When I first set up a personal email account in 2000, Istvan Hont advised me to eschew anything personal, so I chose the name of our previous Border Collie, Tess.  Having a female name as my email user name has sometimes caused confusion, so to clarify matters, here is Tess in her prime, in Cumbria in the later 1980s:


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