Archive | March 24, 2017

The ‘Roman Catholic Relief Act’ That Enabled Catholics To Again Sit In Parliament Came To Be This Day, 188-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_Relief_Act_1829



This all had to do with the ‘English Reformation‘ when Britain parted company with the Pope and as such the Roman Catholic Church.

This ‘Relief Act’ was a longtime coming.

Another major landmark in British Catholic history.


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The Great Harry Houdini Was Born This Day 143-Years Ago; March 24, 1874 In Budapest.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini



Still the best known magician and illusionist of all time.

Quite the guy.

Was an aviator too, THOUGH the claim (repeated in the above video) that he was the first to fly a plane in Australia is FALSE.

He died, in Detroit, in 1926 aged 52.


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Comet ‘Shoemaker-Levy 9’ That Gave Jupiter Quite The Black Eye Was Discovered This Day, 24-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


Jupiter’s gravitational pull broke up the comet way before the fragments went on to strike Jupiter.


From MY BOOK “Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Click image below for more details of BOOK.



While the discovery per se was NOT big news, the cometary fragments slamming into Jupiter in July 1994 was indeed widely publicized and covered.

I remember watching it on TV.

This is a comet I am quite familiar with.

We learned a lot from it, especially the phenomenon of Jupiter capturing comets before they made it to the Sun.



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The Disastrous Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Occurred This Day 28-Years Ago; March 24, 1989.

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Remember it well since it was the BIG news story at the time my eldest daughter, Danielle, was being born.

So Danielle will be 28 soon. Wow.

The disgraced Captain of the ValdezJoseph Hazelwood, lived in Meredith, New Hampshire, in the late 1990s, when I was also living in Meredith. Saw him once at the Meredith library but did not speak to him.


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Fuji With Its Unprecedentedly Large, 27-Item 2.0 Firmware Update To X-T2 & X-Pro2 Continues To Fine Tune Auto Focus (AF).

by Anura Guruge


Extracted from the Fuji press release for Firmware update 2.0. Click to ENLARGE and read here,


In July 2016 I decided that the Fuji X-T2, which I had thought was going to be my dream camera, was not so because I was getting increasingly disillusioned with Fuji’s AF prowess.

Reviews of the X-T2 vindicated my decision.

And now this 2.0 Firmware update.

While I am glad that Fuji, true to its reputation, continues to improve features of its cameras, this shows that there is still a lot that needs tweaking in the X-T2 when it comes to AF.

I do miss the brilliant JPEG color I could get from a Fuji. But, AF woes really got me down.

Hence my new found fondness for Sony.


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