by Anura Guruge
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Well, well, well. Talk about an about-turn and talking one’s self out of a previously made decision. I am so glad that I spent so much time agonizing and researching this purchase. I knew I was not going to order a camera before August 23rd and as such made sure that I used whatever spare time I could rustle to researching what I planned to buy.
In the end the Sony RX10 II, despite its revolutionary stacked sensor, just did not stack up.
It finally dawned on me, with a jolt, that I would not be happy with a 1″ sensor though I had convinced myself that I really, really, really liked the RX10 II.
I wanted a bigger sensor. I don’t really care about video. I want as good still images I can get — ideally in low lights given the amount of shooting I do at concerts. I decided that I wanted at least APS-C. I toyed with getting the full-frame a7 but I don’t like its anorexic look.
So I went back to looking at the Pentax K3 — and not the K3 II. I thought long and hard. I got a chance to see the images taken at a concert, that I also had taken pictures at with my Canon T3i, with a Pentax K-3 with exactly the Sigma lens I was contemplating. Image quality was not that much better than what I had got with my T3i.
Plus I realized I really, really, really want to go with mirrorless (even if it means SLT — Single-Lens Translucent) and I wanted, because of my bad eyes, an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). So that Sony Alpha 77 II. I like everything I have seen so far.
by Anura Guruge
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“Huggins Fair”, First Weekend of August,
in Wolfeboro, NH,
Every Year, By Definition
Is Always Good.
What else can it be. It is a FAIR. You go there to have fun.
Of course we went. We rarely miss going — as far as I remember we have only missed one in about 8 years and that was because we had to go to Boston to meet a cousin visiting from Canada.
We had fun. We spent our usual ‘the new norm’ budget of around $80. Got a TON of stuff. None of which we really needed BUT it was FUN.
These days, given that there is nothing that we are looking for per se, we just go for the ‘closing’ on Saturday evening. This year we didn’t get there till just past 6pm. Perfect, and the weather was fine too. Got a parking spot, on the road, right opposite the book stall. Doesn’t get better than that. Later on, when it was even less busy, we moved the van to a side road so we didn’t have to cart our stuff far — and I do mean ‘cart’ in that we did take a large, pull-along cart with us.
Got the usual stuff. Lots of knick-knacks. Got a nice 1776 – 1976 Commemorative Wedgwood plate. I like Wedgwood and always pick up anything that I can afford. This piece was ironic. An iconic British institution producing a plate to celebrate 200 years of independence from the British. Got a FEW books. I am ultra selective now. Just don’t have room for many more books. One of them was serendipitous. It was one of 4 volumes I was missing from the 27-volume ‘Time-Life‘ “Old West” series. So that was a bonus.
We were there till about 8:45. A good time was had by all. Can’t wait till next year!
by Anura Guruge
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My e-mail exchange with Weebly on “why no e-mail?”
Last Friday morning, August 7, 2015, while being kept waiting forever at “Bayside Dental” it occurred to me that I had heard NOTHING about the renewal of my Website “guruge.com” — hosted at Weebly — and that it must be due soon …
When I finally got home I logged onto Weebly to see when the renewal was due.
It was due August 7, 2015!
That very DAY!
It was a miracle ….
Don’t know what prompted me to think about it. But I am sure glad I did.
I had had NO e-mails, whatsoever, from Weebly.
I am used to getting hounded, starting 4 months prior to expiration, from the likes of GoDaddy.
This was NOT right.
You can see the Weebly response. To say that it was pathetic would be a disservice to the word ‘pathetic’. IF they knew I couldn’t auto-renew they should have notified me. This was NOT GOOD. I have expressed that, quite clearly, to Weebly.
So be warned. IF you use Weebly, check NOW. Don’t run the risk of having your hosting expire.