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Archive | March 10, 2019

A Daylight Savings Time (DST) Take On The “Broken Watch Still Tells The Correct Time …”

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, this is a clever variation on the: “A broken watch is better than one which is one-minute off, since the broken one will tell the correct time twice a day while the other will never be right“.

I wonder how many people this applied to. Probably quite a few. I do change my car clocks.

This was good.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 10, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

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Way Cool Vacuum Tube Bluetooth & Traditional Amplifier From Hammacher Schlemmer.

by Anura Guruge



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Amazon has something similar — but not as cool looking and for a rare change at the same price as HS. Click for Amazon product listing.


As I have mentioned previously I continue to get e-mails from dear Hammacher Schlemmer though I have not bought anything from them for years. They, however, quite astutely, have stopped sending me the printed catalogue and that is a shame because we all enjoyed looking through it.

This arrived today and I had to look. Way cool. I have to keep it mind if our 12-year old Bose Wave sound system eventually packs up. This with a CD-changer could be quite the system.

Just wanted to share. Enjoy 


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Garmin Does Us, The Temporarily Disabled, A Great Disservice.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From my Garmin Connect.


Click to ENLARGE. From my Garmin Connect.


As some of you may know, from my prior posts, I tore my quadriceps tendon on February 28, 2018, and had knee surgery to repair it a week later, on March 7, 2019.

The week between the injury and the surgery, when I was wearing just a full-leg knee immobilizer I was quite mobile, didn’t use crutches — just a stick — and managed to even get in 5,000 steps — some of it in snow. Going up and down stairs was not an issue. Though I was not close to averaging my pre-injury 52-floors a day, I was still up and down the stairs a fair number of times. I live in a 4-story house with 3 staircases and I need to get around all 4 floors since our big TV is on the 1st floor and my work PC (for doing these posts and writing books) is on the 4th floor.

My Fenix 5 Plus was fine recording my steps and floors because I was still doing them the normal way — albeit using a walking stick.

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Things changed DRAMATICALLY post-surgery. No weight-bearing on the left-leg. Have to use crutches.

My Fenix 5 Plus does not measure my steps when using crutches! Why. Because I am not moving my arms about that much. Maybe there is a crutch-use setting but I am not aware of it. My first time being disabled — ever.

I have to go up and down the stairs on my BUM — using my arms. That is HARD. I had stopped doing pushups 12-years ago, and at 65 other than my running, climbing floors, shoveling snow and hiking I don’t do much. Upper body strength is not what it used to be. Climbing stairs using my arms is exhausting.

And now hear is the kicker. My Fenix 5 Plus is NOT counting the damn floors I climb — so laboriously. That is not fair. I climb, with help, 6 or 8 floors a day and go down as many, if not more. I climbed one floor to write this. Fenix 5 Plus says ‘0’. That is stupid. Expended more energy climbing that floor than I normally do bounding up 5.

The steps I understand.

The floors I don’t. I thought Garmin told us that floors climbed was calculated using the barometric altimeter. I think my altimeter isn’t busted. So, what gives.

Honestly, the least of my problems right now. Heart rate is working and thanks to my Fenix 5 Plus I know that I am still alive and that my heart rate, even with the surgery, is in the 60 range. So, that is good.

I will keep you posted. Hoped to be more active in about a month.


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