Daily Archives: September 29, 2019

We Have A Fairly Serious Drought In New Hampshire — And Nobody Is Talking About It.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, we have had rain over the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been much and it has been well spaced out. We haven’t had any decent rain in some time. I first noticed the dropping water levels in the lakes on Thursday, September 19, 2019, when I hiked the backroads of New Durham while Teischan was volunteering at the Library. Noticed that a small lake I walked by was noticeably low.

Then yesterday I walked past this ‘local’ (to I in that it is just 1.5 miles from home) pond that I am very familiar with. It was nearly dry. Never seen it this empty and at a minimum I walk by it once a month.

Not good. Nothing to panic as yet. Plenty of ground water. That I know. Plus we will have snow within the month!

But, I just thought that somebody should be paying more attention. Now you know.

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by Anura Guruge

2019 Fall Foliage In Our Yard — In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge

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I have, over the last few days, been trying to share 2019 Fall Foliage with you all. Yesterday I commented that I do not have to go far to see, enjoy, appreciate and take pictures of the foliage. It is all around me — just there to remind me that winter, with its brutal cold and paralysing snow is but just a few weeks away and I am stuck here again. SMILE.

Well this is foliage in our yard. All around the driveway.

Enjoy. Wanted to share.

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by Anura Guruge


Garmin Fenix 6 Has An AMOLED-Like Deep Black Display Background — Makes All The Difference.

by Anura Guruge

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So, from the very first time I powered up my new Fenix 6 Sapphire, i.e., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, I knew there was something different about the display. I was aware that it was fractionally bigger than that of my Garmin MARQ Explorer (i.e., 1.3″ vs 1.2″) and had a marginally higher resolution (i.e., 260×260 vs 240×240). But, you could tell that there was something different and APPEALING about the Fenix 6 Display.

When I came around to doing the settings I noticed a big difference. In my old age I like a bright display. So, over the last 2-years or so I had the brightness on my Fenix 5, Fenix 5+ and MARQ Expedition all set at 70%. I was kind of used to 70% being my default setting — and, yes, I needed to charge my watches every couple of days (and having continuous PULSE Ox on the MARQ didn’t help). With the Fenix 6 when I got to 50% I was happy! Big difference. You can see that on the top picture: 70% vs. 50%.

Then, yesterday, I installed ActiFace on the Fenix 6 and was studying them side-by-side. See middle picture above.

That is when I noticed it and you can see it in the two top pictures. The display background on the Fenix 6 is deep black — like you would get on an AMOLED-display. That is what makes all the difference. It makes everything else POP. Notice that the fonts are also smoother. A better overall display. You can’t deny that.

Then the last picture is the final proof. The Fenix 6, with brightness at 50%, is brighter than the MARQ at 70%.

To be honest, I would no longer buy a MARQ Expedition! Get the titanium body Fenix 6 Sapphire and a $22 leather strap from Amazon and you can save yourself $500!

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by Anura Guruge