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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ruby Tuesday Meme


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Was invited by maryt the teach to this new Ruby Tuesday Meme. Doing the same as she did, I would also like to invite those who would like to join this Ruby Tuesday Meme.


What are the Rules?

It's easy and simple:



  1. Create a post that has the word or color RUBY or something else RUBY-related or TUESDAY-related in it.


  2. In your post, create a link to the Ruby Tuesday meme invitation.


  3. Leave a comment here saying it’s done or at the Ruby Tuesday meme post.


  4. Post your meme on Tuesday if you like.




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Part of the JONES AND BARTLETT SERIES IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

Jules J. Berman provides biomedical researchers and hospital professionals with an introduction to a time-saving programming language. In this new how-to manual, Berman expertly guides both experienced and inexperienced programmers through the Ruby programming language. Ruby Programming for Medicine and Biology opens with three chapters of Ruby language instruction followed by discussions of 100 ruby scripts covering the most common computational tasks in the field of biomedicine. With helpful explanations of how scripts work, and how they might be implemented in real-world situations, readers will become familiar with this free, open source, object-oriented programming language that is quickly gaining momentumwithin the bioinformatics community.



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Ruby Gem


Ruby belongs to the category of the costly gemstones. It is a red colored gemstone. Wearer of the unblemished ruby enjoys wealth and property and is blessed with children. He becomes fearless, and is protected from afflictions, sorrow and disasters. He becomes virile and his will power and spirit is strengthened. He occupies a respected position in the society. A blemished and defective Ruby, or one with a black hue brings troubles for the wearer. If the stone is dull, the wearer's brother gets into distress. Double colored ruby causes distress to the native and his father. The stone with a red sign causes quarrels and disputes. The gemstone with four spots or signs creates fear from wounds and weapons. If ruby is dusty coloured it causes stomach disorders and childlessness. If there is a depression on the stone, the wearer suffers from ill health and loses vitality and stamina. If the ruby is inflicted withmany flaws it may even bring death. It is also believed that if the stoneloses its color, the wearer is about to become thevictim of some distress ordisaster. It regains its color when the trouble is averted or over. The Qualities of Ruby are:

1. The Ruby, which sprays out red rays in the sunlight, is considered a superior quality gemstone.
2. Ruby glowing in darkness is considered to be of a superior quality.
3. Any Ruby when rubbed on a stone and the stone shows signs of rubbing and also the Ruby does not lose its weight, it is considered to be of a superior quality.

See How simple it is?

Now I would like to invite the following to the do the Ruby Tuesday Meme. You are not obliged to do it but if you'd like to join the fun, I would appreciate it.

1) Gattina, 2) Lazy Daisy, 3) Comedy Plus, 4) Hootin' Anni, 5) Crazy Working Mom, and anybody else who’d like to do the meme.

This meme was created by Leonard Blumfeld






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Monday, March 24, 2008

"Monday Manic #7"


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Today, Easter Monday and our word

is EGG


Today's word EGG is one of my favorite food. I love egg very much be it hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled, omelette or sunny side up. It is also a wonder how the EGG became the symbol of Easter. Here is what I found while surfing about EGG.

Of all the symbols associated with Easter, the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries. Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts. Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs:

  1. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece.
  2. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday).
  3. Slavic peoples decorate their eggs in special patterns of gold and silver.
  4. Austrian artists design patterns by fastening ferns and tiny plants around the eggs, which then boiled. The plants are then removed revealing a striking white pattern.
  5. The Poles and Ukrainians decorate eggs with simple designs and colors. A number of eggs are made in the distinctive manner called pysanki (to design, to write). Pysanki eggs are a masterpiece of skill and workmanship. Melted beeswax is applied to the fresh white egg. It is then dipped in successive baths of dye. After each dip wax is painted over the area where the preceding color is to remain. Eventually a complex pattern of lines and colors emerges into a work of art.
  6. In Germany and other countries eggs used for cooking where not broken, but the contents were removed by piercing the end of each egg with a needle and blowing the contents into a bowl. The hollow eggs were dyed and hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter Week.
  7. The Armenians would decorate hollow eggs with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious designs.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

How Fast Can You Go To Sleep (T13 #9)


