Daily Archives: February 2, 2014

Ceylon Independence Day, February 4, 1948: Mahatma Gandhi Commented On It 3 Hours Prior To His Death.

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by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Gandhi’s
>>  funeral
>>  Jan. 25,
>>  2014

>> Independence Day 1948:
>> main post – Feb. 2, 2013.

>> Google Doodle For Sri Lanka Independence Day … — Jan. 26, 2012.

>> Radio Ceylon: The Radio Station Sir Hillary Listened To While
>> On Mt. Everest …– Jan. 30, 2013.

++++ Check Category ‘Sri Lanka‘ for more >>>>

As I said I only recently realized that Ceylon Independence,
on February 4, 1948,
was overshadowed, around the world,
by Mahatma Gandhi’s tragic assassination
and his funeral which took place on February 3rd.

I happened to find this last night. Wow.
Shame about the typo. I have notified them of it.

I wonder WHO the Ceylon representative was and who was the daughter.
There is a chance that they are both alive.
If you know who they are, please share.



Ceylon reference. Click to access original.

Ceylon Independence Day, February 4, 1966: British Pathé Film Clip Showing William Gopallawa, Governor General.

The main film clip.

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by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Independence Day 1948:
>> main post Feb. 2, 2013.

>> Google Doodle For Sri Lanka Independence Day … — Jan. 26, 2012.

>> Radio Ceylon: The Radio Station Sir Hillary Listened To While
>> On Mt. Everest …– Jan. 30, 2013.

++++ Check Category ‘Sri Lanka‘ for more >>>>

Click to access film clip at 'British Pathe'.

Click to access film clip at ‘British Pathe’.

I am trying to put together as much of a collection of
Ceylon Independence Day
memorabilia here on this blog.

This 1966 film clip bother me.
I was in Ceylon then. I was 12 years old.
I can’t remember it! That is what scares me.

I can’t actually remember, at least not reliably,
going to a single February 4 Independence Day event.

I know, for a fact, that I did attend.
I just can’t remember.
I have recollections of other events from that period.

I remember Gopallawa.

Doesn’t matter. Old age on my part.


Happy Independence Day.

GoDaddy Super Bowl ‘I Quit’ Ad: Rather Than Some Poor Woman I Would Have Preferred Their Ineffective New CEO Blake Irving To Quit.


Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Abusing loyal customers
>>Oct. 20, 2013.
GoDaddy e-mail acting up
>> — Sep. 9, 2013.
GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

GoDaddy e-mail problems
>>Mar. 12, 2013.
≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘GoDaddy’ for many, many other posts —>>> (sidebar)

Click to access original. Google for plenty of other coverage.

Click to access original. Google for plenty of other coverage.

I think the world of GoDaddy founder, ex-CEO and now Executive Chairman, Bob Parsons. When Bob was in charge, hands-on, GoDaddy was a much different company to what it is now.

The bane of GoDaddy.

Exactly a year ago HIS OFFICE helped me out, tremendously, the day the old pope resigned — and I even heard that Bob was keeping an eye on my blog to see that I was OK. That is what you expected from GoDaddy. I was more than happy to sing their praises — as was what they deserved.

I have been with GoDaddy since at least 2002 — maybe even earlier. I know 2002 for a fact because GoDaddy in my life predated Deanna. There was a time when I easily spent over $1,500 a year on GoDaddy services. Plus, over the years, I would beseech folks to transfer their domain name registrations to GoDaddy.

In the last nine months GoDaddy seems to be going out of their way to upset me — and this puzzles me because they are unlikely to have somebody who was as loyal to them as I was.

Yes, we have ALL experienced the never-ending slow e-mail issues, though to be fair it hasn’t been too bad for the last five weeks or so.

I crossed the Rubicon vis-à-vis GoDaddy with their new Online File Folder, i.e., Online Storage (you know ‘the cloud’), and the need for the additional login. GoDaddy basically refused to even acknowledge the problem. They basically told me: “tough titties. Go screw yourself”. I even went, reluctantly (since I don’t like to bother them), to Bob Parson’s office. Whereas they had bent over backwards helping me out, way beyond my expectations, just a few months earlier — this time around they did NOT CARE. I switched to Google Drive — and think it is one of the BEST decisions I made in 2013. I love — no, no, I ADORE — Google Drive. And it is FREE. I cancelled the $19.99 (or whatever) subscription I had had with GoDaddy for over a decade!

That got the ball rolling. The die was cast. If I was not happy I was no longer going to put up with GoDaddy. Since then I have cancelled, as far as I can remember: 2 hosting accounts and one e-mail account. Yes, I fully appreciate that I am NO LONGER a BIG customer of theirs — but I had been a very loyal customer for a very long time.

I lay all this blame squarely at the feet of Blake Irving.

I am also sure that Bob Parsons’ must know that this guy is doing to HIS company. All I can think is that Irving must have some really, really, really INCRIMINATING photos of Bob Parsons with …. — and the mind boggles as to the nature of these pictures given Bob’s already, very colorful reputation. There is no other explanation. This guy has been bad news for GoDaddy — in my opinion.

So, if I had my wish, the person who should quit their job tonight, on Super Bowl, with a big splash, is Blake Irving.

Hey, Mr. Parsons. Here is an idea for a ‘ZERO PRODUCTION COST’ commercial that will get you a lot of publicity. FIRE Blake Irving on the air.

I wish Bob all the best. He deserves it. Blake Irving should go pound sand.

P.S., Check how GoDaddy has been implicated in a MAJOR Web hack.

Boston Chinatown Chinese Lunar New Year 2014 Celebrations — Next Sunday, Feb. 9, Is THE DATE.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.2014yearhorseaghny

Anura Guruge

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From the Boston Chinatown Main Street Facebook page.


This is NOT to say that you shouldn’t go down to Boston Chinatown
this Sunday, 
Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Yes, of course, you can.

There will be plenty of activity, lots of crowds
and all the New Year merchandise.

I am sure that there will probably even be some lion and dragon dances.

But, the BIG celebrations will be next Sunday, February 9.

Just keep that in mind.
Don’t want you to be disappointed, as we were, until we cracked the code,
viz. celebrations, in the main, on the 2nd Sunday.

Happy New Year.