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Incredibly Impressive “Youth Art” Display At Concord’s “Steeplegate Mall” (New Hampshire).

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

This “Concord School District — Youth Art Month” exhibition at the Steeplegate Mall seems to be, of late, an annual event — in March.

We were at the Mall, on March 22nd too as it happened, last year and I was impressed with what I saw as attested to by this post. [March 22 is Teischan’s birthday, and last year and this year she wanted to take her friends to the Mall prior to going to dinner at Friendly’s. Hence, being at the Mall, two years running on March 22.]

Incredible work. What amazing talent. I was so impressed and so pleased. I wish I could have stayed longer and taken more — and better — snaps. But, the kids were hungry. So, I had to dash off a few quick pictures. I have NOT done this exhibition adequate justice. SORRY.

I tip my hat to the kids, the teachers and all that rallied around to make this exhibition a reality and a SUCCESS. The one BRIGHT SPOT is an increasingly forlorn and empty mall.

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The UNREASONABLE $100 Million, Per Check, Limit Set By The U.S. IRS.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read. In the U.S. IRS Form 1040 Instructions. Page 75. Look it up. I could NOT believe it. How inconsiderate and arbitrary.

I am sure that some of you, no doubt, were very familiar with this arbitrary restriction and have found ways to work around it.

It was NEW to I. Never seen it or heard about it before.

Wow. I am gobsmacked. So, inconsiderate. What is the big deal? $100 million, $200 million a $1 billion. Just accept the check and move on,

Not cool. Not funny. I am going to complain to Drump. He must have run into this, often.

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IRS ‘Free File Fillable Forms’ Has An Error On Line 26 Of Form 8962, ‘Premium Tax Credit’.

by Anura Guruge

This is a ‘Do the Math’ field.

You can’t enter a value in it, or override it.


On Form 8962, IF line 25 is greater than line 24, IT does NOT leave it blank!

Instead it INSISTS on entering the value of line 24 — irrespective of what is on line 25.

IT will then even enter that in the 1040 line 69 and your RETURN will be TOAST.

Yes, darkly burnt TOAST.

The e-file spots the error. So, you can’t get away with it. {Smile}

I ended up just printing my return, making the corrections by hand, and MAILING IT!

So, a heads up.

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IF You Have Ever Wondered Why The Engine’s Of A Boeing 737 Are Flat At The Bottom.

by Anura Guruge

I was not looking for this video. I was looking for a Garmin Forerunner 935 (yes, 935 rather than 645) video when this suggestion poped-up, as can happen with YouTube.

Funny that. I had wondered as to the exact technical reasons for that flatness a number of times, over the years — though I knew enough about planes to know that it had to do with ground clearance.

So, I clicked on it just to see where it would lead me. It was actually quite interesting. So much so that I checked this guy’s other videos. You might want to do the same.

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by Anura Guruge

Do NOT, Repeat, ‘ DO NOT’ Waste $199.95 On A Fitbit Versa — You Will Regret It, Bitterly!

by Anura Guruge

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Just trying to help you out. The ‘Versa’ is a tarted-up (i.e., lipstick on a pig) Fitbit Ionic — WITHOUT GPS. The Ionic is a piece of junk and as such the Versa will be even worse — slower and with RANDOM, meaningless activity/health stats.

Don’t take my word. Google the ‘Ionic’. That the Versa doesn’t have GPS and the Ionic does is kind of ironic — in that the Ionic GPS stopped being reliable as of the last Firmware update. So, the GPS mileage is but a guess.

IF you are interested in a versa you are looking for a ‘mid-range’ Smart Watch with SOME activity/health tracking. Go on Amazon and search on “Smart Watches”. You can get much prettier watches with more functionality for less. There are some for UNDER $50. For looks, look at ‘Fossil’. I, alas, require a lot of tracking/running/steps-climbed/VO2 max, HR data plus GPS. So, I have to look at the higher end. {Smile}

But, I know this market, I know what is available. Versa is just a sham exploiting the ‘Fitbit’ name. But, those of us who are serious about this stuff KNOW that Fitbit is NOT known for their product quality or reliability.

So, why did I get an Ionic? It was desperation when my 2nd Garmin Vivoactive 3 died. IF I knew what I now know I would not have got it. I plan to replace it SHORTLY — as soon as Garmin gets its act together, {Smile}

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by Anura Guruge

‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) Robotics Team Is Going To ‘The Globals’ And Needs Your Support.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. The image below has link to “Go Fund Me” page. Thanks.

Click image to access the “Go Fund Me” page. Thanks.

So, they are going to ‘The Globals‘ in Detroit, Michigan, in April 2018. They were a ‘wild card’ favorite.

Going to ‘The Globals‘ is an expensive proposition and they need to raise a fair amount of money. So, if you can help, that would be much appreciated.

Go visit the page and look around. The video is fun.

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“Dick’s Sporting Goods” Get Much Deserved Good Will & Publicity In Michigan — Post Gun Ban.

by Anura Guruge

Great FEEL GOOD story.

It is GOOD to see that there are a lot of GOOD people out there.


Click image to access story and GREAT video from Channel 6 in Lansing, Michigan.

I am so glad to see stuff like this happening.

I am hoping to go and do some business with Dick’s. They deserve it.

Keep it up … BOTH Dick’s and US, the public.

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