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The other night and a few nights after, I just can't put myself to sleep. I kept on tossing and tossing on bed but I still could not go to sleep (Insomnia). I opened my computer and tried surfing the internet to tire my eyes so I could sleep but unfortunately I wasn't able to. I opened a site which interested me that I could not resist copying it so I could share it to you or to anyone who has diffculty in sleeping too. To share it with you, here are helpful tips:
  1. Eat a bedtime snack (A small, low protein, high carbohydrate bedtime snack, such as juice and cookies, eaten about an hour before bedtime, can help you fall asleep sooner. (Pizza does not qualify.) On the other hand: Studies indicate that foods with large amounts of the amino acid L-tryptophan help us sleep better. These include warm or hot milk (but not cold milk), eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, turkey and cashews. Try both food theories, and see which works best for you.
  2. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol and tobacco - It should be obvious, but some people forget that coffee is not the only drink containing caffeine. Tea (black, not herbal), chocolate and cola drinks are also high in caffeine.
  3. Sleep in a well-ventilated room - Fresh air (we know - it's hard in the wintertime) and a room temperature between 60-65 degrees will give you the best sleeping conditions. Any warmer and you'll toss and turn from the discomfort of being too warm. Keep the thermostat down and do your temperature-adjusting inside the bed -- with more or fewer blankets.
  4. Sleep on a good firm bed - A firm bed will give your entire body the support it needs to really relax. It's better for your spine, too.
  5. Sleep on your back - It's the best position for relaxing, and allows all your internal organs to rest properly. If you must sleep on your side, do it on your right side, not your left. Sleeping on the left side causes your lungs, stomach and liver to press against your heart, causing stress on an organ that most of us find quite useful.
  6. Get some physical exercise during the day - People with "mental" jobs, like office workers, have far more trouble with insomnia than do people who work physically hard all day. Even 15 minutes a day of exercise (at least half an hour before going to bed so your body will have a chance to slow down) will give your body the activity and oxygen it needs to help you relax more and sleep better.
  7. Keep regular bedtime hours - Your body likes regular routines, whether you do or not. It likes to know that it's going to get up at the same time each day, eat at the same times, and go to bed at the same time. Not very exciting, maybe, but comfortable. So pick a reasonable and regular time to go to bed each night. And stick to it. Even if you don't think you're tired when the time comes. think you're tired when the time comes. Your body will appreciate it. And after a while when it feels it can rely on the routine, it will begin to repay the favor by letting you get to sleep when you want.
  8. Don't sleep in - Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends and holidays. Once you've awakened, get up. Don't lie in bed awake, thinking about getting up. Just do it.
  9. Get up earlier in the morning - At least try this when you're trying to set up your new regular bedtime routine. As much as you may hate getting up one-half hour earlier (or even more) than you really have to, you'll be that much more tired at night and more apt to get to sleep. Once you and your body have the confidence that you can get to sleep when you want at night, you can go back to your preferred wake-up-in-the-morning time.
  10. Keep your bed a placet for sleep - Okay, and maybe for one other thing. But not for working, reading, watching television, doing crossword puzzles, or whatever else occupies you in the evening. Let your mind and body identify bed with sleeping.
  11. Avoid naps - Sure, they're nice to do during the day, and if you couldn't sleep at night, you're grateful for any chance to sleep. But if you're really having trouble sleeping at night--and you're not a senior citizen who sleeps for small periods of time, skip naps. You'll be more tired at bedtime and more able to fall asleep.
  12. Avoid illuminated bedroom clock - Try to keep your bedroom as dark as possible. An illuminated bedroom clock is a source of light that can be extremely annoying if you're having a hard time getting to sleep. If you can't replace the clock, at least block its light with something.
  13. If you can't sleep, get up - Don't lie awake trying to get to sleep any longer than 30 minutes. If it goes that long, get up. Do something quiet and non-stimulating. When you feel tired again, go back to bed.

Hope these helpful tips helped you.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hmmm....I Wonder What's Up there? (WW #9)



Wordless Wednesday #9
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Surprise in a Can (Manic Monday #6)


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Word for today: "Drink"
All of us need to drink anything or whatever is fine or good to us. We need to drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water everyday. Babies need to drink milk all the time as this is the only source of food they have. When you go visit someone they always ask you if you want a drink. Well here's what you should know.........
You’d better be careful next time someone asks you what you want to drink—ifyou answer “anything” or “whatever is fine,” you just might get that. These bizarre beverages aptly titled Anything and Whatever because that is precisely what you get. All the labels from Singapore marketing company, Out of the Box, look the same, but the content is a surprise each time.
A can of uncarbonated WHATEVER might contain ice lemon, chrysanthemum or an apple tea while a can of Anything could be any type of carbonated soda, be it cola, lemon cola, rootbeer, etc.
In a twist, the company has introduced a surprise-packaging concept such that every beverage has a generic design, ensuring that consumers are unaware of the flavour of the purchased beverage until they drink it.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Did You Know? (Thursday Thirteen #8)


