Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — November 7, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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Harrier eating grass Anura Guruge Sony a6500


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The Infamous ‘Tacoma Narrows Bridge’ Collapse Happened This Day, 77-Years Ago. Here Are The Videos.

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I first saw these videos in the early 1970s during some of my physics classes at the University of Swansea. I think I was being taught about simple harmonic motion. But, everybody in my class agreed that my example, i.e., it is the motion of an unconstrained female breast when the subject is running, was even better than watching this bridge collapse.

Just 77-years ago. We have come a LONG WAY!

I hope you have all seen this before — I mean the bridge collapsing, not females jogging.


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Eye Catching Google Doodle Mexican Authoress Nellie Campobello.

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


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The Enticing Animated ‘Pad Thai’ Google Doodle — Google’s FIRST NOT Date-Specific Doodle?

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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

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


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As one that LOVES Pad Thai (though my low carb diet precludes me from having it (much)) and a person that spent 3 Summers in the 1970s in Thailand, I am all in favor of this mouthwatering animated Google Doodle.

What struck me, however, is that it is NOT tied to an anniversary! It is not date-specific. As far as I can tell that is a FIRST.

This could be the start of an INTERESTING trend. Google doing interesting Doodles independent of any date significance.

So, mark this date … remember this post. {Smile}


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I Returned The Garmin Forerunner 235 After Just 4-Hours On My Wrist!

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Yes, WOW!

It arrived around 2:30pm yesterday, November 6, 2017, via USPS. I plugged it in to be charged and registered it via Garmin Express.

I did NOT get around to putting it on my wrist, with it turned ON (and working), till around 8pm.

It is a NICE WATCH. Extremely light. Noticeably so. That was nice.

So, why am I returning it and why did I go ahead, at midnight, 4-hours into wearing it, PRINTING the Amazon UPS label to return it.

First and foremost the backlight was beyond finicky and annoying. I turned OFF sleep mode and even with it turned OFF, I could NOT keep the damn light on for more than 10 seconds — even with the TIMEOUT set for: 30-seconds, 1 minute and ALWAYS ON! That drove me nuts.

It also took me 40 minutes, yes 40 minutes, to pair it with my 10″ ASUS Tablet running Android 7. I had to uninstall and REINSTALL Garmin Connect before I eventually succeeded. That my old Vivoactive HR was in the house appears to have been an issue. Garmin Connect and the ASUS wanted, so badly, to connect with THAT rather than the FR235. So, I was not happy.

Then, I discovered, to my intense chagrin (and embarrassment) that it does NOT measure STAIRS CLIMBED (because, I found out, it does not have a barometric altimeter)! Yikes. Climbing stairs is one of my favorite exercises and per my old Vivoactive HR I average 30 stairs climbs a day. I did NOT want a tracker that couldn’t track stairs.

Not being touchscreen was MORE of an issue than I had hoped!

Amazon, as ever, was cool. Plus, I hadn’t even had it for 12-hours and everything including the box are in pristine condition.

I am JUST going to wait for the Garmin Vivoactive 3 in Slate


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Half-Price Annual Season Pass To ‘Acadia National Park’ Available In Bar Harbor, ME — Nov. 11 — Dec. 31, 2017.

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From the oustanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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IF you visit Acadia on a regular basis, as we have over the last few years, this is a good deal.

The drawback being that you have to buy it in person in Bar Harbor, Maine. If you know somebody up there — that would work.

I am GOOD, thank you. We have, between us, two LIFETIME passes for ALL the National Parks!


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