Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

So Which Is The Better Book Cover: One By Famed “Fiverr’ Or Mine?

by Anura Guruge

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Who did which?

My son the software entrepreneur gave me heck on my birthday that my book covers suck and that I shouldn’t be so cheap and should pay $15 to Fiverr and have my covers designed by them.

Since I know he is way smarter than he I listened to him.

So, last week I signed up at ‘Fiverr’ and contracted to have a cover designed. It didn’t cost me $15. Only $12. That is all they asked. I didn’t want anything fancy. Just a book cover.

So, they sent me their professionally designed cover yesterday. I was gobsmacked.

I decided to try my hand at another cover.

So, which one do you think is mine and which one is from Fiverr.

Oh, yes, I published another book today. Nearly forgot.

P.S., Fiverr gave me a REFUND (albeit as a ‘store credit’) though I told them that I was OK with them keeping my $12 for their efforts.


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His Vow Of Chastity Be Damned, Pope Francis Just Screwed The U.S. Catholics!

by Anura Guruge

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This from the “Daily Beast”. Plenty more on the Web. Just Google.

I said it before …

This is unquestionable. Pope Francis has turned into a very BAD MAN. How can you, in ANY FAITH, try to keep on blocking safeguards against sex crimes against INNOCENT kids.

This pope is rapidly becoming a disgrace. Yes, of course, there have been worse popes BUT not in recent times.

I despair of the U.S. Catholics — and I have family and friends who are U.S. Catholics.

Pope Francis likes to think he is God, but he is NOT. He really isn’t. He is a very fallible, old, obese man who shuffles about with a limp. No, he does NOT levitate.

Please, please, please stand up to him. He is just like Trump. The only difference is he is too dumb to know how to use Twitter.

Do you detect that I am angry. I sure am. I am a FATHER. A real one. Not a pretend one who asks people to call them ‘Father’.

I have always railed against the SEX CRIMES by the Catholic clergy.

This pope is without shame …. and for that matter, brains. What a disgrace.

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Fidelity Investments: FINALLY An Admitted ERROR In Their Cash Balance Accounting!

by Anura Guruge

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I have long suspected that Fidelity’s much vaunted computer system is not as infallible as they like to claim. As someone who uses it daily, multiple times a day, I have, over the years encountered various vagaries. But, when I call up, they (i.e., Fidelity) always have an explanation.

Not so TODAY. Caught them with their pants down. Very exposed.

My balances did NOT add up. I kind of know what they are (at any given time) and what was being shown just did NOT compute. It also was not inline with what they were showing on my ‘Positions’ page.

So, I called. As always their first reaction is to gently humor you and show that they are right and you are wrong.

Not so today. He tried …. then he was stumped. It did NOT add up. You could see it clear as day. He started blathering … he had to call me back.

He did.

IT WAS AN ERROR in their system!

A few others had called too.

Had to do with today being a HOLIDAY though the stock market is open. But, option trades from last Friday are not being reconciled today because the option markets (most likely in Chicago) are closed. Hence, the error. But, it should not have happened.

They were suitably embarrassed and chastened. I finally caught them.

Ha, Ha, Ha.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — November 12, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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winter is here Anura Guruge Sony a7 II

The also rans:

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