Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

Eversource (PSNH), Another 2 Hour Outage In SW Alton, This Time On Sunday, December 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

1408163640_670eacaa1c_bAnother frustrating Sunday evening outage my bloody Eversore — when the weather outside wasn’t that bad.

Last major outage, also for 2 hours, on a weekend, was on Saturday, October 21, 2016 — 58 days ago.

As with last one I am not sure that this one was warranted. There really was NO wind, rain, snow or icing. Pretty calm.

I really resent Bloody Eversore.

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‘Harry Potter’ Books For ‘American Girl Doll’ By Teischan (10).

by Anura Guruge

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As posted here Teischan, who loves doing crafts, particularly enjoys making customized stuff for her two ‘American Girl Dolls‘. Check out: bathroom/shower, furniture, fireplace, Christmas). She has been doing this for two years.

She likes to make sure that her ‘Girl Dolls’ do the same things as she does. So one of the presents she wants for Christmas is an ‘American Girl Doll’ FLUTE — and, per scale, this tiny flute costs as much as real one!

Teischan has also caught the ‘Harry Potter‘ bug. She is on her fourth book.

Today she decided she was going to make ‘Harry Potter’ books for the dolls! You can see the covers. I suggested she make the insides from styrofoam. She is not sure. She wants to try and do it out of paper. Knowing her I would not be surprised if she cuts 400 tiny pages and then tries to bind them!

I will keep you posted.

I am SURE she has violated J.K. Rowling’s copyright, BUT as fellow British authors (though of VASTLY different statures) I am SURE she will not mind and maybe even be amused. Now, I am sure ‘American Girl Doll’ will cotton on and start selling books at $30 a copy. {SMILE}

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Picture Of The Day (Sony a6000) — December 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Sony a6000.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

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6 Sony a6000 Images Of The Day — December 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

With my Sony a6000.
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Touching Portrait Of Her Majesty The Queen, At 90, Ahead Of Christmas 2016.

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This from the BBC.

For 90 images of the Queen at 90 from the BBC.



This is the U.K. government’s official Website for the “British Monarchy”. The virtual tour is provided through this Website. Click image to access the Website. Enjoy.

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Lack Of A Silent Shutter On The Sony a6000 Is A Real ‘Show Stopper’.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. #6 from a 10-point Sony a6000 vs a6300 comparison at “Mirrorless Curation”. See link below.

Click here to access the ‘Mirrorless Curation‘ post.

Never occurred to me that a modern mirrorless, from Sony no less, would not have an electronic silent shutter. Had assumed it was a standard feature …

Well, I found out to my cost, that the Sony a6000, does NOT have a silent mode when I took it to the “Clearlakes Chorale” concert last weekend.

I planned to be at the concert 30 minutes early so as to get our preferred front-row pews. So I was going to set silent mode during the wait — I never having looked for silent mode previously on the a6000.

I couldn’t find it. There was an ‘audio’ option but that didn’t silence the shutter. I went through all the menus multiple times. NADA. I was amazed. Thought I was missing something.

I had, however, taken my trusty Nikon P900 as well and that did have a silent mode. So that was fine. I used the Nikon …

But, the Sony a6500 I plan to get in the next 8 weeks does have silent mode, as does the a6300.

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by Anura Guruge

MetroCast: Getting 150 Mbps Downloads On My 105 Mbps Service; Game On With TDS.

by Anura Guruge

Actual screenshots from (Netflix) Fast.com & Speedtest.net
on my 105 Mbps Metrocast service
between 1:00 to 1:45 pm Sunday, December 18, 2016.

With TDS now offering 1,000 Mbps in Alton
I knew that Metrocast would bump-up their
speeds — as they did January 2016 & 2015.

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I do have a TDS 15 Mbps service IN ADDITION to my ‘105 Mbps’ Metrocast — as a backup.

Right now I do not plan to upgrade to the TDS 1 Gigabit. I will wait to see how others fare. I am happy with the MetroCast service — especially if it will be at 150/160 Mbps.

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etrocast 105 Mbps.
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Poignant Google Doodle For South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Steve Biko.

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

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Use links above to access Google original.

‘They’ killed Steve Biko in 1977 (aged 30)!

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