Friday, October 31, 2008

Fruit has UPCs

While standing in line at the checkout counter with LOTS of fresh fruit, I marveled at how the young lady entering the codes could keep all these numbers in her head. Then I wondered if she went to another store, would she have to learn new codes, so I asked. Apparently, larger stores all have the same codes for fruit. They use the standard Universal Product Code that you see on all the other material in the store.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

dilating my pupils

I learned how to dilate my pupils voluntarily today.  Just need to tighten my stomach or send a small shot of adrenaline through my system.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The mobile looks like...

Remobo looks like a good program for sharing desktops. Look into this. listen

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Between Life Interviews

OK, so this one seems lame, but I can't think of what else I have learned today.

I was listening to a podcast called Theatre of the Mind and she was interviewing a guy who has done over 7000 interviews with people under hypnosis. Apparently, we do come from other dimensions and sometimes other planets. Or this is what people have called up for him.

It was odd though, he said that there have been people that have been born here (Earth) thousands of times. This just does not make sense to me as we have more people alive today than have ever been born in history. How is this possible if he has interviewed 7000? Does that mean that 3 billion souls have recently come here from another planet?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Frankincense was Chewing Gum

Frankincense, one of the precious items the wise men gave the baby Jesus, was actually an ancient form of chewing gum.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Johann Von Maedler Coined Photography

For years I thought that Sir John Frederick William Herschel coined the term "photography". This is what I was told in my History of Photography class. Tonight I found out that Johann Von Maedler, an astronomer and Hercules Florence were using this term before Herschel. Herschel suggested this term to Henry Fox Talbot.

Apparently, Herschel did coin the terms snap-shot, negative and positive.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Indian Monks Eat

Apparently Indian monks will eat less than desirable food once a week in order to keep their immune system strong.

Friday, October 24, 2008


In order to become a better online teacher, I have been learning how to use Captivate better today. It has so much to offer. I need to really make it work well for my classes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ubiquity and tiny URL.

Ubiquity and tiny URL.

I discoverer Ubiquity for Firefox - very, very cool!!!!

I knew of tiny URL, but did not understand exactly what it was for until today.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bush and His Cabinet

President Bush and members of his cabinet, like Cheney and Rumsfeld, have a whole bunch of slime-mold beetles named after them. The names of the beetles are Agathidium bushi, Agathidium cheneyi and Agathidium rumsfeldi respectively.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Basting in Sewing

I found out what "basting" is with regards to sewing. I guess there are just some things that still need to be done my hand. :)