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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 17, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Donald Trump Is NOT Acting Presidential; Why Think Of Buying Greenland When He Can INVADE Denmark?

by Anura Guruge



He still does NOT get it.

He continues to act as real estate tycoon rather than as President of the U.S. of A. — the mightiest military power in the known Universe.

What is this craziness? He wants Greenland. Go get Greenland.

How difficult would it be to conquer Denmark?

How long will it take. 7 minutes, 8 minutes?

Just two phone calls. One to the Pentagon and the other to the (other Queen) — the Queen of Denmark. Surrender or our bombers will be above in 5-minutes.

Come on.

This would be better than ANY military parade.

It will be like Mrs. Thatcher and the Falklands Armada.

He will be THE HERO. 2020 in the BAG and they will be BEGGING him to stay on as Emperor for Life.

This is so simple.

Denmark is a LOVELY country. Beautiful people. I have visited many times. I have even driven across it … in a Triumph TR7 convertible.

The Danes would LOVE to be Americans. Their ancestors tried to cross the Atlantic. Now Donald will makes their dreams come true.

So, come on. Go invade Denmark.

Just think of the possibilities next.

Iceland?

Britain?


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Absolutely LOVE The Google ‘Chrome’ ‘Search & Replace’ Extension.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I fully appreciate that 99.9% of people will never have a need for it. But, I did and was hoping there would be a solution and there was.

Yes, just like in ‘Word‘. ‘Search & Replace’ a bunch of words.

I need it because I post my pictures in ‘HTML’. Well, I should say I post them by daily MODIFYING an HTML file.

I name my pictures by date: ‘aug1401’, ‘aug1501’, ‘aug1601’ etc.

Now if I could change ‘aug15’ to ‘aug16’ with MINIMUM clicks I save myself time and effort.

And this EXTENSION lets me do that. WOW. BINGO. Thank you.

I wish I had gone looking for it years ago.

I try NOT to use EXTENSIONS. I know they are dangerous and could be spying on I. But, I can’t forgo this convenience.

If you do HTML … try it out.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 16, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview On ‘TDS TV’ August 16 — 20, 2019.

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I wondered whether ‘TDS TV‘, like DISH and DirectTV, did such FREE preview weekends. And then I got an e-mail a few days ago.

I have had ‘TDS TV’, with considerable success and satisfaction, for one-week short of a year. This was the FIRST preview that I was aware of.

Starts tomorrow. HBO will be in 800 range. We might have to go find it off the Guide. I don’t know. My first time.

I will let you know. If you have ‘TDS TV’ enjoy. There are a few HBO movies I wouldn’t mind seeing. Not sure whether DVRing will work — after the Preview window ends.


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Strap Options For The New Garmin Fenix 6, 6X etc. [August 28, 2019].

by Anura Guruge



 


I don’t wear the $250 strap daily. But, I do like a leather strap.


Plenty of options, THOUGH NOT cheap, from Garmin. Click image to access page.


So, as discussed yesterday, the BIG immediately noticeable features of the new Garmin Fenix 6 line is going to be the 1.4″ watch face (from the prior 1.2″ standard) and the leather strap.

While Garmin has ‘always’ offered leather straps they have not come as standard on running watches. With the Fenix 6 it will and for us runners that will be a change. I, however, already went through this when I got my Garmin MARQ Expedition. That also came with (gorgeous) leather strap — albeit, then priced, at $250. But, Garmin also included a black silicone strap as well. That was good. I am pretty sure that Garmin will do the same with the Fenix 6, i.e., include a free silicone strap along with the leather.

As with the Fenix 5 (Plus) we will have the ‘S’, standard & ‘X’ models. Though the display is 0.2″ bigger I hope they stick with the standard 20-mm, 22-mm and 26-mm QuickFit strap options. That would give us the most flexibility. If they opt for a bigger strap we will be screwed — at least initially.

Then there is the SHOULDER option, on the black silicone, that started with the MARQ. It fills in the gap and is very, very impressive.


Yes, you can get that black strap with the shoulder, just for 22mm, from Garmin — but it is $50 more than the standard version. Wow.

If the Fenix 6 comes with Garmin’s $80 leather strap you should be FINE. It is a very durable strap and you can immerse it in water multiple times a day — I DO. It ages and weathers like leather should. I got one of these BECAUSE I didn’t want to wear the expensive MARQ strap, with the white stitching, 24×7.

I also tried a couple of cheap leather straps. Was NOT happy. The leather was cheap and felt (and acted) like cardboard.


Leather straps with the metal clasp at the end are a DISASTER. They will SCRATCH your expensive watch.

So, those are the options. Lot of straps, especially 22mm, BUT they are EXPENSIVE. That is frustrating. Luckily I can get an automatic discount on them. That helps. SMILE. But, it is still not cheap.

Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — August 9, 2019: Eckley Miners Village, PA.

by Anura Guruge


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