Archive | October 2018

IBM’s Proposed Overpriced Acquisition Of ‘Red Hat’ Will NOT Stem The Bleeding.

by Anura Guruge


This from “MarketWatch”. Click to ENLARGE. Google for more coverage.


Click to access my recent post.


They ENDED up buying the ‘Weather COMPANY’ without the Channel. But, they made the acquisition nonetheless. Click to access my post.


Another desperate, drunken-lurch by ‘gin-and-tonic’ Ginni Rometty to distract the market & investors and DESPERATELY cling onto her job for another year.

This is but a shiny object to distract.

Open Source Linux will NOT stem the bleeding at IBM. Red Hat, of late, was also losing money.

Open Source does NOT command the margins that IBM needs — and got so used to, for over 70-years, with its PROPRIETARY systems, e.g., mainframes, 8100s, S/36s etc.

The market has changed, fundamentally.

Over the last 30-years IBM missed every single major market move. It let the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, NVidia steal the show.

Oh, and don’t forget IBM has its own version of UNIX, AIX — and has had it for 20+ years. It will take years to transition from AIX to a different flavor of Unix.

IBM’s days as an acquirer are gone.

IBM needs to be ACQUIRED by the likes of Amazon or Google.


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by Anura Guruge

The Silly Soap Opera That Is Sri Lankan Politics Starts A New Season — The Silliest Yet!

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the U.K. “The Guardian” original.


Click image to access “The New York Times” coverage.


This is so stupid, pointless and childish. This has been now going on for 40-years and we have only been Independent for 70.

But, here is the IRONY.

Sri Lanka is still a third-world country and you expect histrionics from the likes of it. But, compared to Donald Trump, and the totally mockery he is making of the U.S. Presidency, this does not look that bad. If anything it is still MORE civil and constrained compared to the carryings on of Trump.

So, I no longer can tell my dear compatriots — and in many cases contemporaries — to grow-up and act us adults.

I live in a country run by a buffoon with a mental age of a 9-year old!


Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.


by Anura Guruge


Halloween Watch Faces For Garmin Watches — Fenix, Forerunner, Vivoactive Etc.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘Garmin Connect IQ’ download page.


Click to access ‘Garmin Connect IQ’ download page.


Got a heads up on this from Garmin via Twitter.

Realized that this would be of interest to some of you.

They haven’t been downloaded as much I would have expected.

So, I am letting you.

Not my cup of tea. I am happy having ‘ActiFace‘ on my new Fenix 5 Plus all the time.

Happy Halloween. Cheers.


My Halloween selfie.

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by Anura Guruge

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