Penicillins Presentation Summarized

A summarized version of my presentation on penicillins for my pharmacology course. Penicillins are β-lactams antibacterial drugs that inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis, thus categorized as bactericidal. History Discovered by Alexander Fleming, in 1928. Accidentally observed that staphylococci did not grow around the mold of Penicillium rubens. However, it wasn’t until 1941 that Australian pathologist Howard Florey and German-born British biochemist Ernst Boris Chain successfully developed a method to produce a pure form of penicillin on a large scale....

2024/06/12 · Thanos Apollo

XMPP: Getting started with the universal communication standard

XMPP is a libre decentralized collection of technologies, alternative to closed communication services. I’ve started self hosting my own xmpp server, and begun moving people from my close circle there. This is a summary of my collection of notes that I made for XMPP thus far, published as a short article. If you are interested in learning more on XMPP I recommend reading their official website. What is XMPP? XMPP stands for eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, it’s a set of libre technologies that can be used for communication services, such as instant messaging, voice & video calls as well as file transfers....

2024/04/30 · Thanos Apollo

Jellyfin: Powering the Self-Hosted Media Revolution

Jellyfin is my favorite service to self host, I’ve been using it for movies & books and I’d even consider using it for photos if not for Immich. Jellyfin is really popular as a self hosted streaming service for movies & TV shows, since those platforms suffer heavily from enshittification. Jellyfin can do much more than stream your favorite movies & TV shows. Whether you’re a movie enthusiast, music lover, or photo fanatic, Jellyfin has got you covered....

2024/04/04 · Thanos Apollo

Immich: Self-hosted Photo & Video Management

I’ve recently transitioned to a pixel phone with GrapheneOS as my primary device, moving from an iPhone. The only thing that I was missing is having my photos be in sync across all of my devices using iCloud, but despite the convenience of Apple’s iCloud service for syncing photos across devices, it frequently disregards user rights and privacy. Thankfully, Immich offers a self-hosted and enhanced alternative while respecting my privacy & user rights....

2024/03/25 · Thanos Apollo

Why Emacs will NEVER be popular

Emacs is my ride or die software, where I do all my computing. If not for Emacs, I wouldn’t give a byte about computers. Moved to GNU/Linux just for Emacs. But let’s face it, Emacs will forever swim against the current. Just like Gentoo, it’s too hardcore for the mainstream. To vibe with it or not, that’s the 1 million dollar question. Possible Solutions Emacs needs distributions to shine in this modern digital landscape where everything should “just work” Distros like Doom Emacs can flex the power of Emacs, enticing even those who can’t define it....

2024/03/11 · Thanos Apollo