Category Archives: Science

Reflecting on My Fashion Blog

It is with a little sadness that I report that I have been cutoff from my Fashion Blog for over 8 months, and feel that it would be great to get things going on that site again, and was a ton of work to write and produce, and hoping my Fashion Sponsors will hire me back:

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Oh well, it was a great project, and truly fun experience getting to learn about all the models and brands, and actually completely changed my outlook on life in a variety of ways, of which I will explore in a future blog post, but for now, here is a ton of reading and some amazing videos!

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Check out the Swim Suit Videos to get in the mood for the beach!

October Updates – Busy As Ever!

Hey Everyone!

My school schedule is sure a lot more busy than my freelancing / trapping schedule, (well, it you don’t count all the work I did building my cabin), and if nothing else it is a brand new experience, and wholly enlightening in many ways.

I must say I grabbed the bull by the horns and got involved to the max, and have since whittled down my activity after going through a massive burst of involvement.

I have honed down my activities to remain involved in the following:

*school work and academics
*sports
*clubs (rotaract, neuroscience, geology, OMC, and GEEK)

You may have noticed that I have been pretty quiet on the blogs, and that is because I have been blogging on my new pet project to get more involved with the Lethbridge News and CAmpus Community, where I have relaunched 3cpoh.com into an #ulethaltnews student site. Me and another x-ranch-hand have decided to team up and try and collaborate to bring some of my web design and publishing skills to local businesses, and possibly start to grow my web development services, so that would be fun if I could get some new business that way.
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School is overwhelming. there is so much amazing stuff to learn and know, and I am totally in love with it, but get really upset when I get poor grades, as I totally bombed my Physics Midterm, and now am playing catchup, and there is a possibility that I may have to re-take it since I have been out of the physics scene for awhile, but at least I will have a strong approach should I take it again.

As for my other classes, BIO 1020 is extremely challenging, and The Diversity of Life is vast, and more than I could have ever imagined, and will be spending the next few days preparing for my midterms in Bio, as they are some of the toughest, and will really impact my GPA as it stands.

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I recently met with the Co-Op Job Agency on Campus who is working with me to find some placement options to fit with my new science designation, so that I will be able to get some financing, or at least a career-related employment experience opportunity, which is exciting.

In other news, I am going to work with some local groups or departments to develop a budget for exploration, as well as work on some other items.

Suprisingly I am still having good luck finding stones, and miss panning the rivers!
Suprisingly I am still having good luck finding stones, and miss panning the rivers!

My ARky class is totally exciting, and environmental science is scary — learning about all the species, pollution problems, and strain put on good ol mother earth. Oh well, I am glad I got to experience nature at its finest, and can learn some things in the class to help my future adventures. In the meantime, it is safe to say that I am going for my Science degree, and will at least pass a few classes, and have met some new friends, and am maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle for the most part (although some of the food I eat is canned, boxed, etc.), and didn’t get any garden food this year, but can’t complain and enjoy things for the most part.

My roomate is out of the house tonight so I might watch some TV and just keep getting caughtup on homework and other items. Until next time, love ya!

1 Month Into School Update

Hey EVeryone!

It’s amazing that I have only been in a school for one month, and it seems more like 5 since I was doing so much extra-curricular work in sports and volunteering prior to getting registered. So you must be wondering what it is I am up to? If so, then keep reading and I will give you a little low-down on my freelance writing to get me through school.

First, I have a job!! I actually landed a job with the Kinisiology and Phsyical Eduication department as a DodgeBall Referree. It is actually really fun, and is a good start to get me back into a position where I can start earning some wages.

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BEsides my employment, I have been playing Hockey (Indoor) once a week, and Volleyball once a week, putting me to 3 nights of sports per week, and two night Labs (one in Physics, and one in Bio) each week.

The labs are really cool so far, and really add a dimension to the readings and classwork that goes on. So far I enjoyed the recent Physics tests where we dropped a ball through a tube and then used a 2000 flashes per minute strobe light with a hi tech camera to take 12 pictures of the steel bearing ball (5.6 g) falling against a metre stick backdrop so we were able to take the digital picture and calculate the change in the pixel grid to determine the time change, as well as position change, to determine the velocity, acceleration, etc. This is a wealth of information to digest, and unfortunately, I may have to re-take Physics again next semester to either boost my grade, or increase my knowledge since it is a really thick course.

