. Thanks to all those who have been supporting me in this effort. I apologize if I have been brash or sarcastic to anyone, it was never my intention, this app like life is a learning experience for me.

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Updated

Release Notes:

Development Test 4 (2010-04-05):

1.) Yes I know I skipped some developments as I used them locally until I could perfect things
2.) Fixed help file to conform with PA standards
3.) Fixed issue with the .recently-used.xbel file
4.) Hopefully fixed issue with GTK
5.) Fixed issue with the GTKchooser,ini

**Note: As far as I can tell this app DOES require an install of Python on the localhost.

Please Read: If you have been using the previous version I released. DO NOT install this version until you create a folder in the Data directory, of the main folder, Name the folder RedNotebook. Then copy the user folder from the App/Rednotebook folder into the newly created Data/RedNotebook folder. This should preserve your data. Then run the install of the update as normal.

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The download link for Dev Test 4 is bad - there is an HTML BR tag included at the end of the address which results in my browser displaying a "file not found" error. I managed to get the file by leaving out the spurious HTML tag.

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Sorry and fixed!

Sorry about that I have fixed the link and it is working now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention

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Anyone test out the new release?
1. Is it working out ok?
2. Any commnets?
3. Modifications?
4. Anything?

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Quick run through:

Directory/File Layout

1. Change any instance where you have "Red Notebook" to "RedNotebook."
2. Your help file is a mess. Use the one from the application template in the PA.c Launcher thread (and adjust what is needed for RedNotebook). Use a text editor to do this, as other programs cause clutter.
3. Your Source directory has nothing in it. This should also be taken from the application template.
4. You seem to be missing some images in the Other/Help/images directory (also should be taken from the application template).
5. rednotebookportable.exe should be RedNotebookPortable.exe

installer.ini

1. You don't need the [CheckRunning], [MainDirectories], [DirectoriesToRemove], or [FilesToRemove] sections.
2. I'm assuming you move App\Rednotebook\user to Data\user? If so, you do not need PreserveDirectory1=App\Rednotebook\user which also means you don't need the [DirectoriesToPreserve] section at all (the Data directory is preserved by default).

Icons

1. The icons (at least appicon.ico) is not in the proper format. I am willing to help you with this in IRC whenever I am available.

Launcher .ini

1. There's a typo with {DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]. It should read [DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]

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Thank You

Directory/File Layout

1. Change any instance where you have "Red Notebook" to "RedNotebook."

Anywhere particular?

2. Your help file is a mess. Use the one from the application template in the PA.c Launcher thread (and adjust what is needed for RedNotebook). Use a text editor to do this, as other programs cause clutter.

So don't use Microsoft Word which is what I am comfortable with? Also I specifically used the template from the PA program Launcher

3. Your Source directory has nothing in it. This should also be taken from the application template.

The source directory should have contained files, apparently I moved them out accidentally before I created install. I will rectify this.

installer.ini

1. You don't need the [CheckRunning], [MainDirectories], [DirectoriesToRemove], or [FilesToRemove] sections.
2. I'm assuming you move App\Rednotebook\user to Data\user? If so, you do not need

In the previous release I did not have the user data going to the Data/Usr folder. I was allowing it to go to the App/RedNotebook/User folder. I believe I have fixeed this in the second release, however in case this is not true I have left that in for this release

Icons

1. The icons (at least appicon.ico) is not in the proper format. I am willing to help you with this in IRC whenever I am available.

I grabbed these from the program with IcoFXPortable. What format are they in and what should they be in?

Launcher .ini

1. There's a typo with {DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]. It should read [DirectoriesCleanupIfEmpty]

I will fix this issue as well

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Text editor

Use a text editor to edit help.html. NEVER Microsoft Word which is (to put it lightly) evil A plain text editor (my personal favourite is gVim, but it requires getting used to) will work much better.

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Will Notepad++ work? I am still trying to learn the HTML which is why I was using Word

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Sure

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So no WYSIWYG esitor oh well guess you guys like to mak eit tough on a newbie off to work on it I go

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Uhm, you could use kompoozer,

Uhm, you could use kompoozer, but its better to do it by hand. NP++ has syntax highlighting (as you know) which makes it really easy.

There's plenty of resources out there as well.

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Run through #2.

