Saturday, May 18, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sometimes I enjoy reading multiple translations of the same thing.
Pixars 22 Rules of Story Telling
9 is worth the price of admission, holy crap.
This is genius. So many great writing tips!
And this is why Pixar is a master in their field.
Why do I feel so weird reblogging this… this is the weekend dammit! Anyway, great advice.
Pixar you have no idea how much this actually helps me.
Monday, May 6, 2013
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
Rather than sharing another joke please contribute by broadcasting this which can save a person’s life!
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major signal boost
Oh boy I can’t believe this is back again. This shouldnt be attempted on your own, you can end up killing yourself just sayin’
(backflips the fuckie outies)
Huh. Interesting, somehow I’ve never seen this one before.
As far as I can tell this is a legit technique that has been studied and trialled in the cathlab before: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/15/e530.full
Otoh in order to auto-resuscitate oneself successfully one would have to KNOW that one was in a pulseless arrhythmia and about to collapse - which is impossible to know without monitoring on hand.
(Note that this technique would NOT be useful for your usual heart attack or myocardial infarction, only in what we term a cardiac arrest. Cough CPR seems to be primarily useful in that gap of several seconds that occurs between your heart going into a pulseless arrhythmia and your brain losing consciousness from lack of oxygen.)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
creating a ‘reading knb fanfic’ tag because I feel like I need it
….okay, so I feel like anyone writing WWI AU should at least think about the fact that Japan was indeed, allied with the UK/France/Russia in that war.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
speaking as a fledgling psychiatric registar who was vaguely bemused during my first after-hours shift at how parent-teen power struggles over access to the Internet seemed to be a recurrent theme in paediatric mental health presentations to the emergency department….
Friday, April 19, 2013
Randomly stumbled across a post that made the claim that a lot of East Asian languages stemmed from the same language and shared cognates, just like European Romance languages! This post was specifically a critical response to the Cho Chang video that made the mistake of assuming “Cho” and “Chang” are only family names in Korean. Funny how both things trigger my “someone is Wrong on the Internet!” response.
decrescendo asked: Following you because I'm clingy! Btw I watched the KnB anime last year, and it was delightfully ridiculous.
I am clingy too! Although in my case I love your Tumblr for all the beautiful things you post and reblog.
The KnB anime is all things amazing! Sadly though it has not yet covered the Akashi storylines, and Akashi Seijuurou is the first character since Killua Zaoldyeck who has basically come out tailor-made for my id. (Violent, crazy, bratty, crazily competent, pretty, kind of a prince-type, kind of socially retarded…. )
(Yes this is me encouraging you to watch seasons 2 and 3 when they come out, since I think you don’t read manga as much these days…)
As an artist, Caitlin Freeman found her calling in cake.
She bakes at the cafe in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where the most popular item is a dessert inspired by the art of Piet Mondrian. It features geometric blocks of white velvet cake, colored red, blue and yellow, stacked together and “glued” with chocolate. It takes two days to prepare, according to her new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts.