Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

Some Wedding Pictures From Saturday, October 19, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Canon EOS RP with a Tamron all-in-one zoom.

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Nope, I don’t do wedding photography. I don’t think I am good enough, I don’t have the right equipment and worse of all I don’t know how to use PhotoShop.

So, I leave wedding photography to the professionals. I just point-and-click a few pictures, straight JPEG and post them out of the camera.

Here are six from the wedding we attended in Maine this last Saturday.

What makes these pictures even more special, than normal, is that I lost them! The SD card got corrupted. Luckily I was able to recover every single one.

Thought I should share so that you can enjoy.


by Anura Guruge

I Walking On Water Per My Garmin GPS Track.

by Anura Guruge

Impressive, right? Pretty long walk too. 0.925 miles each way.

OK. OK. I will confess. I knew where the stones were. Well, actually the stones are pretty hard to miss.

I was walking to the rather famous, tourist magnet, ‘Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light‘ across the not-so-narrow breakwater. Not my first time. Done this quite a few times, albeit not in a few years.

The breakwater itself is 4,300’ (0.81 mile) long. It is built from huge slabs of granite hewed off the nearby island of Vinalhaven and transported to Rockland by ferry 1881 to about 1889. They used a total of 730,000 tons. In the 1880s it cost $750,000!

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by Anura Guruge


We Take Our Halloween 2019 Decorations To The Next Level With A 12′ Inflatable & Even More Lights.

by Anura Guruge

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Our first inflatable! IF we were going to get one, then it had to be the tallest, i.e., 12′. We had seen this one, at a hotel, in Maine last weekend. So, I knew what it looked like.

The flickering flame tiki torches were for I. Again had seen them in Maine. I wanted those BADLY. They are BRILLIANT. Really authentic looking and was on till past mid-night on a 4-hour charge. Might have to get more. In general I am not in favor of solar lights but these look so real and they are not obnoxious in terms of light pollution.

Still have two more sets of lights to put up this weekend. Then we should be done for Halloween. Christmas decorations will go up mid-November.

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by Anura Guruge


Garmin New Feature Request: Making ‘Activity Tracking’ An ON/OFF Toggle ‘Control’.

by Anura Guruge

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Activity Tracking‘ is how you control STEP counting. IF it is ‘OFF’ the watch will not count steps. So, this is how you avoid FAKE STEPS when your arm is moving up and down (as can happen when you are seated on a bumpy bus or operating machinery) but you are stationary. Just recently, on Facebook, there was a person complaining about this. He operates an excavator and was seeing a LOT of fake steps.

Turning ‘Activity Tracking’ is not difficult. You can do it on the watch itself within the MENU or on your phone (under DEVICES –> Activity Tracking). But, both option require some ‘work’.

Then it occurred to me that it would be much easier if ‘Activity Tracking’ ON/OFF was a CONTROL. You could keep it as your default control. Then three button pushes (on a 5-button Garmin) and you are done. It will just like turning ON/OFF the Flashlight.

It should be easy enough to implement. Plus, as with all controls you can get rid of it IF you don’t want it,

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — October 24, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

12 foot inflated, illuminated pumpkin Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge