Does anyone have skin problems? I think I may have figured
out a way to avoid certain ones that I occasionally have.
Here is a sure way for me to develop pimples under my skin on my face
that take several days to dissipate. Drink liquid with or
This seems to prevent this problem: Keep hydrated throughout
day and consume my drink (whatever I might order with my lunch or
dinner) right BEFORE eating my food. It seems that when I eat
then dump liquid into my stomach ontop of my food my skin goes
crazy....however, if I drink my beverages and THEN eat my food (not
drinking anything afterward for maybe a few hours) my skin is just as
happy as can be....and I don't cut myself shaving as much....and my
skin feels much more healthy. Sometimes eating and then
not only causes bumpy pimples under the skin, but also makes my skin
feel irritated and almost like I just applied some of that
acid-exfoliating lotion type stuff.
This episode of Healthy
Body 101 by Nate is brought to you by the letter C, the
number 5 and the color Red. See ya next time !!!
Friday December 14, 2007
Coming soon to the WRX......Eibach Pro Kit springs......Subaru SPT High
Flow Air Intake..... =)
Thursday December 13, 2007
Today's program is brought to you by the Holiday Hawk and Sierra Mist:
Wednesday December 12, 2007
Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins hit in the face by a pitch June
2007. Well, we all have those days I guess. It was
Associated Press sports photographer Mark
Duncan (from the EXIF data found using Exifer,
a free program that will show you shooting/camera information from any
photo where it hasn't been removed. EXIF information can tell
what camera took the photo, when it was taken, the camera settings,
zoom millimeters, aperture size, ISO setting. It's really
cool. Some cameras (I think the Canon EOS 1D series and the
D2 series) will automatically encode your pictures with any information
you like (like your name if you took the photo) and some of them even
GPS location data of where it was taken. Fun !!!
Tuesday December 11, 2007
What does a 500hp Subaru WRX STI look like?? check out Ken Block's car:
Why do so many people consume so much caffeine? Why does caffeine wake
you up? By understanding the drug's actions inside the body you can see
why people use it so much.
In the HowStuffWorks article How Sleep
Works, the action of adenosine
is discussed. As adenosine is created in the brain,
it binds to adenosine receptors. The binding of adenosine causes
drowsiness by slowing down nerve cell
activity. In the brain, adenosine binding also causes blood
vessels to dilate (presumably to let more oxygen in during sleep).
To a nerve cell, caffeine looks like adenosine. Caffeine
therefore binds to the adenosine receptor. However, it doesn't slow
down the cell's activity like adenosine would. So the cell cannot "see"
adenosine anymore because caffeine is taking up all the receptors
adenosine binds to. So instead of slowing down because of the adenosine
level, the cells speed up. You can see that caffeine also causes the
brain's blood vessels to constrict, because it blocks adenosine's
ability to open them up. This effect is why some headache
like Anacin contain caffeine -- if you have a vascular headache, the
caffeine will close down the blood vessels and relieve it.
So now you have increased neuron firing
the brain. The pituitary gland sees all of the activity and thinks some
sort of emergency must be occurring, so it releases hormones that tell
the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline (epinephrine). Adrenaline
is the "fight or flight" hormone, and it has a number of effects on
Your pupils dilate.
Your breathing tubes open up (this is why people suffering
from severe asthma attacks are sometimes injected with epinephrine).
Blood vessels on the surface constrict to slow blood flow
from cuts and also to increase blood flow to muscles.
Blood pressure rises.
Blood flow to the stomach slows.
The liver releases sugar into the bloodstream for extra
Muscles tighten up, ready for action.
This explains why, after consuming a big cup of coffee, your hands get
cold, your muscles tense up, you feel excited and you can feel your
heart beat increasing.
The half-life of
caffeine in your body is about 6 hours. That means
that if you consume a big cup of coffee with 200 mg of caffeine in it
at 3:00 PM, by 9:00 PM about 100 mg of that caffeine is still in your
guess that was the only
other interesting bit that I found. Now to cheer everyone up,
here I present to you Fluffy (in
french: Je vous presente Fluffy).
