I saw a snake (and other pictures)

Posted on by AJ Ianozi

I’ve decided to start posting pictures that I take throughout the day. These will probably end up on my Facebook and will certainly be public on my Flikr.

Yesterday afternoon, I found a snake outside! I loved the patterns, so I just had to take a picture!

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Alpha Chi Conference in San Diego, CA (warning: heavy picture content)

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There hasn’t been much of an update from me in a while, as I have been working on my projects at Uni, and preparing for trip for the Alpha Chi Honor Society National Conference (which I just got back from), to give my presentation on Artificial Life.

The conference was in San Diego, California, a very beautiful place. I was there for 5 days, and I had experienced my very first time on a plane. I won a national award (10 are handed out, from a pool of over 11,000 alpha chi members made up of the top 10% of their universities), saw some seals at the Children’s Pool Beach, and got to go to Sea World with my Aunt and Uncle!

On a side note, I’m up to about 67-68 wpm with the Dvorak layout (remember that?) when on my macbook (I’m abit slower on my main computer). Should be back up to my 100+wpm I had in QWERTY in no time!

Anyway, there were plenty of pictures (I didn’t take any, I just asked my fellow students to take some and give me theirs); I hope you enjoy!

NOTE: Big thanks to Teresa for taking the following pictures! (Read more)

My Corn Plant has flowers!

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Well, I have a Corn Plant (aka Dracaena Fragrans, aka Dragon Flower) that I’ve had for the longest time. And a few weeks before Thanksgiving, something amazing happened – it started to grow flowers! This is a big accomplishment for me, and I’ll explain why.

First off, THIS is a Corn Plant – mine looks kinda like that one.

I first bought it this about 8 years ago, it was on clearance at the local grocery store. The store price was about $30, but it was on sale for $5 since it was almost all black/dying. The person there said that the tree was going to die, and if I didn’t buy it, they’d just throw it out at the end of the day. I’ve always liked trying to revive plants, so I figured I’d buy it and nurse it back to health.

It was, of course, a success – since I still have that tree today, and after 8 years, the tree just started growing flowers! (Read more)