I Get A 5th Picture On VisitNH.gov, The Official State Tourism Site.

4th picture on October 21.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. It is worth enlarging. Use link below to access “VisitNH.gov”.

Link to access VisitNH — click.



In my honorary capacity as an official ‘Leaf Peeper
for the State partly because I am a
Granite State Ambassador‘ (GSA)
I have to submit two reports a week.
Though optional I include some pictures when I can.


The 4th pictures over the last 3 weeks.

Yes, it amuses me because I just got back into photography
after a 30 year hiatus, with a real cheap refurbished camera,
at the end of August.


Richard Leonard, N.H. Senate District 6 — A Very Insightful Article In The October 23, 2014, “The Baysider”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Click to access and read. A very good article. Please read. Page A3. October 23, 2014 issue.


A very good and topical article. I knew much of this BUT it was good to read about it. I urge you all, IF you are N.H. District 6 voters to PLEASE check it out.

We need Richard Leonard in the N.H. Senate — seated alongside my other buddy Andrew Hosmer.

Vote for Richard Leonard
— or forever be square.


Canadians, In Light Of What Happened, To Start Wearing Their “Red Poppies”, With Pride, EARLY.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013...

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Poppy Pin collection.
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1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.
2/ The Tower of London poppies
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3/ Will NOT ship till Jan. 2015.

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”).

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Click to access original, albeit with some very annoying and intrusive ads by a bank (whose U.S. stock I do own).


As I have already noted “Remembrance Day” 2014 is going to be, alas, very poignant to the Canadians. I stand with them, shoulder-to-shoulder, this year. Canada has an unique standing when it comes to November 11 given the role that their citizens played in making this day STAND OUT. Thank YOU, Canada.

I started wearing my poppies on Thursday, October 23 — which coincided with the start of the ‘The Royal British Legion’ countdown.

I think it is a grand idea for Canadians to start wearing poppies now. When I wear mine this year I will think of YOU. Go for it, with PRIDE. Send pictures. I will post them here.

IF I can only get more Americans to follow this honorable and lovely tradition.

IF any Canadians actually see this, and per the stats provided to me by WordPress (and you can look at the ‘Flag Counter’ on the sidebar, right at the bottom), Canadians are my third best constituents next to my home countries of the U.S. & U.K. — I, please, need another Canadian poppy — PLEASE. I lost one last year. I was devastated.


Tom Montague, The Alton Man Saved By His 6-Year Old Granddaughter When A Tree Fell On Him, Works At The Post Office.

..Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access original coverage at WMUR.


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Click for WMUR coverage.


Though an avid news junkie I really don’t watch that much WMUR. Most nights, around midnight I try to check WMUR online but I don’t do that religiously every night. So I had missed this story. Yes, thinking back I do remember ‘seeing’ a story about a tree falling on a man BUT I had not realized that it happened in Alton.

Tonight, prior to starting my 3rd shift (which goes on till past 1 am) I stayed a watched bit more TV (after the cricket) because there were so many ‘hot’ stories going on. Just before switching off I clicked on WMUR. They had just started the story about the 6-year old getting an award from Alton Fire. That got my attention. Then I saw her name. The ‘Montague’ rang a bell. Then when said Tom Montague and a few seconds later showed a picture of him I was SHOCKED.

He is my buddy from the Alton Post Office. The accident happened on Sunday, Oct. 5. I just checked my ‘diary’. I had seen him on Thursday, October 2nd. As usual we joshed. We kid each other. He is a real nice guy. A few years ago, on a cold, wintery Saturday ‘morning’, he gave us a jump-start outside the Post Office when the van died because the kids had left the radio on. That is Tom. Always so helpful.

I feel dreadful. He is badly hurt and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. I am going to call him this weekend. I hope he can talk. What a shame. I have a horrible feeling that I might never see him again behind the counter with his impish grin.

What he was doing pushing on 30′ trees is another issue.

Plus, the newscast about the Granddaughter’s award contained a very incongruous and I must confess, somewhat scary statement. Check it out. It said: “Jacey ran back to her house, which was locked. She used her nails to pick the lock and called 911.”

Ahh?

A six-year old using her nails to pick the lock? That in my mind raises so many questions ….

That all thing worries me too. If you have a lock that a six-year old can pick why bother to use it? I am not even going to ask how a 6 year old knew how to pick a lock?