BIOLOGY has been amazing, and really working with my Environmental Science course, especially with the introduction to earth sciences, like how Phosphates and Nitrogren have cycles, and the diversity of life on earth from protists all the way up to polar bears.

Arky is great, and have been really enjoying my National Georgraphic Magazine and all the clubs on campus.

CLUBS
So far one of my highlights has been meeting Jessi, and getting involved with the Clubs. I have made a direct move into the clubs and enjoy all the fun that comes with my memberships.

NEWS
As part of my involvement with the clubs, I have started developing a Campus News website you can see at http://www.3cpoh.com — and other than that, just really going to keep things going to try and boost some cash to cover tuition, and possibly increase my news coverage by building a team, joining a new team, or possibly doing some collaborations!!

MUSIC
Other fun things that may be coming to the blog in the next couple weeks include a possible podcast of my new DJ Show that I may be doing at the University Radio. If I take on the show, then I will probably do a metal show, or some other style or genre…possibly even electronica.

SPORTS
Glad to have a local hockey team to cheer for, and have caught quite a few ‘Horns game, and have a HERD pass so I can go to all the games!! This makes for some excellent playing and lifestyle fun!

INVESTING / BUSINESS
Business actually looks good over the next couple years, and I have some appointments coming up with some local sponsors, as well as some Co-Op possibilities in the works that may put me directly into a job, so that could be cool, and everything is really on the table.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
So that’s all from me. I don’t have the cash to drive back to my shack, so am using the time to sleep, write, and study, but wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving!

VOTING SOON
It is almost voting time again for the Federal Election, so everyone make sure to go and vote.

SHOUTOUT TO @CANADA’s SMARTEST PERSON — GLAD TO JESSI BACK ON TV
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Back to school is actually pretty fun, and minus the stressful moments, I actually am having quite a bit of fun and behaving myself quite well, and hoping to get some of these options to keep growing and networking so things keep developing and progressing at a pace that Jessi would be proud of!

RUNNING A DEFICIT
While I have made an intense effort to engage in a super-busy lifestyle, I am also running a small deficit, but feel that I can make a good run in the Q4 to increase my earnings and spending as I continue to make the most of the services available on campus, and other options that are much more accessible for students.

Changes In The Course

Saturday morning. Taking this quick moment to enjoy some peace and quiet? Nope. Watching the *new Skyfall 007 Movie — and it is quite amazing and just typing out this quote from Q when she delivers that amazing speech about the temper of heroic hearts and want to take a look at the heroic and not so heroic feats I have accomplished this year.

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    HOW I MADE MY MOVE

Early in June, June 07, to be exact, I made the move to Mt. Blakiston Conference Services where I booked a month to get myself settled in on campus to re-plan my new school programs. Now it is only 3 days to start of school, and I still feel like I am scrambling to prepare. I am already feeling like I haven’t studied enough, and have little idea what to expect about my learning ability, or disability, since I am heavily focused into the Sciences.

    SCIENCE PLEASE BE NICE TO ME

To put this in perspective, my formal education in the sciences has been non-existent. I got a 52 in Chem 20, and didn’t take any physics classes, and even my BIO marks were not that great. However, seeing as I have been out of high school for 16 years, I feel that my time has been well spent learning about the sciences on my own, as well as a few classes I took at Uleth back in the day.

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My most recent readings of Isaac Asimov, Johannes Kepler, and George Herbert Mead have prepared me with the theoretical perspectives to keep my mind open about the possibilities of space, time, and what it means to really live. This has been one of my long-time quests, and feel that the sciences will definitely put some things in perspective.

MODELLING A REGIONAL LIFESTYLE
Other than that, one of the greatest changes to my lifestyle has been accomplishing some of my sports goals. While I stayed really fit and toned when I was back in the forest, I never had the chance to watch or play in a gym, and that has been one of my top joys this summer. I passed on the camping and fishing since I pretty much OD’d on hunting, fishing, and camping over the last few years seeing as those recreational pursuits were more as a means of survival than enjoyment. So I use that to make me deal with how I can’t fish or be outdoors or find true privacy that the wilderness offers.

