Archive | June 6, 2017

Get E-Mail Notifications, From The USPS, Of The Mail That Is To Be Delivered To You That Day!

by Anura Guruge




This is June, so this is NOT an April Fool’s gag. Honest.

A real service from our USPS — yes, the ‘Post Office‘ — for free and for gratis.

It is called ‘Informed Delivery‘. Check it out.

They didn’t have to really do much to offer this service. They already scan all the mail as a part of their first-cut, automated sorting system. They use state-of-the-art OCR (optical character recognition) to pick-out the zip-code. So, extending that to read the rest of the address was not too difficult.

It could be a GREAT help. For a start you can see IF the check is indeed in the mail — way ahead of the mail being delivered.

I like it — THOUGH alas it is not available in my zip though it is SUPPOSED to be! As ever my loss and the price I pay for living in the stick.

But, check it out. Sign-up for it. It will be handy.


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Today, June 6, Is The 73rd Anniversary Of “D-Day” — A Pivotal, Postive Day In History!

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Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!


Listen to THIS.
BBC’s 1st broadcast of THE NEWS on D-Day.




Amazing that we don’t commemorate this day with more gusto, pomp and ceremony.

If NOT for the Allied heroics of this day we will NOT be speaking English.


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Fixing “DCP Unauthorized Content” Message On Roku, Sling & Willow.

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If you get that content blocking purple screen on a Roku do NOT panic and do NOT, at least to begin with, blame the content provider.

A restart of the Roku might cure it without having to bother reseating the HDMI cables.

I got this purple screen for the first time ever, yesterday, when I went to watch the ICC Champions Trophy match #5, viz. Australia v. Bangladesh. I was only getting it on Sling. Amazon was fine. So I assumed Sling had screwed up and all cricket had been banned on Willow due to some licensing transgression.

I was wrong.

Just had to restart the Roku, which only takes a few minutes.

Hope this helps.

 


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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Playing Knock-Out ODIs In England Without Rain-Days Is Plain Crazy.

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Just into the 5th day and have already lost 2 matches to rain!

That is a 40% of the matches.

That is crazy, and unfair.

Given that rain is a given in England in June, they should have allocated 2-days per match.

The two ‘no results’ matches have given an unfair, undeserved edge to Bangladesh. They haven’t played well and should not be in any contention for a quarter-final match.


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