Daily Archives: December 23, 2017

Microscopic Nativity Scene From Lithuania For Pope Francis, For Christmas 2017.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE
luckily you do NOT need a microscope.


Click image to access the full AP (i.e., Associated Press) story.


When I first saw this, on Google News, I thought it was an hoax. But, it was from the AP and it was December 23 and NOT April 1. But, I being who I am, checked around. This is legit.

It being Christmas there is a tradition of giving creative nativity scenes to the pope at Christmas. But, this has to take the cake. Very clever. Now, how are other countries going to top this in coming years. Yes, somebody could create something spectacular in space.

Yes, it also reminded me of the “Emperor’s New Clothes“. But, people can check it out.

Cute. I like it. Wish I could see it for real. Funny, can’t find it, as yet, on YouTube.


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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — December 23, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

New Hampshire buried in snow prior to Christmas Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


The also rans:







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by Anura Guruge

Us Brits Are To Get Back Our Royal Blue Passports, Post-Brexit, In October 2019 — Hip Hip Hurrah.

by Anura Guruge




I had two Royal Blue British passports, with the two windows, top and bottom, from 1982 to 2002. Then I got my first burgundy colored ‘European Union‘ passport. I am on the 2nd one of those.

Yes, I liked the Royal Blue passports. They were distinctive and distinguished. You felt proud to hand over your British passport.

I guess the new ones, in 2019, will NOT have the windows or the stiff cover. That is a shame. But, it will be Royal Blue and I for one will NOT be blue to possess one.

But, this is still a long ways out; 22-months. Much can happen in that time.


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by Anura Guruge

“Delta Dental” Has Such An Old Computer System That They Can’t Offer Online Enrollment!

by Anura Guruge






Given that they have a monopoly in most of the states they operate in, they do not feel a need to be competitive or compelling. The goal is to make as much profits as possible and use it as executive compensation. It appears that they have not bothered to update their IT system in years. They try and do as much as possible the 1970s-way using paper.

Pretty shocking and sad. But, they are the ONLY game in town.

Now that I have, after spending over 9 hours this month and over 11 phone calls, given up trying to get insurance via healthcare.gov I tried to get dental insurance from Delta Dental directly. They were not very helpful. If anything they were downright uncooperative and unhelpful. They didn’t care if they got my business or not.

What a country. What a system. Totally hostage to these big insurance monopolies.

Just wanted to give you a heads up.


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by Anura Guruge