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This Is The 10,009 Published Post On This Blog — Yes, I Have Gone Past The 10,000 Post Mark.

by Anura Guruge

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Very First Post,
June 30, 2009.

9 Years, 7 months & 11 days.

3,512 days.

10,009 POSTS.

I had been blogging, daily, on my ‘Pope’ blogs a couple of years prior to starting this blog. Those days I used multiple blogging platforms … before eventually standardizing everything on WordPress.

I started this blog, in June 2009, because I was beside myself that I had been raped by ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock‘ (DHMC). I wanted to publicize my grievances. I only did 2 posts that year. I did NOT do any 2010 & did 3 in 2011. So, basically 2009 to 2012 this blog was dormant. It was 2012, and really the August 2012 Olympics in London, that I really started blogging here. So, in reality this blog is less than 7-years old. Does not matter.

10,000 posts is a fairly respectable number. Yes, I probably have about 20 guest posts. But, I have also deleted at least 40 posts that I have written. So, I am cool with the 10,000 posts. I know I have done at least 10,000 on this blog.

If I use the June 2009 start date it still averages out at 3 posts a day. I am cool with that. These days, that is typically my minimum, one post each day, for the last few years, being my 7-pictures of the day.

The question is will I make it to 20,000. I haven’t really thought about it.

But, here is to the 1st 10,000 posts on this BLOG. Cheers.

Over the years I have had


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Remembrance Day/Poppy Day 2016, In The U.K., Will Be On Sunday, November 13.

by Anura Guruge

"Anura Guruge" "Paul Cummins" Tower of LondonCeramic Red Poppy from 2014 centenary

My Paul Cummins “Tower of London” Ceramic Red Poppy from 2014 — centenary.

2016  Remembrance Sunday

Click to access official “British Legion” page for 2016 “Remembrance Sunday”.

With this post we kick off the 2016 “Poppy Day” posts.

Remembrance, Honor & Pride.

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Getting WordPress Post, With Image, To Appear, With Image, On Facebook.

by Anura Guruge

Basically achieving this
between WordPress and Facebook.

I want my WordPress posts, which invariably have an image,
to appear on Facebook, with the SAME image, and a built-in, clickable link.

Like this.


Just trying to paste the link to Facebook results in unpredictable results.

Often the image is NOT displayed or they display the WRONG image without you getting the option to select the right one.

It appears that you can fix it by using a Facebook developer tool. Use this link to get it. Now book mark it and keep it.

You are going to access that Facebook tool (called the ‘Link Debugger’) each time you want to post a link. A bit of an hassle, no doubt, BUT you will get the results you want. I have been successfully using it since yesterday and have done about 10 posts — all ‘OK’, first time.

This is the step-by-step process.


This is what you will get when you access the above “Facebook Developer” link. Paste your link into the ‘show’ trench and hit “DEBUG”.


You will get this screen. Hit “FETCH NEW INFORMATION”.


You will next get this screen. You can IGNORE this screen! For real. Now copy the WordPress post link AGAIN and paste it into YOUR Facebook timeline STATUS ‘box’. Bingo. Bob’s your uncle.

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Fuji ‘X’ June 9 Firmware Updates — First Real Problem, 50-140 Lens.

by Anura Guruge

This looks bad. Kind of had the feeling that any problems would show up in ‘less used’ products, particularly lenses, and that seems to be the case here.

Scary. You feel so helpless. When this happens you are ‘DEAD IN THE WATER’.

Poster is now reflecting that MAYBE he should have waited ‘for the dust to settle’. I already decided to wait till Monday (rather than Sunday). SMILE.

As an ol’ programmer I consider this atrocious programming. Rather than displaying ‘Firmware Broken‘ at least have the decency to ROLL BACK the update, get the lens to a semi-operable state and say “Update failed. Reinstall previous Firmware Version’. But I, for 40 years, have NEVER considered the Japanese to be very good programmers! Think about it. What has Japan done on the SOFTWARE front? Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter … List goes on. Good with hardware.

From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.



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Fuji June 9, 2016 X-Series Firmware Updates — No Real Issues 1st 24 Hours.

by Anura Guruge

>> >>  1st real issue surfaces on a lens update  << <<

As promised in the first post about this HUGE X-series firmware update I am monitoring forums and online news for reports of problems.

So far, viz. mid-night June 10, 2016, all seems well. Just two ‘problem’ posts and both seem, to some extent, ‘user error’. But still early days. I will continue to monitor. There is another thread, with a lot of posts, where people have successfully updated, but from what I can see none of them have had time to put the camera/lenses through their paces.

From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.



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