Friday, April 27, 2012

Thanks Google Plus

As of today I will not be able to post to this blog thanks to the fact my gmail address, associated with both this account and other google websites, is linked to a suspended G+ account - suspended mind you due to Google's crap attitude to pseudonyms... almost none of you whom are reading this would ever know me by the name on my drivers licence (which is the one Google wants me to use to unlock the account) and so would not know who the hell that person was if you met them online, unlike this name (quadrapop) which has been in use by me, quite legally, for 30 + years!


I have no idea if this will post - if it does at least you know why there are no more postings by me on any Blogger blog.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Which Population Have you got?

Linking goodness:
NatureNews reports:
Gut study divides people into three types
Bacterial populations fall into three distinct classes that could help
to personalize medicine.
by Nicola Jones
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110420/full/news.2011.249.html

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Family Nurturing Centre website



The Family Nurturing Centre in Mosman Park, Perth has been one of my homes away from home for over 10 years - doing yoga, pregnancy yoga, parenting support, and now yoga teacher training.

Sam & Sydel provide a wide range of support for the whole community, from pregnancy & birth, to parenting and ongoing health and well-being through yoga and mindfulness training for the whole family.

They have launched a website that gives you all the necessary info in one place: http://www.thefamilynurturingcenter.org/

Please visit and link to your own website... lets make http://www.thefamilynurturingcenter.org/ the top entry in Google when you search for 'parenting Perth' or 'pregnancy yoga Perth'.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

blender course in sl

Hello, my name is Orhalla Zander and my goal is to show people whom
find Blender
intimidating that it is actually very user friendly.

Blender is a common 3d modeling application used to make Sculpties.

The following notecard will contain the Prerequisites, Time/Location,
Content, and Contact Info about my Courses.
******************************************************************
************************PREREQUISITE*******************************

I really need ya'll to check that you meet these requirements, b/c I
cannot stop to
help you and I will seem like a jackass because I'm only catering to
the people whom
have checked the following and are ready to learn the program.

BEFORE YOU ATTEND MY COURSE, you must make sure you meet these requirements:

1.) Have Blender installed. You can download it at.....
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

2.) Have the newest Domino Designs Scripts Installed. These scripts give you
instant meshes in Blender that are Second Life compatible. You can
download this
at.... http://dominodesigns.info/manuals/primstar/downloads
Choose the Recommended Download.

When you Download this file you need to unzip to the appropriate location.
Vista- C:\Users\"YOU"\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation
\Blender\.blender\scripts

XP- C:\Documents and Settings\"YOU"\Application Data\Blender Foundation
\Blender\.blender\scripts

Mac- I don't know how to use a Mac.

3.) Test that Blender works on your PC & Test that the Dominos Designs scripts
work by going to the top menu and choosing... Add/Mesh/Sculpt Mesh
If you don't see Sculpt Mesh in your options there... then your
Dominos Designs is
not installed correctly.

4.) Test that Blender works while SL is open.... because I'll be
teaching Blender
From SL. Some people's machines arn't strong enough to run both Blender and
Second Life.

5.) Have Voice Enabled to HEAR ME. I don't care if you don't want to
talk, you don't
have to. However, I will be doing the class in voice to save time.
It's much faster
for me compared to me typing everything out.


******************************************************************
*************************WHEN AND WHERE***************************
Class will be starting Fridays at 5pm SLT somewhere on Hobo Island.
I'll randomly
make a platform somewhere and send out the SLURL. Here's the LM to
the Island, but I'll probably setup in the sky somewhere.
��

September 4th
September 11th
September 18th

It is this time because it's a utilitarian choice. Most people will
be off work on the
West Coast in the USA; it'll be evening for me on the USA East Coast; several
Europeans that wish to learn this program will have to adjust their
sleep slightly for
one night on the weekend. Aussies may have to wake up earlier. :P
******************************************************************
September 4th - This course will be about 1-2 hours long depending on how many
people show and the ammount of content.

I will go over the basic interface of blender:
Camera Controls
Adding Meshes
Vertice Selection
Position
Rotation
Scale
Rendering your UV Image
******************************************************************
September 11th - This course will be about an hour long.

I'll show you how to make cloth that drapes over a box which you then
could drape over anything you imagined like a couch.
I'll also show you how to tack cloth while it hangs as if by nails.
******************************************************************
September 18th - This course will also be around an hour long.

I'll show you how to make a sculptie look like it's multiple
sculpties. Similar to the 1 prim ladders you may have seen where the
side rails and all the steps are still 1 prim.

