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“Victoria” Season 2, On PBS “Masterpiece”, Now — Continues The Magnificence Of Season 1, Seamlessly.

by Anura Guruge





Outstanding. We finished watching the first two episodes of “Victoria“, Season 2, shown back-to-back on Sunday, January 14, 2018, on Tuesday night.

It just carried on from Season 1 with nary a dissapointment. Yes, the Queen’s dresser, the lady from Wales, has left but that is about it.

Maintains the same, well-paced cadence. Beautifully shot. It is indeed a Masterpiece.

A definite MUST WATCH.


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“Paddington 2” Movie (2018) — Best Of British Whimsicality Epitomized.

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Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


Of course it did not disappoint. That would have been impossible. This is an immaculately crafted movie — as you would expect.

It is exactly what a family movie of this genre is meant to be: sloppily sentimental, clever, funny, cute, dramatic in parts and captivating at multiple levels.

To use a good ol’ British expression very much in keeping with this movie — it warms the cockles of your heart.

Enjoyed it very much — though it brought tears to my eyes a couple of times.

Yes, it is a movie about a very intelligent, talking bear. So, one cannot be too fussy about inconsistencies in ‘reality’. Based on the very tall skyscraper, the contemporary Volvo and police cars, the story would appear to be set in the 21st century (early 21st century may be it) — but there are a lot of telephone booths and no cell phones. All adds to the charm.

Of course, I recommend it highly. Can’t wait to see it again. Have seen the first ‘Paddington‘ twice. So, this won’t be any different.

I only have one criticism and that might have to do with the projection equipment at the Portsmouth (NH) Cinemagic. While the color of spot-on and vivid in all close-ups, it looked washed out and foggy in the wide-angle shots. It was OK. It was just that the colors did not pop. Looked like it was in low-resolution, but w know that that was not the case.

So, having been foiled on Friday, by a leaky roof at the ‘Regal Concord 10‘, from seeing it on opening night, we went to Portsmouth to see it on Sunday — at the Cinemagic. That is a much nicer cinema — despite my concerns about the color.




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Garmin Connect — Android & iOS– Is Now At 4.2 (As Of January 13, 2018).

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Garmin Connect updated to 4.2 this morning, automatically, on my ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ running Android 7.0.

Smooth update. No issues. Accessed my prior data, seamlessly, as soon as it initalized itself. So far, so good. Noticed that it now ‘flashes’ a ‘device connected’ message when it makes Bluetooth contact.

This update is consistent with Garmin’s recent claim to provide monthly updates — at a minimum — for all of its software.

We were, with Garmin Connect, at 4.1.11 (which was released around December 8, 2017). So, the timing was on the mark.

Interesting that it is 4.2 rather than 4.1.12.

Garmin Express, earlier this week, was updated to 6.0.

So, it would appear that Garmin, in January, starts off with fresh ‘release number’ builds — rather than incremental updates.

Garmin Connect, unlike Garmin Express, should AUTO-UPDATE.

If you do not have 4.2 on your Mobile you might want to force an update.


So, as of Saturday, January 13, 2018:

Garmin Connect — 4.2

Garmin Express — 6.0

Vivoactive 3 — 2.9

Got that? 


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The Teeth-Chattering, Stupendous Explosion In Amazon Stock Price Is Downright SCARY!

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Click to ENLARGE. Underlying ‘chart’ from MarketWarch.com, of course.


One Year Growth

Jan. 13, 2017 = $817 –> Jan. 12, 2018 = $1,305.

$488 in 1 year.

60% increase.


Not sour grapes, by any means, on my part. {Smile}

Just the sober reflections of someone who owned shares during THE ‘dot.com‘ and remember seeing explosions similar to this.

Too much, too fast.

The 2-weeks on 2018 has been just, downright crazy.

AMZN has gone up nearly every day — of every day bar one.

Too fast.

I worry that people are going to get burned.


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Roof Leak At “Regal Concord 10” Ruins Our Effort To See “Paddington 2” On Opening Night!

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I am miffed! I had been looking forward to this for days. NOT often — actually can’t remember the last time — that I tried to go to a movie on its opening night.

May the POX be on “Regal Concord 10“. How bloody pathetic? Just a bit of rain.

Typical New Hampshire.

Not amused. Going to go to Portsmouth next time. Should have gone to Portsmouth in the first place.

I only go to the “Regal Concord 10” because it is the closest. It has no other redeeming virtues. Just a dank, often dirty pit and now it will be even more musty. Maybe the State will close it down as a health hazard.


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Garmin Express Is Now At 6.0 (As Of January 11, 2018).

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I updated it today, on Windows 7, to 6.0. I think the update was released in the last couple of days.

As I had previously told you, Garmin Express (at least on Windows) does NOT auto-update or provide you with any notification that an update is available. You have to check manually.

Going from 5.9 (December 16, 2017) & 5.8 (November 17, 2017) to 6.0 in January 2018 is consistent with their stated goal of an update a month.

What I still cannot find, to my chagrin, is an update history — so that we know what is new/fixed in 6.0. Why Garmin is so secretive is a mystery.

NOTE. Something I discovered today, prior to updating to 6.0. IF you are getting a ‘Garmin Server Error‘ when using Express it means YOU need to update Garmin Express. Happened to me when I still had 5.9. That prompted me to CHECK for Express updates. As soon as I had 6.0 … all was GOOD.


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