Archive | March 25, 2013

19th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s, Meredith Yesterday. Was A BLAST! Best Ever. Bravo. Thanks Julie.

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Anura Guruge


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Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza … — Jan. 23, 2013.
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Giuseppe’s A Delightful Dining Experience … — Oct. 11, 2012.


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The picture tells it all. The kids love Giuseppe’s. By far Devanee’s favorite eatery.

Julie at the piano setting the tempo for the belly dancers. This was very well done. Great act all around. Kudos.

Teischan lucked out. Julie asked her to pull the winning ticket for the raffled guitar. Michael Bourgeois, Julie’s husband, dapper as ever, is making the announcement.


We had a table reservation at 5. We stayed till 7:30, though we relinquished the table around 6:15 because people were lined up to come in.

It was good. The best, we think, ever — and we have been to quite a few of these. It was packed. Everybody was having fun. Bonhomie pervaded. You could cut it with a knife. That is what makes Giuseppe’s so special. It is always a fun place, the food is outstanding and the ambiance cannot be beaten. It is an veritable oasis of conviviality in NH.

I had asked Julie (Gnerre Bourgeois) whether they can have the Prime Rib entree special on the menu. It was. It was good. So I could stick to my diet though I did have 3 spinach rolls — the first pastry of any sort that I have touched in 2 months. [The story of how I met Julie in 1997 is at the bottom of this post.]

All in all a real great evening. Nicely rounded out Teischan’s birthday weekend. That Julie asked her to pick the winning raffle number was nice. can’t wait for next year.

More than likely Devanee will want to go there for her birthday, again, come October.

Only regret was we couldn’t, because Teischan had school on Monday, stay late to see Paul Warnick, Michael Bourgeois, Rick Page & Eric Gagne perform. Our loss. But, Paul was there and we got to say ‘Hi’ to him as we did with Michael.


I guess I look happy and sated, though I kept my carbs to a bare minimum and only had one (small) glass of their excellent Chianti.

As ever there was a nude at the bar, but I resisted the temptation to go and sit next to her. Steve Hodecker was around but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him.

Two Things I Like About Google Chrome 25 Over FireFox 18.

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Anura Guruge


A Few Pertinent Posts:
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1. Switching from FireFox to Chrome  — Mar. 23, 2013.
2. FireFox 18.0.1: ‘Clear History’ hang — Jan. 30, 2013.
3. FireFox 16.0.1 to 18.0.1: — Jan. 27, 2013.


I have now being using Chrome Version 25.0.1364.172 m full-time as my default Web browser for 2 days.

I am getting used to it. 

There are two features that I found that I think are dynamite:

1/ As long as you permit it to logon to you Google account (and why not given that I am logged on anyway for Google Search, Google News and Analytics) Chrome automatically synchronizes your Bookmark Toolbar anytime you invoke Chrome on another machine — provided, of course, that you are logged onto the same account. For me this is a lifesaver since I keep a backup machine. With FireFox I had to manually synchronize the Bookmark Toolbar. I found out today that I can even access the Bookmark Toolbar on our Google Nexus 7 pads. Remember, I am not talking about Google Bookmarks. Of course you expect that to be available across machines. I am here talking about the Bookmark Toolbar. I like that feature.

2/ This actually has to do with WordPress and is kind of ‘cute’. When creating a post, such as this, I use the standard WordPress editor. This editor has a title trench up at the top where you enter the desired title for the post. With FireFox there was NO SPELL CHECKING of that title line! Honest. I had got into the habit, when I remembered, of copying the title and then pasting it into Twitter to see if there were any spelling errors! Yesterday when I was typing in a title the squiggly red lines appeared in the title bar. I nearly fell off my chair. I had always assumed that this was a WordPress anomaly. Never thought it would be browser related. Just shows ya.

A few other things I have noticed. No question, Chrome consistently gets lower download and upload speeds on speedtest.net. We are not talking in the 1% to 3% range. But it is consistent. Maybe it is the rendering engine. Google must know about this.

After complimenting on its spelling prowess with WordPress titles, I have to now say that Chrome’s spelling dictionary is not as good as that used by FireFox! Again something that Google could asily fix.

One last thought. Did Avast, with their invasive Release 8, which promotes Chrome, set out to sabotage FireFox. I did a quick search. FireFox users with Avast 8 are noticing erratic performance. I had noticed this too which is what promoted me to switch to Chrome. So if this was a dastardly conspiracy between Google and Avast, it worked.

I had one inexplicable quirk last night. My whole PC blinked twice, momentarily, last night, i.e., both my monitors went black and just came back up again! Related to Chrome or is it Avast?

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