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I have not participated for quite some time and I'm so sorry for that. I really was very busy the past few weeks. My hands were full of things to be done that didn't seem to end. Anyway, here I am now making up for my lost time. I'm listing 13 random things of did you know things:
  1. Where did the term OK come from? - (a) OK stands for Oll Korrect, a jocular mispelling of all correct, coined in 1938; (b) the initials of Old Kinderhook, who was seeking re-election as US President in 1840. The OK Club was formed to support his campaign, but the vote didn't turn out OK.
  2. In Yugoslavia, Turkey, Iran, Bulgaria, Brazil and parts of Greece, nodding the head up and
    down means "no". And shaking the head back and forth means "yes."
  3. Why do barbershops use red and white poles as their symbol? - Because aside from giving haircuts and shaves, barbers once did the work of surgeons and dentists - blood letting, minor surgery, and teeth pulling. During the blood letting, patients hold on to a pole in such a way as to cause the veins in their arms to swel and the blood to flow freely. This pole was often painted red to hide the blood spatters and when it was not
    in use, it was left outside to air. Around the pole were usually wrapped white bandages.
    This red and white combination soon came to symbolize barbershops. Barbers and
    surgeons were not properly separated into their special duties until the middle of the 18th
    century, when surgery became a little more scientific.
  4. What would you be afraid of if you were suffering from ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA? - - Getting peanut butter stack to the roof of your mouth.
  5. Why do we say "minutes of a meeting." - The phrase is not related to the measurement of time. It stems rather from the Latin minutus, meaning "small," since records of the proceedings are or were generally taken down in miniature, to be transcribed into a fair hand later.
  6. How long can the body go on without water? - Ordinarily, no more than 10 days although the longest recorded time anyone has gone without water is 18 days. A loss of about 20 percent of the body's water level would result in certain and painful death.
  7. The "corned" in corned beef has nothing to do with the cereal corn or that hard skiin growth. It actually means "preserved in salt." The salt pellets originally used to preserved this type of beef were called salt "corns," and beef preservd in this wa was called corned beef.
  8. The royal name Jane has a jinx. Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, gone mad, imprisoned, died young or been dethroned.
  9. A cubic inch of gold can be drawn into a continuous wire 43 miles long or beaten to form a film capable of covering 1,400 square feet. So thin that light passes through it.
  10. Blood isn't always red as most people think. It is red only in the arteries when it leaves the heart laden with oxygen. But once the oxygen has been released throughout the body, blood absorbs carbon dioxide and other wastes and takes on a purplish blue color in the veins on its return journey to the heart. If you cut yourself, however, this blood in the vein instantly turns red due to the action of oxygen in the air.
  11. Brand Names. Inventors who gave their names to profucts thry created: a) King Camp Gillete ( Gillete Razors); b) George Sefford Parker (Parker Pens); c) William Colgate (colgate toothpaste); d) Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich (B.F. Goodrich tires); e) Levi Strauss (Levi's Jeans).
  12. Sound travels about 1 mile (1.6 km) in five seconds.
  13. Wherde did the word ROBOT come from? - From robota, the Czech word for "work" or "slavelabor."


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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Manic Monday #5


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Monday's Word
"CAN"

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I'm sure many would think how in the world does this photo relate to the theme. You can see clearly a man with a load on his back. I chose this photo because people who are carrying heavy load or burden on their backs CAN surpass all of those burden if you want it deeply. Below is a beautiful poem that I have kept as my collection. I am really sorry but I have not kept the name of the author. Here it goes..........

If I CAN endure for this minute,
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is,
Or how dark the moment may be,
If I CAN but keep on believing,
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning,
And that this will pass away, too.
Then, nothing in life CAN defeat me,
For as long as this knowledge remains.
I CAN suffer whatever is happening,
For I know God will break all the chains,
That are binding me tight in the darkness,
And trying to fill me with fear.
For there is no night without dawning,
And I know that my morning is near.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

"PARTY" (Photo Hunt #4)




Theme For Today: 'PARTY"


A photo taken at my grandson's first birthday party at McDonalds together with Mascots Grimace and Jr. McDonald.



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