Archive | January 3, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 — ‘The Year Of The Rooster’ — Saturday, January 28 (For 2 Weeks).

by Anura Guruge

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I celebrate, as some of you well know, three (3) New Year’s a Year.

One is so inadequate and boring.

So, by noon January 1 of each year I start thinking about the Chinese New Year. Yes, I celebrate that, with vigor, with the locals — in Boston’s Chinatown. Dim Sum, dragon parades, fireworks … The whole shebang and it can be quite a ‘bang’ with the fireworks.

I was surprised but delighted that it is EARLY. That is good.

The FUN in Chinatown is always on the second Sunday. So that will be February 5, 2017 — the day after Sri Lanka Independence Day.

After the Chinese, it is, alas, a bit of a wait. Till April 14th for the Sinhalese New Year. But, Easter is around then and so I am ‘OK’ by then for holidays.

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by Anura Guruge

Cambridge Christmas Revels 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — The ‘Thank You’ Video.

by Anura Guruge

A must watch video,
on Vimeo rather than YouTube.


Click image to access Vimeo video.

A very well done, extremely polished video. WOW. High def. The performers look better on the video than they did LIVE! The magic of high-definition video.

MUST WATCH — even if you were one of the LUCKY 18,000, as was I.

Captures its essence very nicely. Of course you are NOT getting all 2 hours of it.


Happy Yule.

Happy New Year.

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>> Cambridge 2016 tickets.
>> Cambridge 2015
Welsh Revels: Pictures.

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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Airport Computer Outage At Customs — Was It Another Russian Hack?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access CNN original. Google for more.

To a professional cynic such as I, with a 40-year background in computers, this outage appears ‘suspicious’. Yes, it could have just been excessive load given the volume of folks arriving back home after the holidays. But, we probably have seen busier days.

Tensions on the ‘Cyber Cold War’ are extremely high and heated.

Taking down customs would have been a nice coup.

I dread that we will see escalating cyber-wars that will cripple the Internet and cause huge disruptions.

I hope this was not a Russian hack. But we need to be really vigilant. I don’t want the Internet crippled. {SMILE}

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by Anura Guruge

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