Archive | February 24, 2016

‘6 images for the day’ — February 25, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


All the pictures taken with my
Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.








No bonus images today. See next post for explanation. “WordPress.com” who hosts this blog has managed to screw-up my host renewal BIG TIME. I might lose this blog on March 26! I am bummed. Can’t see the point of adding more content IF I am going to lose it all. So … Yes, they are trying to fix it. IF they do I will start blogging again. Sorry. Not my fault. Totally outside of my control. Thank you for all your support. 


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Google’s Balloon-Based Internet Service — Project Loon — Gets Lift Off This Week In Sri Lanka.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access ‘ABC News’ coverage.


I first told you about this in August 2015.

Sri Lanka, with its fairly-roundish 25,300 square mile land mass, is believed to be the second country to be provided with this service by GoogleNew Zealand, another Island nation, having been the first in 2013.

Google will use 3 Helium filled balloons to provide this 3G speed Internet access service. It is, contrary to the initial rumors, NOT going to be FREE after the initial trials! Sri Lankan consumers will have to pay, something, to a local ISP who in turn will have to compensate Google. I guess that makes sense provided Google insists that prices are kept affordable by Sri Lankan standards.

The balloons arrived in Sri Lanka ‘under their own power’! They were floated across from South America. That is neat.


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Panasonic Lumix LX100 Prices Have Shot Up $100 – $200 Since Feb. 20, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


I ordered my Panasonic Lumix LX100 (which right now I just adore to bits (given the stunning pictures it can take)) from BuyDig.com last Thursday, February 18, 2016 — and paid LESS than the then current $697.99 for it.

3 Days later the list price has shot up $200! Yes, $200. Right now, it is on BuyDig.com for $897.99. See below.


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Click to ENLARGE. Here is the link IF you want to go check it: http://goo.gl/zalv2p.


Others, for example Cameta Camera, who I was going to buy it from until they ran out of silver LX100s, are selling it now for $797.99. See image below from February 15, 2016 — and post on my Panasonic Lumix ZS100 blog on that day.

I called up Cameta (and asked ‘Lou’) as to what happened. He explained that a $100 (instant) Rebate from Panasonic for the LX100 had expired on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

That still doesn’t explain why BuyDig.com hiked prices by $200 when Cameta just went up $100. Strange.

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Click to ENLARGE. Here is the link IF you want to go check it: http://goo.gl/DB2pZZ.


Yes, you can STILL find it on Amazon for $697.99 or EVEN LESS. But they are not from names I am familiar with. So you can never be sure of the condition of the camera (the so called ‘gray market’ cameras).

I am JUST glad I lucked out. Wow. Doesn’t happen to me often.


Cameta Camera Panasonic Lumix LX100 kit prices on February 15, 2016. See my zs100.wordpress.com blog. Click to ENLARGE.


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A picture taken, 2 days ago, with the Panasonic Lumix LX100
— without a flash.

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6 images (Part II) From Boston From Sunday, February 21, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Went to Boston Chinatown on
Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.

Took over 800 pictures! 

Series started on Feb. 22, 2016All the pictures taken with my
Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







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‘6 images for the day’ — February 24, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Boston Chinese New Year.

by Anura Guruge


All the pictures taken with my
Panasonic Lumix LX100.

See this post for resolution details for the LX100.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.








Boston Chinatown on Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.
Series started on Feb. 22, 2016.

These, like the above, were also taken in Boston
with my new Lumix LX100.







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