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  • Brandt Ryan thinks this is interesting:

  1. Start with a set of cat names that has only “Spot” in it.

  2. Go over every email in our archive, in chronological order.

  3. Look for paragraphs that start with “born” or “died.”

  4. Add the names from paragraphs that start with “born” to our set of names.

  5. Remove the names from paragraphs that start with “died” from our set.

Taking the names from a paragraph goes like this:

  1. Find the colon in...

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