Archive | June 23, 2014

Evelyn H. & Albert D. Morse, Sr. Preserve, With Lots Of Wild Blueberries In July, In Alton, New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

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Click to access N.H. Forest Society description …


Click to access official topographic map by the Society — as a one page PDF.

I took the kids to the Alton Gilman Library the other day and as is my wont picked up a handful of the old magazines they were giving away. That is about the only thing I get from the library these days because I have at least 40 books lined up to read. These magazines are a treat.

One of the magazines I had picked up was from the “Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests”. It was from last year.

They featured this preserve on the first page. Now that I think about it I have heard of it, mainly in the context of Full Moon snowshoe hikes, but I have never taken much notice till now. Unlike me because as a Granite State Ambassador (GSA), as of 2001, I try to keep track of this stuff. It is now in the ‘data bank’. We will give it a go … soon. We have access to blueberries but the kids love to pick them. So they will like it. Yes, you know I will share pictures and details with you.

Crazy schedules the next couple of weeks — and that takes us into mid-July. Gather from the article that that is when the blueberries are at their best. So this should work out. By all means beat us to it. Enjoy.

P.S., Don’t forget Knight’s Pond. We need to do that this year. Braxton has yet to visit. But, unlike the Golden’s he is NOT a water dog. So he is unlikely to swim … while we walk. 

June 23, 2014, Today, 40th Anniversary Of The 1st Commercial Installation Of An UPC Barcode Scanner.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

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barcode40th1Not something I would have known or something that I track. I remember encountering bar codes, for the first time, at IBM Hursley (U.K.), around 1976. UPC hadn’t made it to the U.K. at the time. I didn’t fully appreciate its potential. Kind of knew that it was invented by an IBMer. Happened to see this 40th anniversary announcement on a “Request for Paper” submission I got a few minutes ago — yes, folks still send them to me. I looked it up. Not much is being made of today’s anniversary because it appears that they celebrated the 40th birthday of the ‘introduction’ of UPC last year. Today’s significance is that it was when a actual product was first scanned as part of a sale. Worth noting.


This is the announcement I saw today — a few minutes ago. Click to access the request for paper submission.


I then found this WITHOUT ’23’ but it was easy enough to put the two together. Not like it is something that somebody would lie about. Click to access. This is from the National Bar Code Association.

Another Quick Rave About Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire — Our Historic Gem.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013...


Anura Guruge

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On Sunday, June 22, 2014 we went to Strawbery Banke
for the 2nd time in 7 weeks.

This was “New Hampshire’s Birthday” weekend at the Banke.

I took 240 pictures using my antiquated, i.e., 2007, camera.
Deanna was taking her own using her Lumix &
Devanee had a ‘selfie’ camera too.

So we might have taken around 500 pictures today
— this being the joy (or drawback) of free digital photography.

I only managed to upload the 240 pictures I took.

I need to get the cards from the other two cameras and that is not always that easy.

I will post as many of these pictures, as montages, time permitting.

We have a crazy schedule this week. So not sure when I will get around.

Just wanted to give you a heads up and quick look at
how gorgeous Strawbery Banke was on this beautiful Sunday. 

We are so lucky to have Strawbery Banke and Portsmouth.

Click to ENLARGE.

Copyright might be enforced if not properly attributed.

Prior Strawbery Banke pictures.

1st Montage …

2nd Montage …

3rd montage …

4th montage …

Had To Recycle Power On TP-Link TL-WA850RE Wi-Fi Range Extender After 15 Days.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013. ..
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Anura Guruge

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I had been using, with great success, a TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender since Friday, June 6, 2015.

I had been delighted with it. It, as I said in my June 15th post, seemed too good to be true, especially considering the horrible experiences I had with the  Linksys (Belkin) RE2000 & RE1000 equivalents.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 afternoon I sat down to have my late (~2 pm) breakfast watching a bit of cricket as is my wont. The ‘set-top’ box I use to watch cricket would not ‘initialize’ — always a sign that it cannot pickup enough Wi-Fi bandwidth. I know that box quite well. Probably better than the folks that sell it, given how much I use it. So I knew, at once, with a sinking heart, that I was back to having Wi-Fi issues after 15 days of flawless operation. But, to be fair, that morning, I had to reconnect my ASUS Pad to Wi-Fi too — and I think given the relative locations my Pad connects directly to the Wi-Fi router while the ‘set-top’ box connects, definitely, through the Range Extender. So I put my breakfast side and went up a flight of stairs.

TP-Link TL-WA850RE had all of its cute blue lights flashing and I had 3-bars. But, I knew that my ‘set-top’ was not getting enough bandwidth.

So I had no choice but to recycle power. TL-WA850RE initialized within a couple of minutes. I had 3 bars back. Went downstairs — and within minutes had re-logged onto Wi-Fi and I was up and running. Has been fine since — touch wood. Watched cricket Saturday night and for a few minutes Sunday night.

I just want to chronicle here, on this blog, when I recycle power of the TL-WA850RE so that we can all have an idea as to how these Range Extenders work.

So to be precise I should also note that we had lost power [i.e. PSNH] for ~2 hours, while I was asleep, on June 18, 2014. So that was 3 days earlier than my manual recycle. With the power outage, by the time I was up and about, the TL-WA850RE was up and running with 3-bars. I did not have to relogon to Wi-Fi on the ‘set-top’ box.

So now the goal is to see if I can go for 15 days without another manual recycle. I think I could live with one recycle every 15 days. With the RE2000 it was like every 4 days. But we will see. I know that I have to reconnect my Pad to Wi-Fi — maybe once a week. But given that that is such a quick ‘fix’ I don’t give it much notice.

So this is so that we can all have a better ideas as to how THIS TP-Link product fares. I still like it.

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