Archive | December 2017

First Bob House On Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire — 2017 – 2018 Winter.

by Anura Guruge


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Alton BayLake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

None of the lake at noon yesterday, December 30, 2017.

Then New Year’s Eve 2018, December 31, 2017, there is ONE. Ice must have just got thick enough. Impressive. As you can see JUST the Bob House. No people! Kind of cold. It was, at best, 3°F when I took these pictures.

In a couple of weeks we should have 30 or more. I will post as we go along.

Happy New Year.


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by Anura Guruge

Last Sunset Of 2017 In New Hampshire — Next Will Be In 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Kind of sad. Another year bites the dust — and what have I got to show for it, other than being an year older? YIKES!

The second picture was taken at 4:14pm. Sunset for December 31, 2017, in this neck of the woods, was slated for 4:20pm. So, 6 minutes ahead. While evenings are getting longer, mornings continue to be earlier and earlier despite this being a full 10-days after the Winter Solstice. But, thanks to the longer evenings days are LONGER! Mornings turn the corner on January 8, 2018.


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Google Pixel 2 (Oreo) — 6 APPs I Installed Disappeared, UNINSTALLED by System!

by Anura Guruge



I posted at “Android Central”. Click image to access my post … thread.


As some of you know (from all the posts on this blog) I got myself 128GB Google Pixel 2 phone for Christmas 2017 — my first real smartphone.

I got it mainly for the camera, but I am glad to have a decent phone — though I still prefer to use my ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ running Android 7.0 for most of the APPs because I like the bigger screen.

Between Christmas and Friday I installed 8 APPs from the Play Store. They are APPs that I also have on my ASUS ZenPad.

These 8 APPs were:

1. Garmin Connect

  2. Samsung Gear

  3. FAST (speed test from NetFlix)

  4. Amazon Kindle

  5. Bank of America

  6. Fidelity Investments

  7. Project Fi

  8. NVMS7000 (security camera app).

Configured them all with account numbers, passwords etc. AND used them all. Took me 20 minutes to set up NSMS7000.

This evening, i.e., Saturday, December 30, 2017, I went to use FAST.

It was NOT there!

Then realized other APPs were missing. Home screen nearly empty. See above image.

From the 8 installed ONLY Project FI and Samsung GEAR remained.

Others gone. Not in APP tray. Not in APPs.

Appears in the Play Store Library — but not as INSTALLED.

I did NOT uninstall them.

Just disappeared.

NOT good.

I just reinstalled and configured them — with the exception of NVMS7000. That takes time and I need my tablet to serve as crib sheet for the settings.

The missing APPS REINSTALLED. Yes, reinstalled. Now I have a screenshot record. Click to ENLARGE.


Called up Google Support. Got the Manila (Philippines) Call Center. That is a frigging JOKE. They are doing ‘ganja’. It is so strong you can smell it over the phone!

 


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by Anura Guruge

I Wore My Samsung S3 Frontier For The First Time Yesterday.

by Anura Guruge


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This was a kind of combined delayed birthday/Christmas present along with the Google Pixel 2 phone.

After the trouble I have had with my Garmin Vivoactive 3, I did not want to again be without an Activity Tracker on my wrist. Plus, the Samsung S3 Frontier really does double-up as a pretty decent dress watch. And that was how I used to it … when we went to Concord, NH, among other things to see the movie “The Greatest Showman“.

The Samsung S3 Frontier looks good. Wasn’t that heavy. I love the display. Great in a theater. Easy to read in the dark. I loved it.

It is not as comprehensive on the activity/fitness features as is my Vivoactive 3 — and it is NOT meant to be. Heart Rate monitoring is not constant — but more on demand. But, when I go out I would rather the have the S3 Frontier on my wrist than the Garmin.

I have found an APP that will let me combine the daily data from both. I have yet to try it.

I will keep you posted.


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