Daily Archives: April 11, 2015

John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State — Greetings To Sri Lanka On The Sinhala New Year.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
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Sinhala New Year on Twitter.
>>
Sinhala New Year — Racing Elephants.
>> 
Sri Lanka Calendar 2015 Android APP.
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Sinhala New Year 2015 cakes & hampers.
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Happy New Year by Ministry of Defence.
>> Pinterest
page for Sinhala New Year.
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Google Doodle for Sinhala New Year 2015?
>> Maryland 2015
Sinhala New Year.
>> Old Year 2014 — Apr. 13, 2014.
>> Sinhala New Year: Background.

>> Goodies cart.
>> 1st Sinhalese New Year 2014 post.
>> 
Google Doodle For Sri Lanka
>> Independence Day
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++++ Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’ & ‘Holidays’ for more >>>>


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access original from the U.S. Department of State.


Sling TV, Sling International, DishWorld & Willow Cricket (on a Roku).

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March 2016
ICC World Twenty20.


March 18: Program Guide is a bit better. But still very hard to find the START of the match or highlights you want to watch. With ESPN you got an icon for each match and a proper title — and said Live, Replay, Highlights.

Willow is OK. It is bloody Sling TV — most cussed and incompetent outfit in the whole world. They think it is bloody funny. 


Willow on Sling TV sucks, sucks, sucks BAD.

Frigging insulting.

Program Guide is out by 2 to 2.5 hours
and titles OFTEN wrong.

So you can’t find the matches to watch.
You will sit there for 20 minutes
trying to find the match you want.

ESPN coverage of the 2015 World Cup
was 1,000 TIMES better!

Don’t get Willow on a Roku through Sling TV.

I hear Willow on an Apple Box is 100 times better.


July 2015 Update.

Willow, right now, is basically inoperable on Sling TV.

Do NOT PURCHASE.

Here is a post about the Willow problems.


Other Related posts:wcc2015logo
>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


 Sling International, “Take Back TV”, having server (and hence delivery) issues. Intermittent, slow and unpredictable service on my Roku 3 since Friday, April 10, 2015.

This could be there first weekend of Prime Time. Kind of annoying and disappointing. They should have and could have done better. Rather pathetic.

Nothing worse than a service you pay for that does NOT work.

Also means I am locked out of watching cricket on Willow. Not good.


The Historic “Tower Of London” Paul Cummins’ Ceramic Red Poppies, All 888,246, SOLD OUT.

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1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.        >> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
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Well that is all good news. I am happy.

Click here to go to the ‘6 charities’ referred to in the notice.

OK. Given my wont and bent I did some sums. The poppies were £25 each (without shipping and handling).

So 888,246 poppies should have generated £22.2 Million. [At the current £1 = $1.46 that is $32.4 million. Not shabby at all, at all.]

[There are saying that they only sold 860,000. That would have generated £21.5 Million. I can believe that 28,246 were given to folks, got damaged etc.]

So at £1.2 Million per charity they have distributed £7.2 Million. That is 32.4%.

OK. Yes, there were costs. I assume Paul Cummins got a cut too. But, 32.4%. Hhhmmm.

Yes, they say that more might be distributed. I hope so.

Am I the ONLY one who has done the sums. I would have liked to see the number closer to 50%.


I just checked eBay. True to the policy they instituted, there are NO ceramic poppies per for sale. Just a lot of expensive artwork and posters.

I have mixed feelings about this. How long will they keep the policy in place. What happens IF my kids want to sell my poppy 10 years from now. I think it would be good to have a 1 year moratorium. Then it should be a free market.

I checked the Web as a whole. Couldn’t find any so to speak. So, GOOD JOB.


Sri Lanka Sinhala New Year (Aluth Avurudda) 2015 — Greetings & Pictures On Twitter.

