Another Heartwarming Example Of Human Ingenuity — A ‘Snap-On’, On/Off Ice Crampon For Walking Sticks.

by Anura Guruge



Click to access Amazon listing. It should be back in stock soon. I guess I bought the last one.


In my old age and my increasing infirmity I am, these days, never far from a walking stick. You will rarely see me outside without one. At the last count (this morning) I now have seven (yes, 7) active walking sticks stashed around the garage and house so that I can always easily have one at hand.

Given that we live in the arctic circle and winter is here, a big concern is that of I slipping on ice (as I did on February 28) and further damaging my already deteriorating body. So, I went ‘Googling’ on Amazon. I had faith in human ingenuity. Didn’t take long to find the above.

Beyond perfect. The DAMN thing folds up, at the snap of a finger. Brilliant. Love it. Tried it out today. Great.

Isn’t human ingenuity just so GREAT.


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Today’s Sunset, Alton, New Hampshire — From Hannaford’s, November 12, 2019.

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The first picture was taken at 4:11pm. We had just pulled into Hannaford, Alton. I thought that that was about as good as it would get.

Then, 20-minutes later, out of the windows, I saw the purples. Had to abandon my shopping cart and run outside to take the other pictures.

Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 12, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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A reflection NH Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Garmin Has A ‘Mecca Finder’ Widget For Its Wearables.

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Click to ENLARGE and view here. From Garmin ‘Connect IQ’ @ https://apps.garmin.com/


I do not know how long they have had it for. Can’t find a version number. Judging from the reviews it appears to have been introduced in 2019.

The last review is disturbing! Says the direction calculation is wrong! I can understand. There might be nuances that a non-Muslim might not get. It would be like a novice trying to figure out when Easter is supposed to be — rather than just looking it up.

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I am (as a Garmin shareholder, user and fan) proud of Garmin. This was cute.


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Mercury’s Transit Of The Sun As Seen Over New Hampshire — November 11, 2019.

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This is what we saw!

The Sun was up there but behind some impressively thick clouds.

I was hoping that we might get a break. No such luck.

Well, I will not be around for the next one so I will never see this phenomenon again. C’est la vie.

But, I at least have seen one transit. Venus transit across the Sun on June 5, 2012.


This is what it should have looked like.

I know. I do know my astronomy. SMILE.


Just for YOU. Smile.


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Stock Markets Being Open On Veterans Day Is Insulting — There Should Be Legislation Against It.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and be enraged. From “Investor’s Business Daily”. Google for plenty more.


This is just plain wrong. There is no reason or rationale for this. Schools are closed and it is a Federal holiday. But, the stocks markets are open. That is a travesty.

Yes, I am an frequent, avid and compulsive trader. Yes, I did three four trades today. Fidelity has me ranked and classed as an ‘Active Trader’ in that, per their records, I do more than 150 trades a year. BUT, I would be FINE, just fine if the stock markets were closed on Veterans Day. There is no need for them to be open. The global financial world would NOT crumble if the NYSE & NASDAQ were closed for two days in November — the other, of course, being Thanksgiving.

I am surprised that this has not been dealt with before. Time for this to end.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Amazon in NH Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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