Archive | November 2, 2019

Amazon Now Mailing A PRINTED Toy Catalog, To Kids, For Christmas As If Web Dominance Wasn’t Enough.

by Anura Guruge


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I had not heard of this up until one arrived in our mailbox, addressed to the 19-year old (by name), today. Cracked me up. Couldn’t work out whether it was incongruous, an oxymoron or an incongruous oxymoron.

Genius. Despite all the time they spend on their mobiles there is no guarantee that pre-teen kids will spend that much time perusing Amazon. Not sure how parents are going to feel about this. I, as a long term and much beholden Amazon shareholder, loved it. The better Amazon does the more I can spend at Amazon making sure it does even better. In programming we call it ‘recursion’. SMILE.

Kind of amused and surprised that they got the demographics wrong. She is an Amazon customer in her own right and has an Amazon account. I think you have to be 18 to open one on your own. But, I also know that Amazon will iron out the targeting issue by next Christmas.

Both the younger kids (the 19-year old one of them) also happen to be Amazon shareholders. No better gift that you can give a kid. Some Amazon shares. Yes, of course, the earlier you got them the better. But, Amazon at under $1,800 is still not a bad buy. It has been up beyond $2,000. So maybe that is what you really should get your kids for Christmas THOUGH I fully understand that this could break many a budget.

Well, I will have to see


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Treasures & Memories From The ‘North Barnstead Congregational Church’ 2019 Fair.

by Anura Guruge


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This progressive and inclusive church is exactly 2-miles from my garage door — and I know this for sure since it is a destination on one of my GPS-measured runs/walks. While we, of course, do not go to church there — or at any other church for that matter — we do try to make a point to attend their annual holiday fair. It always has an amazing eclectic collection of ‘stuff’ of interest and you meet the nicest of people. It is a nice, fun, welcoming place. Over the years we have got some ‘crazy’ buys from this fair — the most memorable being a extremely fancy, white wedding dress for $2.

Today’s fair was great. We got a lot of stuff. The pictures above — bar three exceptions — are of the stuff we didn’t get. Can you guess as to the three items we did get. One is very obvious. It looks so much like I that I have tried to pass a picture of it off as a selfie.

I will take pictures of ALL the stuff we bought, won and got. We have a SUV full!

If you are within 45-miles of Barnstead you really should try and attend this fair on a yearly basis. You will be richly rewarded.


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A Somber Saturday, November 2, 2019 Sunset In Alton, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



Is it compulsory that I have to say something about this? I don’t really want to go into why it was sombre — for I. Some of you, my more long term followers, may recognize this vista. It belongs — or I should say — BELONGED to a friend of mine. He passed away October 22, 2019. He will never see this again. This was for him.


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I Guess I Must Be Getting 1 Gigabit To The House — SMILE.

by Anura Guruge



I got this, this morning on Fast.com. It was Saturday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.

Made me SMILE.

I am COOL.

TDS must be at least trying to deliver 1 Gig to the house. This is not bad. Given the overheads involved, this is as close to 1G that one should reasonably expect to see on Fast.com.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — November 2, 2019.

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Andrew Hosmer, Hopefully The Next Mayor Of Laconia, Is A Very Decent, Honorable Human Being That Transcends Petty Party Politics.

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I have known Andrew Hosmer for 8-years. He is a very good friend of a very good friend of mine. I got to know Andrew through her. Yes, we campaigned for Andrew in 2012 & 2016. So, he is someone I have interacted with — in person, both socially and ‘officially’.

I can tell you, with total conviction & conscience, that he is a very genuine, decent and honorable human being. Andrew Hosmer truly is ‘salt of the earth’. You can rely on him to do the right thing. You can trust him.

He is genuinely good man.

You can’t, and you shouldn’t, try to typecast him by party politics. Andrew Hosmer transcends politics.

Judge him as a man and you will be amply pleased and rewarded.

He will make one heck of a Mayor for Laconia. Of that I have no doubt.

Some of you may know that I have known the current Major, Ed Engler, for close to 20-years. Interestingly they are similar men! Ed is a good guy. So, is Andrew. Ed Engler to Andrew Hosmer is the perfect, logical and only sensible transition.

Andrew Hosmer reminds me of a New Hampshire legend — Ray Burton. I also knew Ray Burton. Ray also transcended politics. Ray always did the right thing — as will Andrew.

So, please make sure Andrew Hosmer is the next Mayor of Laconia. He will be a GREAT Major. He will make Laconia Great Again.

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