Powerful Pictorial Metaphor In Two Flags As To What Trump Did To The USA (One Flag In Tatters).

by Anura Guruge



Note, the U.S. flag is in TATTERS!

I would have thought that it was disrespectful (if not illegal) to run such a tattered flag — given that this is NOT a flag of WAR.

This is on a blueberry farm on our road. I walk by it nearly every day. Today, I stopped & took these pictures. The wind was not cooperating.

Yes, the farm is owned by an old woman who is a rabid Republican.

She hated Obama. Hated Obamacare (i.e., ACA) with a vengeance. Then her 40-year old son, who did NOT have health insurance, needed a kidney transplant. She had no compunction, or shame, of getting him to go in & get one ‘free’ on the ‘State’, i.e., we had to pay of it because he had no insurance. Typical.


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President Joe Biden’s Remark That “Indians Are Taking Over The USA” Is SCARY On So Many Fronts & Levels.

by Anura Guruge


Featured image (above) from the U.K. “Daily Mail”. (click to access)


Click to ENLARGE. From the “New York Post”. Yes, not the most astute statement made by a President.


On YouTube.


Even by Joe Biden’s standards this was a DOOZY! What a thing to say right now. This is the WORST NIGHTMARE of Trump supporters. ‘Brownies‘, ‘Pakies‘, ‘Nappy Heads‘ running their beloved country. Ruling over them. Oh, JOE! Why did YOU blurt this out.

That, first & foremost, is my main concern — given that I am brown (& ALAS look like an Indian (though I always tell people I am not good-looking enough to be an Indian) & 120% mistaken to be Indian. There will be backlash. There will be resentment. Oh, Joe!

What Joe said is, in reality, true. Google, Microsoft & IBM, three high tech behemoths, are NOW run by IBM & there are many more. Yes, Indians are taking over, BUT they still have a long way to go.

Biden saying what he said today does not help.

Not too many non-Indians know Indians to the extent I do. I have ‘lived’ in India. I have known Indians all my life. I LOVE Indians, BUT …

Indians …

The USA run by Indians …

India run by Indians?

Let me say that again, the USA run by Indians!

Luckily, I am OLD enough that I will not live to see that. My kids though will. And I have ….

Enough said, for NOW.

Read between the lines of what I am telling YOU.

Do a SEARCH of this Blog, using the built-in SEARCH bar (in the sidebar/footer) for “love Indians”. You will then see,


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All The Cricket Action Is Now On ‘ESPN+’, NOT ‘Willow TV’; ‘Willow’ TV Is Sucking Wind.

by Anura Guruge



There is plenty of LIVE cricket again
BUT NOT on Willow TV.


It would appear that Willow TV screwed up BIG TIME when it came to getting 2021 cricket series coverage licenses.

They have NO REAL, i.e., MEN’s International, cricket for the next 3.5-months. But, in the meantime some hard to ignore series are taking place: West Indies vs Sri Lanka T20 & Australia vs New Zealand. In past years these would have been on Willow TV. They had the ‘franchise’ for all those countries. But, not right now.

So, a BIG Heads Up. Don’t sign-up (or RENEW) Willow TV before checking what is coming up.

I was FORCED to check ESPN+. 12-, 13-years ago ESPN+ carried a lot of cricket. Then the likes of Willow stepped in. The tide seems to be turning again.

So, as I said, a Heads Up.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — March 04, 2021.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:







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I Get To Check Out The New ‘Garmin’, Ultra-Long Battery Life, ‘Enduro’, Thanks To ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ (HRM USA).

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Click image to access the ‘HRM USA’ product page.


Side-by-side with my ‘Garmin’ ‘Fenix 6 Pro Solar‘.



I am thrilled & GRATEFUL to ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ (HRM USA) for giving me the chance to try out the latest & greatest ‘Garmin‘, the ultraperformace ‘Enduro’ with an insanely long battery life.

It is an impressive watch, out-of-the-box — as you would expect from a $899, Titanium-bezel smartwatch. It is also BIG as you will be able to tell from the pictures. It is the same size as a Garmin Fenix 6X or 5X. I have never owned (or even tried out) a Fenix ‘X’. As you can see I have dainty wrists. But, I kind of LIKE the Enduro. It sure has presence.

Right now (i.e., today) — & for the next couple of days — I will be putting the Enduro through its paces SIDE-by-SIDE with my trusted Fenix 6 Pro Solar. I like to check & calibrate steps, heart rate, floors climbed etc. (Actually that is part of my self-created ‘brief’. I like to report back to HRM USA on smartwatch accuracy. They find the data useful to have.)

