Archive | March 2020

I Am Sure Garmin Already Has Something Close To The ‘Active Zone Minutes’ Feature In The New Fitbit ‘Charge 4’.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, yes, yes, it is a $149 Fitbit band and NOT a $300 – $800 Garmin Vivoactive, Forerunner or Fenix 6. I appreciate that.

So, Fitbit has added GPS and a VO2 max capability. Those of us who have mid- to high-end Garmin’s take that for granted.

The new feature being promoted with the new Fitbit Charge 4 is this ‘Active Zone Minutes‘.

From what I see this looks pretty similar to, if not the same as, ‘Intensity Minutes‘ on the Garmin.

OK, I will admit & confess. It is not a feature I bother with. At 67 I am more than happy with my fitness. SMILE. So, I have never looked at that. But, I just checked the menu to see what it was called. If it is not the same, Garmin will be able to tweak it, in the next software rollouts, to match Fitbit or even go beyond.

So, I am not sure that this Fitbit is of any interest to us with Garmins. [Yes, my wife wears a Fitbit Versa 2 and loves it. I realized about a year ago that I am a Garmin man and that I shouldn’t bother even looking at Fitbits.]


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 31, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

a real turkey Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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There Is Now A Shortage Of TOOTHPASTE In New Hampshire — And We Have Less Teeth/Per Capita Than Most!

by Anura Guruge


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Who would have thought? A toothpaste shortage in New Hampshire — the State that prides itself on toothless grins.

IF you have a full set of choppers it is UNLIKELY you are from New Hampshire.

Even I, after my 35-years in NH, can HONESTLY claim that I do not have a full set of teeth. You knew that … right? I have a HUGE gap, right up front.

Bottom line here … we, in New Hampshire, have LESS teeth to brush, compared to others.

So, you would think we wouldn’t be running out of toothpaste.

Toilet paper you can understand. Everybody has one — you know what. But, in New Hampshire, not so when it comes to teeth. So, I am a bit confused and puzzled.

Yes, the aisle, thankfully, was not totally empty. There was some. Enough I think. It was just depleted. I bought an expensive tube just to make sure.

Though I do not have a full set, I have a thing about brushing my teeth. I brush at least twice a day, and always for more than 3-minutes.

Anywho …

Heads Up. Toothpaste shortage ….


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 30, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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a real turkey Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates, U.S. & Others — Also On A Per Capita Basis.

by Anura Guruge


Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 8pm.


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For prior post from 3-days ago.


These numbers REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.

Otherwise the Death % and Per Capita numbers are terribly skewed.

The figures for India obviously can’t be true.

The German numbers need to be looked at!


The U.S. numbers — again skewed by inadequate testing — are middle of the road.

They will go up over the next couple of weeks. That we can be sure of.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 29, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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a light Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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‘Blow The Man Down’ (2019) Amazon Movie — Decent Story, ‘Poorly’ Produced, ‘David Coffin’ Was A Waste.

by Anura Guruge


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YouTube trailer.


With no cricket being played, anywhere in the world, I am kind of lost. So, I am forced to watch movies on Amazon during my TV time. Hence, this movie.

It is set in Maine and the description was fairly enticing. It was an ‘OK’ movie. It could have been better.

Having ‘David Coffin‘, THE MAN from Revels (Cambridge) was a treat & a kick. I did NOT know he was going to be in it, but I recognized him as soon as he appeared. Ironically, I am not sure why they had him in the movie! I could be very wrong BUT I am not sure he added anything. His sea shanties, all of which I was familiar with, were incongruous in this movie — in my opinion. They were loud and made the movie seem unnecessarily heavy-handed and dark.

That it was in Maine and that it revolved around lobstering was cute. Liked that.

Story was OK. Not great. Production was BAD. It could have been muck slicker and having David Coffin was a waste! Sorry.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 28, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Huge Easter egg Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rate INCREASED — As Of Yesterday.

by Anura Guruge


Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 8pm.


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TODAY’s rate compared to yesterday’s.


For yesterday’s post.


In reality U.S. rate might be actually lower —
IF more tests had been done to identify more cases.

So, these numbers and rates STILL reflect inadequate testing.


I didn’t do all the countries today.

Just U.S. and Italy.

The rate is going UP. Not good.


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I Got Lost In The Woods Today — Had To Call ‘911’ To Have Me Talked Out!

by Anura Guruge


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Elevation was an issue.
No paths/no trails & GPS was telling me to go UP!
Did NOT want to risk going too far …

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The views from the TOP before I got lost.


It has been 27-years since I lost got lost in New Hampshire. Given the amount of walking/hiking I do, I consider that not a bad record.

Kind of crazy. Had a premonition all morning that I was going to get LOST! Maybe I set out to get lost.

Patchy snow cover. So, I couldn’t always follow my tracks.

The map on my Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is too small and NO bloody good with my eyesight. Yes, my fault.

I had GPS and Google MAPS on my phone (Google Pixel 4) and it showed me where I was heading. But, the terrain was not helpful and I felt I was going the wrong way. It was slippery and heavily wooded. I did not want to hurt myself. That would be have complicated matters. So, I called ‘911’.

They were very nice and I offered to pay. They didn’t come into the woods to get me out. SMILE. They also did not have a GPS that showed them where I was at any given time.

They basically talked me out. Had the two dogs with I. I had to make Braxton bark. They would listen to his bark when we were in range. That is how we walked out — way on the other side of where I had gone in. How did I get Braxton to bark. I would have to tie him to a tree and walk away. He would bark. Not ideal, but that was the only way. I never went far, and he could see me. So, he wasn’t really scared. He saved the day. The Golden doesn’t bark if I am around! She is just happy.

So, that was quite the adventure. ‘They’ were very nice. I knew a couple of them. Need to get a better Compass APP for my phone.


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