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As a result, it has been alot easier to dive into sports and start building up some loyalty to our School Teams to boost the competitiveness and awareness of the facilities and teams. So far, the summer offered a great chance to change into a training program, and get a chance to see some great athletes, players, and even meet some people.

B-BALL DAYS
So far, I have been playing basketball every day, and focusing on my long-shots and can pretty much drill swooshes from half-court. Shortcomings include not having enough money to play golf, buy hockey equipment, or even having enough cash to really venture very far from the house, but it has come a long way from the Hotel Room I checked into a few months ago.

MAKING MOVES
The cost of the hotel was approx. $1200, which I put on my credit card, and gave me a little setback financially, but feel that it was a wise move to start with rather than getting into a lease on a place that I wouldn’t like. After spending a month in there, I was able to find a decent place to rent close to the school within 7 minutes walking distance, making for a great spot to walk, bike, skate, or run to almost all the amenities. As a result, I have again put less than 100KM on my vehicle, so I am really proud of the low-mileage I have retained, having driven only 4 times in the 3 months I’ve been here!

Some of the largest challenges have been to make ends meet financially, and I have started freelancing again, which opens up some new territories to work across the internet.

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SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK
So now Summer is OVER. SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK. I look forward to the challenges that school will pose to me, as well as working with all my new knowledge to see if I can get into some new projects.

SHIFTING PRIORITIES
I remember when I first moved, I felt pretty similar to when my mom helped my move-in so many years ago, and brought just a couple sentimental items like my stamp collection, guitar, and art. When I first arrived, I immediately tapped into the arts and music so that I could get a taste for the SCENE, and felt that it was much more supportive towards arts, music, and culture, than the limited bush league audiences I was dealing with, and tried to get a studio setup, as well as looked at the costs of piano lessions, and even considered a fine arts program, that I may go back to pursuing if Science takes the backburner. These goals are driven by my love of the arts and science, as well as a possible chance to get more edication and make some money so I can play sports, and do things that I want to do.

TIGHT BUDGETS
I have been sooooo poor it has been ridiculous! I went shopping twice, once at the Used Goods Store, and once at Old Navy, and managed to piece together some decent matches, but could sorely use some cash to increase my fashion gadgets, since it is unlikely that I will be returning home to get my winter kit, or to hunt or bundle, but may make a trip once school is in session and I am back into the routine.

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LIFELONG LEARNING
Lately, I have been getting immersed in sports, the TV-Experience, and just enjoying the conventions of modern life such as electricity, water, and civilization in general. The awesomeness of being able to make these big-life-style choices in mid-life has only been possible by retaining an agile approach to both work and life, and has taught me a lot about my approach to life in general, and feel that once I am more educated, that I will be able to build on some of the goals I started in my earlier years, and just really nervous about starting school, and really love feeling that nervousness since it is exactly the feeling I get when I get on an adventure, and is ultimately what I live for….Whether the adventure is off the beaten path in the middle-of-where, or to a science class, I think it is important to try and keep learning as much as possible, even if it means going back to school later in life.

Mom, I Got Big By The Science Bug

Taking a moment to reflect and rethink one’s life can be a big step — especially when looking at all the challenges and tribulations and can be quite daunting, haunting, invigorating, and revitalizing for the individual.

So, after taking a moment to look in the mirror, I have decided I need to look into learning more about science and technology. Being of the liberal arts caliber, I feel I need to get more formally immersed in the scientific realm, as part of a means to improve my cognitive functioning and switch up my routine, and am closing a chapter on my Pioneer Stories, and moving into the realm of science. Whether I will jump straight to the stars, or hang with the brains in jars, or extract THC from Bud in the pursuit of new science frontiers, I realize that my current level of scientific knowledge is truly, scientifically, and categorically, not up to where it should be given some of the decisions I have to make, so I have decided to hone my research interests into categories, then going to try and link these subject areas to my personal interests of projects that I am working on — as well as potentially putting each of these respective projects into a website, which I hope to publish to as part of my side projects. Since going back to school offers me a chance to learn, it also brings me back to civilization, and hopefully improves my productivity, so that I can take some of my projects that were put on standby back into action and start developing them across new social groups, which I hope to work with to develop new frontiers of research.