So far, so good.

Setting it up was a BREEZE. Garmin is getting slicker & slicker. Very smooth. Paired with my Android Google Pixel 5 in ‘seconds’. Good. Impressive. I am pleased.

I will, of course, keep you posted. That is what I do. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — March 03, 2021.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attractive & Rare Mars & Pleiades Conjunction Tonight — Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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They rarely appear this close together (– & PLEASE remember that in reality ‘they’ are over 440 light-years away, & that is to just one of the closest stars in what is a cluster of at least 1,500 stars, each a huge distance apart from the other). This is the closest we will see them over the next 28-years. Enjoy.

Around 8pm, Eastern (U.S.) is great. OK?

Enjoy.


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Gator ‘Website Builder’, Not Perfect, But Certainly Better Than ‘Weebly’, V. Attractively Priced & Has 24/7 Chat Support.

by Anura Guruge



Well, the above image makes it pretty obvious as to what Website I am building. Yes, it is time.

I wanted a Website cum Blog that was easy to maintain & update WHILE at the same time giving me the flexibility of having tightly formatted Web pages — even if such views had to be limited, ALAS, to ‘Desktop Mode’.

Despite my near two decade experience with WordPress, it was not going to ‘cut it’. WordPress takes work — a lot of work.

As you may have seen, I played around, albeit it briefly, with ‘IONOS’ & ‘DreamHost‘. Nope. Did not meet my expectations. I then went to Weebly given that I use Weebly for both ‘guruge.com‘ & ‘wownh.com‘. But, this time around I was NOT impressed. My other two Websites (at Weebly) are ‘static’ & rarely updated. That was NOT going to be the case with this new Website. It had to be dynamic & easy to update & change. After a week of mounting frustration I asked for my money back. They did refund it quickly — though through a contact in the Weebly COMMUNITY rather than via their Support. It took their support over a week to get back to I. Weebly’s support has gone to … I am not sure where, BUT it is not online!

Then, after another round of research, I decided to check out HostGator’s ‘new’ Website Builder. Their pricing was definitely very competitive & they had a 45-day refund policy. Plus, they were TRYING to cater for bloggers.

I started with them about 5-days ago. It was easy enough to get started. There were some bits that were confusing, i.e., the blog being handled within 2-pages; a main-page that carried summaries & the blog proper. Their documentation & knowledge base — ler’s say — is EVOLVING. Thankfully, they do have decent 24/7 CHAT support — from India. I have used them thrice, & each time they helped me out. So, that was good. They also have phone support, but it is not 24/7. I have yet to try it. There is also a PREMIUM support option that you can buy. I have not explored that as yet.

It is definitely easier & MORE FUN to use than Weebly! Of that, there can be no doubt or debate. More flexible. ‘Snap to Grid’ based designing BUT you can get (most times) the vertical/horizontal spacing you desire (at least on ‘Desktop Mode’) without having to settle to the CLUNKY/UGLY spacing that Weebly insists on.

Gator also offers a whole bunch of features I have never seen before like ANIMATION & GLOW. Wow. It is more akin to PowerPoint than anything else I have seen.

That said, it has some INEXPLICABLE shortcoming. One that blows my mind. You can’t add CAPTIONS to images! Yes, you read that right. You have to add the caption as a separate text box. Yikes. That is really distracting. I also still haven’t found a way to save/store a color palette. So, I am constantly having to BANG in RGB codes in hex. Yikes.

I have offered to WORK with them to IMPROVE the offering but they rebuffed me.

Get the feeling that those designing the software have zero experience creating & running a production Website/blog. Shame. This could be the BEST Website builder out there. I have never used Wix, but I think that Gator could beat it IF they just get feedback from some experienced users.

Well, I am still working on the Website. When it is up, I will, of course, be blasting it all over the place.

I will also try to keep you posted on my progress with Gator Website builder.


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A Mini-Blizzard Last Night As I Was Out Walking At 11pm.

by Anura Guruge


Per the weather forecast, which I had watched twice during the day, there was not meant to be any precipitation — particularly not around 11pm. Just bitterly cold & windy.

Well, as is my wont, I set off for my brisk, 1-mile, 11pm after-dinner constitution — accompanied (as of late) by Braxton, off-leash — around 10:50pm. It was dry when I left the house. Then it just burst forth. A mini-blizzard. Whiteout conditions. I was glad that I was NOT driving. I was only out, max, for 25-minutes. See how much snow I accumulated. It was ‘fun’. Certainly was an experience.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — March 02, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:







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