Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — December 30, 2017.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Cold snowy Alton New Hampshire on December 30 2017 Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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I Wore My Samsung S3 Frontier For The First Time Yesterday.

by Anura Guruge

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This was a kind of combined delayed birthday/Christmas present along with the Google Pixel 2 phone.

After the trouble I have had with my Garmin Vivoactive 3, I did not want to again be without an Activity Tracker on my wrist. Plus, the Samsung S3 Frontier really does double-up as a pretty decent dress watch. And that was how I used to it … when we went to Concord, NH, among other things to see the movie “The Greatest Showman“.

The Samsung S3 Frontier looks good. Wasn’t that heavy. I love the display. Great in a theater. Easy to read in the dark. I loved it.

It is not as comprehensive on the activity/fitness features as is my Vivoactive 3 — and it is NOT meant to be. Heart Rate monitoring is not constant — but more on demand. But, when I go out I would rather the have the S3 Frontier on my wrist than the Garmin.

I have found an APP that will let me combine the daily data from both. I have yet to try it.

I will keep you posted.

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U.K. Daily Mail Follows My Lead Re. ‘The Greatest Showman’ & Its Deviation From The Facts.

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Click to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article from December 29, 2017.

We are in total agreement. Today, I did a bit more reading on P.T. Barnum and the more I read the more disappointed I became with the movie.

It was a good movie BUT it seems such a shame that they distorted the facts when there was NO NEED to do so. The movie would have been even better IF they had stayed true to the true facts.


The movie came out of December 20, 2017.

Kind of funny that the Daily Mail piece came exactly 24-hours after mine.

Do YOU think that that was a coincidence? {Smile}

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Cambridge 2017 Christmas Revels — ‘Venetian Celebration’ — The ‘Thank You’ Video.

by Anura Guruge

A MUST watch video.

It will warm the cockles of your heart.

On Vimeo rather than YouTube.

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Sumptuously produced video — WOW, WOW, WOW. Amazing quality and detail.

Magnificently captures the flavor, colors, energy & spirit of what was a MESMERIZING performance. It is just like being there and made me very nostalgic. Wonderful show — just like last year’s and the year before. Now I can’t wait until December 2018.

This is great. They did this, i.e., a ‘Thank You’ video, last year too.

Happy New Year.

This will help you keep warm.

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Google Pixel 2 Timestamp-Based Photo Image Numbering Is Not For ‘Professionals’!

by Anura Guruge

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The photos you take with the Google Pixel 2 are sequenced and identified using a TIMESTAMP-based numbering scheme. The above image clearly illustrates that.

I guess if all of your photo-related work is done on the Pixel 2, this might be OK.

Not so with I.

I post pictures here … to start with … and do so each and every day. Plus, I have to select 7 pictures I am going to feature.

I download the pictures I take with my new Pixel 2 to my 6TB Drobo photo storage system via Google Photo. It is a piece of cake, i.e., the downloading.

But, the timestamp-based numbering REALLY screws me up. The last digits of each photo — as you can see above — is the TIME the photo was taken, using the 24 hours time format. So, pictures taken successively have vastly different ENDING digits. On normal cameras successive pictures are neatly ordered in number sequence … 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 etc. etc.

You get the picture?

These photo IDs are a PAIN.

There should be a SETTING OPTION to turn off timestamp-based file names and just have GP20000, GP20001 etc.

I am not happy nor amused.

Very poorly thought out.

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by Anura Guruge