Archive | October 16, 2012

Yes, It Was Indeed An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH; 4.5 Off Portland Maine.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


First post:
>> Did We Just Have An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH at 7:12pm?post at 7:25pm, Oct. 16, 2012 (about 13 minutes AFTER the trembler).


Yes, now confirmed. Was on WMUR around 7:30pm, just after my first post.

It was impressive. We were watching MythBusters and they were flipping over a Jaguar car using explosives JUST as the trembler. So it took me a second to work out what was what. Knew immediately, though it was only the 2nd I have experienced. Tesichan (6), who was with us, was quite literally shaken bit. Made me go outside and check. No damage. I didn’t expect any. Well, that was fun. Wouldn’t any bigger than that.

Click image to access WMUR coverage.

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH — What We Need, Zapta Racing. WOW (and Remember I Own ‘WOW NH’)


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Click either image to access THE video. Worth watching.


We need to bring back the BIG, mass appeal crowd pleaser attractions to Lake Winnipesaukee, which of late has turned into, much of the time, sleepy, backwater. I have heard that there used to be big water skiing extravaganzas like you would see in those old Hollywood movies. I have also read stories of the old wooden cigarette boat races. I remember, vividly, two ‘Off Shore Racing Boat’ races in the Broads, c. 1999 — maybe 1999 and 2000. Those were cool. That was exciting. We went by boat. They were helicopters filming the race. It was Florida in NH. Plus you could go to Weirs and look at those huge, long boats with giant engines. Now, nothing. Lets have Zapta Racing. That would reinvigorate the Lake and surrounds.

Power boats on Winni at Wolfeboro, NH. Click image to read the story.

Issues & Problems With The New FireFox 16.0.1 (On Windows 7)


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


I use a dual-monitor set up with 2 instances of FireFox with at least 10 tabs open across the two instances. Click to ENLARGE.


On Saturday night, actually very early Sunday morning, FireFox automatically updated me to the latest FireFox 16.0.1. I was not aware that there was a new version, though I since found out that it had been released on Thursday.

It at once told me that my Delicious bookmarking add-on was no longer compatible. I was NOT happy.

It is bad enough that FireFox no longer supports the Google Toolbar. I find that diabolical. I use this work around to get the Google Toolbar to work with FF (though you need to have an old version of the toolbar previously installed in order for this patch to work). Also don’t just put in ’16’ as the ‘Max. version’. Think ahead and put in something like ’18‘. OK?

I found a similar ‘max version’ alerting fix for Delicious and FireFox 16.0.1. So, I was happy. Then I noticed that when I was typing in URLs (i.e., website addresses) into the ‘Address trench’ (what FF now likes to call the ‘Awesome bar‘) I was only seeing the icon for that Web site and not the full address! Did some investigating. It was related to Delicious. Disable delicious and URLs are back to normal! This is not funny.

For the last 12 years (or more) I have always used a DUAL-MONITOR setup on my PC. These days I have 36″ of DISPLAYED horizontal viewing area. That is why I cannot ever use a 10″ or 7″ tablet or pad. Just not big enough.

I always have two (2) instances of FireFox; one on each monitor. I typically have at least 5 tabs open on each instance.

With FireFox 16.0.1 I have found that there is a major glitch with moving tabs from one instance to another across the two screens. Very unpredictable behavior. It is something I am wont to do, often. I open a tab on one monitor and then move it across to the FireFox on the other. This is a problem.

So, the problems I am aware of are:
1/ Moving tabs across multiple monitors.

2/ Delicious ad-on not working.

3/ URL display getting disabled IF you try to fudge the Delicious ad-on by changing the Max. version number.

4/ Google Toolbar still not working UNLESS you zap the Max. version number.

I have been using FireFox since about 2002. I have been a HUGE advocate of FireFox. If this continues I am going to ditch it and try Chrome! There I said it. Don’t think I could lower my standards and guards low enough to stomach Internet Explorer (IE).

Pumpkin Festival In Keene, NH, Saturday, October 20, 2012 From Noon Till 8:30 PM. We Plan To Attend.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Back Volunteering As A Granite State Ambassador (GSA)
July 14, 2012.

2/ New Hampshire Stories: Laconia Rotary Club
—-and the ‘University of Whales’ — Oct. 9, 2012.


Click image to access the official festival Website.


We have never been to the Keene Pumpkin Festival, though each time we have seen it on TV we have talked about making the trek.

Keene is about as far as you can get from here, while still staying within NH. That said, we do go to Keene given that our favorite dog breeder, Goldens, of course, is in Surry (just north of Keene). They introduced us to a decent Indian restaurant at the Keene airport.

This year, the New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (GSA) are helping out at the festival. Since I am very remiss in the hours I put in, I decided to volunteer here and basically smash two pumpkins with one stone. It looks like great fun and I will be putting in some much needed hours.

We are all going. Entrance is FREE.

Their Website is good, and already has a schedule, a map, parking, list of vendors etc. So go check it out. We have to be there by noon. I will be brown, as usual, and wearing a green GSA shirt. Come and say ‘hello‘. So, see you there. Cheers.



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