Posted in Life, Life Skills, microbiology

Microbiology: Anthrax – What exactly is it?

Anthrax is a gram positive rod shaped bacterium from the genome Bacillus anthracis. When the body is exposed to anthrax, it release toxins that potentially disturb immune system by destroying macrophages. This eventually leads the body to fall under septic shock and death may occur.

Anthrax is contain a D-glutamic acid capsule that is unrecognizable by white blood cells. White blood cells carry out phagocytosis and destroy foreign bacteria but it cannot recognize the D-glutamic acid therefore phagocytosis is inhibited.

 

If you have been found to be exposed to anthrax, go to a doctor and see if you can get some antibiotics:

  1. Take antibiotics for 60 days
  2. Some antibiotics include : penicillin, doxycline, and ciprofloxacin,
  3. Some can be adminstered via IV.

 

Further References:

  1. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/health/2011_06nizet_anthrax.asp
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/
  3. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001325.htm
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10475959
Posted in Photography, Uncategorized

Ichigo drinks vitamin water

 

ichigo drinks vitamin water marked

Ichigo doesn’t really drink vitamin water but I thought I used the tools and objects that I have near me to create this photo.

For background information, Ichigo is a character from an anime called Bleach. As a shinagami, his main job involves destroying disturbed souls that have been converted into hollows. These souls can then rest in peace after they have been cleansed.

*disclaimer : Vitamin water and bleach have nothing to do with each other. I just though I put them together for fun.

Posted in Life, Life Skills

Computer Science Major – Possible Career outlook

In college, my main focus was biology. But there isn’t much to do with just a biology degree and I am unable to apply to professional schools due to my low gpa and a lack of tutoring and guidance. The class sizes were too large and professors did not have time to help students become successful. I believe a school/major that does not properly prepare students for professional schools and careers is an inadequate field of study.  Therefore I am considering self-teaching myself programming and studying computer science online just for fun. Below are some things that you can do with a degree in Computer Science:

 

Careers for Computer Science Majors:

  1. Software Applications Developer
  2. Computer Systems Analyst
  3. Computer Systems Engineer
  4. Network Systems Administrator
  5. Database Administrator
  6. Business Intelligence Analyst
  7. Web Developer
  8. Computer Programmer
  9. Software Systems Developer
  10. Software Quality Assurance (QA) tester.

 

The best thing about the CS field is that one can work remotely at home without traveling too far. But the job requires a lot of consistency and patience and no errors should be made otherwise you are done with your career forever!

Thanks for reading!

computer science

Reference:

  1. http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/technology/blog/what-can-you-do-with-computer-science-degree/
  2. Google images

 

 

 

 

Posted in Life, Life Skills

How to be a successful student – A good attitude

To do well in school and to study more efficiently, you must have a good attitude. Below I will give you some tips on how to achieve this good attitude. Once you learn how to develop a good attitude you will be successful in school and in all aspects of life beyond school.

What happens when you have a bad attitude?

  • You might start failing your classes and drop out of school.
  • It affects your mental and physical aspects.
  • It affects your looks

Examples of positive attitude:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Ability to try your best and find ways to improve your work
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ready to take on new challenges
  • Having a sense of humor

Skills needed to achieve a positive attitude:

  • Confident
  • Punctual
  • Patience
  • Believing in yourself
  • Setting goals and working hard to reach your goals
  • Have more fun in life don’t stress.

*** if you find your attitude is being disrupted by other people (bullies in or outside of school). Document and report them. Don’t let them make you fail in life! Help is always available, you just have to find the right people.

attitude

For more reference:

  1. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/handouts.html#Tests
  2. http://slc.berkeley.edu/study-and-success-strategies
Posted in Life, Life Skills

How to : Save more space in your room after college.

It’s been over 2 years and you haven’t cleaned up your room. Now it’s full of junk and stuff that you don’t really need. There are old  textbooks,notebooks and lecture notes floating all over the place. What now? The best way to solve this problem is by getting rid of those things. First think to yourself, “will keeping all these amazing junk items help me become the god of success?” Probably Not! Now you can get rid of them.

Simply donate the textbooks to a library or friend and see if you can shred all your old notes somewhere.

If the above statement does not convince you to create more space in your room perhaps the following reasons below might:

Having more space in your room will:

  • Relieve stress.
  • Gives you more room to store other junk and more notes that may help you become successful in life.
  • Allows you to become more organized.
  • Being more organized = being more productive.
  • You can get more work done.
  • Less dust in the room.

Now that you have done that consider the following options below:

  1. Purchase a bunk bed
    • Get the one with a workstation/table underneath so you can stash more junk inside your room for the next two+ years of your life.
    • Consider searching online via google for something between $100-450
    • bunk beds
  2. Place an order and wait for your bunk bed to arrive.
  3. When your bunk bed has arrived get rid of your old bed.
  4. Assemble your new bed.

