Archive | January 30, 2014

Alton Central School (ACS), N.H.: Requesting $25,000 To Transition Old Domain To A New One Seems Beyond Excessive!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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$25,000 to transition the old ACS Website to a new one sounds way, way, way too excessive!

Unlike the ACS board, most of who wouldn’t know a URL if it dropped into their heaped platter, I kind of do know my way around Websites, domains, registrars and all of that. Remember I can create a new Website, from scratch, in 20 minutes. Plus, it isn’t as if I don’t have Websites. Just look over here >>>>

Moreover, I am always amazed at how primitive the ACS Website is. It reminds me of the early Websites of the 1980s! Talk about being devoid of images. It looks like it was created using a typewriter — a manual one at that. So, this is not healthcare.gov. This is very, very BASIC, mainly textual, unstructured Website. $25,000. That is CRAZY. There are other words, but, I, unlike some, like to be restrained.

Check out this from hosting specialist Blue Host. $99! BIG difference between $99 and $25,000. I am even willing to split the difference. $5,000 could be more than enough.

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Yes, IF the ACS administration didn’t go around constantly bad mouthing me I might even have considered doing this for FREE for Alton. Yes, I create pro bono Websites for folks … example 1 and example 2. It doesn’t take me long.

This is not kosher. $25,000 sounds way out of the ballpark. But, what is new. This Board loves to spend the Alton taxpayers money — they don’t care. At least two of them don’t even know what it is like to be a taxpayer.


University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, Chinese New Year 2014 Gala January 29, 2014 Was Exquisite. Bravo.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.2014yearhorseaghny

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Please read the captions.


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The program. Click to ENLARGE.

The program. Click to ENLARGE.


The amazing, incredibly talented cast — these folks were friendly, good looking, had great teeth and, what I noticed the most, had a great sense of humor.

Celloist Yi Zhou from the ‘Central Music Conservatory of China’. She played on the soundtrack of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. I was impressed given that I have seen the movie at least 3 times. Suffice to say, she was GOOD.

From ‘Peking Opera’. Wow!

They invited everybody up on the stage after the performance to meet the cast. I told you. They were friendly, VERY CONFIDENT, very outgoing and a load of fun. Who is that guy stage right wearing a long scarf.

This 'Face-Changing' dance was beyond incredible. I have never seen anything like that. No wonder. Only the 3rd time this dance has been performed in the U.S. We felt privileged. Click to watch YouTube video -- which really doesn't do it the fully justice it deserves.

This ‘Face-Changing’ dance was beyond incredible. I have never seen anything like that. No wonder. Only the 3rd time this dance has been performed in the U.S. We felt privileged. Click to watch YouTube video — which really doesn’t do it the fully justice it deserves.

‘Blue Orchid in the Rain’ dance by Xiaowan Yan. Compelling.

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I can’t tell you, enough, how glad I am that we went. It was a privilege.

This was so, so good. I was so impressed. Wow.

The 4th year they are doing it and this year they had to do 2 performances
to cater for the demand. It was a full house.

We have a few more videos that we will upload to YouTube.

There is a performance tonight. Suspect that it is sold out.

This was beyond good.

This was the face of the new,
resurgent, ultra-confident,
smile-on-their-faces,
21st century China.

They sure are taking the World by storm.

Happy New Year.

Year of the Horse.


66 Year Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi’s Tragic Assassination.


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by Anura Guruge


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As I said I only recently became aware of the date.

As far as I can see Google has only ever done ONE Google Doodle
for ANY Gandhi.
No Indira.
That seems strange.

I can appreciate that they prefer to honor his birthday than
remind people of the ever so unnecessary end. So that makes sense.

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