Tag Archives: March 26

The Dreaded British ‘Driving Test’ Came To Be This Day 83-Years Ago; March 26, 1934.

by Anura Guruge



83-years ago. So I doubt that anybody that took the test in 1934 is still around today — given that that would put them at, a minimum, 101. BUT, I could be wrong.

Wow. Just thinking of it gives me the shivers.

Took it in 1971, in London.

Well, something for us Brits to think about.


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Beethoven, The Incomparable, Died This Day 190-Years Ago; March 26, 1827 — Aged 56.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven


Tragic.

Nonetheless I always find his life inspirational — overcoming crippling adversity.

Copying Beethoven” is one of my favorite movies and one of the v. few that I have watched more than 3 times.

And “Ode to Joy“. Love it.

So let us pause for a SECOND today and think of poor, and he indeed was POOR in so many way, Ludwig.


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Today, March 26, 2017, Is Nancy Pelosi’s 77th Birthday — And What A Gift She Got From Trump.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi


Happy Birthday Mrs. Pelosi.

You deserve a GREAT birthday. What a weekend for us all. Thank YOU.

I like Nancy. But, what is there NOT to like.

I was wondering today on my run — what would have happened IF SHE had run rather than Hillary (and I do know that her age was against her).

Yes, there were times she, like Obama, drove to distraction and beyond.

But, she delivered the good for Obama which is more than what Paul Ryan has done for Trump — though I am ‘A-OK’ with that.


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Yet Another Sophie’s Choice For I — Panasonic Lumix LX100 or New ZS100.

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As I have been saying for the last couple of days I am now looking for a replacement for my Sony RX100 II given that it is sold and gone.

I was planning to get a Fuji so that I could standardize on Fuji cameras. BUT that doesn’t seem as easy and practical as I had thought — and not in the budget that I was hoping. Anytime you do any serious evaluation of today’s cameras, using Web resources, you are bound to be told of the competitors. The Panasonic Lumix LX100 kept on coming up. Over the last 24 hours I, as I am wont to do when I come across a camera that looks interesting, did a deep-dive, immersion into finding out about it. Quite the camera. Just two things, other than the smaller than APS-C sensor size, that bothered me: it being a 13MP camera (despite using a 16MP sensor) and the lack of a built-in, pop-up flash. (I am a great exploitor of pop-up flashes). Though the LX100 comes with an external flash that would be an impediment. But the reviews rave about the LX100.

Then on Sunday I came across the newly announced, viz. January 5, 2016, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100. I had not paid any attention to it since I had by then thought that I was done with buying anymore Panasonic cameras. WOW. ZS100. Basically a smaller version of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 that has served me so well! But a 1″ sensor and I really wanted to move away from 1″. But it has a pop-up flash and is 20MP. Lens, at zoom, is a bit slow.

To make it worse, and would you believe it, they are EXACTLY the same price! $697.99.

The ZS100 will NOT be available till March 26. Can I wait that long? Seven weeks? Yes, I can, but do I want to.

Wow. This is quite a decision.


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