1. The appicon.ico file doesn't need the 16 color (4 bit) icons.
2. You don't need the source for RedNotebook in Source (the readme states that it will be found on the app's website).
3. Why do you use IncludeInstallerSource=true in installer.ini? (Frankly, I don't even know why that option exists.)
4. None of the other installer.ini fixes have been implemented. You set it to not update the App directory with RemoveAppDirectory=false, but you do that anyway with RemoveDirectory1=App\rednotebook and RemoveFile1=App\rednotebook\*.*, which is redundant. And with the way you have it now, AppInfo is never updated (which is pretty important).
5. I still don't understand why you insist on keeping:

[DirectoriesToPreserve]
PreserveDirectory1=App\Rednotebook\user
PreserveDirectory2=Data\user

PreserveDirectory2=Data\user isn't needed at all because Data isn't removed at all by default. You set the user directories with the default.cfg file to be inside the Data directory, correct? So App\Rednotebook\user would never exist, right? (Also making it unnecessary to put there.) If something *is* put into App\RedNotebook\user, then you would have to move it to the Data folder so that it can be backed up by the PA.c menu (and thus that directory wouldn't exist for you to preserve it.)

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Oh, missed something.

You also need to change ReserveFile1=App\Rednotebook\files\default.cfg to PreserveFile1=App\Rednotebook\files\default.cfg

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I Give Up

There's no space in RedNotenook. Smiling

*Scratches this off list of programs to make portable*

Did I do ANYTHING RIGHT? Seems you want this from the start!

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Don't give up

scriptdaemon is just trying to help, any of us would do the same, scriptdaemon's just happens to be the one taking a good hard look at this for you right now.

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whatever

all as you wished

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I'll look at it again later

I'll look at it again later today.

Like ve4jhj said, just trying to help. Call it tough love, if you will.

I'd also like to mention you've done pretty well with what you've done on your own (I meant to in my last post, but I forgot), but it takes time to learn everything. As I've said before, don't be discouraged.

If you would like to discuss with me any of the fixes in IRC, I am willing (however, with how this quarter's classes are going, good luck finding me on a weekday =P).

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Other than the icon and the

Other than the icon and the user settings not being put into the correct directory, everything seems alright now to me. However, as far as GTK settings go, you might want to ask someone else as I've not done GTK-related stuff with the PA.c Launcher yet.

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Great

OK I think I got the user settings licked will let you know, fixed the icon and still toying with the GTK as it supposedly will run independent of the localhost.

Thanks for help

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Development Test 7

Updated 2010-04-09

File has been updated today. Please see release note at the top. Comments or suggestions? Oh and BTW I want to publicly appologize to scriptdaemon, I was a bit hard when he was only trying to help make improvements.

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There's a PA.c Launcher Beta

There's a PA.c Launcher Beta 4 now? Nothing about it in the PA.c Launcher thread.

Just checking if it *works* as it should: the user directory still gets left in the App\RedNotebook directory (you may or may not already know that). I don't know if you're just waiting until the next release of RedNotebook (which is okay, it's a development test anyway), but for now you can put in the launcher .ini file:

```[DirectoriesMove]
settings=%PAL:AppDir%\RedNotebook\user
```

This will move the user directory into the settings directory so that it can be backed up properly.

Also: By default there is already a user directory created inside the App/RedNotebook directory. You probably don't want that for an official release. (Unless you have a reason for it?)

Also #2: No need to apologize.

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Oops

Oops on the PAL 4 will change to 2.
Yup can't seem to hook the user directory to make the change to the data directory, however the Data/Journal portion is hooked which is the main thing. The other files are generated by the program not hte user.

I left the configuration file in as this guarantees the Data goes to Data and not App/User. The problem at this pint is that if the program finds no user in the App directory file then it automatically generates one with the templates, tmp ( which is where it temporarily stores help if invoked from the program) as well as the default data directory and configuration.cfg file. I am kind of nervous about moving the whole directory as when it starts anew it will try to recrea tem.

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DirectoriesMove

Shouldn't that line be -

```[DirectoriesMove]
settings\user=%PAL:AppDir%\RedNotebook\user
```

for it to work?