******************************************************************
************************WHO TO CONTACT????*************************

You can contact me.... Orhalla Zander. Feel free to send an IM.

-oz

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is this your SecondLife?

Thanks to Taterino Nino on Massively: http://www.massively.com/2009/07/24/i-found-paradise-in-my-second-life/

Have you found paradise?

internet addiction - is this you?

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/07/ssw_20090725.mp3

From the abc.net.au website:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2009/2631918.htm#transcript
The video game market is big business, worth around $2 billion in
Australia last year. The best games draw people into an exciting world
where anything is possible; demons are slain, riches are made and
worries about the real world left far behind. It's great
entertainment, but for a minority of players and net users who get
hooked it can be a disaster. 'Addicts' deprived of computer access
exhibit rage, distress and even violence. Should video game and
internet 'addiction' be acknowledged as a recognised clinical
condition? Pauline Newman's report examines the scale and depth of
this worldwide problem, and the drastic measures that some countries
are employing to combat it.

World Breast Feeding Day @ FNC, Perth

Nurturing, Community, Breastfeeding,
Birth, Love, Peace,Fun & Play

Family Nurturing Centre
August 1st 12.30 p.m.
610 Stilring Hwy,
Mosman Park
Enter off Glyde St

This is a World Breastfeeding Day not to miss as it has extra
significance in the lead up to the coming activities to support Birth
Choices.

Support your community and nurturing values:-great opportunity to
connect and share.

Guest Speakers:

Will share their personal stories, relections and experiences around
Breastfeeding, Birth, choice, Parenting and the Journey of Life.

Ann McRae Journalist, Grandmother, Home Birther from the 80's!
Speaker and one of the original ABA counsellors.

Shaughn Leach (Lactation Consultant,Midwife )

Sally Westbury (Homebirth Midwife) ............And anyone who wants to Share!

Be Nutured With with free Mini Relflexology Sessions from Ashi
http://www.facebook.com/l/;12.30-1.30pm (Advanced clinical
reflexologist )

Community and Food: Bring a Plate of Food to Share!


See you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

World Breast Feeding Day @ FNC, Perth

From the FNC Face book page:
World Breastfeeding Day Coming-Put August the First in your Diary

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
August the 1st -Saturday is World Breastfeeding Day
and we have a great celebration at the centre posted on the Events
with Sally Westbury / Shaughn Leach and other exciting mini speeches
-a fun sharing of food and celebration of Nurturing
-Breastfeeding and Birthchoices. Breastfeed In.
We will have information on the WABA theme for this year and explore
the connection between Empowered Birth and breastfeeding.
TIME 12.30
-place the FAMILY NURTURING CENTRE in Mosman Park
-ASHI, Harley St London Reflexologist who specializes in Pregnancy and
Parents/Children will be there to give free mini sessions and Sydel
will give free mini massages!

ALSO there is Virtual Nurse in with M.I.L.C. face book group-- see the
link posted in the FNC links-Post your Breastfeeding photo as your
profile for the day and Your status line to: Hey Facebook,
breastfeeding is not obscene

Apollo moon landing 40th Anniversary

The ABC.net.au website as usual has a balanced coverage of the event
and some extra info specific to Australia.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/apollo-11/

NASA have a section on their website:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo40/

BBC has:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8152431.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7939365.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7797439.stm

