Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, September 29, 2008
October 1 is celebrated as the National Voluntary blood donation day. For all those out there trying to do something good, here's the opportunity.Let others benefit from your good health. Do donate blood if ...
ü you are between age group of 18-60 years.
ü your weight is 45 kgs or more.
ü your haemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.
ü your last blood donation was 3 months earlier.
ü you are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past.
Do not donate blood if you have any of these conditions
1. cold / fever in the past 1 week.
2. under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
3. cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes (on insulin therapy), history of cancer, chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease etc.
4. major surgery in the last 6 months.
5. vaccination in the last 24 hours.
6. had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year.
7. had fainting attacks during last donation.
8. have regularly received treatment with blood products.
9. shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
10. had sexual relations with different partners or with a high risk individual.
11. been tested positive for antibodies to HIV.
Donation Do’s and Don’ts
Before you donate:
- DO get a good sleep.
- DO drink plenty of fluids.
- DO eat a good meal before you donate.
- DO eat iron rich foods the week before you donate.
- DON'T skip breakfast.
- DON'T drink caffeine two hours prior to donating; it can increase your pulse rate.
After you donate:
- DO drink plenty of fluids.
- DO leave your bandage on for four to six hours.
- DON'T skip meals.
- DON'T drink any alcoholic beverages for five hours.
- DON'T smoke for one hour.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
- 1 as bun/sun
- 2 as shoe
- 3 as tree
- 4 as pour
- 5 as hive
- 6 as kicks
- 7 as heaven
- 8 as ate
- 9 as pine
- 10 as pen
Friday, September 19, 2008
- 1 as pen/paintbrush
- 2 as swan
- 3 as heart(turned sideways)
- 4 as yatch
- 5 as hook
- 6 as elephant trunk
- 7 as cliff/boomerang
- 8 as hourglass
- 9 as tennis racket/ balloon & stick
- 10 as bat & ball
- 7.Apple pie
- 10.Field of wheat
Sunday, September 14, 2008
- S - Synaesthesia/Sensuality - sensitise your imagination
- M - Movement - make your images three dimensional
- A - Association - link it to something stable in your mental environment
- S - Sexuality - I suppose I don't have to elaborate on this
- H - Humour - the more funny/ ridiculous you imagination is, the better
- I - Imagination - the power house of your memory technique
- N - Number - it increases the efficiency
- S - Symbolism - substituting meaningful image for an abstract concept improves recalling
- C - Color - unleash your color palette
- O - Order and/or sequence - in combination with the other principles, this increases the immediate reference
- P - Positive Images - it is scientifically proven that the brain recalls positive images better
- E - Exaggeration - exaggerate everything size, shape, sound and thus your memory
Friday, September 12, 2008
I was browsing the Internet for learning Origami, where I found this wonderful article of the origami basics. Every origami diagram will be described using complex arrows, symbols and folds. Having seen about the basic types of folds lets look into the various arrows and their meaning.
Often (but unfortunately not always) the "paper" shown in diagrams will have a white side and a coloured side, like standard Origami paper (Kami). If this is the case you sometimes find a symbol which shows whether you should start with the coloured side up or the white side up like in the picture on the left.
There are different kinds of lines which you will encounter in diagrams.
Additionally there are lines that show you where and in which direction to fold the paper.
Arrows in diagrams usually tell you in which direction to fold the paper.
Fold the paper where shown.
This usually is a valley fold but can be used for other folds as well.
Fold behind, i.e. make a mountain fold.
Fold and unfold, creating a crease line.
Fold behind (mountain fold) and unfold, creating a mountain crease line.
Fold and unfold arrows also come in the following variants.
Unfold a part of the model in the shown direction.
Fold and unfold, i.e. first fold in the direction of the normal arrow, and then fold back in the direction of the hollow arrow.
Apart from these arrows you will regularly encounter the following symbols.
Open the model where shown.
Push the paper in where shown. This usually is displayed for sink folds. For details what this arrow means in the specific step you will have to refer to the written instruction of the step.
Patterns like this are usually displayed together with crimp and pleat folds to show how the final layer distribution should be.
Another set of symbols deals with the way the model is displayed.
Rotate the whole model by the specified amount in the given direction,
Turn the whole model over in the shown direction.
The model will be displayed enlarged from now on. It is also possible that only part of the model will be displayed enlarged for the next steps.
The model will be displayed smaller from now on. If only part of the model was displayed until now, it will be displayed fully again.
The eyes shows a change of viewpoint. In the next step(s) the model will be displayed from a different direction. This often involves a 3D view of the model.
An important group of symbols deals with the problem of reference points, i.e. they show the exact start, end and orientation of folds.
The circle marks an intersection of creases where the fold is supposed to start or pass through.
Two lines are perpendicular to each other.
An angle is separated into two (or more) equal parts.
A line is separated into two (or more), in this example four equal parts.
The following diagram shows all of those symbols in use. As a side note, this diagram shows a way to divide a square into thirds. The thick vertical line passing through the circle is at exactly one third of the square.
The last kind of symbol I want to show you is the repeat arrow which comes in many variations.
Repeat the current step on another flap/side of the model.
Repeat the current step on two other flaps/sides of the model.
Repeat the current step on three other flaps/sides of the model.
Repeat the noted steps on another flap/side of the model.
Repeat the noted steps on two other flaps/sides of the model.
When repeating steps you have to keep in mind that sometimes you will have to perform the steps in mirror image.
You should now know all the symbols which are necessary to understand Origami diagrams.
A general hint which is very useful when folding Origami models with diagrams is to always look ahead to the next step to see how the result of the step is supposed to look like. With this you should be able to complete most steps without having to read the written instructions (although it‘s never a bad idea to read them anyway...).