Friday, October 30, 2009

Mileage: End of October snapshot.

you can check when I was sick from the bar graph. Last year's total mileage was greater than 1,000. This year will be little less...


Combine retirement houses and day care centers in a gated community with security (both to unauthorized access and exit) and health care facilities (elder care and pediatrics). It's a win-win-win situation. Kids can be taken care of the elders (of which some of them might be blood relatives) and entertain them in return. Minimal supervision can eliminate any abuse or neglect. A build in health care facility will eliminate most of the hassle of visiting the doctors office. Anyway younger and older people need most physician care.

Fiat Lux

Why doesn't Fiat make a car called Lux?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

gluteus maximus

The human gluteus maximus is a distinctive muscle in terms of size, anatomy and function compared to apes and other non-human primates...

The results indicate that the gluteus maximus is mostly quiescent with low levels of activity during level and uphill walking, but increases substantially in activity and alters its timing with respect to speed during running...

Evidence for when the gluteus maximus became enlarged in human evolution is equivocal, but the muscle's minimal functional role during walking supports the hypothesis that enlargement of the gluteus maximus was likely important in the evolution of hominid running capabilities.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Greek Alphabet

Α αalphaΝ νnu
Β βbetaΞ ξxi
Γ γgammaΟ οomicron
Δ δdeltaΠ πpi
Ε εepsilonΡ ρrho
Ζ ζzetaΣ σsigma
Η ηetaΤ τtau
Θ θthetaΥ υupsilon
Ι ιiotaΦ φphi
Κ κkappaΧ χchi
Λ λlambdaΨ ψpsi
Μ μmuΩ ωomega

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New term defined: kaizenette

kaizenette: (continuous) small improvement
from kaizen (Japanese) + ette (French).