Some of my interests include:

Computing Science (Intro)
Neuroscience (Intro)
Geology / Geography — Interested in Space Geology
Water Science or Hydrology

As my scientific knowledge levels increase, it soon becomes evident that Science it truly multi-and-inter-disciplinary, and that having a well-rounded interdisciplinary approach is essential. For example, if I plan to learn more about Space Geology and get to go on an asteroid mission, then I feel it will be imperative that I also know as much as possible about Biology and the Flora and Fauna of any possible species I could encounter.

Even if these things don’t happen overnight, I hope to learn as much as possible about some areas that I have been studying during my explorations trips, and scientific studies I have been doing here in my wilderness lab. I have collected plenty of samples and data, and found some truly amazing things out about nature that I never knew was possible. It is with this renewed earnest that I bring forth my new interests in science, in order to better understand how the environment works as a harmonious ecosystem, to provide some improvement to the quality of life across various regions of the world. I hope to understand how a local impact can have global effects, and that there has never been a better time to get re-educated, as there is still time to make a difference to make our world better for future generations of students and scholars who will ever seek the truth about humanity and the world in which we live, for the mysteries that move us to ever greater challenges and pursuits, and that things can get extremely tough, extremely fast, and when that happens, having a solid education will be your best asset.

In today’s world, an Arts Degree is fundamental to instill the knowledge and importance of traditional family values and equip our social leaders with an understanding of “how the world should run” — and we need “scientists to make it run” according to the visions of the liberal philosophers who dream of utopia and rationalize the arts science endlessly through the ages, and after learning some of the Arts and applying them in real-life settings, I think Science provides an interesting option to learn more about the inner-workings of how things run, why clocks tick, and how regional developments can have global impact. The questions and topics are still the same, but the approach is completely different, and it is this difference that I will be looking to extract, to identify the mould on the cheese, and to be able to make scientific judgements and proofs by exposing the inner workings of how things are created, and developed.

My big interests are on rocks, and plants, but mostly rocks, and how they are so different across different areas of the earth, and hope to learn more about the geological composition of Earth, it’s functions, and apply that to what I know about space exploration. Exploration continues to be a top priority for me, and I will be using my scientific knowledge to help identify rocks in the field, and make sense of whether the rocks landed from space, rolled down a hill, got placed their by a glacial movement, or whether they are artifacts from days gone by. These questions often run through my mind when exploring and adventuring new areas, so hopefully science will help me answer some of these pent-up questions about the world and all its beauty.

I plan on tracking some of my scientific and computing research on a series of blogs that I have in the works, and hope to bring some of my other students into the development to create some good projects. Some of these blogs include:

blockception.com — A study of how AI in a computer-mainframe could grow conscious — Most definitely going to be watching lots of movies including all the Terminator Flicks, and other Movies about computers and playing on some of the recurring themes about how the system grows conscious of itself — in this case — I will be looking at the Blockchain, and the systems it uses to run the new financial transactions systems, and the potential this could have on World Currency Collapses in an effort to destroy traditional currency, and create new markets, including extraterrestrial opportunities for tech transfer with space stations. — Obviously blending Science and Science Fiction — of which I may put some of my Liberal Arts Skills to use and write a new book — so I need to collect some more facts on this stuff, and will be using this site to house them.

commissionfreelance.com — Having had to use my writing skills learned in my English Degree to the fullest, I had to write to survive in a the Freelance World, and plan on developing a platform for freelancers to create a more open-enterprise model to connect freelancers with jobs without huge Commission costs, and hope to meet some savvy web designers and entrepreneurs to grow this site with potential re-sale down the line to some of the more commercial businesses; while still maintaining its core values of reduced commissions and increased open-enterprise.

And other projects that I have on the go will come forward as they develop, and I plan on really learning as much as possible about Science to either get my PhD in Science, or get my PhD in Sociology, or PhD, or MD, and plan on putting in plenty of dedication to raise my knowledge level in the Sciences to help balance some of my social and economic expertise.

Blabbing About Space — Blah, Blah, Blah

It seems like plenty is going on in space these days, and so far NASA has been doing an exceptional job reporting the facts to the educators who are interested in promoting the discipline of space exploration and science.

Most recently, Space Science is being used to study the impact of geological activity in the upper atmosphere:

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And with mixed emotions, people said goodbye and hello to the legacy of Messenger and its contributions to establishing a wealth of resource data on Mercury, one of the biggest shields, or planets that gets rocked by hard-hitting solar rays on a daily basis, but has some neat craters to hide in that may be able to provide coverage, one crater which was recently made by Messenger when it impacted a couple days ago.