Monday, December 08, 2008

most common 500 words in English

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The 500 Most Commonly Used Words in the English Language
Rank Word Rank Word
1 the 126 name
2 of 127 very
3 to 128 through
4 and 129 just
5 a 130 form
6 in 131 much
7 is 132 great
8 it 133 think
9 you 134 say
10 that 135 help
11 he 136 low
12 was 137 line
13 for 138 before
14 on 139 turn
15 are 140 cause
16 with 141 same
17 as 142 mean
18 I 143 differ
19 his 144 move
20 they 145 right
21 be 146 boy
22 at 147 old
23 one 148 too
24 have 149 does
25 this 150 tell
26 from 151 sentence
27 or 152 set
28 had 153 three
29 by 154 want
30 hot 155 air
31 but 156 well
32 some 157 also
33 what 158 play
34 there 159 small
35 we 160 end
36 can 161 put
37 out 162 home
38 other 163 read
39 were 164 hand
40 all 165 port
41 your 166 large
42 when 167 spell
43 up 168 add
44 use 169 even
45 word 170 land
46 how 171 here
47 said 172 must
48 an 173 big
49 each 174 high
50 she 175 such
51 which 176 follow
52 do 177 act
53 their 178 why
54 time 179 ask
55 if 180 men
56 will 181 change
57 way 182 went
58 about 183 light
59 many 184 kind
60 then 185 off
61 them 186 need
62 would 187 house
63 write 188 picture
64 like 189 try
65 so 190 us
66 these 191 again
67 her 192 animal
68 long 193 point
69 make 194 mother
70 thing 195 world
71 see 196 near
72 him 197 build
73 two 198 self
74 has 199 earth
75 look 200 father
76 more 201 head
77 day 202 stand
78 could 203 own
79 go 204 page
80 come 205 should
81 did 206 country
82 my 207 found
83 sound 208 answer
84 no 209 school
85 most 210 grow
86 number 211 study
87 who 212 still
88 over 213 learn
89 know 214 plant
90 water 215 cover
91 than 216 food
92 call 217 sun
93 first 218 four
94 people 219 thought
95 may 220 let
96 down 221 keep
97 side 222 eye
98 been 223 never
99 now 224 last
100 find 225 door
101 any 226 between
102 new 227 city
103 work 228 tree
104 part 229 cross
105 take 230 since
106 get 231 hard
107 place 232 start
108 made 233 might
109 live 234 story
110 where 235 saw
111 after 236 far
112 back 237 sea
113 little 238 draw
114 only 239 left
115 round 240 late
116 man 241 run
117 year 242 don't
118 came 243 while
119 show 244 press
120 every 245 close
121 good 246 night
122 me 247 real
123 give 248 life
124 our 249 few
125 under 250 stop

Rank Word Rank Word
251 open 376 ten
252 seem 377 simple
253 together 378 several
254 next 379 vowel
255 white 380 toward
256 children 381 war
257 begin 382 lay
258 got 383 against
259 walk 384 pattern
260 example 385 slow
261 ease 386 center
262 paper 387 love
263 often 388 person
264 always 389 money
265 music 390 serve
266 those 391 appear
267 both 392 road
268 mark 393 map
269 book 394 science
270 letter 395 rule
271 until 396 govern
272 mile 397 pull
273 river 398 cold
274 car 399 notice
275 feet 400 voice
276 care 401 fall
277 second 402 power
278 group 403 town
279 carry 404 fine
280 took 405 certain
281 rain 406 fly
282 eat 407 unit
283 room 408 lead
284 friend 409 cry
285 began 410 dark
286 idea 411 machine
287 fish 412 note
288 mountain 413 wait
289 north 414 plan
290 once 415 figure
291 base 416 star
292 hear 417 box
293 horse 418 noun
294 cut 419 field
295 sure 420 rest
296 watch 421 correct
297 color 422 able
298 face 423 pound
299 wood 424 done
300 main 425 beauty
301 enough 426 drive
302 plain 427 stood
303 girl 428 contain
304 usual 429 front
305 young 430 teach
306 ready 431 week
307 above 432 final
308 ever 433 gave
309 red 434 green
310 list 435 oh
311 though 436 quick
312 feel 437 develop
313 talk 438 sleep
314 bird 439 warm
315 soon 440 free
316 body 441 minute
317 dog 442 strong
318 family 443 special
319 direct 444 mind
320 pose 445 behind
321 leave 446 clear
322 song 447 tail
323 measure 448 produce
324 state 449 fact
325 product 450 street
326 black 451 inch
327 short 452 lot
328 numeral 453 nothing
329 class 454 course
330 wind 455 stay
331 question 456 wheel
332 happen 457 full
333 complete 458 force
334 ship 459 blue
335 area 460 object
336 half 461 decide
337 rock 462 surface
338 order 463 deep
339 fire 464 moon
340 south 465 island
341 problem 466 foot
342 piece 467 yet
343 told 468 busy
344 knew 469 test
345 pass 470 record
346 farm 471 boat
347 top 472 common
348 whole 473 gold
349 king 474 possible
350 size 475 plane
351 heard 476 age
352 best 477 dry
353 hour 478 wonder
354 better 479 laugh
355 true . 480 thousand
356 during 481 ago
357 hundred 482 ran
358 am 483 check
359 remember 484 game
360 step 485 shape
361 early 486 yes
362 hold 487 hot
363 west 488 miss
364 ground 489 brought
365 interest 490 heat
366 reach 491 snow
367 fast 492 bed
368 five 493 bring
369 sing 494 sit
370 listen 495 perhaps
371 six 496 fill
372 table 497 east
373 travel 498 weight
374 less 499 language
375 morning 500 among