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Canon M5 & Sony a6500 Will Be Available 9-Days Apart in December 2016 — No Sign Of Olympus E-M1 Mk II.

by Anura Guruge


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I had to put together my own comparison based on THE criteria that is important to I. Note, I don’t give a JOT about video capability. Video is not important to me. Click to ENLARGE and study.

Great timing for Christmas!

But where is the Olympus E-M1 MkII? No mention even as pre-order.

My plan is NOT to get ANOTHER camera this year and wait until January 2017. But that plan may fall by wayside.

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My “Brain Meditation” Book, For “True Productivity & Serenity” Is Now Available On Amazon.

by Anura Guruge

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Please click image to access Amazon.

It was up on Amazon within 40 minutes of me hitting the “Proof Approved” button!

Always a nice feeling to see it appear on Amazon.

Kindle version (priced at $2 and readable on a Web browser, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android, etc. etc.) also now available.


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“Great British Bake Off” 2016, Series 7 Episode 2 — ‘Jamskillet’ Video On YouTube Works.

by Anura Guruge


This YouTube video posted by ‘Jamskillet’ works. We just came up from watching ALL of it. Thursday, September 1, 2016. Click to access YouTube ….

If you want to watch here.

As usual a LOT of FAKE ‘come-on’ videos. This one was GOOD — at least for now. Appears that they get torn down too. Crazy. But, that is our routine. Try and watch the latest episode on Thursday or Friday. Wednesday night is TOO SOON. You are unlikely to find a legit version. Thursday is good.

All the best. Enjoy. So we have seen episodes 1 & 2.


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“Great British Bake Off” 2016, Series 7 Episode 1 — Now On YouTube (Legit).

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access YouTube video. This video is LEGIT and works. Not a scam.

If you want to watch here.


How to find this LEGIT version on YouTube. Click to ENLARGE. Use link above to access actual video.

Kind of thought, from last year’s experience, that it would take ’18 hours’ for the LEGIT, versus the blatantly SPAM, versions to appear on YouTube.

This copy, at least for now, is GOOD. It is all there.

I helped myself with the search by also using the just ‘TODAY’ filter. But just look for ‘James 992’.


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User Manual For The New Pentax K-70 (English).

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Click image to download 12MB (virus-scanned) PDF.

Interesting that Rioch made this ‘User Manual‘ available the day they announced the Pentax K-70 but did not specify when the camera will be available!

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IRS Form 8962, ‘Premium Tax Credit (PTC)’ — Do NOT Roundup Your Numbers, Specially On Line 5.

by Anura Guruge


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The new Form 8962, that came to be with the 2014 Tax Returns, is probably the most pernicious feature of ObamaCare, a.k.a. Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and that takes some doing.

IF you have the misfortune of having to file one you will understand. Yes, I assume many of you rely on a Tax Preparer to do your taxes, including Form 8962. I have to assume that they must charge you more for doing it because it is not an easy form. It makes all the other common forms, Schedule D or Schedule C, seems TRIVIAL in comparison.

That the INSTRUCTIONS for Form 8962 runs to 18 pages is a clue that this is convoluted and complicated.

One of the stupidest things in this form is that it does NOT like you rounding up your percentage number when you are completing Line 5. Yes, it says so in the instructions BUT that is easy to miss.

IF you round up and say put .197 instead of .196 because the number you got from the division was .19689 you will be SCREWED! I kid you not. (And I made up those numbers to just serve as an example. I am not going to tell you mine. SMILE.)

I had my Free Fillable Form Electronic Filing REJECTED by the IRS because of that ONE Line 5 rounding up! Wow.

Took me about 10 minutes to work out what they were complaining about. Then, on reading the instructions, even more carefully, so it. DO NOT ROUND. I am so used to rounding up.

To be fair to the IRS it makes a difference. It, of course, depends on your numbers BUT I was surprised that in our case that rounding came to $20 — in OUR favor. So that is why the IRS balked. They wanted me to get it right.

So heads up. IF you are doing Form 8962 be careful rounding.

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‘Free Fillable Forms’ For Doing 2015 Federal Taxes Now Available At IRS.gov.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to get you towards FFF at the irs.gov Website.

I can’t tell you what a BIG fan I am of the IRS-provided, totally gratis, ‘Free Fillable Forms‘. I have been using it, every year, without fail, with GREAT SUCCESS, since 2010 (if not earlier). It works like a treat and every year they refine it a bit more to make it even better.

IF you know your way around a 1040 this is just perfect. It does NOT get in the way. It doesn’t ask any questions. You just plug away.

Just wanted to let you know that it is now available for doing 2015 taxes. I don’t even start THINKING about doing my taxes till mid-March. I usually have to wait till then to get all my tax forms.

Enkoy. Happy 2015 Taxes. Smile.

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Sony RX10 II Finally In Stock And Shipping From The Likes Of Amazon — BUT Not Online With Sony.

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Wow. From what I can piece together it finally became available, at Amazon, at the end of August 2015. Basically a month later than promised. Not sure what happened.

Around the same time, August 28, the Sony Online Store went DARK — supposedly per their strategic plan. From what I can see Sony no longer sells online DIRECTLY. They refer you to the likes of Amazon and Cameta Camera. This might have had something to do with a HUGE data breach suffered by Sony.

So now you just have Sony.com. I do not think it is still ready for primetime though it looks quite impressive. I can’t find the RX10 Mk II on that site! Scary.

I am glad I went with the Sony a77 Mk II as opposed to the RX 10 Mk II. So far, so good. I like it. I like its feel. Still trying to understand it! 

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