‘Laconia Daily Sun’ Goes Off At Halfcock About ‘Pizza & Cupcake Police’ Trying To Be Sensationalistic.
..by Anura Guruge
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Deanna was reading this and, understandably, getting very agitated. Though I didn’t read all of it, I realized quickly that this was spin and bad spin. I also appreciated that this had to do with the new anti-obesity policies. So, I decided that I would do some quick research before going to bed.
Just as I suspected. Poor, irresponsible journalism on the part of the Sun. This is not law as yet. Nobody will be fined. It is still in the proposal stage and the USDA is still accepting input.
..by Anura Guruge
Though I grew up and lived in Britain when the (original) Mini was all the rage, I never liked it. Though I was never that big, I found it claustrophobic even from the outside. I am sure I have never driven one and really can’t remember ever getting inside one — which is kind of strange because it really was the most popular car around when I was going to school and university.
That people can have sex in a Mini has always amazed me — partly because I was a member of a group of Triumph sports car owners (in the 1970s) whose mission was to publicize the best ways to have sex in Spitfires, TR6s and TR7s as a public service to others.
But a Mini? Why would you? Isn’t there no shame?
‘The Braysider’, Shamelessly Stays Silent On A Second Alton Central School Board Meeting, This Time The One May 13, 2013.
by Anura Guruge
Some Related Posts:
>> ‘The Baysider’ stays silent on key School Board meeting – May 3, 2013.
>> ‘The Braysider’ refuses to confess conflict of interest — May 9, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ Tim Croses’ undisclosed conflict of interest with ACS
>>– May 3, 2013.
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This is the second time that they have decided to keep the Alton residents in the dark when it comes to what happens at School Board meetings.
This as we now know is not an accident. It is all part of the game plan and ‘The Braysider’, as the official School newspaper, will do all they can to make sure that most Alton residents only get to hear one of the story.
It is OK. Those that matter are either at the meeting or have their sources. Yes, I am trying to do my small part though covering School Board meetings is not something that excites me.
The only way to get ‘The Braysider’ to tow the line is to hit in the ONE PLACE they care. Their fat bank account.
Has anybody here seen ‘The Braysider’ ever sponsoring any Alton-related event. Essentially putting some of its lucre back into the community.
As far as I can see, and I haven’t done that much research, I am not even sure that they pay any NH tax! I think all the money they collect goes out of the State. So much for being a community newspaper.
I do need to talk to some in the Alton business community. Maybe we do have a way of rectifying this.
Evocative, Though Not Fully Representative Google Doodle, In The UK, For Master Toymaker Frank Hornby’s 150th Birthday, May 15, 2013.
.by Anura Guruge
Last Google Doodle post:
>> Sabrina Brady winner ‘Doodle 4 Google’ — May 23, 2013.
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Love of all things train-related (and with that model railroads) has been one of my longest abiding lifelong passions – even predating my devotion to cricket and airplanes. I am surrounded by model trains as I write this. I have a badly neglected Z-gauge train set, on a table, right in front of me, to my side I have three small shelves with HO and N-gauge railway engines — including an N-gauge, 4-8-8-4 Union Pacific Big Boy. But since I grew up in Ceylon, during the first decade of independence after 200 years of avuncular British rule, it was British toys that shaped my life and Hornby bestrided that world.
It was Hornby 3-track, ‘dublo‘ [i.e., double-"O", OO, the UK variant of HO] train sets, Meccano construction sets and Dinky toys. [My mother once reckoned that I had over 500 Dinky Toys between the ages of 2 and 12. I have to confess I destroyed them all!] Frank Hornby invented Hornby Trains, Meccano and Dinky. What a man.
I asked this question from a lady during last Saturday’s Meredith community yard-sale since she was selling a ‘Pocket Erector Set‘. The question being: “How come they call ‘Meccano’ sets ‘Erector’ sets in this country, when folks are so sensitive about such words?” She didn’t have an answer. I would be embarrassed to buy a ‘Pocket Erector Set‘ for my son! Have YOU ever bought a ’Pocket Erector Set‘ for one of your sons. Yes, I actually do have two BIG Erector sets in my study too!
I like the Doodle, but I am disappointed that it only has one, and rather poor at that, image of a Meccano kit and nothing showing Dinky. That is rather poor. Come on Google. Do some Googling before you create these Doodles (or ask me).
Hornby shaped my life. Thank YOU, Mr. Hornby.
.by Anura Guruge
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>> GoDaddy e-mail problems
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Over the last 10 days or so I have noticed 5 to 6 (on average) search queries a day on: “GoDaddy e-mail slow“.
Yes, we had noticed that it was a bit sluggish, but it was only a few minutes ago that it really became an issue for me. Yesterday or day before Deanna complained that her GoDaddy e-mail was so slow that it might as well be down. But, she managed to get what she wanted done.
This morning I encountered some major problems. It was definitely down for a few minutes. Plus it is slow — particularly when it comes to displaying e-mails and logging in.
From my decade and more of experience with GoDaddy e-mail this could be either due to one of two things: capacity problems on the server (processing or bandwidth) OR GoDaddy is yet again being subjected to a ‘Denial of Service‘ (DoS) attack that is slowing everything down. Knowing GoDaddy (as I do) I am fairly sure that they are aware of this problem and will fix it in the next couple of weeks. I will, of course, he monitoring it.
So, this is just a heads up. Best of luck. I know how frustrating this can be.
Supposedly, Per Boston Craigslist, The New Bikinis For 2013. Doubt Whether We Will See These Around Lake Winnipesaukee.
.by Anura Guruge
As I had mentioned earlier during the sad events in Boston last month, given the very secluded, near recluse, life I lead, I check the Boston Craigslists’ “Rants & Raves” to get a feel of what is happening out there in the Big World. Given that I have been checking this list, near daily, for years, I am fairly good at working out which posts might be vaguely interesting and what posts are not even worth looking at. Obviously, living in NH Lakes Region I have to check anything that mentions ‘bikini’ seems it might be germane. Well this picture appeared today, with two other more illustrative pictures. Something else that I like about this list is that all of them that partake have worse spelling and grammar than I do — though I doubt whether too many of them can honestly claim, as I can, that English is their second language.