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correct

that is correct but then when an upgrade occurs itr will not see them as being present and will rewrite them

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Not sure what you mean

You mean when the app is upgraded the directory will then exist in both locations? In that case, you'll need to use some custom code in "PortableApps.comInstallerCustom.nsh" to check for, and if present move to, the settings directory. Or just delete it if it's not important.

Either way, with the other example I don't think the directory will move at all.

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Which is why you shouldn't

Which is why you shouldn't have a user directory by default. There are some logic errors behind the packaging of this app, but if the next release of RedNotebook will allow the ability to set the user directory in Data/, then that should make them easier to fix. (I'm quite busy this weekend, so I won't be able to look at this again).

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My mistake, but I don't think

My mistake, but I don't think user/ needs to be in settings/.

```[DirectoriesMove]
user=%PAL:AppDir%\RedNotebook\user
```
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Correct

That is correct see here is how it is programmed ( not by me I am just repackaging with permission to do so). There is a default.cfg file located in files directory. It looks to see if there is a configuration.cfg file located in the user directory. If it does not find one it them creates a user directory and populates it with a user/data, user/templates, user/tmp and configuration.cfg file. Also after each run it creates a configuration.log file. The Most important of these is the dat directory where it will default to load journals and monthly files. I believe I took care of hte redirection to the data/rednoteb bok/user/data file. the rest of the changes to the cfg diles were in hopes that I could restrain the other file but apparently not.

From the author:

Hi, I just finished the desired feature to set the userDir. I will probably release version 0.9.4 in the next few days.

Hopefully once he update I can do so also and fix these issues?

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See release note

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263 and counting?

So far since I made my first release there have been 263 downloads of this app. Anyone having issues? Thoughts? Concerns?

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All good here

No problems on DT8

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Awesome

I am in contact with the author and am expecting an update on his part relatively soon to 0.94 he apparently will be implementing some of my work around's for portability. Thanks for the update

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Not able to launch application

I downloaded DT8 and am attempting to run on a Windows 2000 SP4 machine. I have admin rights so I don't think that is the issue.

Anywho, when I execute the launcher for the application I see it briefly in task manager but it quickly disappears. The application never gets executed. I'm not sure what log files I can produce to help diagnose this one. RegShot shows no changes after attempts to launch.

*EDIT* I just found this log file...

```INFO     Writing log to file "E:\PortableApps\RedNotebookPortable\App\RedNotebook\user\rednotebook.log"
ERROR    'module' object has no attribute 'bindtextdomain'
ERROR    DLL load failed: A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed.
```

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Ok since I do nnot have 2k I will look at the log file and see

since I do nnot have 2k I will look at the log file and see

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Odd

that message was a bug from an earlier release Can you you try to re-download it from links to other pages. here
re-install and see if that issue is resolved.

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No dice

Same behavior and error log.

FWI: I loaded my Virtual machine and installed the original version and I get the same missing GTK installation error message. I was looking for a) function and b) if the GTK files where in the same places (which from what I can tell, they were).

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I have a thoght

OK Let me check with the originator. I spoke with him via email early last week. My thoughts are that he program is not hooking the Python libraries he supplied but rather a local copy of Pythin on the host machine. He claimed it was not. Just curious is Python installed on the host computer? Usually located in root directory with folder Named Python or Python and a number.

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No Python on the host machine

No local installation of Python on the host machine. I do have a copy in my PortableApps \Common folder. And a copy of PythonPortable.

BTW, thanks for checking on this and for helping to make this application portable.

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Thanks I thought that this was an issue

OK will see what I can work out. Is there any chance that you have access ti a system with Python? So as to tes tif it works on systems with Python on the local host?

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Perhaps... I have VM at home

Perhaps... I have VM at home I will try today with a VM W2K machine that has both GTK and Python installed locally to ensure the package indeed will run. I will let you know what I find.

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Thanks

I spoke again with the author of hte program who claims he installed it on Win7 with no Python and it worked. I will look at my packaging as well as maybe I did something?

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Can not replicate

I have tried it on XP sp3 Win7 and am unable to replicate the issue neither of the machine tested on had any form of Python on them. I seem to remember you saying you had 2k with sp4. Did you do all of the other updates for 2k post sp4? I know that there were many. In fact there is an unofficial sp5 floating around the net that I had used when i had 2k. Other than that I need to chock this up as an abnormality since I can not replicate it.

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