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Got Flu (0.5 Fluzone HD) & Pneumonia Shots, For 2018-2019, At The Alton, N.H., Hannaford Pharmacy.

by Anura Guruge


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I resisted getting the flu shot till around 2010. I was willing to roll-the-dice and take my chances. But, as I approached 60 I realized that I better pay heed to what the medical profession was advocating especially since I am very susceptible to infections.

So, far so good.

Over those 8-years, I have got my shot most often at our local, Alton Hannaford Pharmacy. 

It does not get any easier or more convenient. And now they tout and honor a ZERO co-pay. So, no cost other than what they bill your insurance.

Very efficient. Very professional. Quite fast. Very little wait time. Today, they were rather buy and it took just over 30-minutes. Still easier than driving to an hospital.

Yes, I know that they don’t even KNOW what this winter’s flu virus is going to be!

Same story as last year and the year before.

The vaccine, quite literally, is a shot in the dark. Best guess, hope for the best, fingers crossed.

But in my old age and with very little blood cells, red or white, I can’t take any chances. This year for the first time I got the 65+ flu vaccine in my left arm, and for the first time ever, a pneumonia shot — the latter in the right arm. That way ‘they’ know which is which; ‘flu’ with an ‘l’ in it in the ‘l’eft arm. Clever.


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Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s ‘This, That & The Other Thing Sampler’ Is My Goldilocks Lunch Choice.

by Anura Guruge


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I have raved about Uno’s before — especially the Uno’s in Concord, which, in the Summer, tries to have an impressive flower display. I like both the food and the drinks at Uno’s.

It is my favorite place in Concord for a semi-quick meal. If we are truly in a hurry we do Fast Food. If we have more time, I start with Uno.

That was the case on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. We had 40-minutes and we headed to Uno’s. We had been there, for lunch, a few weeks ago also. I had stumbled upon the ‘This, That & The Other Thing Sampler‘ on that visit. This time I went straight to it and ordered exactly what I had ordered the last time, viz., meatballs, chicken bites & the Buffalo chicken quesadilla. For I it is the Goldilocks lunch. Just right. Enough food with a touch of carbs in the quesadilla not to mention the “Windy City Hurricane” that I had. It was good. I can’t say no to anything that has Southern Comfort and pineapple juice.

So, check it out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.


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“Atlantic Broadband” Cannot Deliver Gigabit ‘Gigaedge’ To Their Modem In Alton [N.H.]!

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE. ‘speedtest.net’ results from a few minutes ago. Yes, I know — server dependent. But, you would expect to see AT LEAST 150Mbps on a supposed 1,000Mbps service.


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It is official as of around 1pm (Eastern). Atlantic Broadband, despite charging me for it, CANNOT deliver 1 Gig to their modem, at my house! The best that seems to come out of the modem, when my PC is directly attached to it, is around 550Mbps — but on average 450Mbps.

Atlantic Broadband has admitted that that was NOT right. They are sending another technician, on Friday, between 2 – 5pm, to see if they can rectify it.

So, my BITCHING about it yesterday was justified — and I got results. I forwarded my link to Atlantic Broadband via Twitter. They arranged for a technician to call me.

We spent 40-minutes. He, ‘Dave’, was very nice. He tried all sorts. But, could NOT get a reading that even got to 600Mbps.

Appears I am the FIRST to get ‘1 Gig’ in Alton [NH]. Possible that the cable might not be up to par.

I will, of course, keep you posted.

P.S., For the second time in a week I have had success getting Tech. problems resolved via Twitter.


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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) Robotics Team Is Now In Detroit For ‘THE GLOBALS’

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This is a very BIG DEAL. “The Globals” is the World Cup of high school robotics. They are competing with teams from all over the WORLD. So, it was huge that this team from New Hampshire managed to make it. Appears that they are highly seeded and the coaches are ‘quietly confident’.

You can watch them here:

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

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


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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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