Friday December 7, 2007
Deep Thought of the Day:
When you die, if you get a
going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a
trick, but if it's not, mmmmmmm, boy.
Thursday December 6, 2007
check this out, this is Tony Miranda, my percussion teacher at the
University at Buffalo:
here are your feel good music videos for the day, the song is Built to
Last by the band Melee which I had the privelage of hearing about 16
times per day one month at working at Circuit City (playing on the
video loop in the middle of the music department) but somehow I didn't
get sick of it. The first video looks like a video made by
the actual band?? I can't tell for sure, but it just has a special
appeal to it, watch it and see. The second video is the
professionally done video shown on music television stations MTV and
VH1 (when they actually used to play music videos, I think they should
now change their names to somehow reflect that they play mostly reality
television right now...but oh well...=) As for the song, it's
something everyone would like to believe in. Is it real? Is
act or partially both? Are things ever equal and wonderful
both people? Seeing things that look so real gives hope to
rest. Perhaps it is just something that really is truly
and we should expect to do without, but if it does happen is like
winning the lottery. Everybody that plays thinks they can
one in a million might (really think about those odds for a minute) and
perhaps it is a trick. But, people have to believe in
suppose. Anyways, enjoy:
Off from work today.
Good morning Buffalo, here is your current weather (yay for RSS !!, a
little plain looking but it's a start):
Wednesday December 5, 2007
I have my Christmas list ready, it just has one item on it, watch the
video below, it should be pretty simple to get one =) I
believe that they really mean to liken it to the Stealth Fighter, not the
(it would look more like a Ferrari if the wanted it to look like a
Stealth Bomber....but oh well, details details....)
here is another cool video of it, produced by the manufacturer I think
judging by the production quality of the video:
Tuesday December 4, 2007
Today, making car payment, worked 6am-1:30pm, went through car wash to
get free wash within a week at Delta
Sonic, decided I should lose about 5lbs, pondering getting a
new Xbox 360 game:
both look pretty cool)...
they both have a similar appeal to the hugely popular Halo
series of games.
I have also decided that I am poor at keeping my tenses straight in
fragmented run on sentences such as this...but it could be poetry, so
well whatever =)
Guess what ! this guy below has every
model ever manufactured. It seems a rare thing to find
that you can see or hear and truly marvel at. Here is your
to marvel at today:
Monday December 3, 2007
check this out, Canon 1D Mark III shooting at 10 frames per second,
pretty soon you will be able to shoot 10 Megapixel video on digital SLR
cameras, haha !
okay, okay....then I saw THIS:
A funny commercial for Canon
digital Elph, Ixus and Powershot cameras featuring female tennis
champion Maria Sharapova taking pictures of her tiny little (but cute,
as are all little, non-yippy dogs) dog.
Sunday December 2, 2007
Did you know that only 5% of animals have backbones??
For all the chemistry
geniuses out there:
December 1, 2007
Check out this guy playing Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart" on the
violin....cooler than you might guess, haha.
A cool commercial by Honda airing lately on television.
Tuesday November 27, 2007
thing kids like is to be tricked. For
instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but
instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said.
"Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep
down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to
the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
Thursday November 22, 2007
Wednesday November 21, 2007
took my WRX to an expert Subaru mechanic yestery and apparently there
are no fluids leaking out of my turbocharger...which is good news, a
new turbo is $1300, and it is not warrantied past 36k miles, I have
about 50,250 as of yesterday. It just needs a new oxygen
When he replaces that he said it will be up on the lift
and he will be able to look and see if there are signs that anything
else is amiss (for example, where that light smoke was coming from 2
weeks ago...maybe a plastic bag got sucked up under the car and was
melting to the engine block??? we will see....) future plans: update webpage with more
and coding practices
here is some cool stuff to ponder for today: Ken
Rockwell's Website Strong Bad Emails Digital
Photography Review How
Stuff Works Wikipedia Wiki
November 11, 2007 holy
smokin’ turbo batman
So there is some burning oil coming from
under my hood and it appears to be centered around the turbo assembly
! great news of course....I will have to take it in to the
dealership asap, hopefully this week, perhaps I will be car shopping
again soon ! haha