Daily Archives: June 6, 2018

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

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

 Clematis florida Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Today, June 6, 2018, Is The 74th Anniversary Of “D-Day” — A Pivotal, Positive Day In History!

by Anura Guruge

Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

Listen to THIS.
BBC’s 1st broadcast of THE NEWS on D-Day.

I always pause to reflect on this day. A Day that changed the course of history — of course, for the better.

Amazing that we don’t commemorate this day with more gusto, pomp and ceremony.

If NOT for the Allied heroics of this day we will NOT be speaking English.

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National Geographic: New Design As Of May 2018 & NO Plastic As Of June 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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May 2018 in the middle. June 2018 on the right. April to the right.

Click to ENLARGE. The most obvious changes are on the spine. Here are April, May & June 2018.

I have been reading the ‘National Geographic‘ for about 62-years. I started, very young, in Ceylon, in the mid-1950s, given that my father used to have it shipped to him, from the USA, along with the “Reader’s Digest“. He had stacks and stacks of them on the floor of his extensive library. He and I both would help ourselves to one on the way to the bathroom. That, I confess, is where I still read both magazine. And I too still have active subscriptions to both those magazines along with the new ‘History’ magazine from ‘National Geographic’.

As of the May 2018 we now have a new design. The most striking difference is in the spine as shown above. They no longer have the name ‘National Geographic’. Instead there is the iconic ‘rectangle’. They have also gone an all numeric month notation; e.g., 05.2018 & 06.2018.

The inside is supposed to be more modern. It looks OK. Maybe a tad too fussy for my old eyes. But, it is readable enough.

The June issue came in a recyclable paper wrapper. No more plastic! That was good. That whole issue focused on the plastic problem.

They haven’t snuck in any topless pictures in the last two issues. I will, as ever, keep an eye and share with you. Promise.

March 2018 issue.

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by Anura Guruge