Daily Archives: January 27, 2016

Google Doodle For British-Born Evolution Of Galaxies Astronomer Beatrice Tinsley (75 Years).

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Google Doodle.

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


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use above links to access original. Very STRANGE ‘reach’ — again. No U.K. (though British born) and NOT in the U.S. though she worked/lived here!


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Tinsley

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>> Very first TOLPLESS Doodle.
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The Brand New Olympus PEN-F Is Quite The Camera, But $1,200, Just For The Body Of A Micro Four Thirds?

by Anura Guruge

Click images to access the relevant Webpages.


This looks one heck of a camera. Oh, I will swap my Sony RX100 Mk II for this PEN-F in a heartbeat. I am sure it will take exceptional photographs.

But, WOW, the price — just for the body, and a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera to boot. An Olympus M.Zuiko lens, fixed focal length, say 25 mm, will set be back another $300. So $1,500 for a fixed-length compact. That is expensive when I paid half that for my versatile, and pretty damn impressive, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

But I am sure that there will be people who will gladly buy this PEN-F and I am kind of envious. Yes, if money was no object I would get one.

Check it out. It is worth drooling a bit about. SMILE.

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Two Weeks Ago Pope Francis Treated Rome’s Poor To A Circus, Now A Circus Come To The Pope.

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Click to access short but sweet 1:39 minute YouTube video by my friends at “Rome Reports”.


Click to ENLARGE and enjoy. Vatican Information Service (VIS) announcement of circus performance. You can access VIS at visnews-en.blogspot.com.

On January 14, 2016 Pope Francis treated 2,000 of Rome’s poor to a circus. Today a circus, not the same one as far as I can tell, came to St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s regular Wednesday morning audience (and that it is outside, in January, is quite the thing).

Circuses coming to entertain popes is NOT new. The most famous incident was in December 2010 when four ‘topless’ male acrobats performed for Benedict XVI

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‘Free Fillable Forms’ For Doing 2015 Federal Taxes Now Available At IRS.gov.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to get you towards FFF at the irs.gov Website.

I can’t tell you what a BIG fan I am of the IRS-provided, totally gratis, ‘Free Fillable Forms‘. I have been using it, every year, without fail, with GREAT SUCCESS, since 2010 (if not earlier). It works like a treat and every year they refine it a bit more to make it even better.

IF you know your way around a 1040 this is just perfect. It does NOT get in the way. It doesn’t ask any questions. You just plug away.

Just wanted to let you know that it is now available for doing 2015 taxes. I don’t even start THINKING about doing my taxes till mid-March. I usually have to wait till then to get all my tax forms.

Enkoy. Happy 2015 Taxes. Smile.

Related Posts:
>> 2014 Free Fillable Forms’.

>> 2013 ‘Free Fillable Forms’ eFile option.
>> 2013 ‘Free Fillable Forms’ Form 8949 ‘various’.
>> IRS Provided ‘Free Fillable Forms’: Huge Endorsement.

by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — January 27, 2016 + 6 Bonus From New York.

by Anura Guruge

Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

See this post for an explanation …

All taken at New York “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”

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