Archive | October 9, 2018

I Traded-Up To A ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ With The ‘HRM USA’ ‘Garmin VIP Club’ Program.

by Anura Guruge


My new Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.




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Of course, this was inevitable — especially since the “VIP Club” makes it so easy and affordable.

Just got the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire, black-on-black, this morning. It looks the same as the Fenix 5 though the face, in reality, is a bit sharper and clearer. That is probably the Sapphire glass.

I had had my Garmin Fenix 5 for 5 months and 5 days. Not bad for I. Pretty good. I was hoping to make the 6-month mark, but succumbed.

Of course, I like it. LOVE THE MAPS. GPS on your wrist. Accurate too.

Setting it up was more finicky than I would have liked. Insisted on doing the first firmware update over Bluetooth though I had charged it connected to Garmin Express! I can’t confirm it yet but I think the ‘Plus’ USB ‘behavior’ is different to that of past Garmin’s — at least with Windows 7. I will have to confirm that.

Music is a non-starter for I. I like to think while I run. Music would just be a distraction. I can’t think deeply enough with music.

Well, I will keep you posted.

P.S., You really should joint the “VIP Club“. Best thing that happened to Garmin since GPS!

P.P.S., HRM USA, nicest folks ever, let me hold onto my Fenix 5 till the Fenix 5 Plus arrived.


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‘Sandwich Fair 2018’ — In 30 Pictures.

by Anura Guruge


Click picture to ENLARGE.

No post-processing whatsoever!

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Anura Guruge Sandwich Fair 2018 with mist on the hills





By definition, ‘Sandwich Fair‘, that we have attended annually without fail for decades, is always good, always fun, always rewarding. No different this year. It was good. Cloudy, dreary day on the Sunday — the only day that we could attend. We have been in much worse. There was no rain and the temperature in the mid-60s was ideal. The light, however, was not good for photography and I struggled to get decent pictures — though, I discovered to my amusement, on the way home, that had taken exactly 600 (yes, 600) pictures. That is not unusual for I for a day. Have been known to take 1,100 to 1,200 too.

I have already done ‘7 Pictures of the Day‘ & the ‘Flower Show‘. The later is quite good and even the folks from the show liked them.

So, enjoy. I have more. I will try and post, time permitting.


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“World’s Tech Giants 2018”, Per Market Cap, Does NOT Include IBM? Is That Possible?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘MarketWatch’ story from October 8, 2018. Image below shows ENLARGED chart.


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Out of habit, I looked for ‘IBM‘. I couldn’t see it. Went and looked at the original chart. Can’t see IBM. That seemed crazy.

Went and checked IBM’s market cap. $136B. Wow. Talk about how the worm has turned. All these Tech companies with higher market caps — but, at $136B, IBM should make the list.

I e-mailed (& Tweeted) the author, Sue Chang. Did not hear back from her. There is a chance that she has never heard of IBM!


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