 

Congratulations! You are one step closer to becoming a successful businessman or businesswoman!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Life, Life Skills

How to : Arrange a coffee meeting with someone

It is always important to develop good people skills and take on leadership positions to make friends in life. One of the easiest way to take on a leadership position is by inviting someone over for coffee to get to know them better. Consider this an informative interview event or a networking event. Don’t worry about rejection, you are doing this to gain people skills and level up in life.

Below I will show you how to arrange a coffee meeting with someone and what to do if they end up not showing up or saying no.

  1. Pick a day that you are not busy and that most people are not busy and commit to that day as your coffee event.
    • Be flexible with your times/dates.
  2. Know what you want to say and why you are inviting this person for coffee
    • Life advice
    • Projects
    • School
    • Guidance
    • Common hobbies
  3. Invite them over for coffee at Starbucks or another place that you like
    1. If they say no don’t stress out too much about it and move on with the next person (It’s probably because you have nothing in common with them and they rather spend their free time doing something else).
    2. If they say yes but ends up not showing up, or making last minute errands/excuses it means they do not think of you as an important person.
      • It’s ok these things happen all the time don’t let it get to you
      • Move on with your life and ask other people out for coffee instead
      • Talk to strangers instead and share your stories with them.
  4. They finally accepted your invitation and decided to show up
    1. Congratulations you are one step closer to becoming a better people person/leader
    2. Know what you want to talk about and do not waste that person’s time
    3. Prepare a ten page speech and get ready to read everything word from word (jk don’t do that).
    4. Since you planned the event, you have to pay for their drink.
    5. Always take notes and follow up after the meeting is over.

Thanks for reading!

For further Insights:

  1. http://99u.com/articles/19678/10-steps-for-an-awesome-coffee-meeting
Posted in Photography

Asus Zenfone 3 – Pros and Cons

I’ve been using this phone for over 3 months and I decided to write the pros and cons for it:

Pros :

  1. It has a 4100 MAH battery (will last  you for 2-3 days with medium usage, and over 1 week with light usage)
  2. Has good photo sharing features
  3. Access to the Asus Zenfone community
  4. Has a built in power saving app that lets you save power  and block potential power draining apps with a click of a button
  5. Let’s you keep track of how many hours you have left on your battery life
  6. Very easy to use
  7. Easy fingerprint unlocking/locking mechanism
  8. Not too expensive compared to other phones (iPhone, samsungs)
  9. Access to adjustable themes

Cons:

  • It’s a phone so don’t expect high quality DSLR photos.
  • The microsd card when inserted into your phone can be used as internal storage but it must be formatted to only read files from your phone.
  • Playing games too long can overheat and cause your microsd card to malfunction.

 

That’s all I have for now. I will post updates when I find more information to share

 

DCIM108GOPRO
Great phone to use and it comes unlocked. Works with T Mobile.

 

 

Posted in food reviews

Quick ice cream review : Blue Bunny pistachio almond

DSC07160 (2)Blue bunny ice cream review:

#food, #ice cream #pantry

I bought this at a grocery store for about 4$.

Here is my quick review on this:

Pros:

  1. It’s very minty
  2. It’s green/bluish
  3. Taste like peanuts/almond
  4. Not too expensive

Cons :

  1. It smells like an alcohol bottle.
  2. I did not tasted any pistachio
  3. The cap was hard to close, you had to pound on it to get it to close

 

That’s my review.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Posted in Life, Uncategorized

How to Study Effectively – Step one Get organized

Being organized is one way to make studying easier and get things done quicker in all aspects of life. Below I will show you how to be more organized in your life so that you can accomplish more things and have more time to go walk around town and practice your people manipulation skills.

How must one do this?

First create a to do list of things that need to be organized

  • Your desk
  • Your books
  • Your notes based on different chapters, different classes, different dates.
  • Your classes
  • A list of your friends that don’t really go anywhere you invite
  • A list of your friends that can help you become successful
  • A list of people that are evil and rude to you

Next just do it!

  • Stack your books in neat piles
  • Clear your desk of all junk and stuff your not studying
  • Organized your notes neatly in a binder

Lastly, get even more organized now that your already on an organization spree

  • Organize your papers into neat lines
  • Organize your books based on size
  • Organize your snacks into squares
  • Organize your grapefruit and oranges into triangles
  • Organize your pencils based on their size
  • And if all else fails you should get under a table and turn into a giraffe and then stare at your phone for 10 minutes.

 

Perhaps I am getting carried away, but hopefully this helps you become more motivated to be more organized when you are studying!

Once you are well organized, you can finally study in peace (after spending 3 hours cleaning up your desk).

 

giraffe
Giraffe taken from the google images