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2019 Cricket World Cup: English Rain Is Going To Make This World Cup A Mockery.

by Anura Guruge

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Three matches rained off ALREADY and they are expecting MORE rain this week — never mind the two weeks ahead.

I gather no other ICC Cricket World Cup had 3 matches abandoned due to rain.

There is one thing that we all know: it RAINS in England. That was a given. Arranging this tournament without a rain-day provision was ludicrous. It is going to distort the rankings and thus make a mockery of the whole World Cup.

Sri Lanka is racking up more points thanks to the rain than they were likely to get by playing these games.

West Indies could suffer.

South Africa is doomed, methinks.

This is CRAZY. I am NOT happy. Plus, I haven’t seen any cricket in 2-day! Yikes. Having withdrawals!

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by Anura Guruge

Fuji X-Pro2 — More Strange Problems: AF Points On JPEG, Freezing, Fluorescent Lighting …

by Anura Guruge


I saw this earlier today. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use thread below to access original ‘DPReview’ forum thread.

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So today was the day that Fuji made available the 1st Firmware Update to the X-Pro2 — released just 3 weeks ago.

And I keep on seeing these Forum posts about obscure issues. Yes, I fully understand and appreciate that if you have enough monkeys typing you will eventually get all of Wikipedia written BUT I also believe that there has to be even a small fire if there are so many reports of credible smoke. A few people have claimed that the X-Pro2 freezes (and we are NOT talking about using it in cold weather). That scares me.

To be fair I CANNOT, for the world of me, see the AF Grid Points in the purported image. Others say they can and even have explanations. That scares me.

The whole Fuji X-Pro2 roll out has made me nervous since I WANT to buy the X-T2 as soon as it becomes available. Yes, some of the X-Pro2 fixes will already, I hope, be in the X-T2 Firmware BUT Fuji’s credibility is a bit shot.

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by Anura Guruge

Lighthouse24: Wholehearted Recommendation For Those Looking For Book Publishing Help.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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I have not use their paid services per se but like thousands of other very grateful CreateSpace (i.e., Amazon’s book publishing arm) clients, I have availed myself to the unstinted pro bono advice, help and encouragement offered by Lighthouse24 — via the very active CreateSpace user community blog.

Yesterday when CreateSpace (which tends to be somewhat cavalier, arbitrary and inconsistent) and driven me beyond distraction (and even drink), I turned to the Community for help. Lighthouse24 immediately responded with helpful advice. They even offered to look at my PDF file to see why CreateSpace was giving me grief without telling me exactly what they did not like about my file. It was a pagination (i.e., page format, in this instance page numbering) issue. I jumped at this free help from a known and proven expert, especially when it comes to the very arcane machinations of CreateSpace. I sent them a private e-mail with a link to the PDF. They checked it out and found something that I had missed. Page 1 of chapter 1 was not starting on an odd-page. In an effort to keep my page count down (and hence the price of the book), I had the page starting on the ‘wrong side’ so to speak, though this is but a convention. So I needed to add a blank page. [This wasn’t the issue that CreateSpace was busting my chops about, but it was definitely worth doing. Makes the book look professional.] So I was real grateful.

Lighthouse24 provides this type of very valuable FREE help to the CreateSpace community on an hourly basis!

This is truly noble, civic-minded community service.

CreateSpace awards ‘points’ for helping others out within the Community. Lighthouse24, as of a few minutes ago, had 16,875 points. In stark and marked contrast, I have 60 points. So you can see what a huge contribution they make compared folks like me.

Hence my wholehearted recommendation.

This is truly salt-of-the-Earth stuff.

So if you need help publishing a book contact them: http://lighthouse24.com

IF I had the money I definitely would use them to help me get my books published.