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Tieschan’s Pencil Doodles Whilst At School & Bored.

by Anura Guruge

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This is one of the reasons we yanked her out of ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) earlier this month and opted, reluctantly, to homeschool her. She and the school had become incompatible. She would doodle in class rather than paying attention or taking notes. The homeschooling, actually, is working out!

These intricate patterns are her new things — as you might have seen in her ‘Thank You’ card.

She is getting good at it. She even painted one on one of her closet doors. She has promise as an artist. So ….

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“Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018” Is This July — And Here Is A Great Video To Tee Things Up.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access this great video on Vimeo.

Click image to access the official Website for this momentous Centenary.

July 18, 2018, will be the 100th anniversary of the GREAT man’s birth.

Hence this ‘Be the Legacy‘ Centenary.

It is going to be a huge, global celebration with gala events in many cities around the World, starting soon. I plan to keep you apprised of some of the key ones — such as President Obama’s speech, in South Africa, on the day, i.e., July 18, 2018.

But, in the meantime get into the swing of things by watching this very informative and well put together video.

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‘Air India’ Boeing 787 Loses A Window Within 24-Hours Of The Southwest 737 Fatal Mishap!

by Anura Guruge

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This was NOT as serious as the Southwest Boeing 737 window blowout incident. In this case the window per se did not break or get sucked out. It was the internal window panel that came off.

Nonetheless three passengers were injured from panels coming loose — all due to unexpected, intense turbulence.

Strange that we have two reports of Boeing jets having window issues within 24-hours, though in both cases Boeing really can’t be blamed — other than if the Southwest incident was due to metal fatigue. Actually that will probably be GE — who made the engine, as if GE didn’t already have enough problems.

Just wanted to make sure you heard of this incident.

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The Fitbit Ionic Due For A New Firmware Update; Was 5-Weeks Ago.

by Anura Guruge

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The Fitbit Ionic Firmware update, viz., which included Fitbit OS 2.0, was released March 14, 2018.

The prior firmware version, viz.,, was released February 12, 2018.

A monthly firmware rollout is now fairly standard for these types of watches, whether Fitbit or Garmin.

So, I am anticipating an update anytime now. As we know there are PLENTY of bugs, some introduced with, such as GPS inaccuracy, that have to be fixed.

I hope they get it out sooner than later, and ideally this week! Why, I only have another 10-days with the Ionic. At that point my 12-year old gets it, in place of the iWOWNFit she got for her birthday. I am getting a Garmin Forerunner 935. Was going to get the Forerunner 645, but that, alas, like the Garmin Vivoactive 3, has too many teething issues.

So, ideally I would like to have the Ionic updated and tested before I hand it over.

May 3, 2018 would be exactly 3-months of me having the Ionic. I set that has a self-imposed punishment: “keep it for 3-months, now that you got one“!

I will, of course, keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

I Am Now Backfilling For Garmin Customer Support On The Vivoactive 3.

by Anura Guruge

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This was on my FacebookVivoactive 3‘ page today.

I get quite a few messages like this seeking customer support. First thing I do is point out that I am NOT Garmin. Then, if I can I try to help since I recall all the times I felt so helpless trying to get meaningful support from Garmin.

This was the 2nd Vivoactive 3 ‘HELP’ I had today.

It is a Sunday, so their chance of even contacting anybody at Garmin is ZERO.

This was a fairly easy one (at least for I, in that I had seen it before).

The date and time on the VA 3 was off — in this case by 9-days!

But, I knew that a sync with a phone or a GPS fix should cure that. And it did.

She, as you can see, was happy. That makes me HAPPY. Another good deed for the day.

IF Garmin had any sense they would hire me to provide real good weekend support. {Smile}

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President Trump Should NOT Have Been Permitted To Hold A Dinner At Ever So Historic ‘Mount Vernon’.

by Anura Guruge

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Google “JFK Mount Vernon” for lots of stuff about this historic dinner — way back in 1961.

There has to be limits. It is bad enough that he is in the White House, but to let him desecrate lovely, historic ‘Mount Vernon‘. That is bad, that is sad.

While the ‘State Dinner’ is at the White House on Tuesday, all of us who know history knows what he is trying to emulate. JFK’s famous State Dinner at ‘Mount Vernon’.

I did not know JFK, but I do know that ‘Donald Trump is NO JFK‘ — other than possibly in one department, and even there I am sure that JFK was better and far classier.

I am a loyal Brit and this bothers ME! I have only been to ‘Mount Vernon’ once, 20-years ago, but I was greatly impressed. Amazing place.

The notion of Trump’s obese self lording it up at ‘Mount Vernon’ makes me feel sad.


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