Archive | November 13, 2016

Stylish, Versatile $4 Bookends To Suit Any Decor And Book Size.

by Anura Guruge


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Posted by my friend and ex-colleague Patrice Bourgeois. I was blown away. So clever. We are always looking for bookends. These will work fine. And the price is right.

Patrice, I and her father all worked at (the infamous) Case Communications, in Columbia, Maryland in the mid-1980s. I was the Director of Marketing for ‘Multiplexers’ and Patrice was the Product Manager for that Product line. So my life was in her hands. Her father was also a Director of Marketing — for OEM Sales Channels. He and I made a lot of sales calls together. He was a bit older than I and hugely experienced and savvy. I learned a lot from him. He was the first person to try and teach me options — as in stock and commodity options. It was all Greek to me then. He would be so happy if he could see me now.

Clever and talented family. 


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Think – Today: What Natural Foodstuff Is Said To Never Spoil?

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foodstuffThere is one naturally occurring, though animal-related, foodstuff that is said to never spoil — with or without refrigeration. That is pretty amazing. However, it is recommended that is not given to infants less than one year old. What is this foodstuff?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Number of Buddhas” — Per Buddhist tradition, particularly per the ‘Theravāda School of Buddhism‘, as practiced in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, the last Buddha, i.e., ‘Gautama’, c. 653 BCE to 480 BCE, was the 28th recognized Buddha. There were 27 Buddhas before him and others to come! The belief is that a new Buddha arrives on the scene when the teachings of the previous Buddha are no longer being observed. So, now you know. 28 Buddhas so far. If we assume that they were, on average, 2,000 years apart, that would say that we have had a succession of Buddhas for 56,000 years. WOW. Impressive.


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Today, Sunday, November 13, 2016 Good Time To Get A Look At Super, Supermoon Over New Hampshire.

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It will NOT be bad over New Hampshire tonight.

Try around 5:15pm looking East. Should be hard to miss.

Slight chance we might have some clouds tomorrow, Monday, November 14 — the main day so to speak.

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Over New Hampshire. Click to ENLARGE. From: neave.com/planetarium/


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I Updated My Websites: guruge.com & wownh.com

by Anura Guruge


Yes, given that I spend most of my online presence here, most people don’t realize, or care, that I do have a Website: guruge.com.

Actually, I have two: guruge.com & wownh.com — the latter being the basis for my wownh.com e-mail that I have had for 15 years.

True, I don’t update these websites that often. Mainly when I publish a new book. Well that is what I did today to reflect the latest: “Quick Guide To Brain Meditation“.


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Bad Enough Getting A Sony a6500, But I Am Getting A Sony a6000 Into The BARGAIN!

by Anura Guruge


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arrangedmarriageNo, no, no {SMILE} the pressure of being forced into an arranged marriage with a Sony a6500 has not made me FLIP!

This was all rather calculated and opportunistic.

Two major factors at play:

  1. I have no lenses at all, never mind any Sony e-mount lenses. So I need some lenses.
    ….
  2. I was going to rent a Sony a6300, before buying the a6500, to get familiar with how these cameras work,

Then I had seen the “Black Friday” special that said you could get a Sony a6000, with two lenses (the ones that I wanted), i.e., the 16-50mm and 55-210mm, for $699.

I did some sums. If I factor in the cost of the rental (never mind the hassle of going to a FedEx office to return it), I could get a Sony a6000 body for $145!

The Sony a6000 body RETAILS for $478!

Kind of like a no brainer!

When I am researching a camera I am diligent. I check all my sources regularly.

Friday night noticed that ‘Cardinal Photo’, on Amazon, was offering the a6000/16-50mm/55-210mm KIT, supposedly new, at $699. That is cheaper than what Amazon had fro REFURBISHED.

Then the listing went away.

Later on Saturday I found it again.

Called Amazon. Spoke with ‘Andre’. Got an e-mail from him ASSURING me that the Cardinal Kit would be BRAND NEW and that I could return it, if it was not …

I even called up Cardinal Photo …

I placed the order. Remember I had returned my Samsung NX500. So I had money ‘in the bank’.

So … stay tuned.


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