Archives for November 27, 2003

Holiday Blues and the LO

I have two issues, related to the holidays and emergency medical care.

Number one: if you have a relative who always seems to need a trip to the ER on major holidays, consider that there may be an underlying psychiactric problem, ranging from minor (narcissim) to serious (major depression). Any good ER is going to do a very thorough evaluation first, but if this is their 5th trip on a major holiday, we’re probably going to bring it up.

Number two: Loved One (LO) in the nursing home looks a lot worse this holiday as compared with the last one. We know. You should also be aware that the best indicator of how they usually are is the staff themselves. Sending LO to the ER should be done only after a chat both with LO’s doctor and regular nurses. Azygous has a nice post on this (but I cannot find it, his blog isn’t yet searchable).

Anyway, enjoy your Thanksgiving. All of us in the ER will be waiting for you!

MT systems can be used by spammers

Spammers are clever. They have figured out how to use a feature of MovableType to send spam from your server, looking like it came from you! Imagine the glee of MT users.

Fortunately, there are solutions, but they require a positive action, which can be found below: : Support Forum. There’s also a new version of the offending file, with better security.

My chosen answer, the easiest, is just to delete the offending file that allows this to work. Your mileage may vary, but do something to keep from being used by spammers.