Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

The Advent Of The 2016 Advent Is Here — The First Chocolates Have Been Eaten, First Lego ‘Ornament’ Retrieved.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, Christmas is on the way.


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6 Nikon P900 Images Of The Day — December 1, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

With my Nikon P900.
Check here for resolution details.

Back to the Nikon after a 15-day honeymoon
with my Sony a6000.

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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — December 1, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with a  Nikon P900.

Back to the Nikon after a 15-day honeymoon
with my Sony a6000.

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“The Great American Bake Show” 2016 – 2017 Starts Today, December 1, On ABC.

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For those missing the original “British Version” — though YouTube has 40+ episodes of “The Great British Bake Off” from years — the American version could be some form of consolation.

At least last year, i.e., 2015, the skills of the American contestants were nowhere close to that of their counterparts from the Ol’ country. Ditto, but, even more so, for the U.S. presenters. They don’t have the charm and flair of the inimitable Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins. C’est la vie.

I am recording the series. We did watch it last year.


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Beautiful Moon – Venus Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Early Dec. 2016 — Get Out And Take A Look.

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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


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Think – Today: How Much Air Do You Breathe In A Day?

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breatheHave YOU ever given this any thought? Pretty important, I would say? Breathing is pretty vital to life. Yes, of course, the exact amount each of us breathe will depend on our age, size, gender, physical condition, lifestyle etc. But, let’s think in terms of ‘averages’.


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The Mile” — Roman soldiers, in the mighty Roman Army, were expected to march in 5-foot (58 inches to be precise) strides (which is quite a long stride and had to have been quite strenuous (with a modern marching stride only in the region of 30″)). 1,000 such marching strides came to 5,000 feet. The Romans marked off each such 1,000 strides (or ‘paces’). In Italian that was ‘mille passus‘ — thousand paces. And that ‘mille‘ was where the ‘mile’ came from. The 5,280 feet to a mile was the work of the British parliament in 1592. They insisted that a mile should be equivalent to eight (8) furlongs (which in turn is: 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains). So, there you have it.


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Meditation For The Day — Starry, Starry Nights & Mesmerization.

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Very Helpful YouTube Video Comparing The Brand New Sony a6500 With Its Two Predecessors The a63000 & a6000.

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DPReview Not That Impressed With The New Chinese Four Thirds YI M1 Mirrorless.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the DPReview detailed review
of the YI M1.

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I kind of had a suspicion that it might not be up to snuff when it came to autofocus — one of my key requirements. That is why I quickly lost interest in it after first thinking that maybe it was a potential candidate to be my compact camera.


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The Planned World’s Tallest Christmas Tree In Sri Lanka Still Under Construction.

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> >> Construction STOPPED << <<

Refer to this post.


Click here for my original
August 31, 2016 post.


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Click to access this November 2016 update from Catholic ‘UCAnews.com’.


 Here is the competition it faces:


My attempt to show YOU the scale. The Christmas tree shown is the height of the one planned in Sri Lanka.

My attempt to show YOU the scale. The Christmas tree shown is the height of the one planned in Sri Lanka.


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