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Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” Was Published In The U.S., This Day, 166-Years Ago; November 14, 1851.

by Anura Guruge

First U.S. edition, New York, 1851.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick

Inspiration, IF NOT basis, for Melville’s “Moby Dick”.

I have to confess that I am NOT sure whether I have ever read ‘Moby Dick’ in its entirety! Yikes. I know I have tried, but I have this distinct impression that I gave up — albeit, this from when I was a teenager (and, to be honest, I do not that often NOT finish a book if I start reading it).

That said I have read Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Revenge of the Whale” — and recently also watched the movie. I am a BIG fan of Nathaniel Philbrick and have read 3 or 4 of his other books.

Interesting that ‘Moby Dick’ was first published in London — rather than New York.

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Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Was NOT Published On July 4, 1865 As Some Maintain!

by Anura Guruge

I get a daily e-mail from ‘Encyclopedia Britannica‘ about ‘On This Day‘.

I, however, no better than to take their word. I ALWAYS check events that are of interest to I.

So, I checked the Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ claim.

Glad I did!

The next image explains it all.

Click to ENLARGE. An e-mail I received today — July 4, 2017.

So that is the REAL story. They did PLAN to publish it on July 4, 1865 BUT it did NOT happen.

So, Encyclopedia Britannica, got it wrong — THOUGH you would think they would double check before they send out these e-mails.

This is why it cracks me up when people Bad Mouth Wikipedia. In reality, Wikipedia has less errors and is more up to date than any of the older Encyclopedias — and I say that as one who has, since an early age, loved Encyclopedias and still has a printed set of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Sorry To Say That Amazon’s “Prime Photos” Is Not Ready For Prime Time — By A Long Chalk.

by Anura Guruge


If you read this blog on a regular basis you will know that I am HUGE fan and customer of Amazon. I, in addition to also publishing most of my recent books through Amazon, happen to be a very happy Amazon shareholder. There is not a day that goes by when Amazon is not a part of my life.

Thus it genuinely grieves me to inform you that ‘Amazon Prime Photos’, at present SUCKS.

It is quite PATHETIC.

What is the main problem. It does NOT have the capacity to handle the load. Basically it is having trouble coping with the user load — especially with Amazon also coping with Black Friday/Cyber Monday traffic.

Hopefully down the road Amazon will fix this. They just need to increase capacity.

‘Amazon Prime Photos’ appears to be based on Snapfish.

Right now it is real difficult to upload photos! Not funny.

I have managed, over 2 days, with MULTIPLE retries to load 3,602 photos. It is so slow and error-prone.

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The Leaked Donald Trump Tax Returns Are STATE (Not Federal) Returns & His Fiduciary Claim Is Totally Bogus.

by Anura Guruge

From the U.K. “Daily Mail”, October 1, 2016. [click to access]

Click images to ENLARGE and goggle at in wonder.

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Click to ENLARGE and read.

The 3 pages of Donald Trump tax returns are NOT Federal, IRS 1040, Tax Returns!

One page is that from a New York State tax return and the other is from a Connecticut non-resident tax return. A third (not shown) is from a New Jersey non-resident tax return.

Just want to make sure that you are CLEAR on this because the media sure is not making that clear.

The numbers would be the same as those in his Federal — though they don’t have to be!

A person on his own has no fiduciary responsibility to himself or his family. That is garbage. Trump has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that none of his companies pay more taxes than they should. But fiduciary responsibility does not apply to a person paying personal income tax or to his family. What garbage even from Trump and his ‘what are they smoking’ surrogates. 

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Hard To Believe That ‘WikiLeaks’, ‘Anonymous’ Or Equivalent Does Not Have Donald Trump’s Tax Returns.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access “Wikileaks.org”.


Click to access their official Website.

WikiLeaks in particular does not (as far as I am aware) hack into systems to get the documents they disseminate.

Insiders LEAK the documents to them. Hence the name.

The IRS is a huge, diverse and spread-out organization with some archaic computer systems. There has to be thousands of folk that could get into the Donald’s IRS records.

So how come his Tax Returns have not been leaked — or more to the point PUBLISHED since I am sure that they have already been leaked?

Think about it?


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‘Fisherville On Wolfeboro Bay’, New Hampshire, March 5, 2016 — The Pictures.

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Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Attending this new event wasn’t in our plans and we kind of ended up at the Bay, more by accident than anything else, after going for an impromptu short hike on the “Cotton Valley Trail” (a personal favorite of mine) with the dogs. Glad we pulled in. Hardly anybody around but I assume it was well attended around lunch.

Clever idea. Hats off to Wolfeboro. Maybe next year we will get even more Bob Houses and ice to put them on. Enjoy.

All these pictures taken with the Panasonic FZ1000.

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Another selfie MY WAY.

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‘6 images for the day’ — March 5, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Boston From February 21.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Back to the FZ1000 after 12 straight days
using the Panasonic Lumix LX100.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Was in Boston on Sunday, February 21, 2016
for the Chinese New Year Dragon Parades
& Dim Sum at ‘China Pearl’
as is our yearly tradition.
Series started on Feb. 22, 2016.

These pictures taken with the Panasonic FZ1000.

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