Linksys Gives Me Full Refund … I e-Mailed John Chamber’s Office (at Cisco) & They Helped Though Linksys Is No Longer A Part Of Cisco.

Cisco Linksys RE1000 -- piece of junk getting sledgehammer treatment.

Linksys RE1000 gets the treatment it deserves. I pulverize it with a heavy sledgehammer. It proved to be a piece of junk.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013. ..
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>> Cisco Linksys Sales will LIE — Apr. 17, 2014.
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Not sure how or why Linksys thought they were going to get away with LYING to me. It was never the $19.99 or in reality the $14.99. It was that they lied to me on a recorded line.

I told them a number of times that I didn’t want all $19.99 refunded. I was happy to pay them the $5, which is what I was told on the recorded line. But, I guess Linksys could not handle that.

Yes, I did e-mail John Chambers. Had a response within the day.

I was told, very gently, that Cisco no longer owned Linksys BUT that they would contact the Linksys management BECAUSE I had sent the complaint to John. That is class. John is a class act.

Now ALL is clear … like MUD.

No wonder Linksys is acting like it has. Linksys is NO LONGER Cisco.

 Linksys is NO LONGER Cisco.

I did not know that. Linksys was sold to Belkin in October of last year. Missed that, probably because I was so busy with Comet ISON.

So, as of now, no reason to buy Linksys. Got Linksys because it was Cisco owned.

Linksys without Cisco is just another 3rd rate router manufacturer that makes sub-par products.

All is clear.

Thank you John. Thank you Cisco. As always I am happy and proud to be a Cisco shareholder. Wish I still owned the shares I owned in 2002.

Have YOU Been Flossing YOUR Teeth ALL Your Life?

Anura Guruge, June 8,


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Related posts:
>> “Children’s Dentistry”, Gilford — Jan. 21, 2014.
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>> Had it with my dentist … — June 14, 2013.

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Went to see my latest dentist today — after having walked out of a Pittsfield dentist last month, in a huff, about not wanting my blood pressure taken.

The new dentist is a Sikh in Gilford (N.H.). [And to spare him any blushes, assuming he can blush, I will refrain from mentioning his name.]

He seems nice enough though I never got to see him per se though he came to examine my teeth! I am horizontally prone and he strides in, shakes my hand, while all the time covering his face with a sanitization mask. I guess he must be of a shy and retiring disposition. Strange. I kind of thought it was rude. I have never met the guy. So at least for the initial ‘meet-and-greet’ he could have lowered his mask. I guess they don’t teach these new dentists and doctors much about social etiquette.

But, he had a very nice. very pleasant and highly businesslike dental hygienist and 99% of my visit was with her. We kind of knew her, though this was the first time she has ever cleaned my teeth.


flossing1Anyhow, this masked Sikh, who has to be fairly young, asked me, quite seriously: ‘have you been flossing your teeth all your life?’.

I will admit that I thought, right off the bat, that it was a pretty dumb question. I am even willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and take for granted that ‘by all your life’ he didn’t mean when I was 1 year old or even had baby teeth.

But, I am 60. IF he bothered to look at my chart he would have known that — given that dentist are extremely good with numbers because they seem to spend so much time working out how much they are going to make off you.

So, what he was basically asking me was whether I had been flossing for say 50 years.

50 years.

That would take us to 1964.

440661I was still in Ceylon. I am not sure whether they even floss in Sri Lanka today. We were lucky to have toothbrushes. Often we used our fingers or soft branches from trees!

This guy looks like he was born in the 1980s. But I couldn’t tell. He looked like the Lone Ranger sans the horse.

I told him point blank that HECK NO, I had not been flossing all my life …. maybe for the last 20 years.

I immediately made a mental note that I will check the history of flossing when I got home.

I just did.

Yes, yes, yes. Doctors and dentists invented flossing ‘tools’ in the late 1880s. But they also invented vibrators for calming women’s nerved around that time too.


So let me categorically tell this masked Sikh … you may be a decent dentist (but I wouldn’t know since you didn’t have to do anything) … but you are rather naive and ill informed.

What a crazy thing to ask a 60 year old brown guy. “Have you been flossing ALL your life?”

I despair.

So how long have YOU been flossing?

Yes, I understand that Teischan, who is 8, could have answered that question in the affirmative. 52 year difference between her and her dad.


