Archive | August 31, 2019

How Come Aftershave Nor Shampoo Bottles Have Tamper-Resistant Seals?

by Anura Guruge



It had never really registered with I. I would guess the same is true with YOU. Have you ever noticed (or cared) that most of our beauty product bottles have no tamper-proof seals. Go check if you don’t believe I.

It suddenly struck me yesterday. Done another major shop at Walmart as we are wont to do. I happened to buy a bottle of hot sauce and another bottle of (cheap) aftershave because I like to have a few different bottles at the ready. Later that day ….

Trying to open the hot sauce bottle was a struggle. Two SEALS. Kind of overkill, but I won’t complain.

Aftershave bottle. NOTHING. Nada. Just twist and open.

Then I got thinking. In the crazy world we live in today. I could, unbeknownst, be splashing ANYTHING on my face. YIKES. Not funny. Kind of scary.

Of course I understand that adding tamper-resistance will increase the cost and thus the price. But, but, but …

I thought after the Tylenol tampering case in 1982 there were LAWS. Obviously NOT.

We need to think about this. SERIOUSLY.

Yes, I worried about writing this post. Hhmmmm!

But, I can’t be the first that noticed. Maybe the FIRST that CARED and was willing to write about it.

This is not gun control. This should be easy. I am going to start asking folks about this. I might send this post to my two (dear and trusted) U.S. Senators.


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I Always Hit My 10,000 Step Goal, On My Garmin, While Showering — Kind Of Frustrating.

by Anura Guruge


Just for the record. Click to ENLARGE. I do intentionally take a day-off.


I have had 12 Fitness Trackers In The Last 2-Years.

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Evaluating a ‘Polar Ignite’ against my ‘Garmin MARQ’ in July 2019. Click to access post.


I fully appreciate the dynamics and physics. I am NOT new to this and as you can see above I have been LUCKY enough to have(/evaluate) 12 decent (one could even say ‘high-end’) activity trackers over the last year, spanning Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and Amazfit. And I will say upfront: ‘in my opinion Garmin, especially with the likes of the Fenix 5 (Plus) is better at counting steps than a Fitbit’. But, that is kind of old news.

My wife wears a Garmin Vivosport. She has the same questions. How much of the step count is phantom?

It is inevitable. The accelerometer has to measure arm movements. It has no idea I am in the shower and standing still. It thinks I am walking. And then there was the 6-weeks when I was on crutches! Never counted my labored steps, and I was walking more than most — on the crutches — because my left hand wasn’t moving enough! Again, I understand. Just frustrating.

Why it always happens in the shower these days has to do with my latest ‘schedule’ of the last two-months. As I continue to recover from my knee surgery I have upped the mileage on my morning walk/run from ~3.5 miles to 4+ miles — always with GPS on. Given that a GPS mile equates to about 2,400 steps I am at about 9,700 — 9,800 steps when I get home. Then I get in the shower. Then I hit my GOAL. Bingo.

I did some EXTENSIVE step count record keeping with the Fitbit Inspire HR. With brushing teeth and showering I was clocking up around 400 steps in the bathroom. So, Garmin isn’t doing too bad.

Yes, I walk more than 10,000 steps MOST days. In the days I do, I am in excess of 14,000. So, the 10,000 is not my max. I also realize and tell people that what counts is the trend. Doing the same number of (or more) steps each day.

But, wanted to share this because it has got so rote — having the Garmin do its ‘GOAL’ celebration while I shower.

Oh, I average 41 floors count a day. I go past the 10 floor goal every day (as long as I am not on crutches). I usually hit that goal in the first 30-minutes of my walk/run because I live on the side of a ‘mountain’ and can’t go in any direction without doing some major elevation changes.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — August 31, 2019.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

sunset in central New Hampshire Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP Tamron


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West Indies’ New 308lbs ‘Rahkeem Cornwall’ Looks Out Of Place In A Test Match.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘The Cricket Times’ original.


Never heard of him. Saw him for the first time when I watched the highlights of the 1st day of the West Indies vs. India 2nd Test.

Yes, he took the catch for the dismissal of the first Indian wicket. I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Thought he had to be a substitute and even that surprised me. I can’t remember seeing any fat West Indian cricketers. Then he came onto bowl — spin, of course. This guy can’t run.

Yes, he was involved in three wickets — two catches and one as a bowler.

But, this to I is not right. He won’t be able to run! That is not fair on others.

Yes, though his batting was entertaining I always found Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad incongruous. He did not look like a cricketer and that kind of came to be in the last 18-months. He basically couldn’t play cricket.

Yes, I am old enough to remember and to have even seen Colin Milburn. But, that was a different era and Colin was fairly fit.

This guy, however, in my opinion, is the last straw for the still struggling West Indies cricket team. He looks a joke. I am SORRY.


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