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Claim That Smart People Tend To Be Loners Made Me Smile. SMILE.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 22, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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When I saw the headline this morning it made me SMILE.

Well I can’t relate since I am not smart. Plus I am supposed to be an off-the-scale extrovert though extroverts can be loners.

During the short time I worked at ‘Data General‘ (DG), another now defunct minicomputer legend of the 1980s, there should to be a V.P. who per what he must have learned at some seminar he attended would always challenge folks (I among them): “IF you are so smart, why aren’t you richer?” Damn good question and I do, to an extent, agree. While drug dealers and pimps can be rich most of the rich people I know are, of course, smarter than I. This “IF you are so smart, why aren’t you richer?” has been a consolation to I. I can better reconcile why I am so poor. Not smart enough. Q.E.D. Smile.


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Alton, New Hampshire, Dam Collapse 20 Years Ago — Meadow Pond Dam (Tonight On WMUR).

by Anura Guruge


Just ahead of my time in the Lakes Region.

But here is some background ahead of tonight’s WMUR special on the “Alton Dam Collapse“.


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The Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access Wikipedia original.


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Click image to access the NH State photo gallery, Wow. Just makes you realize that pictures even 20 years ago didn’t have the resolution that we are now used to.


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This was the OFFICIAL report. Click to access it.


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Laconia, N.H., Pumpkin Festival, 2015 — The Pictures & Report.

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Keene 2014: the riots!
>> Keene 2014 schedule.
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>> Keene Pumpkin Festival 2013.

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Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be strictly enforced.

All taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Original 5472 x 3648, ~7Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 280Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.

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Keene’s loss was Laconia’s GAIN. And I am delighted. During the 10 years I lived in Gilford I had much dealings in Laconia and I like Laconia. Laconia has never been bad to me. So I am happy that Laconia has another attraction to add to the “Multicultural Day“.

Of course we went. We got there just before 5pm, found a free ‘handicap parking‘ (given that Deanna does have a permanent pass), and was ‘downtown’ by 5:10pm. That was the timing I was aiming for. Wanted to be there as it was getting dark.

Respectable number of people. Yes, it was busy. More people than for “Multicultural Day“, but less than what you would see at the Weirs for “Bikes”.

Well organized. Bravo Laconia. Lots of stalls and Deanna managed to spend a fair amount of time milling around.

It was COLD. Low 40s. Though we were dressed for it, it was still biting. And that was a detraction and distraction. The only time we had been to Keene for their festival, in 2013, it had been much warmer, even at 8pm at night.

There was only one thing missing. Pumpkins. Of course there were pumpkins BUT not that many. In 2013 in Keene, just one ‘block’, had more pumpkins than all of Laconia and there were a lot of blocks in Keene. So I doubt this even came close to a record.

C’est la vie. First year. Lets see how it goes. We were glad we went. I took 142 pictures with my Lumix FZ1000. Deanna and Devanee were also snapping away with their cameras. We went to dinner after that in Belmont. The ‘Hong Kong Buffet’. I was thinking. Two years ago in Keene we had one ‘point-and-shoot’ Panasonic between all of us. How things have changed. I even carried a Monopod with feet!


The 142 pictures I took with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

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The Pumpkins.


Local Color In Laconia.


Arxan Technologies ‘State of Application Security’ Infographic & Annual Report.

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Just recently software security company, Arxan Technologies, released a report that took a look at the current ‘State of Piracy’ across the software, digital media, and gaming industries. Below you will find an infographic that sums up the report’s key findings. These numbers are pretty staggering, for example, the total dollar amount of unmonetized pirated assets reaching $836 billion in 2014. Also, only 50% of organizations have a budget in place to protect mobile applications. For more information, you can find the report here, on Arxan’s website.

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Click to ENLARGE and study here.


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with the Annual Report.

I Was At The New Hampshire State House, In My Capacity As An ‘Granite State Ambassador’, To Lend A Hand With New Member Visits.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original at NHPR.org.

Click here to access original at NHPR.org.

The New Hampshire State House is one of the gigs I am supposed to do, i.e., volunteer at to help out, in my capacity  ‘Granite State Ambassadors‘ (GSAs). I haven’t done anything close to the shifts they would like me to do BUT I do try to help out when they do have urgent needs. Yesterday and today was one of those. It was orientation for the newly elected representatives and senators. When the e-mail went out asking for additional volunteers I signed up.

So this morning I got up at 6:40 am (as opposed to 8:20 am) and made sure I was legally parked and outside the State House by 8:50 am (for my 9 am shift). It is always fun. It wasn’t as hectic as we had expected. That was good. It was fun. I got to meet a number of reps. — veterans and newly elected. All very nice. Very congenial. I got to hook up with Raymond Howard — as we had planned. That was cool. Ray, in a tie and jacket, looked real sharp.

I always enjoy my GSA stints. Yes, I really should do more. Just a question of time and priorities. The 40 minute drive to Concord is a ‘negative’. I am sure I would do more shifts if I was closer. Just the time. It just ‘kills me’. So much other things I want to do rather than driving. That in the end is the real impediment.

Anyway, this was fun. I really must go down and do another shift before Christmas. Maybe around Christmas. That might be fun.


Enchanting, Romantically Erotisque Modern Dance to ‘Santa Cerife’ Music.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access YouTube video.


The link to this video, with a note suggesting that I should share it with YOU, was sent to me by  to Janelle James — the lady who on Sunday got me to go looking for the music that appeared in the “Day of the Dead” Google Doodle. Her name intrigued me because Devanee’s middle name is ‘Janelle’ and that was the first Janelle, other than Devanee, that I had ‘met’. Turns out that she is quite a musician herself, the keyboardist for the heavy-metal, Bay-area ‘The Road Vikings’ for many years. This is Janelle on keyboards for them a few years ago.

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Click to access YouTube video.

With luck Janelle may contribute some more material to this blog. She has her hands full with a 2 year old but she is going to see what she can do. 


Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” Music Video Like No Other.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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NOT for the prudish or
those that do NOT have a keen appreciation for the female form.

This is a beautiful video.

Sent to me by the same cousin in Australia who sent me the
Fiat on Viagra ad.


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Click to access video from Vimeo.


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