What is key is that Tom gets better. Poor Tom.


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My Poppy Pin Collection For ‘Remembrance Day’ (‘Poppy Day’) 2014 Has Grown.

..Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 2014 ‘Watch’ has begun.

1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.
2/ The Tower of London poppies
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3/ Will NOT ship till Jan. 2015.

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”).

ΔΔΔΔ Check ‘Red Poppy’ tab above ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ 

++++ Search for ‘Poppy’ using sidebar  >>>>


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Now that the countdown for 2014 ‘Remembrance Day‘ has started, as of yesterday, I went looking for my Poppy Pin collection — as opposed to the actual ‘paper’ poppies that I also have. I couldn’t remember what I had! That is par for the course. I buy stuff, online, and then kind of lose track of them.

I was delighted to see that I had bought 4 new ones, rather nice ones at that, since Poppy Day last year. These are the 4 four to the RIGHT. The one with the concentric circles, in case you don’t know, is the British “Royal Air Force” (RAF) insignia with a poppy. The one next to that is a Rugby Union pin. The oval, yellow one, with a border of poppies is from Australia and honors their fallen — and they had a LOT that sadly fell.

If you don’t know who is featured on the last pin I feel bad for you. I think it is my favorite. I wore it with pride yesterday. My plan is to always wear a Poppy Pin between yesterday and November 11, 2014 when I am out. Yesterday I had teacher conferences at ACS. I wore it on a black sweater. So it was fairly noticeable. Nobody, other than my two kids, commented on it. They spotted it at once. First time they had seen it. Devanee, at once, knew who it was. I was happy.

I haven’t looked at nay pins recently. I have been idly looking at lens for the camera. I just want to get a feel for the lay of the land. I don’t really need a lens for the Canon T3i, but then again I can convince myself, without too much trouble, that I need two or three to give me decent coverage from 28mm to 300mm. But I might, right now, go and do some Poppy Pin shopping.

Please wear a Poppy with pride. It will make you feel righteous. 


Seeing Ex-Apple John ‘Got The Boot’ Sculley Promoting His Business Skills On TV (CNBC) Had Me Puzzled.

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Red circle — John Sculley’s reign of AAPL.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This morning during my habitual one-hour fix of CNBC financial news while I lie in bed, drinking coffee and checking out the world on my 10.2″ Le Pan Android Pad I heard and then saw an ad. basically for what is shown above. John Sculley promoting his business acumen. Caught me by surprise. I don’t think, though I am not sure, whether I dislike the “poor” (though in reality obscenely rich) guy. I just don’t associate him, though I am well aware of his stint at Coke prior to Apple, as a business giant. Like so many Sculley to me is synonymous with the REALLY Dark Ages of Apple, when it was nearly rotten to the core, before Steve Jobs came and the worm turned.

I don’t want to be unfair to the guy but to be fair there are so many, in the U.S., with more credible credentials than he.

He made some really bad decisions THOUGH as a stalwart IBM-backer at the time I was delighted with his decision to use IBM PowerPC chips. I was a big fan of PowerPCs — and still am.

But in those days, unlike now, I was a BIG Apple user. We were all Apple in the house and at what point I had 9 Macs in the house. And that was all during Sculley’s tenure. So I had a vested interest in Apple though, ironically, unlike in the last 10 years, I did not own much Apple shares at the time — not that I own much now.

Like so many I applauded, quite literally, Sculley getting the boot. It was the best thing that had happened at Apple in a decade. Though I am back in APPL (at a decent price) I still think that Tim Cook’s name is misspelled and that he really should be Tim Crook. But here is the kicker. I think Sculley was worse than Tim Crook! I guess that says it all.


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Nothing to do with Sculley. All to do with how the PowerPC chip technology, buoyed by the Apple deal, evolved to give us the amazing POWER4 and POWER5 chips. This is the chip business that IBM, stupidly, gave away this week.


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When I made a fairly comfortable living off my intimate knowledge of IBM, one of my many fortes was that I knew the meaning of more IBM acronyms than most — and yes, it was tested often. So I knew that POWER was a cute acronym and contrary to what some have claimed, I never made it up. I wish I had and could take credit for it.

POWER stands for ‘Performance Optimized With Enhanced RISC‘ where RISC in an acronym in its own right.

I don’t, of course, remember them all, but I still remember which ones are acronyms, which are abbreviations and which are real names.


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