Archive for Ноябрь, 2011

Корни — Roots

Tree silhouette with roots Stock Photo - 5660939A mighty wind blew night and day.

It stole the oak tree’s leaves away,

Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark

Until the oak was tired and stark.


But still the oak tree held its ground

While other trees fell all around.

The weary wind gave up and spoke,

«How can  you still be standing , Oak?»

The oak tree said, «I know that you»

Can break each branch of mine in two,

Carry every leaf away,

Shake my limbs, and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,

Crowing stronger since my birth.

You’ll never touch them, for you see,

They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn’t sure

Of just how much I could endure.

But now I’ve found, with thanks to you,

I’m stronger than I ever knew».

Especially now, try to remember

that you’re stronger than any problem you encounter

or any disappointment life will bring.


Anatomy & Physiology classes

Online Video

UC Berkeley webcast

Integrative Biology 131 — General Human Anatomy — Fall 2005,s,Fall_2005,9A701D54E8896D0E

Professor Marian Diamond. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.

40 lectures — 45 hours course



Blood Donation

I Give Blood. Will you?I gave my blood on Saturday, November 19, 2011. That was in Livermore Hindu Temple, they had blood donation drive  by American Red Cross. There was mobile blood station on bus.

Before my basic health conditions was checked — see below. And my personal information was placed into computer based system. I was asked a lot of questions about my health conditions and last time (last 3-6 months and 2-3 years) life history that could be related to blood quality and general health status — any injections, list of diseases which could impact blood (actually any of disease but they look at the specific list) including HIV , any type of contacts with persons who is under risk of HIV, take in dangerous medicines etc. Funny, I was even asked my sex. Whether do I look so indefinably? ;)  You’ve forgotten. That is America, so they should obey the right of each person to be what they want to be. ;)

Regular quality was taken of me — 625 g. It took about 7-9 minutes in my case. In average it takes about 5- 10 minutes depending on personal conditions (blood fluidity and pressure). Whole procedure including preliminary examination, questionnaire and light after-procedure rest took around 50 minutes for me.

They provided all the necessary information on how to restore blood faster and about the changes in the regimen. They said restoration period  could be around 7-10 days that is also nicely correlated with Ayurvedic concept of seven Dhatus (seven tissues of the human body). From that blood (Rakta Dhatu, second Dhatu in the metabolic chain) is formed from the first Dhatu — Rasa. The transformation process of intake food into blood components (corpuscules, cells) takes 6 days.

My parameters was:
Body Temperature (taken from under tongue): 97.9 F
Pulse rate/frequency — 60/min
Blood Pressure — 115/70
Hemoglobin — 15 g/dL

General Info:
Hemoglobin is carried in the red blood cells and it’s function is to carry Oxygen to all the cells in your body It does this by combining with the part that is made up of iron, the heme. It picks it up in the alveolar capillary bed and transports it to the cells via the circulatory system. The hematocrit is the portion of your blood that is solid products Like hemoglobin,white blood cells, platelets. Normal blood is just less than half and half . The normal hematocrit is around 45%. The normal hemoglobin is 15. A rule of thumb is the hematocrit is always three times the hemoglobin. Look at it sometime it is always true.

WHO’s Hemoglobin thresholds used to define anemia
Age or gender group Hemoglobin (g/dL) Hematocrit (%)
Children (0.5-4) < 11.0 < 33
Children (5-12) < 11.5 < 35
Children (12-15) < 12.0 < 36
Adult Men < 13.0 < 39
Non-pregnant Women < 12.0 < 36
Pregnant Women < 11.0 < 33


Android Downlink and Uplink speed and RF Signal/Base Station Tracking

i. To estimate download and upload network speed (both Cell RF and WiFi) use free Android application provided by well-known online test server —

ii. Apps from Android Market for RF cell network  signal tracking and looking for cell BS locations.

1. RF Signal Tracker

Ken Hunt v 2.3.4.

2. OpenSignalMaps

Staircase 3, Inc.

+ Signal Strength

+ Cell BS location and direction

+ Uplink and Downlink Speed test.


USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy SII

Are you looking for Samsung Galaxy S II USB drivers to use ADB, DDMS and/or other Android development tools?

1. For any OEM Android device you can find the links for OEM USB Drivers on official site.

From there this is the location I generated and used to get software (driver kit and Kies) and manual for Galaxy S II, ATT carrier (model name SGH-i777).

2. Do not forget to enable USB Debugging <Menu(Apps)->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging> on device. By default it is disabled and therefore your device is detected as MTP unit which you still can use if install Kies (PC Software for Mobile from Samsung).

Сайт о Кене — человеке и инженере

Занятный человек. По сайту можно узнать многое о человеке, если он не скрывает, а, напротив, раскрывает себя.

Знакомьтесь, Кен Хант (Ken Hunt)человек и инженер. Инь и ян живут в каждом из нас в разных пропорциях, но не каждый проявляет их в такой форме как Кен — его авто пара просто очень выразительна!

Заочное спасибо Кену за полезную программку, которую я искал —

RF Signal Tracker — Андроидный измеритель сигнала мобильной сети с другими полезными фишками.

Другая интересная и полезная прога, разработанная Кеном  — карманная мобильная Конституция Соединенных Штатов (для Андроидов).


GIMP — Бесплатный вариант Photoshop

Бесплатный вариант для редактирования файлов .PSD (Photoshop Document) и обработки изображений подобно Adobe Photoshop — только значительно дешевле!

GIMP – Free Photoshop Alternative

GIMP = GNU Image Manipulation Program

«For those that are not familiar with GIMP, it is a 100% free, open-source photo editing software that is very powerful. Some uses are: resizing, editing, and cropping photos, combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format.  And of course, you can open and edit your photoshop .PSD files! GIMP is available for Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS.»

Загрузить GIMP!


Домашний хлеб на обед

Давно рассуждал о пользе домашнего хлеба и многих вредностях фабричного и вот случилось чудо — домашний хлеб на обед в моем доме!

Накануне мой друг Владимир Зарубин и его супруга Наталья очередной раз напомнили об этом своим ароматным и свежим чудо-хлебом. Спасибо им! Теперь такой и в моем доме ;).

Три года назад сам пробовал выпекать супер здоровый домашний бездрожжевой хлеб на основе хмельных шишек — фото справа. Полностью ручная работа, но выпечка в электродуховке. Даже очень здорово получилось и безумно вкусно! Read the rest of this entry »