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So GLAD & So PROUD That Google Did A Doodle “Juneteenth 2020”.

by Anura Guruge



Click on the image to get the whole story from Google (no less). Worth reading.


I was wondering & CONCERNED whether Google would do a Doodle to mark THIS IMPORTANT “Juneteenth“.

They had never done one previously & never even done one for “Emancipation Day”. Basically had to do with their guideline about NO Doodles marking political events.

Well, “Juneteenth” is above POLITICS, especially now.

I am so glad, so relieved, so proud.

I am a Google shareholder. SMILE. So, I expect good things from this company & I am a HUGE Google fan & supporter. I am ALL Google — Chrome, Android etc.

So, I am GLAD.

Thank YOU, Google. SMILE.


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Marked Slowdown In U.S. Google Doodles Since The Pandemic — & Makes No Sense.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the Google Doodle Archive.


I like ‘Google Doodles‘. There was a time when I did posts about them. I no longer have the time.

But, I still watch out for them everyday. Even check the archives, now & then, for interesting International ones.

I noticed that there has been a MARKED drop-off in new Doodles over the last 2-months.

Makes no sense. Google’s designers most likely all work from home — virus or no virus. So, the ‘stay-at-home’ should not have had any impact.

But, something is up.

Just wanted to make sure that you were aware.

Now you know.


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Google Doodle For April 28, 2020, Was About ‘Cricket’ & Repurposed From June 1, 2017 — ICC Champions Trophy.

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I knew it was cricket-related as soon as I saw it. The wickets were a dead giveaway. The rolling-pin as a bat was a bit off-putting.

Then there was the sock — or more to the point a sock with very distinctive coloring. You have to be a devoted fan, such as I, to spot that. Those are the West Indies colors.

Anyway, here is my post for the June 1, 2017 Google Doodle. Enjoy.

Click image to access my post.


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Having Genuine Google Doodle, For Dame Jean Macnamara, On ‘April 1’, Was Stupid!

by Anura Guruge



Yes, I know it was her birthday — after I looked her up. She is by no means a household name — and I suspect that that is even the case in her how country of Australia.

So, what was Google THINKING?

Yes, Google as we all know has a long and storied history of doing clever April 1st jokes.

Yes, we all know about the ongoing pandemic. Yes, I worked out that Google MIGHT refrain from joking around this year — given the gravity of the situation.

So, it would have been BEST not to do ANYTHING.

Do the Google Doodle for her the next day. That would have been better.

This was STUPID — Google.

Say it after I. “This was STUPID Google”.


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Looks Like NO Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2019 ‘Aluth Avurudu’ (Sinhala New Year) — YET, YET AGAIN!

by Anura Guruge


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It is nearly 9am on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Sri Lanka and still NO Google Doodle for Sinhala New YearAluth Avurudu.

They have already posted the Google Doodles for Bangladesh, Thailand & Vietnam — for 2019 — as you can see above.

It could still happen, BUT it is NOT looking good.

I feel bad for the Sinhalese. Google really is giving them the finger! Shame.

Well, I did my bit 5-years ago and got Sri Lanka its VERY FIRST Google Doodle. And I am not even a Sri Lankan anymore — legally.

There are Sri Lankans that work for Google They obviously don’t care.

Sorry.

Happy New Year, irrespective. 


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Reader’s Digest April 2019 Issue: Fascinating Story On How DNA Evidence Can Sometimes Be VERY Wrong.

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They probably got the story from WIRED. Same story. Click to ENLARGE.


Google “when DNA evidence is wrong”.


Fascinating story. I never realized that DNA could be inadvertently transferred to a crime scene or even to the body of the actual victim.

In this story DNA got transferred via an oxygen-level testing oximeter used by EMTs. So, much for EMTs thoroughly sanitizing their equipment. The DNA found on the fingernails of a murder victim was DNA from a previous innocent patient that had had been treated by the same EMTs. They used the same oximeter on both. WOW. The poor innocent guy had been arrested and was languishing in jail.

Definitely worth reading.


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Boston Chinatown 2019 Chinese New Year Celebrations — Sunday, February 17.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, we are talking THE Dragon Parades. Sunday, February 17, 2019 — Boston Chinatown.

It is always on the SECOND Sunday of the New Year — which this year started on February 5, 2019.

Yes, I have confirmed. It is all set. Sunday, February 17, 2019 — Boston Chinatown.

Good weather. So, it should be a great day out.

Happy Chinese New Year.

Year of the Pig.


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