Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

Churchill Would NOT Appreciate Being Compared To Donald Trump!

by Anura Guruge

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA was a great human being & an exemplary, inspirational leader. Yes, he was, no doubt, a bit of a racist but that was par for his time. He lived in a different era — when there were Empires.

Trump trying to compare himself to Winston is beyond a joke. Trump cannot even match him on obesity.

Plus, Winston, QUITE RIGHTLY, distrusted men who did not drink!

Winston never needed police or army protection to walk the streets on London. People respected the man for his COMMITEMT & SERVICE to the country.

Poor Trump. Looks so pathetic when he thinks he can be GREAT like Winston.

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by Anura Guruge

COVID-19: Did You Know That Walmart Has Closed Its Auto Centers?

by Anura Guruge

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I had NO idea that Walmart had done this.

Went to the Rochester (N.H.) Walmart Auto Center yesterday to try & get the a/c on our Nissan Quest topped up. It was CLOSED. Bunch of associates lounging around taking great glee in telling me they are closed.

How does that make sense?

Car repair was deemed ‘essential’ from the start. Other places are open.

I did some thinking. Yes, to be on the safe side they would need to disinfect the insides of the cars before they get in them. I can see that. But, other places do, & Walmart, more so than others, should be capable of taking that step in their stride.

I am disappointed — but Walmart disappoints I often.

I know that a lot of people rely on Walmart for their car care because they tend to be affordable.

Not right.

No big deal for us. I will take it to another local shop.

Just wanted to make sure you knew about this.

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by Anura Guruge

1st Batch Of Pictures From My New Panasonic ZS200 — (Also From ‘Cardinal Camera’).

by Anura Guruge

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First few pictures, i.e., ’01’, ’02’, ’04’, ’05’ & ’06’.

A few others from the first batch of 41
(some to be posted later in ‘Pictures of the Day‘)

Click to access the ‘Cardinal Camera’ Website.

No, no. You are not seeing double. I did get two cameras — both Panasonic compacts.

So, I sold my Canon EOS RP in April, & after some intense ‘horse-trading’ involving trade-ins & a very unexpected Panasonic $200 rebate on the ZS200, I ended up getting BOTH a ZS200 & ZS80!

Why? ZS200 has the bigger sensor I seek & the ZS80 has a long-zoom I like. Different horses for different courses. Quality vs. reach.

Got them both last Tuesday. Was too busy to get to the ZS200 till today! That is my life.

Do, I like it. Nice camera. It feels superior to the ZS80. But, the irony as ever. Bigger sensor, MORE fineky! But, I think I will come to love & respect this camera.

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by Anura Guruge

Today’s Flowers, Some In Close-Up — June 2, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Also check some in today’s ‘Pictures of the Day‘.

All from my travels today — from various Malls in Rochester, New Hampshire. All taken with my new Panasonic ZS80.

Enjoy. I am getting more used to taking pictures of flowers with this camera. I am slow, but I try to improve.

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by Anura Guruge

I Finally Manage To Get A Book Listed By ‘Apple’. Wow. It Has Taken Me 10-Years!

by Anura Guruge

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I am in shock. I had kind of given up on ever getting a book on ‘Apple Books‘.

I had tried & tried & tried over the years — since 2010. They just make you jump through so many hoops. I would eventually give up, given that Amazon Kindle eBooks can be read on Apple devices. Kindle eBooks can be read ANYWHERE. So, that was my rationale; my excuse.

My latest book, i.e., “Comets“, even if it is just I saying so, is rather ‘special’. SMILE. I wanted to make it as widely available as possible.

So, I worked with ‘Draft2Digital‘. It still took me three (3) attempts. Finally I sorted out all the wrinkles & managed to meet all the criteria. Bingo. Apple accepeted it.

Whether I will sell even a single copy is a different matter. At least now I have broken my duck. Wow.

I am in shock.

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by Anura Guruge