Archive | August 7, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics On A Roku — NBC Sports Channel Is Good To Have.

by Anura Guruge


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Requires activation by providing a valid NBC channel provider — which in my case was DISH. Easy enough PROVIDED you do have a provider. Worked quite well though it takes a few minutes for the activation to kick-in and it is BEST to RESTART the channel. You should then see the name of your provider (e.g., DISH) appearing next to the NBC logo at the top of the screen.

A good way to watch the Olympics on NBC. Maybe the ONLY WAY. Yes, there are commercial.

But most of the Olympic events are separately catalogued and there are separate highlights, features and replays. Better than DVRing all of the NBC coverage and trying to find what you want to watch.

So IF you have a Roku and ‘access’ to NBC I would definitely get this Roku channel. I did, and I am glad. Got to watch the women’s bike race.


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A Hundred & 5 Wickets In An Innings — Twice In 9 Days & Roston Chase In His 2nd Test Match.

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Both from ‘cricinfo.com‘.

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At least a couple of things of note here.

1/ Two instances in consecutive Test matches in a series … 9 days apart. 

2/ It was BUT Roston Chase’s 2nd Test match. That was SPECIAL.

Ashwin has done it twice BUT it appears that that is not that special! Dear Botham did it 5 times — twice in 1978. Very select list. Sobers, Mushtaq, Tony Greig, Imran, Wasim, Kallis …

I watched ALL of the Roston Chase century. It was special. I was impressed.

Well done Roston. That Vivian Richards was on his feet applauding him was wonderful to see. What a GREAT game


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“Huggins Street Fair”, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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I have been going to the “Huggins Fair” (now called the “Street Fair” though it is held, entirely, on a field) since 1992 — with at most 3 or 4 exceptions due to calendar conflicts. In the early days, when I did a LOT of toy shopping for the kids, we used to get there prior to the Friday morning opening and spend quite a few hours at the fair on both Friday and Saturday. I also used to buy a LOT of books (and by that I mean a few boxes at a time). Those days are now long gone.

Over the last 6 or 7 years we just go late on Saturday evening — basically to ‘treasure hunt’ when everything is on ‘SALE’. As the kids point out we are not looking for anything in particular — just things that catch our eyes (and that is also the case with books). This year, per plan, we got there just as 6pm — just in time for a sizable shower. But that was OK. However, the inclement weather scheduled for the evening had kept the crowds away. It was the QUIETEST I have ever seen this delightful Fair — but it was still, as always, lively and fun.

I was ULTRA selective in the books I picked up. Just a dozen I think — and 4 of them were pope books. I am now getting books for posterity — for my library WHEN I AM GONE! Has to be my old age. Doesn’t bother me. Not sure who will take the books BUT I plan to leave some good books for the discerning. I got some good (i.e., ‘rare’) books. That was all I got — plus two $1 hot dogs sans the buns. I spent $4. Teischan spent $3 — $2 on a HUGE cup of ice cream. Deanna might have spent a bit more. Way, WAY down from what we usually spend — and it is a good cause. I think we spent $60 last year and I normally budget $100 for the fair. Nonetheless we had a good time. Kind of strange that we did NOT buy any nicknacks! Usually we spend about 2 hours on Sunday sorting out all the ‘treasures’ we picked up. Not this year. 


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