From – Wikipedia
I have been looking into the whole taurine thing some more, on Wikipedia, isn’t that a cool molecule?
Anyway, from what I found on Wikipedia, it would seem that while taurine doesn’t have evergy giving properties, it reduces muscle fatigue. It’s naturally found in the human body as well as many animals.
It is also an amino acid, technically an amino sulfonic acid. It would seem there is the possibility it can reduce blood pressure as well, but I couldn’t see anything on Wikipedia supporting this. It seems that it is pretty much as the Choice website said, exactly what and how it does things is largely unkown. At the same time though, it seems it is needed by the body and is naturally occuring.
And here’s a fun filled fact from Wikipedia regarding Taurine usage “In 1993, approximately 5,000–6,000 t of taurine (synthetic and natural) were produced; 50% for pet food manufacture, 50% in pharmaceutical applications.” So…I guess it’s good for something right?
So why the hair pulling? Well, I have done more today then look up Taurine. As I mentioned yesterday, I had an exam at 8:30 this morning on databases. Well…The exam is over, not without much hair loss though.
I set my alarm for 6:30am, but lo and behold, I woke up at 7:57 with my phone (my alarm) in my hand and my hand under my pillow and the alarm turned off. Seeing as how it takes some 40+ minutes to get into uni this came as quite a shock and posed a series of problems.
- Do I take the bus like I was planning or should I drive instead.
- I’m hungry but don’t have time to eat.
- The next bus leaves in 8 minutes.
So, I think that is the quickest I’ve gotten dressed and gone to the bus stop, ever. Still got there 20 minute’s late, but at least I got there that soon.
I have a word of advice for anyone at QUT who is doing ITB004 in the near future, when they give you the practice exam, it might be almost a decade old, but the exam structure hasn’t changed at all!
Seriously, I went over the practice exam a few times over the weekend, and the actual final exam that I did this morning was identical to it bar slight variation in the content of the questions, such as slightly different SELECT statements, slightly different criteria for Access database questions etc. Things like the “Lost Update Problem” were also updated with the most recent version of the diagram from the lecture notes, but apart from that its virtually identical, so pay attention!
So I think I went alright, maybe. There was a question on VBA which I don’t remember doing and thus didn’t study anything about, so it probably wouldn’t hurt to take note of that.
Now I have a website to go work on…Or I do whenever my boss gets back from his meeting with the client so I can get an update on what I have to do. It’s meant to be launching tomorrow, so when it’s done, guess what! You’ll get a link to it! How awesome is that?