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ECG/EKG Heart Monitoring On ANY Apple Watch With AliveCor’s ‘KardiaBand’.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to AliveCor’s product page.


This is pretty clever BUT, at present, too limited in that it ONLY works with Apple Watches & exploitatively priced!

It is definitely worth $99 and I say that as somebody who just a month ago bought a $99 ‘KardiMobile‘ that works with BOTH Android & Apple and does NOT require the $99 Premium Membership.

IF they make one that is Garmin compatible and does NOT require the Premium Membership I will get one — as long as the strap is not too ugly.

Great idea. Poor execution.

I have noticed this with AliveCor. They seem DESPERATE for cash. Continually trying to get you to buy membership.

I am not sure what the PATENT situation is with this technology. I would LOVE to see others enter the arena and make an effort to work with Garmin.


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“The Circus” On PBS “American Experience” Is Outstanding & Fascinating.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the PBS homepage for this outstanding show.



If you are even a semi-regular to this blog you will know that I am an out-and-out circus buff. We try to go to at least one real circus each year and I have been going to circuses, all over the world, all my life — including seeing the legendary ‘Moscow Circus‘ in Moscow.

So, when I saw the trailers for this show I made sure to record them. So, glad I did. WOW. Outstanding. Very well done — and I especially like how they can now animate still photographs to bring them MORE to life. Plus, some of the still black-and-white portraits from the late 1800s and early 1900s are just superb.

I had read P.T. Barnum’s book, earlier this year, after I had gone to see “The Greatest Showman“. So, I knew a fair bit about Barnum though his book concludes before he really got into the circus business — and well before he partnered with Bailey.

This show took me to a whole new depth of understanding. I would like to find out more. Intriguing story. I, however, to my dismay, can’t find a book that goes with this show.


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Another Excellent Birthday At Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante (In Meredith, NH) — October 10, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Last Year — at Giuseppe’s.


12th Birthday — at Giuseppe’s.


2013 — Annual JTG Music Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s.


Click to access 2012 post.


Search on ‘JTG‘ for my annual JTG posts.


Today, 10/10/2018, was Devanee’s 18th birthday.

As has been HER custom for as long as we can remember there was only one, and only one place she wanted to go for her birthday dinner — Giuseppe’s in Meredith. It is her all time favorite place and has been basically all her life. A great testament to the wonderful owner of Giuseppe’s, Julie Gnerre Bourgeois — a good and dear friend to us all.

We started taking Devanee to Giuseppe’s in 2003, if not 2002. She would have been 3 (or 2). She has loved it ever since.

We know that AT LEAST for the last 8-years, if not more, we have been taking her to Giuseppe’s on October 10 for her birthday.

It has always been a fabulous experience. They go ALL out and Julie makes sure we get a really scrumptious, memorable cake. (Thanks, Julie.)

No different this year. Another great experience — with an added BONUS. Our favorite local musician, Paul Warnick, was playing. That was the icing on the cake. We think Paul is the cat’s whiskers. So, it could not have been better.

The staff, as ever, was outstanding. Thanks Giuseppe’s. Thanks Paul. Thanks Julie.


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I Traded-Up To A ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ With The ‘HRM USA’ ‘Garmin VIP Club’ Program.

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My new Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.




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Of course, this was inevitable — especially since the “VIP Club” makes it so easy and affordable.

Just got the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Sapphire, black-on-black, this morning. It looks the same as the Fenix 5 though the face, in reality, is a bit sharper and clearer. That is probably the Sapphire glass.

I had had my Garmin Fenix 5 for 5 months and 5 days. Not bad for I. Pretty good. I was hoping to make the 6-month mark, but succumbed.

Of course, I like it. LOVE THE MAPS. GPS on your wrist. Accurate too.

Setting it up was more finicky than I would have liked. Insisted on doing the first firmware update over Bluetooth though I had charged it connected to Garmin Express! I can’t confirm it yet but I think the ‘Plus’ USB ‘behavior’ is different to that of past Garmin’s — at least with Windows 7. I will have to confirm that.

Music is a non-starter for I. I like to think while I run. Music would just be a distraction. I can’t think deeply enough with music.

Well, I will keep you posted.

P.S., You really should joint the “VIP Club“. Best thing that happened to Garmin since GPS!

P.P.S., HRM USA, nicest folks ever, let me hold onto my Fenix 5 till the Fenix 5 Plus arrived.


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‘Sandwich Fair 2018’ — In 30 Pictures.

by Anura Guruge


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Anura Guruge Sandwich Fair 2018 with mist on the hills





By definition, ‘Sandwich Fair‘, that we have attended annually without fail for decades, is always good, always fun, always rewarding. No different this year. It was good. Cloudy, dreary day on the Sunday — the only day that we could attend. We have been in much worse. There was no rain and the temperature in the mid-60s was ideal. The light, however, was not good for photography and I struggled to get decent pictures — though, I discovered to my amusement, on the way home, that had taken exactly 600 (yes, 600) pictures. That is not unusual for I for a day. Have been known to take 1,100 to 1,200 too.

I have already done ‘7 Pictures of the Day‘ & the ‘Flower Show‘. The later is quite good and even the folks from the show liked them.

So, enjoy. I have more. I will try and post, time permitting.


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“World’s Tech Giants 2018”, Per Market Cap, Does NOT Include IBM? Is That Possible?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘MarketWatch’ story from October 8, 2018. Image below shows ENLARGED chart.


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Out of habit, I looked for ‘IBM‘. I couldn’t see it. Went and looked at the original chart. Can’t see IBM. That seemed crazy.

Went and checked IBM’s market cap. $136B. Wow. Talk about how the worm has turned. All these Tech companies with higher market caps — but, at $136B, IBM should make the list.

I e-mailed (& Tweeted) the author, Sue Chang. Did not hear back from her. There is a chance that she has never heard of IBM!


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Flowers From The “Sandwich Fair 2018” Flower Show.

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Anura Guruge Sandwich Fair flowers 2018





Pretty amazing aren’t they? Always a highlight of going to the ‘Sandwich Fair‘ — as we do each year, without fail. Their ‘Flower Show’ winners. I always make a point of taking pictures. These were good and the pictures came out reasonably OK.

Enjoy.


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