Archive | March 20, 2018

Garmin Forerunner 645(M) Is Now On Firmware Version 2.50.

by Anura Guruge


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As I had told you 4-days ago Garmin did roll out a new version of Firmware for the Forerunner 645 as of Monday, March 19, 2018.

It was rolled out to ~50% of customer base in the first 24-hours — and I have no clue how big that base is at present. A few hundred? Less than that.

As always there is the “numerous other fixes” and I bet it does.

The elevation/altitude related fixes are disquietning. Altitude is a BIG metric for I. If they haven’t got it right, then the FR645 is of no use to I.

Nobody knows what “changes to support factory” means and Garmin is NOT telling.

So far I have NOT seen anybody complaining about problems — in marked contrast to the barrage I am seeing for the Fitbit Ionic Fitbit OS 2.0 Firmware update,

As always I will keep you posted. Let ME know if YOU hear or experience anything so that I can SHARE.


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Another Post Sans Comment, And This Time It Is ‘Vogue’ — 2nd Admonishment In A Week!

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the original “Vogue” article,
dated March 19, 2018.


Click image to ENLARGE and admire. The annotations are MINE! You knew that … right?


What can I say — other than it is always good to see a cause you passionately believe in getting favor and publicity.

Yes, yes, yes. About time, too.

I am against tattoos and circumcision too — vehemently in the case of the latter.

Yes, I have a grin on my face. You should too.

We need a new name for the look — to denote that it is the anti-Brazilian. It needs to be fuzzy and friendly. How about the ‘Canadian’?


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IRS ‘Free File Fillable Forms’ Has An Error On Line 26 Of Form 8962, ‘Premium Tax Credit’.

by Anura Guruge



This is a ‘Do the Math’ field.

You can’t enter a value in it, or override it.

The MATH is WRONG.

On Form 8962, IF line 25 is greater than line 24, IT does NOT leave it blank!

Instead it INSISTS on entering the value of line 24 — irrespective of what is on line 25.

IT will then even enter that in the 1040 line 69 and your RETURN will be TOAST.

Yes, darkly burnt TOAST.

The e-file spots the error. So, you can’t get away with it. {Smile}

I ended up just printing my return, making the corrections by hand, and MAILING IT!

So, a heads up.


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My Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.0 With Firmware Version 27.32.4.19.

by Anura Guruge


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Use link below to access original at Fitbit.

Click here to access original from Fitbit.


I had seen that this was on the way, and early this morning (i.e., just after midnight) I got a notification on my FitBit APP (on my Google Pixel 2) that there was a Software Update pending.

It took me 3 tries to get it to start downloading on to the Ionic.

It refused to do it over Wi-Fi and insisted on doing it over Bluetooth. Once it started it took about 20 minutes. The APP was way-out of ‘sync’ with the watch. It still kept on saying ‘downloading’ … ‘installing’ etc. when the Ionic was way past that point … restarted and ready to go.

I have NOT encountered any problems as yet.

Syncs OK, across Wi-Fi.

My day off from running. So, do not know whether the GPS inaccuracies have been fixed.

As usual I have noticed, on the Fitbit Ionic forum, that others are having problems with this firmware update also. I think I have lucked out because my Google Pixel 2 has the latest and greatest Android software that money can get.

I will keep you posted.


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U.K. “Daily Mail” To Atone The Tribal Topless Pictures Publish A Boatload Of White Australian Bums.

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the 1st U.K. “Daily Mail” article with white Australian bums.

Click here for the 2nd U.K. “Daily Mail” article with white Australian bums.

Both of these were from Saturday, March 17, 2018St. Patrick’s Day. There were MORE. But, there is only so much white Australian bums that you can take.




This was the month, i.e., March 2018, that “National Geographic” apologized for all the topless tribal pictures it had published for the last 120 years.

The “Daily Mail“, cute as ever, covered that story with a huge tribal topless pictures — supposedly to illustrate the ‘point’, as if we didn’t quite understand. That was on March 13, 2018.

Four days later it went to town with ALL THESE white Australian bums.

OK, I will admit it. I like saying “white white Australian bums“. “White Australian bums“. “White Australian bums“.

I call them ‘bums’, but they are OK — meaning Australians.

Well, I felt honor bound to cover this. Now I have — though maybe not adequately enough because I feel I left quite a bit uncovered.


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