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Messenger did tons for space science and Mercury seems like a great spot to send a rover to followup on the Messenger Mission, with the goal of creating some power sources, or solar panels to get some operations started there, if that is even possible.

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From some of the material I saw it looks like Mercury absorbs much of the UV Rays and converts them, or cools them below the surface, at least the infogram appeared to be giving the effect of particle activity travelling into tectonics and going from red to blue- giving a cooling effect.

Other things include all the craters, as well as a revolving sphere of spheroids or interplanetary asteroid activity, making the surface appear to be heavily congested with impacts and asteroid presence. The asteroid may be resemblant of some of the comet activity appearances of comets around Earth, including 67P. No matter, people are getting fired up about all the missions going on, and with the commercialization of space well underway, it is no mystery that everyday citizens and business people are starting to take an interest the in allure and mysteries that space offers.

While I am a total space-lover — I presently have no interest in going to space at all!! I am too much of an earth-lover to ever consider leaving, but some people are actually signing up to colonize mars and that would take a tons of guts and balls to do — do these people really have it that bad on earth that they want to go to Mars?

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While mars is tempting with is alluring red dunes and hidden icy depths, it is getting even more tempting as people begin to realize that their will one day be colonies on Mars, and other planets.

Mobilizing these ventures must consider the health and safety of its participants, and if you really want to have some fun, combine that with the advances in genetic research and DNA modification, and it may be that colonies can be achieved with lower startup costs and higher efficiency and construction.

The issues that Earth faces now are just things that other planets will have to face later on, and really getting into Pandora’s Box and God-Playing questions seem like old topics with all the revolutionary change introduced by today’s technology. I mean, who ever thought I would be running my own website and blogging about space and technology and whether or not earthlings would be colonizing mars, asteroids, or other planets?

Well, it seems like these topics will be underlying issues for the next generation of policy makers, and it would be good to get some experienced hands doing the research and writing the policy, without having a strong bias or overt agenda; so please feel free to send me an email if you want to put together an application for funding to study space science since there is lots of data, and plenty of future commercialization opportunities for young scientists to get engaged in space travel and commercializing space pursuits.

While space as we know it today is just about 90% fantasy, at least from where I’m sitting, there are some real cosmonauts that have faced the challenges of their bones shrinking and lungs collapsing and electricution and suffocation, so some real risks are involved to develop and further the science, and even with the help of intelligent robotics like Robonaut, and Robonaut II, and all the other space programs around the world, there is still plenty of work to do, and more cooperation needs to be done between the colonies to help build more inclusive and supporting policy using an ecological perspective that uses novel ways to boost interplanetary exploration, colonialization, and intergalactic business, to improve the quality of life on earth.

While there are many planets to explore, Earth seems to be the most favorable, and I hope that it stays that way for years to come! However, the tug of the interstellar isn’t developed overnight, so cheers to space and finding out nicer and better planets to get some more action going!

Kepler seems to be doing just that — with over 8 identifiable planets already scouted, and plenty more located in the habitable zone, the range of planets is widespread and diverse, so the real estate market is largely untapped, and it is most likely that the claims to territory will come with responsibilities such as providing shelter, and other basic necessities that govern humanitarian programs on earth.

Enceladus Has Hydro-Activity

While no-one has been able to make the claim to fame of finding Wildlife On Another Planet — Cassini Mission gets good data on the potential Saturn’s Moon Enceladus as a potential simulation model for ealry-Earth like Geothermal activity 00 which is pretty cool.

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But the missing link is obviously the wildlife???? For are they not the true curators of the ecosystem??

Really who though — what is important is that the small vent holes in the image could send gases and create a nice atmosphere because it appears that the HelioSphere, the outer sheathing of Earth’s Atmosphere is more eggly-barrel shaped with less coverage than previously thought, which could expose earth to greater radiation and other space particles.

Cassini is really a cool mission and has been going on for 10 years — the little thing has been doing lots of research up in space — so learn more at the Nasa Cassini Mission Page and get the latest updates as science and technology progress the levels of insight made by Scientists and Engineers of the next frontier.

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Solar Winds can be used to seed new particles into new intergalactic environments.

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