Archive | October 2018

Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXXVI; Halloween (The Pirate In I) — October 31, 2018.

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I can identify with being a pirate. So, this was apropos. Saw the hat at a ‘Goodwill’ store some months ago. Teischan thought I should get it. Though it had a hefty price tag of $1.50 I figured I could afford it.


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Installing The Google Pixel 3 Camera APP With “Night Sight” On A Pixel 2.

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To get ‘Night Sight’ You Need The Pixel 3 Camera APP (CameraP3).


You will get the ‘NIGHT’ button on the P3 APP.


Click image to access the ‘Lifehacker’ article with DETAILED instructions.


The ‘Lifehacker‘ instructions for getting the Google Pixel 3 camera APP (above) WORKS.

I used them. They worked.

Some small modifications you can make, if you so wish. You can get to Chrome’s ‘Advanced Settings’ from phone’s SETTINGS → APPs → Chrome → Advanced. I just found that easier.

It is a BIG download. So, it will take some time. Installation was pretty straightforward and easy. There were no ‘gothchas’.

Enjoy.

Thanks ‘lifehack’. (I hope this APP is safe!)


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‘Wason Pond’ Covered Bridge In Chester, New Hampshire.

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As with the amazing scarecrows, this too was a serendipitous discovery in Chester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, on our way to an estate sale.

It is relatively new — i.e., built in 2011. We were in Chester around that time to pick up Maya. Don’t think we noticed it then. Maybe it was still being built.

Very picturesque. Nice job. Another kudos to Chester. Obviously a justifiably proud town. Bravo.


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The Amazing 2018 Scarecrows Of Chester, New Hampshire.

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We stumbled upon this extraordinary display of creativity, historicalitybonohime, serendipitously, on our way to an estate sale in Chester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

It was certainly different and worth lingering over. And that we did, on the way back from the sale. We stopped at the Town Center and got out and walked — taking these pictures.

Appears that it is a yearly tradition — and I assume that it is time to coincide with Halloween. How cool. Bravo Chester. Kudos Chester. It is a lovely town. We do have an association with the town though I only recalled it when we were driving through. We got Maya, from Chester, in 2011. So, we have an emotional connection with Chester.

Definitely worth going to see, though I suspect, alas, that all the rain we have had over the last few days, including today, would have taken a toll — though the beauty of their design is that they appear to drain well.

Hats off to Chester. Great job. Very clever.


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“A Quiet Place” Movie (2018) — Breathtakingly Bad; I Refuse To Stay Quiet About It.

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With Halloween nearly upon us, Teischan (12) wanted to see a ‘real’ horror movie. She picked this after having seen trailers for it online. I had never heard of it, but was happy to indulge her — and, furthermore, it was available on Amazon Video for $4.99 (in HD).

Well, she was suitably petrified and as such impressed. But, even SHE noticed some of the blatant flaws in the premise of this story and the plot.

It is just plain unrealistic. Too many holes. Not at all logical. Leaves you very unsatisfied. Shame. They could have done better if they had given the storyline some thought.

Do NOT recommend unless you want to spend 90-minutes watching a totally mindless movie.


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