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Two Threes, Two Fours

An ongoing series cross-posted from

This is some high-grade confusion. There are two labels assigning the numeral three to one button, and there are two separate buttons for the numeral four, assuming the top right is a four — and then there is a button that has no designation whatsoever. That button sits between the original half dozen and what might be thought of as the second four — button four, that is. The “original” four, five, and six can be presumably identified, based on the placement of two and three. Of that set, one and five are virtually illegible. The original four is blank. And button number six looks like someone actively removed it. It’s almost as if the odd unmarked button, the tallest among these, hides in plain sight thanks to all the chaos around it. Urban doorbell makeshift aftermarket fixes are marvels of choices understood only to the inhabitants — or to their landlords.

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Home Again

An ongoing series cross-posted from

Requisite childhood home doorbell selfie

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Call Bell

Newsletters aren't broadcast; they're magnets.

I always say one of the benefits of this newsletter, for me, is how it serves as a magnet for even more things that are the subject of the newsletter — a virtuous cycle. By way of example, my friend Susan Blue this morning shared this photo she took at York Minster of a “call bell” button with four ambigous switches.

Originally posted in the March 28, 2022, issue of the free weekly email newsletter This Week in Sound (

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Not This One

An ongoing series cross-posted from

When one lives above a frequented business

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About Today

(I made this before the noise started.)

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