Archive | March 21, 2016

As Ever Delectable Easter Cakes For Sri Lanka By ‘Kapruka’.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and goggle here. Access Kapruka at: kapruka.com


Given that I have been a very good customer for well over a decade I get regular e-mail updates from Kapruka to try and tempt me.

I always like looking at their cakes and over the years have shared pictures of them with you. If I could I would share actual cakes with you too but Kapruka cakes are ONLY available for delivery in Sri Lanka.

These cakes remind me of my youth in Ceylon (before it became Sri Lanka in the 1970s). Ceylon, thanks to the British influence, has been famous for its elaborate and rich cakes for years. My adoptive mother made cakes that make these Kapruka cakes, fancy as they be, look pedestrian. She would make, out of cake, large 3D, upright figures.

But enjoy.

Kapruka JUST started a U.S. delivery service BUT that does not cover cakes!


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If You Miss The March 22, 2016 Kindle Software Update You Will Still Be OK.

by Anura Guruge


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From Amazon. Kindle Software Update chart. Click to ENLARGE and study here.


The March 22, 2016 deadline is just for Wi-Fi or Wireless (if you have 2G/3G support) update of the Kindle Firmware.

2012 and earlier Kindle’s, UNLESS they have new software, will be UNABLE to receive UPDATES over Wi-Fi or Wireless. Basically after March 22, 2016, unless you have new software, Internet connection is not going to work.

Not the end of the world. Kindles can still be UPDATED via a PC. Download the Kindle software to a PC and then transferring it to the Kindle via a USB connection.

To be fair, if you miss the update THROW away your old Kindle! Get a decent Android Pad and you can still read all your Kindles. Amazon knows what you had and you can download the books again from the cloud.


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March 21, 2016, ‘First Day Of Spring’ Snow In New Hampshire Lakes — WMUR Was Wrong.

by Anura Guruge


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Much more snow that I was led to believe. I didn’t watch the WMUR forecast last night — I was too engrossed in watching the highlights of Sri Lanka v West Indies on Willow TV.

But I did interrupt by #ICCWT20 viewing to catch the forecast on Saturday night. WMUR was emphatic. Snow would be to the South and East of Concord. Well we are to the North of Concord. So I was surprised by how much we got. Probably 4″ and a bit more in some places.

I shoveled BECAUSE I like to shovel. I have never denied not being strange. It was easy to shovel. Very light, very fluffy. It was beginning to melt as I was shoveling as the temp. was rapidly rising above 32°F. It was nice. Gave me an excuse not to run since it is an hour of shoveling or ‘the run’. The dogs were OK. I took them for a walk and they could play outside while I shoveled.

All the pictures taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX100.


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Today Is My 10 Year Anniversary With Twitter?

by Anura Guruge


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This arrived in my e-mail this morning. I had no idea.

If you had asked me, I would have thought for a few seconds, and say maybe 6 to 7 years.

2006? It must have been Pope related.

8,729 Tweets later, and supposedly 114 followers, I can’t find that first Tweet.

I would be interested to see what it was!

99.9% of my Tweets are but links to my blog posts.

Here is my Twitter feed IF you are interested.


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I Agree With Trump, Raul Castro Snubbed President Obama & The U.S. By Refusing To Greet Him At The Airport.

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Click image to access U.K. “The Telegraph” original.


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YouTube video of Castro greeting Pope Francis at the airport on September 19, 2015 during his 2nd visit to Cuba. Click image to access YouTube video.


As you might be able to imagine, I, not white by a long chalk, don’t agree with the ‘Duck‘ on many things — though I think we are fairly compatico when it comes to having no sympathy with illegals (given that I experience all the ‘bad things’ legals have to endure because of the illegals).

But I agree with the ‘Duck’ that this was a DEFINITE, calculated SNUB.

It was a bloody historic visit at so many different levels. IF Castro had a policy that he NEVER meets a Head of State off the plane I would be 100% fine with that. As the adopted son of an Ambassador (the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. to boot) I do understand and appreciate diplomatic protocol.

But Casto was at the airport to meet Pope Francis and Castro is said to be an atheist (in public).

NOT RIGHT.

If the White House knew this before hand they should have complained.

IF it was a surprise Obama should have turned back, got back on Air Force One and flown back.

Whatever you may think about the ‘Duck’ you know, and I know, that he would be capable of turning back and leaving the Cuban’s with their mouths agape. 


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‘6 images for the day’ — March 21, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


All the pictures taken with my
soon to be 1-month old

Panasonic Lumix LX100.

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

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I do not want the ‘Bonus Images’ to become a permanent fixture!

This was meant to be ‘6 Images of the Day’ — not 12.

So trying to break the habit. SMILE.


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