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Related posts:
>>
Sinhala New Year — Racing Elephants.
>> 
Sri Lanka Calendar 2015 Android APP.
>>
Sinhala New Year 2015 cakes & hampers.
>>
Happy New Year by Ministry of Defence.
>> Pinterest
page for Sinhala New Year.
>>
Google Doodle for Sinhala New Year 2015?
>> Maryland 2015
Sinhala New Year.
>> Old Year 2014 — Apr. 13, 2014.
>> Sinhala New Year: Background.

>> Goodies cart.
>> 1st Sinhalese New Year 2014 post.
>> 
Google Doodle For Sri Lanka
>> Independence Day
.

++++ Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’ & ‘Holidays’ for more >>>>


 Pictures found, a few minutes ago, on Twitter. Check out Twitter for much more.

Just search on “Sinhala New Year”

Happy New Year.

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“Phone Power” Kindly Saved Me $60 (A Year). Thank YOU.

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Other Related posts:
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Jan 11, 2015.
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Jan. 7, 2015.
3. TDS claiming Gigabit by Oct. 2015
Dec. 30, 2014.

>> TP-Link Centric Network.
>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE going strong.

>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE
Wi-Fi Range Extender.
>> Ordered TP-Link.


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I just saved myself $60 (a year) thanks to “PhonePower“.

I am pretty chuffed. How did I do it. I cancelled my “PhonePower” account — and I am JUST going to use Google Voice on my OBi110. Simple as that.

I went with PhonePower on May 14, 2014, for $60/year, when we lost Google Voice support on the OBi. I loved Google Voice and was bummed but PhonePower, for essentially $5/month, did pretty good.

When Google Voice support was restored in September 2014 I stayed with PhonePower. I configured Google Voice as my 2nd VoIP carrier. I was going to STAY WITH PhonePower and pay them $60 again in May. I did not want to DISRUPT the configuration that I had — and that worked. I was willing to pay $5/month to AVOID change.

Then today PhonePower disrupted MY network. I was having problems with Caller ID. They tried to fix it. But after they tried the OBi110 would NOT recognize their service! I had also LOST Google Voice. They then left me in the lurch and blamed it all on OBi!

Well I got the OBi to work again. All I had to do was recycle power! I managed to get Google Voice back. I put it back on as SP1. My primary and now ONLY VoIP. I still have a TDS landline for incoming calls and **8 outbound. Screw PhonePower.

They forced my hand and they saved me $60/year. Thank YOU.

Google Voice rocks. Yes, I have to put up with a Maine 207 number but that proves to be fun. People have NO idea that it is I calling.


Pope ‘Who Am I To Judge’ Francis Makes A Judgment Against Gay French Ambassador Designee To The Vatican.

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Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

Pope Francis’ ‘complicit silence’ … 
Pope Francis co-writes song.

† Appointment of Juan Barros in Chile.
Francis does NOT shelter the homeless!
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.
† Keith O’Brien benighted title Ss. Gioacchino …
† Keith O’Brien resignation as cardinal

Francis says the darnest things 
Francis airport -> Colombo
† Topless protests
† Arrival ceremony
Pope on the way to Sri Lanka

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Search on ‘pope‘ for many other posts >>>>


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Click to access “The Washington Times” coverage.

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Click to access the U.K. “The Telegraph” coverage.


Another classic example of this pope saying one thing and doing the opposite.

This is NOT an accident or an one-off. This is, alas, and sadly, this pope’s MO.

He likes to appease with words since words are cheap BUT stick to his still rather conservative guns when it comes to action.

I have WARNED you all of this for nearly 2.5 years. He has no intentions to make any major changes to the Church’s rigid views on family values (i.e., gays, divorce etc), contraception, clerical celibacy or female priests. He just likes to grab headlines by saying appeasing statements that he knows will get media coverage. To some extent he has become a liability.

How does this action re. French ambassador designee gel with his ‘who am I to judge’.

Like all popes he has judged. He has pontificated and he has come out WANTING.

BEAWARE. BE Very AWARE. This situation will get worse.