Archive | March 8, 2016

A Better Ending For The “Downton Abbey” Finale — Leave Us In Suspenders.

by Anura Guruge


We, with great trepidation and a mounting sense of loss, watched the ‘Downton Abbey‘ Finale last night — having recorded it on Sunday.

It was good. Not as dramatic as I had expected. In the end a very British, kind of Victorian, possibly Jane Austenish, ending. Very positive. Upbeat and sentimental.

I gather (see below) that people expected more. Well I definitely would have introduced Michael Gregson back in that Finale. I kept on waiting for him to come and stop the wedding. And when that didn’t happen I would have closed out the SERIES with Carson announcing that Michael Gregson was at the door. Boom! Wouldn’t that have left everybody shocked.


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original for the above.

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>> PBS: “Indian Summers”.

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by Anura Guruge

Malaysia Ministry of Transport MH370 Investigation Reports, In English, Including March 2016, 2nd Interim.

by Anura Guruge

These are the OFFICIAL reports, in English,
from the Malaysian MOT site.

I ‘mirrored’ them on one of my servers for your convenience
(and peace of mind).

All three documents are Adobe Acrobat PDFs
— and are virus (and bug free).

Click on each icon to download and view/read the PDF report.

This, the 2nd Interim, is the LATEST
— released for the sad 2 Year anniversary, March 8, 2016.

1st Report from March 2015.

Useful ‘Facts Only’ Report.

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by Anura Guruge

TP-Link’s Latest Range Extenders, AC1200 & AC1750, Look Very Competent & Compelling.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the Amazon product page for the TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE355).

I do not really need a new super-duper Range Extender this very minute. With two separate Broadband Internet feeds into the house, 105 Mbps from MetroCast and 15 Mbps (when I am lucky) from TDS, each with its Wi-Fi network, we have decent Wi-Fi coverage in the house and our Roku 3 is Ethernet connected to the 15Mbps TDS feed.

I do have a 18-month old TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender in place and that seems to do provide enough of a boost. But when I got an e-mail from Amazon about these two new Range Extenders I was intrigued.

The house is nearly all TP-Link. I like and trust TP-Link. Huge improvement over LinkSys. So I thought I would share.

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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — March 8, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Mummers Parade’.

by Anura Guruge

All the pictures taken with my (still new)
Panasonic Lumix LX100.
After 4 days with the Lumix FZ1000

I went back to the 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.

These are from Philadelphia’s famed New Year’s Day
Mummers Parade“.

See this post for more details.

Search on “Mummers” for complete series.

For the first time in this ‘6 Images of the Day‘ series,
started in October 2015, I have combined images
from two cameras. These images are from the Lumix FZ1000.

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by Anura Guruge

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