Archive | February 26, 2018

So Proud Of UNH For Taking Lead On Exemption For “Peaceful Protest” Post Parkland, FL, Shooting.

by Anura Guruge

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Way to go ‘University of New Hampshire’. I am so proud and happy.

Peaceful protest is a human right and one that shows character.

That students are taking the lead after the Florida “Stoneman Douglas High School” shooting is great — though, at the same time, a SHAME that they have to do so.

But, in terms of College admission peaceful protest should be PLUS. Somebody who cares and wants to do something about a cause.

This is GREAT.

I have always liked UNH. This made me even prouder.

Thank YOU, UNH.

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by Anura Guruge

Three Users That Look Identical — Like Identical Triplets.

by Anura Guruge

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Well, I haven’t been called “Eagle Eyes” most of my life for nothing.

I happened to notice, at a glance, that three of the four bloggers that liked this post (above) appeared to look the same.

So, I went looking. This is what I found:

Same, rather good looking, person? Stock photo lifted from the Web?

I actually think it is the SAME person, using three fake names and one fake photo.

Nice names. They look and sound so real and genuine. I particularly like ‘Mina Moore’.

Yes, that person is trying to gain traction on WP so as to promote his/her own Websites. That is fine. Just be classy enough to use three different stock photos. {Smile}

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by Anura Guruge

‘Mirror Maze’ At The Boston, Museum Of Science — Amazing & Fun Even When Crowded.

by Anura Guruge

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We visited the BostonMuseum of Science” around 2:15pm on Saturday, February 14, 2018, after our visit to Chinatown for Dim Sum and a long, fun walk around Boston Common/Public Park.

We are members so it didn’t cost us for the visit.

We all wanted to check out the ‘Mirror Maze‘ — having read about it multiple times in the material we get from the Museum.

Though it is free, they issue TIMED TICKETS to limit the number of people going through the Maze. We opted for 4:40pm tickets.

It was still busy and crowded.

The maze is quite amazing. Very clever and compelling.

But, in my opinion having a large crowd spoils it. You are essentially following others in a line. So, basically you are taking a path already predetermined for you.

Though I gather that they clean the mirrors regularly you can still see the fingerprints. So, you can tell where the mirrors are. Since I did not want to walk into mirrors I used my hands ahead of me. But, right at the end, with the exit in sight and a Museum volunteer egging me on that I was nearly there, I did make a wrong turn. The volunteer found that very funny.

The battery of my Google Pixel 2 had died by then — after taking 321 pictures. So, I couldn’t get any pictures of the maze. I hope to go back before it is removed. So, next time I might be able to get some pictures.

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by Anura Guruge

321 HDR+ Photos With Google Pixel 2 Before Fully-Charged Battery Died.

by Anura Guruge

I am not sure whether 321 pictures, on one-charge, is good or bad. It did catch me slightly off-guard.

I was not sure, at all, at all, as to what to expect. I had not seen any numbers in terms of photographs — just that you should be able to get through a ‘normal’ day on one charge.

This was my first smartphone so I had nothing to go by.

320, per charge, is par for the course for my Sony a7 II and Sony a6500. But, I carry extra batteries with me when using those cameras. Can’t do that with the Pixel 2 — though I just ordered one of those ‘battery-powered’ charging packs I can use to recharge the Pixel 2.

Other than taking these 321 pictures I did NOT use the Pixel 2 for anything else; i.e., making/receiving calls or using GPS.

I do tend to preview my images on a fairly regular basis as I take pictures. So, that would have drained some power too. I would expect that.

I was wearing my Fitbit Ionic activity tracker and that is supposed to sync with the Fitbit APP on the Pixel 2 on a fairly regular basis. I am not sure whether that was happening. I did not check. That would have contributed to some battery drain too.

So, this is just to give you a heads up and a point of reference.

321 HDR+ images on one charge — and my Pixel 2 is but 7-weeks old. So the battery can’t be too old.

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by Anura Guruge

Images Of Boston, Chinatown, “2018 Chinese New Year” — Saturday, February 24, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Dim Sum at China Pearl.

We went to Boston Chinatown, for 2018 Chinese New Year, on Saturday, February 24, as opposed to the Sunday, which is when we normally go (so as to enjoy the Dragon Parades etc.), because it was going to be bucketing down, most of the day, on the Sunday.

It was still fun. It wasn’t as busy as the 2nd Sunday of the New Year.

We still had Dim Sum at China Pearl.

It was warm. In the 50s. So, it was great to walk around. We ended up walking to Boston Common and spending an hours walking around the entire Common/Park.

Glad we went. Would have liked to have seen the Dragon Parades. We missed them last year too.

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by Anura Guruge

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