Tag Archives: V.P.

Claim That Smart People Tend To Be Loners Made Me Smile. SMILE.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 22, 2016.

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When I saw the headline this morning it made me SMILE.

Well I can’t relate since I am not smart. Plus I am supposed to be an off-the-scale extrovert though extroverts can be loners.

During the short time I worked at ‘Data General‘ (DG), another now defunct minicomputer legend of the 1980s, there should to be a V.P. who per what he must have learned at some seminar he attended would always challenge folks (I among them): “IF you are so smart, why aren’t you richer?” Damn good question and I do, to an extent, agree. While drug dealers and pimps can be rich most of the rich people I know are, of course, smarter than I. This “IF you are so smart, why aren’t you richer?” has been a consolation to I. I can better reconcile why I am so poor. Not smart enough. Q.E.D. Smile.


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by Anura Guruge


DISH Network International Programming, Those Responsible For TEN Cricket: Winds Of Major Change Appear To Have Blown Through.

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Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> TEN not on DirecTV either — May 31, 2013.
>> TEN Cricket & Dish … contract dispute — May 30, 2013.
>> TEN Cricket joins NEO in leaving DISH — May 30, 2013.
>> NEO Cricket no longer on Dish — May 26, 2013.
>> NEO cricket channel on dish, 5 – 6 week sabbatical — April 6, 2013.
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As promised over the weekend I sent on e-mail and made three calls.

As I had said I had had a fair number of interactions with DISH’s V.P. of International Programming over what used to be an unpopulated electronic program guide; i.e., the description for each program just saying ‘Cricket’ rather than what the actual match was. So you folks really should thank me for the schedule that you now see on Willow. Though not perfect you can at least see the listings for the Tests, ODIs, T20s and IPLs. I went to the CEO of DISH with this. Unlike the CEO of TDS, the CEO of DISH (or his office to be fair) had the V.P. of International contact me.

The V.P.’s name was ‘Chris Ku….‘. Though he went at each other on e-mail, back-and-forth, he was a DECENT guy. And towards the end we had made the peace.

Then in September 2011 I lost my ‘Cricket Pack’ — though I was paying for it. I hit the roof. It transpired that I needed a SECOND DISH to get the ‘Cricket Pack’. Read about it here.

I again went to the CEO. This time I heard that he actually read my e-mail and made a few calls.

It was funny the next morning. I was getting calls from folks, all agitated. Suffice to say the 2nd Dish was installed within the day, and no cost.

I also had two gentleman give me their phone numbers and say, PLEASE call us next time before you e-mail the CEO. Nice.

I hadn’t chatted with Chris K. in months. Sent him an e-mail over the weekend. It bounced. He was gone.

This morning I called up one of those numbers. An Indian gentleman called ‘Amir‘. He had left Dish too. Confirmed that Chris had indeed left. He said that quite a few folks had left.

OK. These are the folks that got the first Cricket Pack.

V.P.’s of large corporations like DISH do not leave just for the heck of it.

So there must have been issues.

Bottom line I am without contacts at DISH. Yes, I still know how to contact the CEO. But, doesn’t seem worth it. I am probably leaving DISH anyway.

So this is just a FYI. Also a chance to again stress the difference between Dish (and GoDaddy) and TDS.

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith) With Dr. Jill Biden In Laconia, NH

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Related posts:
1/ Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith): PLEASE Make Sure She Is Elected — Oct. 3, 2012.
2/ Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2: Proactive, Effective Problem Solver (A Letter) — Oct. 10, 2012.
3/ Meredith, NH: Halloween ‘Trick or Eat’ Event, Sunday October 28, 2012 To Benefit Got Lunch! — Oct. 25, 2012.


Please click to access Lisa’s Website. Thanks.


Lisa DiMartino talking to Dr. Jill Biden

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Lisa DiMartino with Dr. Jill Biden.

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith) with Dr. Jill Biden.

Lisa DiMartino, NH State Rep. Belknap County, District 2 (Gilford & Meredith) with Dr. Jill Biden.

We Met With Dr. Jill Biden, The V.P. Joe’s Wife, In Laconia, NH This Evening. It Was A Rare Honor. What A GREAT Lady.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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We Met Michael Dukakis In Laconia, NH, Today — Oct. 27, 2012.


She really was all that had been portrayed of her. What a role model for the kids. I just thanked her and her husband. Click to ENLARGE to full size.

Teischan, who is a fairly stoic soul, was obviously impressed. Most important lady she has met so far. Click to ENLARGE.


Good crowds. Maybe around 70. The little Laconia office was packed. Lots of local VIPs. That was good. The campaign send a team of young ladies ahead to setup and jazz-up the office. I am glad they did. Looked very festive, though there were a lot of us very apprehensive. This is not 2008. A couple of things that amazed me, but I will not talk about them here.


Teischan’s full-size Obama standup, on temporary loan to the office, dressed up by the office staff for the event. Not sure if Teischan was impressed. Click …

Andrew Hosmer (left), a VERY NICE gentleman, who is running for NH Senate from Laconia. Please vote for him. He will excel.

Ed Philphot Esq., my friend and sometimes lawyer, who is running for Belknap County Commissioner, posing with his son — obscuring Mrs. Biden.

Me working the crowds chatting with Ed Philpot.

Dr. Mrs. Jill Biden, The V.P.’s Wife, Is Visiting Laconia, NH This ‘Evening’. We Plan To Attend. She Is Really Neat.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Related post:
>> We Met With Dr. Jill Biden, The V.P. Joe’s Wife, In Laconia — Oct. 26, 2012.
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We Met Michael Dukakis In Laconia, NH, Today — Oct. 27, 2012.


Click to get to know Mrs. Biden, a really neat lady.

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