Archive | May 6, 2019

‘Garmin MARQ’ $1,500+ Series: Only To Be Sold Via Garmin & Jewelry Stores!

by Anura Guruge

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Link to Garmin product page.

The MARQ saga is getting crazier and more exasperating by the day. Today’s story, from Garmin, is that the MARQ series will not be available from traditional sport stores in the U.S. — only speciality jewelry stores. This is crazy.

HRM USA, from whom I prefer to get my smartwatches, because of their 45-day returns, VIP UPGRADE club and exemplary support, cannot order MARQs from Garmin. This is not funny. I ‘spoke’ with HRM USA about this — today. They are, of course, not happy about this either.

I hear that the MARQ was listed, albeit briefly, on the Macy’s Website and possibly even Nordstrom.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Control Ring’ On Canon RF Lenses Makes The ‘Canon EOS RP’ Into A Nifty 3-Wheel Camera.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, I had plans for that Control Ring well ahead of purchasing my Canon EOS RP 3 weeks ago.

I like as many control wheels as I can on a camera — which is why, for about 6-months, I was totally convinced that the Fuji X-T2 was going to be my dream camera. Now, with this control ring on the lens (or on the lens adapter) I do have a 3-wheel camera.

As I show in the top diagram I assigned ISO control to that ring. Exposure compensation (EV), automatically, is on the rear wheel and since I shoot in ‘Aperture Priority’ mode most of the time, aperture setting is on the front wheel. Works great for I — though I am still getting used to finding the right — of the three rings — on my 24-105mm lens.

But, this is definitely worth keeping in mind. Really makes the Canon EOS RP a joy to use.

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by Anura Guruge

Best Thing For Sri Lanka, Right Now, Would Be For China To Take It Over & Manage It! {Smile}

by Anura Guruge

Weekend article in ‘The New York Times’ highlighting Sri Lanka’s never ending woes.

It is unlikely to ever happen, BUT it is worth a thought.

Most, bar India, are unlikely to care, but India is now too big for even China to want to mess around.

There is, of course, a basis for my provocative thought. China is said to be slowly gobbling up whatever bits of Sri Lanka it can — starting with the strategic harbor in Galle. So, China sure has an incentive, though even they may decide that Sri Lankan people are a lost cause.

The political situation in Sri Lanka is untenable. It has been neverending intrigue and infighting for 30-years. The people are fickle too. They vote in a party and within 6-months start to hate the party they just put in power. They really are like kids. I hate to say this but we haven’t acted like adults in the last few decades.

Hence, the need for colonization AGAIN!

Yes, 200-years of continuous colonization appears to have left a mark. We seem to require discipline instilled by a foreign power.

You can just see Sri Lanka under Chinese rule! They will stop all this nonsense. They will the economy back on track. Make it safe for tourist.

Yes, I know it is unlikely to happen, but it is something to dream about. A placid Sri Lanka with no infighting.

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by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

The also rans:

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JTG (25th) 2019 At Giuseppe’s (Meredith) — The Sampler Of Pictures (One Each).

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced
(and that applies to Paul Warnick too).

Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois who make the magic possible.

Paul Warnick.

Joey Gnerre, Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois’ brother.

Paul Luff.

Mary Fagan.

Michael Bourgeois.

Mike Loughin.

Julie is entitled to two pictures!

Bonus picture
— which captures the spirit.

I think these pictures tell their own tale. No additional words required. Enjoy.

JTG 2019, as was expected, was just GREAT. Sublime.

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by Anura Guruge

My Walk In The Woods, In Alton, New Hampshire — On Sunday, May 5, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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This was 1.6 miles from home. Property belonging to some friends. They have a lot of acreage, with two large ponds — one manmade (by them) — lots of elevation and views to kill. This was the most I have walked on their property. They were around and I did get permission.

Yes, I was trying to get mileage. Pretty sure that GPS was wrong. First the trees and the other that I was doubling back on myself. So, after awhile I decided just to hike for 1 hour — screw the GPS distance. It was a true hike. Wasn’t easy. I am still wearing a locked brace and using a stick!

But, it was fun. The dogs went with I. It was very rewarding. Amazing views and sites. Saw a HUGE pile of moose poop.

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by Anura Guruge


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