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KUDOS To Eversource (PSNH) They Did GOOD In The October 17, 2019 Storm.

by Anura Guruge


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I am the first to bust their chops and rant-&-rave when they have an ‘uncalled’ for outage. But, in the same token I do give them credit when they do good.

They did good today.

Immensely exceeded my expectations (though my expectations were not very high and I was hunkering down for a 3-day outage).

Yes, the winds did howl early this morning. Woke us up.

I was HOPING that we would not lose power but we did — not sure when, maybe around 4am (possibly earlier).

I knew they wouldn’t even TRY to restore power prior to daylight, provided the rains & winds abated.

I had a cup of coffee in bed around 8:30, as is my won’t. We have a gas stove and that still work.

Then, suitably sustained, I went out and hooked up our two generators in a slight rain. They both worked first time, which is always a relief. Got everything squared away. Had power. Started taking my shower.

Power came back. Must have been around 10am. I am IMPRESSED and THANKFUL.

I let the generators run for another 40-minutes while I completed my ablutions. I like to get them an extended run every few months to stop them from rusting.

So, all was good.

Not so with BLOODY Atlantic Broadband. They have a widespread outage NOT related to the storm. They really suck.


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Another Bloody ‘Atlantic Broadband’ Outage, Oct. 17, 2019 — And It Is NOT Storm-Related!

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IF it was storm-related I would cut them slack. But, it is NOT.

It is their now rather familiar: ‘fiber accidentally cut & oh! We also had a fire‘.

Heard this at least twice before. This is NOT acceptable.

Luckily, because I, given my 45-years in the computer industry, is into REDUNDANT hardware/services also have a TDS Internet feed to the house. Yes, I pay TWO Internet bills each month. I am lucky like that. Yes, so we have two separate Wi-Fi networks. One from ABB and the other from TDS.

But, I like my main PC, i.e., this, to be hardwired. And today for the first time I did it! 2.5 years ago, after another outage, I bought a 200′ Ethernet LAN cable from Amazon for $14. Today, I used it. I had to run it from our 1st floor, where the TDS feed is, to the 4th, which is where my desk is. So, the cable had to traverse three sets of stairs. We did it. Worked first time. I was getting 400Mbps! Yes, 400Mbps! So, I can’t complain. SMILE.


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But, having one Internet down still rattles I.

I am going to switch things around. ABB is not a good provider.


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The Tractors Of Sandwich Fair (N.H.) 2019 — Sunday, October 13.

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I was going to say that liking tractors must be a male thing — until I realized, with a start, that I had noticed, that at least 40% of the participants in the tractor pull that I watched, around 4pm on Sunday, were females. So, I guess liking tractors cuts across the sexes. I have never owned a tractor per se. I owned, when I first came to the U.S. in 1985, a fairly big lawn-mower that had a pulling hitch — but it wasn’t really a tractor tractor. I really don’t have a use for one given that I don’t have the land. But, I do like to watch them — especially the old ones. Love their essential simplicity and how rugged they are. Anywho, I never visit Sandwich Fair (which is basically every year) without making a point of walking over to the tractor arena. Actually it is my favorite part. And yes, I also like to take pictures in that setting. Always a lot of color and raw excitement. Well, I wanted to share. Enjoy.


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Sandwich Fair (N.H.) 2019 In Ten Essential Pictures — Sunday, October 13.

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We have been going to the Sandwich Fair, every year, with at most just a couple of exceptions due to SEVERE weather, for the last 22+ years. It is a big deal for us. Something we plan ahead for weeks.

Today was one of the best days in terms of weather in a few years. Just Goldilocks. Not too cold, not too hot. The sun came out. In the afternoon the light was a delight for a photographer like I who insists on just shooting in natural light WITHOUT ‘props’ and post-processing. As is my wont, I took too many pictures — 400+. Yikes. I will try and share the best ones with you. This is but a start. SMILE.


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My Local, Personal Foliage, New Hampshire — October 12, 2019.

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Today’s is my ‘day off’ from exercise. My routine, for decades has been 3-days on, 1-day off. Well today is that day off, though after 4-days, rather 3. Today, I will only walk around 4-miles — as opposed to my usual 7-8 miles. Yes, I am slacking. Well, so today, I didn’t go far. Also meant that I could take my ‘heavy’ Canon EOS RP rather than my phone. So, all these pictures are within 1/4 mile of our house. My own personal foliage. I, known for my generosity, am sharing it with you for FREE. Enjoy.


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Foliage In Pittsfield, New Hampshire — October 11, 2019.

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Pittsfield, which is not far from Concord, every year, has spectacular foliage and decent vantage points from which to take in sweeping views. Pittsfield, luckily for us, is but ‘next door’. But, once a year we also go apple picking at ‘Appleview Orchard‘ and I know, before I even get there, that I will be able to get a ton of good pictures. Yesterday was no exception though I didn’t have decent light. But, it was still OK. Enjoy.


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90 MPH, Josh Spaulding, Local Celebrity News Editor, Now Falls Asleep At The Wheel.

by Anura Guruge


He is a local celebrity.

So, he is ABOVE THE LAW.

I am going to get into trouble just for pointing this out.

But, I have KIDS that share the same roads that Mr. Joshua Spaulding drives! Yes, that scares me.

That is ALL I am going to say.

I will let Mr. Joshua Spaulding’s OWN WORDS, IN PRINT, say it all.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3. Link to original below.


Link to original in the 10/10/2019 ‘The Baysider’, page B3.


Admitting to driving ‘for a good chunk of time‘ at 90 mph.

November 29, 2012.

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Yes, this has bothered me even prior to this.

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