Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Very Artistic Google Doodle For Turkish Author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı 125th Birthday Anniversary, April 17, 2015.

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Last Google Doodle:
>> Asparagus Season 2015.
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Pony Express game.

∋∋ “12 Online Safety Tips” Google Footnote — Jan. 9, 2015.

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Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Only shown in Turkey.
(use link above)

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Click to access Wikipedia biography.


West Indies Test Series v. England (2015) & The Parallel Indian IPL.

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Other Related posts:
a/ IPL 2015
opening ceremonies.
b/ Farewell to Richie Benaud.

c/ WI v England 2015
on Willow.

d/ Host v Host Final?

e/ South Africa did not prevail.

f/ ICC WCC 2015 memorabilia.
g/
Picking SA over NZ in 1st Semi.
h/ SA v SL — match fixing?
  
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>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.
>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.

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Click to access original, at ESPN CricInfo, by Tony Cozier.

I am, these days, spoilt for choice when it comes to cricket! I watch the Indian IPL on ESPN Cricket 2015 while having my late lunch and then watch the WI v. England Test on Willow on Sling TV — this abundance of cricket made possible, for I, thanks to the irreproachable Roku 3. To begin with, mainly because I had NOT given it any thought, I did not put 2 & 2 together that some qualified West Indies players MIGHt not be around because they were playing in the IPL. Then it began to slowly dawn on me — and with that get me kind of slightly riled.

I never thought the day would come when I would ever say this, because I do like him and he has given me (for a man) much pleasure. But, Chris Gayle being in India does not bother me a jot. I am done and over with Chris. Yes, of course, I enjoyed his 215 in the World Cup — but it was kind of bogus because he was out. Chris is history. Not so with Sunil Narine and maybe even Dwayne Bravo. They, if they were needed, should be playing for the WI in the Test, not poncing about in India in their colored pyjamas. [Well you do know, that deep down, when push comes to shove, I am, per my vintage, a cricket purist. Men in white playing with a red ball, deep down, is more gratifying than players scurrying around in colored garb.]

Shame. Of course I remember the genesis of all of this with Kerry Packer in the 1970s. I was very wrapped up in that. Yes, yes, yes. I understand. Money. But it still makes me sad.

But this has crystallized something that came to mind during the World Cup. The West Indies as a CRICKET TEAM should be history. An anachronism. There is no country called the West Indies. So there should be NO cricket team. More on that on a later post.


Some Amazing Pictures Of Mount Washington (N.H.) Ice & Rime.

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Related posts:
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In my all time favorite newspaper, the U.K. “Daily Mail”, which I read daily, in bed, while drinking my coffee and listening to CNBC … waiting for 9 am so I can also catch some TV news. Click to access original. Always worthwhile visiting the “Daily Mail”.


What made seeing these pictures even more special and pertinent is that I am just finishing the book “Mount Washington Reoccupied” (The experiences of a scientific expedition upon the highest mountain in New England–1932-33) by Robert Scott Monahan — the father of our friend (and Devanee’s mentor) Dan Monahan of ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ and ‘Barbershop‘ fame. This book, published in 1933, talks a lot, as you would expect, about the frozen wonderland ice formations and rime — such as 42″ feathers appearing overnight on a ‘guy wire’ following a storm. Keeping rime off the anemometers, even one that was heated with a 450W electrical element, was a constant challenge and it is fascinating to read about the challenges, 80 years ago, of just trying to get halfway accurate wind speed readings — stuff we kind of take for granted today.

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Click to access Amazon page for this book.


GoDaddy (GDDY) Stock, Befitting Its April Fool’s IPO, Is Already Below Its $26.50 IPO Price.

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Related posts:
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GoDaddy IPO set for April Fool’s Day!
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GoDaddy faces competition from Google Domains.
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GoDaddy no IPO breaks for customers.
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GoDaddy IPO on deckMar. 19, 2015.
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GoDaddy IPO filingJune 10, 2014.

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Well you can’t say I did NOT tell Ya! I told ya multiple times to stay clear of this IPO.

Well it could have been much worse. I, despite my 12+ year plus association with GoDaddy, I never had an interest in owning this stock.

Another object lesson that all ‘Internet’ IPOs are not get rich schemes. GDDY never was going to be that. After all these years it still does not make money and it is losing customers.

So you have been warned.