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The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Now Has A Version 7.10 Firmware Release — As Of April 24, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From the Garmin Forums at: orums.garmin.com


Just 4-days after I noted that there had been no firmware updates to the Fenix 5 Plus Garmin rolls out a new version, i.e., Ver. 7.10.

It was downloaded, over Bluetooth, to my watch yesterday, i.e., April 27, 2019. I was surprised. Usually I only get updates when I am USB-connected to Garmin Express.

Version 7.10 appears to be a RENUMBERED 6.72 or 6.4x build! Check the Forum, they still have a ‘sticky’ for a 6.72 beta — which fixes the swim workout bug mentioned as the 1st item in 7.10!

This is expected to be a busy week for Garmin. SMILE. Watch this space.


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by Anura Guruge

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Has Not Had A Firmware Update In Nearly 5-Months!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and study. From ‘Garmin Forums’ @ forums.garmin.com.


Everytime I power up ‘Garmin Express‘ while I am charging my Fenix 5 Plus I expect to get a firmware update. But, it is always ‘You are uptodate‘.

I kind of knew there were some betas so I went to the Garmin Forums to check what is going on.

I was right. Last update was at the end of November 2018 — Version 6. I have that. Nothing since.

That is NOT right. It isn’t as if there are no bugs that need to be fixed or features added.

Garmin used to be pretty good at doing updates. But, now … this.

Sure, they want some of us to UPGRADE to the MARQ series. We will see.


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by Anura Guruge

GoDaddy e-mail (SecureServer) — Appears We Are Using Software Under Test.

by Anura Guruge


GoDaddy e-mail, late this afternoon, was even MORE temperamental
than usual.

Did YOU notice that?

I then happened to glance at the URL because I tried to REFRESH the tab.

BINGO!

Saw the word ‘beta’.

In the computer/software industry that indicates something
UNDER CUSTOMER TESTING.

See this official definition of ‘beta software‘.

So we are using, right now, ‘Beta’ software
— i.e., software that is still being TESTED.

That explains everything.

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Click to ENLARGE and view here. Notice ‘beta’ on the URL at the top — highlighted in ‘yellow’.


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by Anura Guruge

Amazon Kindle’s New eBook Cover Designer (Beta) Tool Is Pretty Nifty. Thanks Kindle.

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Yes, most publishing platforms now provide some sort of cover design tool. Though I generally create my own covers using Word (yes, word) or PowerPoint I am always glad to know that I have a fallback option if I get fed up messing around trying to meet the margin requirements.

In Kindle’s latest newsletter I happened to see that they now offer a cover designer — albeit in beta.

Today, now that I have a ‘second’ between books, having published my 18th (as a sole author) over the weekend, I decided to give it a try. Yes, I got a couple of error messages but it was easy enough to circumvent past them.

It looks pretty decent. Yes, I could create any one of these covers, in my sleep, in Word or PowerPoint. But, I am glad that I now have another choice.

Yes, of course, I am working on yet another book. For the last 20 years or so writing books is something I do on a daily basis. Yes, these covers above will give you a clue. I will even tell you more. With luck, if I live long enough, there will be a series of books. I collect trivia and data points like there is no tomorrow. Even if I don’t remember it all, I invariably remember how to go back and retrieve what I was thinking about. Seems like a shame not to share this given that I can easily cover popes, astronomy, computers, calendars and numbers — just to start with. Yes, numbers. There is a lot of stuff you can learn about numbers.

But, I have made a promise to myself. I am going to slow down. I have published 7 books so far this year. That is a bit insane, even for me. IF I continue at that same pace, one that I have been working at since September 2011, I could complete at least 3 more books this year. BUT, I am not going to. I am going to cut back on the hours I spend writing books. Maybe just 4-5 hours a day – 2 of them on my ‘midnight’ 3rd shift.

Google Nose Already BIG Business: First The Lawsuit, Now The Speciality Nose Spray

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Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
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Google Nose: Class Action Lawsuit — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google Nose Real Life Example — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google Nose Introduction — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s SCRATCH Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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NH Lawyer Files First Class Action Lawsuit Against ‘Google Nose’ — Users Complain That Their Noses Are Out Of Joint!

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Anura Guruge


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Bing pings Doodle Easter folly
>>Apr. 1, 2013.

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Google’s SCRATCH Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Bing background vs. Google doodle — Mar. 31, 2013.

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Only in the U.S. of A.

This has to be a record in terms of time for a class action suit.

Product, in beta, has not been even out for 24 hours. But Google has deep pockets.

So if you got your nose out of joint contact THE NH injury lawyer. You know the one. 



‘Google Nose’ (Beta): A Real Life Example Of It In Use, ‘Wet Dog’

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by Anura Guruge


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Google Nose (Beta)
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>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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Google Introduces ‘Google Nose’ (Beta): The New Scentsation In Search. Not A Joke. This Is Legit.

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Anura Guruge


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Google’s scratch Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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Click to access Google Nose.

That Google, unfortunately, introduced it on April 1 is a shame.
Many will dismiss it as a joke.

There Is Now A FireFox 16.0.2 BUT I Have Not Installed. Worried What It Will Do.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Click to access Mozilla FireFox release note page.


After nearly a decade of being a beta tester and a recipient of AUTOMATED FireFox updates, just 2 days ago I changed my preferences in FireFox ‘options’ so that I get notified of updates, but they are not automatically installed.

So, a few minutes ago I got a notification that FF 16.0.2 was available — which is not a surprise given what a disaster 16.0.1 has proved to be. I am going to be cautious. I will wait to read reaction on the Web BEFORE I do the deed.

So, this is a heads up to you all. PLEASE share your experiences with FireFox 16.0.2, hopefully ALL GOOD, with us. I will post them for you.

Thank you. Cheers, Anura.