Archive | September 4, 2014

The Featured Pipe Band At N.H. Highland Games 2014, At Loon, Probably Is The “Manchester Pipe Band” From Connecticut.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I can’t find anything on the ‘NHScot.org‘ Website that tells me categorically that the “Manchester Pipe Band” is the featured band for 2104. 

The only clue that I could find is that they are the ones piping the Drum Major Competition on Saturday morning.

Well they are a ‘Grade 3‘ band. So they can definitely be one of the ‘senior’ bands though we do have quite a few Grade 3 bands around including “Mohwak Valley” and “Catamount”.

I will update this IF I manage to find more information prior to the games.


Canon Celebrates Production Of Its 100 Millionth Electro-Focus (EF) Lenses.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.>


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Click to access Canon’s official bash on this ‘sobering’ milestone.


Now that I am once again a Canon owner — and I am not as yet convinced whether I am proud of that or not — I get notifications from Canon, especially since I bought the inexpensive to begin with, Canon EOS Rebel T3i with 18-55mm IS II Lens, directly from Canon, refurbished.

When I was trying to make up my mind between Nikon, Canon and Sony I did see references that Canon was rapidly approaching this 100 Million Canon lens landmark. Then the other day I got the above e-mail saying that they did indeed reach it. Got me thinking. 100,000,000 is a fairly big number. In a way, at least for me, it is sobering. Wow. That many Canon EF lenses. Yes, it is over a period of 28 and I assume that at least 20 million of these lenses have now bitten the dust — BUT I may be wrong on that.

A lot of lenses and what would be fascinating is to get the average and median numbers on this. I would think the average will be in the 1.5 range, maybe a tad under that. But then there will be those, some professional, others just wishing they were, who have a dozen or more. I just have right now and I have YET to master that — mainly because I have yet to have had time to read the manual. Just found out, to my amusement and possibly slight chagrin, that the AutoFocus (AF) on the Canon is rather fancy, complicated, open to error and far from foolproof [though I have never forgotten the adage that I was taught at IBM 40 years ago: “you can’t make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious”.

Anywho … just ponder and marvel. 100,000,000 Canon EF lenses. Wow. 


Other Than ‘Anthem – Pathway X’ Other 4 New Hampshire Obamacare [i.e., ACA] Health Plan Carriers Cover Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access ‘NH Insurance Dept.’ presentation, re. 2015, that I featured yesterday, which has this slide on page 6. There are also many other supporting slides that talk about Frisbie.


Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., is not one of ‘our’ hospitals. Rochester, is neither ‘here nor there’, as the expression goes, when it comes to us needing a hospital. Huggins, in Wolfeboro, N.H., is the closest, though, alas, it leaves much to be desired in the ’emergency care’ area. But, we do use them — mainly for the kids. For anything more serious I insist on Concord or even LRGH. Never used, never have even been to Frisbie. We do know a doctor that works there — but going to Rochester for a hospital is not in our ‘lexicon’ of thinking. Maybe I should reexamine that.

That Frisbie was not covered by Obamacare [i.e., ACA] Anthem plan for 2014 was BIG news. I even read, in the paper, yesterday, that there was a lawsuit challenge to that which got turned down. That is why I revisited this ‘NH Department of Insurance’ presentation again because I had vaguely remembered seeing Frisbie in there. Yes, Frisbie is covered by four of the five 2015 NH healthcare carriers — but NOT by Anthem-Pathway X. Guess Anthem doesn’t like their charge structure. Fair enough. 

Obamacare [i.e., ACA] based healthcare plans are far from fair, equitable or sometimes even competitive. I kind of think I would have got better coverage for roughly the same price IF I had approached Delta Dental independently OUTSIDE of bloody healthcare.gov.

But this was just a heads up about Frisbie, because it is local, and because local people are concerned about whether it is covered. Check out the presentation.


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