Daily Archives: June 22, 2018

Garmin Fenix 5: Beta Firmware Ver. 9.53 Adds GALILEO ‘GPS’ Support — And That Is BIG.

by Anura Guruge


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Just announced today. Pretty significant in that Garmin now offers Galileo ‘GPS’ on the just released Fenix 5 Plus family.

Though I have not experienced it myself (or more to the point know any better) a LOT of people have been complaining about GPS issues with the Fenix 5 — though mainly when trying to get GPS in cities with a lot of skyscrapers blocking the signals. Galileo is said to have a ‘stronger’ more ‘penetrative’ signal. Hence the excitement.

But, remember this is a brand new BETA and Garmin just rolled out Firmware 9.20 just this week. So tread with caution. I thought about it and decided that I will wait. {Smile}.

Well, I wanted to make sure that I shared this with YOU.


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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — June 22, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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a big cat in the yard New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


The also rans:







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Flowers Of Rochester, New Hampshire: Marketplace Boulevard — June 21, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Combination of Marshalls, Walmart and the roadside. Yes, I know — some are artificial, BUT, I could not resist. They were so pretty.

Enjoy. Summer is nearly over in New England. Days are getting shorter. YIKES!


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Buddha In A Snow Globe — The Supreme Irony.

by Anura Guruge


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This was today, at our local ‘Marshalls‘ in Rochester, New Hampshire.

It was, of course, nowhere near as offensive as the Incense Dispenser I saw at T.J. Maxx in 2016. [See below] Still amuses me how folks think nothing of disrespecting the Buddha. But, he doesn’t mind since he is not around and I doubt whether too many truly devout Buddhists shop at Marshalls or T.J. Maxx. C’est la vie.

The first thing that crossed my mind was Buddha and snow. After some thought I came to the conclusion that he probably did encounter some snow in his travels — since the physical domain he operated in (discounting the supernatural flying through the air stories) did encroach upon the foothills of the Himalayas. I doubt whether he saw much snow but he probably did see some — maybe just in the distance, on the mountains.

Then I was struck by the supreme irony. Buddha trapped inside a glass globe! Wow. He hated being trapped. He so desperately wanted out — out of everything. So, this is a rather cruel joke — of sorts.

Did I buy it? NO. Just too this picture with my Google Pixel 2.

What do YOU think?


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by Anura Guruge

A Selfie — Another Perspective Of I.

by Anura Guruge


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I think this captures me well and even hides my fatness. Color is pretty close too.

I am sure people will recognize me — instantly.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2.


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