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Garmin Has A ‘Mecca Finder’ Widget For Its Wearables.

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Click to ENLARGE and view here. From Garmin ‘Connect IQ’ @ https://apps.garmin.com/


I do not know how long they have had it for. Can’t find a version number. Judging from the reviews it appears to have been introduced in 2019.

The last review is disturbing! Says the direction calculation is wrong! I can understand. There might be nuances that a non-Muslim might not get. It would be like a novice trying to figure out when Easter is supposed to be — rather than just looking it up.

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I am (as a Garmin shareholder, user and fan) proud of Garmin. This was cute.


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Mercury’s Transit Of The Sun As Seen Over New Hampshire — November 11, 2019.

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This is what we saw!

The Sun was up there but behind some impressively thick clouds.

I was hoping that we might get a break. No such luck.

Well, I will not be around for the next one so I will never see this phenomenon again. C’est la vie.

But, I at least have seen one transit. Venus transit across the Sun on June 5, 2012.


This is what it should have looked like.

I know. I do know my astronomy. SMILE.


Just for YOU. Smile.


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Stock Markets Being Open On Veterans Day Is Insulting — There Should Be Legislation Against It.

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Click to ENLARGE and be enraged. From “Investor’s Business Daily”. Google for plenty more.


This is just plain wrong. There is no reason or rationale for this. Schools are closed and it is a Federal holiday. But, the stocks markets are open. That is a travesty.

Yes, I am an frequent, avid and compulsive trader. Yes, I did three four trades today. Fidelity has me ranked and classed as an ‘Active Trader’ in that, per their records, I do more than 150 trades a year. BUT, I would be FINE, just fine if the stock markets were closed on Veterans Day. There is no need for them to be open. The global financial world would NOT crumble if the NYSE & NASDAQ were closed for two days in November — the other, of course, being Thanksgiving.

I am surprised that this has not been dealt with before. Time for this to end.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 11, 2019.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Amazon in NH Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


The also rans:







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Remembrance Sunday 2019: 750,000 Red Poppies Dropped Over The Cliffs Of Dover By A WWII DC-3 ‘Dakota’.

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All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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They were biodegradable — an paper poppies usually are. {Smile}.

Another outstanding tribute. I am so PROUD and happy. We do this with so much panache.

Wanted to share with YOU in case you hadn’t seen this. I saw this first thing this morning in the ‘Daily Mail‘.




>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


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Seeing This Burnt Jaguar In The Australian Bushfires Was Upsetting.

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Saw it on Facebook.


Yes. Yes. Yes. I know. I don’t need to be told. I am only semi-stupid, not totally. I understand and appreciate that in the scheme of things a burnt up Jag is the least of the problems facing the Australians with these raging bushfires.

That said and noted, it is still distressing to see, what must have been a rather nice Jag, XJ8 or XJ12, destroyed. Another one, alas, bites the dust.

The reason I have two is that I am trying to preserve them for posterity. Enough said.


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The Avid Sun Worshipper I Am, I Am Waging My Own Personal War Against The Dark.

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My new THING for this winter. SCREW the darkness (though the truth be known darkness does not scare me).

It started with the Halloween lights and the flickering solar-powered flame lights we saw in Rockland, Maine in September. I immediately got some and augmented them with an assortment of candles.

Once we get a base of SNOW I will progress to open flame, REAL tiki torches.

But, I am going to fight the darkness.

Let there be LIGHT.


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