Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Do NOT Buy Garmin Vivoactive 3 Right Now — Too Many Quality Issues. Wait!

by Anura Guruge

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I am not saying this lightly or out of any malice. It grieves me to say so (and right now I am a Garmin shareholder (though that is likely to change)).

I returned the 2nd — yes SECOND — Garmin Vivoactive 3 on Monday. I have had two that have failed since November 16. That is crazy.

There is a definite issue with quality.

When Garmin tells me that users like I should get the Fenix 5 rather than a VA 3 you know that they know something that they really do not want to let on.

I was the 10th person to report the barometric altimeter fail.

The second VA3 I got was noticeably better than the 1st — which, given that I preordered it (in Gunmetal)) — which had to have been from a very early batch.

Lovely watch. One of the nicest and MOST feature rich. That I have to now make do with a butt ugly Fitbit Ionic breaks my heart.

Yes, I could have got a 3rd VA 3. I was offered one. I said NO THANK YOU. I can’t take it.

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by Anura Guruge

“If You Are Curved Below The Belt” Commercial On TV — WTF?

by Anura Guruge

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I happened to be quite contentedly watching CNBC around 9:50am this morning (with the stock market again up), brushing my teeth, when this commercial came on.

I am NOT easily shocked, but I thought this was below the belt. Ouch!


Nope. Don’t have it — or NOT as yet. But given how I am falling apart this may also be in my future — though I hope not. I have enough problems, thank you.

Yes, I have heard of it and KNEW at once what the commercial was going to be when I saw “curved below the belt“.

When are we going to draw the line. The ED ads were bad enough. But, now this.

Very clever to have it on CNBC. Perfect demographics. And yes, it is good to get the word out that there is treatment for this condition.

It is just a tad jarring to see IT on TV.

But, c’est la vie. Next time I will be ready and will not be shocked.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 31, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

New Hampshire filtered Sun Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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2018 Chinese New Year, “Year Of The Dog”, Free Event At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH).

by Anura Guruge

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Another event being presented by my friends at the UNH ‘Confucius Institute‘.

This is their traditional, yearly celebration in February for the Chinese New Year – this being the “Year of the Dog“. Hence the dog-theme.

This should be GOOD, very good. The UNH Confucius Institute specializes in EXCELLENCE.

As is invariably the case, it is FREE. So mark your calendars. It will be well worth it.

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by Anura Guruge