Daily Archives: February 21, 2020

We Have Gained Nearly 1.75 Hours Of Daylight In New Hampshire Since The Winter Solstice 2-Months Ago.

by Anura Guruge

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10 hours and 48 minutes of Daylight.

IF you live in New Hampshire I hope (I really do) that this has NOT escaped you.

It is so obvious and, moreover, WONDERFUL.

It is still light at 5:30 in the evening. Heaven!

I love it. I am a Sun Worshipper as my TAN testifies.


It will keep on getting better until that DREADED, horrible day in June when winter turns the corner!

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Google Pixel 5’s ‘Battery Share’ Feature & Implications To Garmin.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the original at: xda-developers.com, These were the folks that broke the news.

Click to ENLARGE and view. This was from Forbes.com but they cite the article XDA article referenced above.

True, this hasn’t happened as yet, and the Google Pixel 5 is not going to be available until October 2020. Based on what they have seen in the Android 11 code, so far, it looks fairly certain that Google will get this neat feature into the Pixel 5 (which would also mean that I will have to upgrade from my Pixel 4).

Yes, it is true that the battery in the Pixel 4 isn’t the greatest. But, the whole world knows that. Google will fix that come the ‘5’. Of that I am fairly sure.

So, what does this mean. Wireless charging of COMPATIBLE devices. Hold it close to a Pixel 5, which has the SHARE feature enabled, and you can get battery boost from the Pixel. Like jumpering a car. Neat.

But, the KEY question is compatibility. And that is what worries me, now that Google (pending the last regulatory approvals) owns Fitbit.

Will Google ever let Garmin be compatible? That is what concerns I.

Yes, Garmin now has Solar Charging and by Black Friday we should have that on the Fenix 7, the Instinct and the next Forerunner. That is all good. But, battery sharing will be more ‘powerful’, in every way, to Solar. Would be a bummer if Garmin is forever excluded.

Unlikely that Apple or Samsung will go out of their way to support Garmin with their, inevitable, variations of SHARE.

So, where will this leave Garmin?

I care. I love my Garmin watches (and yes, I have three.).

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Search ‘Garmin’.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — February 21, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

you have no mail Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

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There Will Be NO ‘Airport On Ice’ In Alton In February 2020 (Or Any Other Month).

by Anura Guruge

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The ice is too thin. It needs to be at least 12″ and they are concerned that we have sections where the ice isn’t that thick this year. I can believe that.

I have not seen any trucks on any of the local lakes this year. Yes, snowmobiles, but they are much lighter.

An abundance of caution, of course, but you can’t blame anyone for that. You really don’t want a plane going through the ice. That would be rather bad form. I couldn’t remember but it appears that we have had other years — even as recently as 2016 — when the airport was called off because of thin ice.

So, that is that. I will miss not being able to take my usual quota of pictures. Fingers crossed for next year; 2021.

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Category ‘airport ice’.

by Anura Guruge