Archive | December 14, 2016

Christmas On A Sunday, As In This Year, i.e., 2016, Is Not That Rare.

by Anura Guruge


Yes, having Christmas fall on a Sunday, a day associated with Christian religious observations, does seem special — and it should be.

But, Christmas falling on a Sunday is NOT that rate.

We might NOT remember but it actually happened in 2011 & 2005. So that is 3 times in 12 years. That is, however, always not the case.

From 1900 to 1999 Christmas fell on a Sunday: 1904, 1910, 1921, 1927, 1932, 1938, 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983 & 1994.

From 2000 to 2099 Christmas fell or will fall on a Sunday: 2005, 2011, 2016, 2022, 2033, 2039, 2044, 2050, 2061, 2067, 2072, 2078, 2089 & 2095.

If you look at those years you will notice, if you study them, that there is both a 11-year and 6-year repeat cycle, in there. The 11-year repeat cycle is very common for anniversaries like this.

So most of us should enjoy 10 to 12 (and maybe more) Christmases on Sundays during a typical lifetime.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas.

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by Anura Guruge

Online Shutter Actuation Count Checker For Sony a6000.

by Anura Guruge

Having read a post earlier this morning I was curious to check my actual shutter actuations on my Sony a6000.

The file name sequence number, e.g., DSC00001, does not necessarily correspond to the actual shutter actuations because that name/number can be reset.

The way to get the shutter actuations is to read the so called ‘EXIF’ data that the camera stores with each image taken.

However, inexplicably MOST of the popular ‘Shutter Count’ checkers, such as “Camera Shutter Count“, does not support the Sony a6000! I don’t know why. It even appears that Sony’s own EXIF reader does not show the shutter actuations for the a6000.

But, this ONLINE tool claims it does and did give me a reading.


Click image to access ONLINE EXIF reader for the Sony a6000; viz.


Click to ENLARGE and read. So it appears that there were 18 shutter actuations before I took my first picture. Not sure what to make of that.

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by Anura Guruge

Think – Today: What Makes Something Alive?

by Anura Guruge


animateNot the ‘meaning of life’ but ‘what is it that causes life’? Inanimate objects do not have life, animate objects do. What is that that creates that life? What makes something ‘ALIVE’?

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

Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “When Did Today’s Playing Cards Make An Appearance” — playing cards, though not resembling what we play with today, have been documented as having been present in China in the 9th century. Cards were known to have been in use in Europe five centuries later. Cards of the form we now know them are believed to have originated in 1693.

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