Daily Archives: April 1, 2020

‘The Upside’ (2017) ShowTime Movie — Uplifting Movie For Pandemic-Bound; Great Soundtrack.

by Anura Guruge

Click for IMDb.com listing.

YouTube trailer.

Roku, to its credit, to help with those subject to the ‘stay-at-home‘, is offering 30-days of SHOWTIME for Free. So, I signed up — now I have no new cricket to watch. [Notice I have NOT (really) complained.]

Saw this. Yes, it looked predictable and yes, it is. But, it is fun. Funny in parts. Definitely uplifting.

I go through phases when I nearly convince myself that I am an opera buff. The opera in the soundtrack — obviously meticulously handpicked — is brilliant. I want to listen to opera again!

It is definitely watchable. It is NOT bad. Actually it is, really, pretty good.

Will make you SMILE. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge


Having Genuine Google Doodle, For Dame Jean Macnamara, On ‘April 1’, Was Stupid!

by Anura Guruge

Yes, I know it was her birthday — after I looked her up. She is by no means a household name — and I suspect that that is even the case in her how country of Australia.

So, what was Google THINKING?

Yes, Google as we all know has a long and storied history of doing clever April 1st jokes.

Yes, we all know about the ongoing pandemic. Yes, I worked out that Google MIGHT refrain from joking around this year — given the gravity of the situation.

So, it would have been BEST not to do ANYTHING.

Do the Google Doodle for her the next day. That would have been better.

This was STUPID — Google.

Say it after I. “This was STUPID Google”.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Thorne: Sleepyhead’ (Detective Show) On ‘Britbox’ — Wow, Quite The Story, Very Dramatic.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the Britbox listing.

We just finished watching all three episodes of this show. Never heard of it until we saw the ‘promotions’ on Britbox.

Glad we did.

Quite the show. Very dramatic. I guess it could even be classed as a psychological thriller. Very clever. Lots of twists. Very good.

Recommend it highly. Hope there are other episodes. Would definitely watch.

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by Anura Guruge


The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 1, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

yellow flowers of spring Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

The also rans:

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Donald Trump To Sign An Executive Order That Will Expunge His Impeachment From The Congressional Record.

by Anura Guruge

It appears that this was a little known, never used, provision that enables a President to expunge portions of the official Congressional Record if it is deemed to be harmful to National Security!

Well, he is going to exercise his RIGHT and obviously Congress will not be able to do anything about it because the Democrats do NOT have the votes.


This means that future textbooks on U.S. history will have to omit any mentions of the Impeachment because there will be NO official Congressional Record of it. Just media reports and that has been discredited as FAKE NEWS!


As far as the official historical record Donald Trump was never impeached.

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by Anura Guruge

Google Developing Coronavirus COVID-19 TESTING APP Using The Pixel 3/4 Camera AI.

by Anura Guruge

It is EXTREMELY clever and creative — as one has come to expect from Google.

No swabs. No blood tests.

You just cough onto the rear-facing camera. That is IT. You cough on the camera.

The APP software, using the powerful AI built into the camera module, will then ENLARGE and analyze the cough particles. It basically acts like a powerful microscope. Once it has your cough particles enlarged enough the AI software scans it to see if it matches the ‘fingerprints’ of COVID-19. It does this in seconds.

The test is said to be 76% accurate. So, not foolproof BUT better than nothing.

It is already being tested by the FDA and CDC for approval. The goal is that it will be available for download, from the Google Play Store, by this weekend. WOW.

Yes, and ALAS, it will initially only work with Google Pixel 3s & 4s. That is a shame. It is just that most other cameras do not have the hardware or software to support the necessary magnification.

P.S., It is recommended that you use a disinfectant wipe to clean the camera after the test.

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by Anura Guruge