Clearlakes Chorale 2014 Spring Concert, “Come, Gentle Spring”, May 17 & 18, St. Katharine Drexel, Alton (N.H.)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Clearlakes 2013 Christmas:
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 – Dec. 15, 2013.

>> French Christmas 2013 concert –

>> Oct. 14, 2013.
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>> Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Spring 2012 Clearlakes Chorale
>> concert – May 12, 2013.

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This will be the sixth, if not seventh, Clearlakes Chorale concert that I have had the privilege and pleasure of hearing. It is the fourth that Devanee is signing in.

All of the Clearlakes Chorale concerts have been exquisite and I have sung their praises on this blog many times.

Since I drive Devanee to the weekly practices I have been blessed to hear the last four performances multiple times. While all of them have been special, there is a certain but unmistakable je nais se quoi about this Come Gentle Spring ensemble. The Clearlakes music director, the maestro, Andy Campbell, has yet again excelled in pulling together this inspired program. It is an amazing synergistic repertoire: very lilting, hauntingly melodious, profoundly uplifting and pleasantly soothing. I have been looking forward, each week, for my private audition of this concert — since I am, invariably, the only one in the audience.

Bottom line, this concert is special. I know. Trust me on this.

Malaysian Airlines MH370: Have You Noticed How Australia Always Comes Up With A BOGUS ‘Item Of Interest’ To RETAIN Suspense.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Just SOME of the Related posts:
>> MH370 Paradox Redux –
>> Apr. 7, 2014.
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Mar. 15, 2014.
>> ACARS flip-flop –
Mar. 18, 2014.

>> MH370 flying at 5,000′ …
>>Mar. 13, 2014.
>> Malaysia flight 370:
>> My Thoughts

>>Mar. 10, 2014.
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This is the most Worldwide publicity Australia has ever had
and ever will.

They are acutely aware of that. This is great for their PR.

Four years ago, I found out from my pope-related work, that many Americans
didn’t know the difference between Australia and Austria.

Now blanket coverage on CNN — 21×7.

So they are concocting BOGUS stuff to retain interest and spotlight.

First debris here there and everywhere.

Not one piece was bona fide.

Then bogus PINGS …
that were later discarded.

Then oil slick.

Then yesterday’s ‘item of interest’!

Had a fiberglass coating?

When have YOU seen an aircraft metal piece with




I asked a couple of days ago.

I will ask again.

Other than the FREE publicity
who are the Australians covering up for?


Aussies are bowling underarm again.
(Here is a link. It is NOT cricket.)

Underarm ... underhand ... all the same when you have CNN giving you blanket coverage.

Underarm … underhand … all the same when you have CNN giving you blanket coverage.

P.S., We Sri Lankans are very fond of the Australians.


Ask Muralitharan. He will tell you.

2014 Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, At 112 Days The 52nd Longest (In 128 Years) — Very Much Middle Of The Road.

From our ex-house in Gilford.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Related post:
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23
>>Apr. 23, 2014.
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>> Ice-Out, AnalysisApr. 18, 2013.


At 112 nothing special. Same as 2007. Sixth instance of 112 days into year. Click to ENLARGE.

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One day short of the most prevalent date … April 24 for a non-leap year year.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out At 2:10 pm Today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Per Emerson Aviation.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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>> Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis — Apr. 18, 2013.

Lake Winnipesaukee from our prior house -- in early Summer.

Lake Winnipesaukee from our prior house — in early Summer.

At Last The Media, At Least ‘AP’, Coming Around To Realize That Good Pope John XXIII Is The True Saint On Sunday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Anura Guruge April 13, 2014 at Taylor Community Pope John XXIII canonization presentation.Related posts:
>> John XXIII at Taylor Community – Apr. 13, 2013.
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Click for GOOD 'AP' story from ABC News.

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I don’t in any way want to denigrate John Paul II. He was a great pope — but like many I am NOT convinced that he is (was) a Saint. Big difference between being a Great Pope and a Saint.

Just remember we have had 267 popes and John Paul II will ONLY be the 80th who will be a Saint. So only 30% of popes are Saints — and even this number is not representative because MOST of the first 54 popes were automatically designated popes (the first 34 or so martyrs, though there was only a handful of real martyrs among them).

John XXIII is a different kettle of fish.

He deserves to be a Saint.

That is why I wrote a book about John XXIII rather than John Paul II.

IF I was seeking riches and fame I should have
written about John Paul II.

I realize that many people don’t even know John XXIII.

But, I am glad that I wrote about John XXIII.

Just writing about him was inspirational.

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