The teapot lives!

Are we all familiar with the Ship of Theseus? As explained by Wikipedia:
The paradox is most notably recorded by Plutarch in Life of Theseus from the late first century. Plutarch asked whether a ship that had been restored by replacing every single wooden part remained the same ship.


I’ve genuinely heard it refereed to as a the Sugababes problem.

I bring this up in the context of the 418 teapot, which you might remember, looks like this:
Careful readers might have noticed this small detail in the doghouse posts:
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Yes, there’s been a small change.  Chiefly because this happened when I was moving house:
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(You can see both the teapot spoke jutting out, and also my glasses, placed just before a less photo-obsessed person might have rushed in and stood on them)
So I attached the slightly damaged pot onto a new laptop and ran the old code on it.  Up and running.
However, visiting a Art4Fun cafe with a friend recently I decided to paint up a proper teapot.  The shop glazed it for me and I got it by post recently.  After a small amount of no-more-nails.  The new and improved (but somehow the same) teapot lives!
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This is the teapot being attached…
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Ready to use…
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…and ready and willing. It’s still available to ping, and it’s still in some sense the same teapot that will indeed make tea.  It’s just a bit better looking now.

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