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Garmin Connect APP (2021) NO LONGER Show Monthly Step Totals!

by Anura Guruge


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From Garmin Forums. Yes, this is ALSO my gripe.


Click to ENLARGE. You can no longer get the WHOLE month. STUPID.


Click to ENLARGE. Luckily you can still get MONTHLY totals from the PC version.


Garmin has done it AGAIN. Thinking that any & all CHANGE is progress. No. No. Not so.

Why change something that was perfectly good.

I do want to see MONTHLY totals. Now I am screwed. I can’t get that on my phone. I have to logon to the PC version.

STUPID. Stupid.

Uncalled for. Who asked for this.

Give us both. Weekly & Monthly.


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Commitment To Walk 500,000+ Steps/Month Means You Have To BRAVE Storms — Even TORRENTIAL Rain.

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WOW. It bucketed down today — till mid-afternoon. Torrential rain & gusty winds. WHAT TO DO?

I could have tried waiting until it stopped — BUT then it might be getting dark, & I PREFER to limit my ‘night walks‘ to 2-miles or below. Plus, I wasn’t sure whether the dog wanted to go out. He did NOT. He was NOT having anything to do with this weather.

I, as I had done a month ago, wore TWO layers of outerwear. It kind of works. Outer latey gets soaked.

Snow is ALWAY much better than rain! Trust me. I know. Rain is wet. Snow not as much. When the ground is FROZEN (as it was today) they are BOTH slippery. That was an issue.

I wear the yellow glasses to keep the rain from my eyes. Pretty simple. Logical.

Well, I did 10,589 steps in this rain. SMILE. Felt good. I was SOAKED. But, I think I will live.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 16, 2021.

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Paypal’s Non-Integration With ‘Venmo’ Inexcusable & Inexplicable.

by Anura Guruge


Though I have been using Paypal for over 2-decades I only heard about ‘Venmo’ a couple of days ago — when I had to put down a deposit for our new puppy (who as of today has a name (viz., ‘Rowen’)). The breeder ONLY deals in Venmo.

First thing I discovered was that Paypal OWNS Venmo. Good. I am glad.

I have been a Paypal shareholder since day 1 of their ‘IPO’ (or to be precise split from eBay).

I could NOT pay the breeder via Paypal.

Paypal does NOT recognize the Venmo userID. That is crazy. That is stupid.

I had to install Venmo on my phone in order to send the money. I was NOT amused.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 15, 2021.

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The New Guruge Puppy, A ‘Newfoundland’ — Currently 7-Weeks (But Getting Her At 9)).

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The parents; father (brown), mother (black).


The Extended Family


I had thought that it would be at least February 2021 before we got a new dog to replace the much beloved ‘Maya’.

Well, the 14-year old had other ideas.

I paid a HEFTY deposit for this puppy today. SMILE.

It is a Newfoundland.

Never had one before. I like big dogs. Big dogs don’t bother me. I need a BIG dog to go on my long, rambling walks.

This dog is in Iowa, 1,250-miles away!

No, we are NOT having it shipped. We are going to go pick her up & drive her back … slowly.

She won’t be ready for another 2-weeks. 9-weeks.

Yes, you should be seeing a lot of her. SMILE.

We do NOT have a name for it — yet. SMILE.


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I Was Totally Clueless As To How Pervasive & Problematic ‘Puppy Mills’ Have Become In ‘Amish’ PA & OH.

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Of course I had heard of ‘puppy mills’ & knew of their existence. But, until a few days ago I had NO IDEA how widespread they were & what a serious problem they represent.

WOW!

Yes, with the sad passing of ‘Maya’ we were on the market for a new dog. Though we, i.e., the adults, wanted to wait a few weeks (i.e., at least till February), not so with the kids — especially the 14-year old.

‘Maya’ was our BIG dog & I wanted another BIG dog. I like BIG dogs & have had BIG dogs, without break, for the last 30+ years.

We, or at least the 14-year old & I, talked ourselves out of another ‘Golden‘. We had had enough Goldens over the years. Wanted something different.

So, we started looking at ‘Bernese Mountain Dogs‘, “St. Bernard’s” & ‘Newfoundlands‘.

All the puppies we could find were in Pennsylvania or Ohio. That is when we started doing some research.

Wow.

We nearly got burned yesterday. A lady I spoke to, in PA, was actually in the ‘Horrible Hundred’ list! YIKES.

As I keep of telling you, I always Google people before I start dealing with them. BINGO.

So, just giving you a heads up.

SAD.

It has become a business. Dogs as livestock & some will argue that that is what they are.

But, I just wanted to give YOU a head’s up.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 14, 2021.

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‘Tubing’ On A Frozen Lake, New Hampshire Style.

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This morning; on our lake — ‘Halfmoon Lake‘, in Alton, NH.

NO. Not I. Don’t know them. School kids. Joys of remote schooling during COVID.

Cracked me up.

DANGEROUS, but clever.

I would have PREFERRED if the rider had NOT kept his leg out, as he rode — hopefully to ‘break the fall’. My fear was that if the bike did slip, sideways, and he fell, he would break his leg.

They were having fun. They covered a fair amount of lake & I did NOT see them fall. That was good.

This is CLASSIC New Hampshire.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 13, 2021; COLORS.

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