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I need a "Reply with this" button...
My current favorite response to the daily stupid in email (I get a lot of stupid via email):

I promise to swiftly act on this information in the most appropriate manner. Thank you.

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We recently went on holiday and stayed near a place called Fonteblanda. After a while, it gradually began to occur to me with my limited knowledge of Italian that this basically means "Boring Fountain". Or perhaps more idiomatically, "Bland Spring".

Along with the "Wallops" back in Blighty (I'm especially fond of Nether Wallop [1], but the fact that there's a Middle Wallop and a Lower Wallop but no Upper Wallop I've ever found makes me smile) I think this is the place name most likely to see use if I ever run a game of +S. John Ross 's #Uresia. It just seems to fit the quirky humour of the background perfectly.

[1] https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Nether+Wallop,+Stockbridge,+Hampshire+SO20/@51.1263065,-1.568995,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4873f6dd1976e771:0x2f4e06e84452db0d
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A phone snap from this afternoon. I just keep picturing this enthusiastic park ranger, like with the old-fashioned park ranger hat ... balancing on the rock, his arms spread wide, extolling the virtues of having liberated himself from the shackles of formal, rigid trail structure thanks to this new, interpretive version of the form. He then sheepishly adds that certain overzealous artistic directions inspired the second sign. But in fairness, I haven't slept in about 30 hours.
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And a quick little kata exercise that might be fun for people to work through in F#.

If you want to give it a go and submit your code snippets I'll be writing up a follow on post which looks at the pros and cons of each suggestion.

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