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My TubeStats App (ft. Ali Abdaal)

Reading Time: 7 minutes With over 100 million views and one million subscribers, Ali Abdaal is definitely one to advise on building a successful YouTube channel. Besides his advice to aspiring YouTuber to start today, he also preaches about consistency. And that is where the motivation of this app derives. The question: how consistent

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Cannabis in treating Glaucoma

Cannabis: An Unconventional Way To Treat Sight-threatening Glaucoma?

Reading Time: 12 minutes When you have colourful friends, an occupation like mine, combined with a late night dinner conversation, the question is inevitable: can Cannabis (Taru rauhae) be used as a form of treatment for glaucoma (papahewa)? Below is a video that summaries the topic: According to Blind Low Vision New Zealand, glaucoma

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma: how it causes blindness and how it is treated

Reading Time: 15 minutes Glaucoma (Papahewa) ranks as the second most cause of blindness in Kiwis over the age of 65 (Blind Low Vision New Zealand, n.d.). For any individual, blindness is debilitating (Vuletić et al., 2016). There is a significant loss of independence, where you lose the ability to drive, enjoy television and

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Optometry

How I created a Twitter bot to help my career as an Optometrist

Reading Time: 8 minutes All projects start with inspiration and pain. My inspiration came from a stint doing #100DaysOfCode. The pain, on the other hand, came from having no consistent centralised feed of new information for optometrists. #100DaysOfCode in its name describes exactly what you have to do: a commitment to code for one

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How a walk up Mt Maunganui leads to creating a map of New Zealand

Reading Time: 9 minutes Map_of_NZ_using_Geo_Markers Inspiration for this project began earlier this month. I was on a small family holiday in Mt. Maunganui. Of the many activites to do, we embarked on climbing Mauao). At the summit, not only are your welcomed by a stunning view of the beachside township, but a tall out-of-place

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Holiday

5 Tips to a Happier Holidays – Optometrist’s perspective

Reading Time: 5 minutes The holidays are fast approaching. Kiwis, it’s time to escape the make-shift home office (thanks to this pandemic) and enjoy a domestic holiday (also, thanks to this pandemic). Whether that be sunbathing on a Kiwi beach, surrounding yourself in Kiwi nature, or even relaxing in your Kiwi house, it is

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How I got started using Linux (and how you could too)

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve heard great things about the Linux operating system and their many distributions. Unlike MacOS or Windows, Linux is an open-source, free to use operating system or OS. As liberating as the idea of a democracy: made by the people, for the people. When your system starts to run a

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Optometry

Beating Boredom in Optometry

Reading Time: 6 minutes The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom. Tim Ferris, 4-Hour Work Week At face value, you turn up, do the same thing, then go home. Optometry or almost any type of work is repetitive by nature. Within the first hour, 30 minute, or even

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