This is way too true.
Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas
Joe Biden isn’t my cuppa tea.
Yet, his talk to TAPPS is the best contemporaneous speech by a Pol to military families who lost family members in combat. I now like him much more.
Behold, a very worthy rant. Recommended.
The thirteenth, and as such is in that awkward non-communicative phase.
Thanks to the seven of you for checking in from time to time!
Yes, I intend to keep this. Should my current situation change, I suspect long form blog posts would return.
I’m neither terribly for nor against paramedics working as employees in the ED, but I love people ripping apart straw man arguments.
Author’s note: I generally avoid posting non-tech matters on my blog, but this unprofessional, unsubstantiated, fear-mongering attack of EMS in Texas has me boiling. I present to you something that doesn’t just affect Texas EMS, but EMS in the entirety of the United States of America. This has been fought in other states, and if it isn’t stopped now, will set a precedent and spill into many more states and regions. If you want to advance, you don’t do it by holding your siblings down in mediocrity and attacking their skills and intelligence. They seem to have taken a page out of the book, “How to Get Ahead in Life by Attacking Your Colleagues.” It is uncalled for.
Go, now, and enjoy.
Well done, and some good information:
So, I figure someone out there knows the answer to this, and I’ll share my guess, but I can’t find an answer on the internet.
My Question: Why does my cell phone ignore (or add) a “1” with a phone call, but my POTS* line phone doesn’t. Not only does it not just ignore unnecessary “1”s, it makes the annoying tri-tone and tells me it’s not necessary to dial a 1.
Well, if you know it’s not necessary, why not ignore it and put the call through?
My guess: the equipment being used is so old it cannot be taught new ticks, but I’d be interested in an informed answer.
*Plain Old Telephone System (I found this when getting my first DSL line).
unless it’s the tail rotor. They will straight up kill you.
And then forgot to check this one.
It’s not dead, it’s just being left fallow. You have my apologies.
It’s fallow as I’m in one of those weird career places, where I’m doing just enough interesting things that are fun but that I cannot talk about, and so rather than screw up I self-censor. Long-form blogging isn’t dead for me, but now really isn’t the time.
I missed posting this last year!
My yearly Christmas favorite, reposted:
Courtesy of the British National Health Service (click the banner):
NSFW. Funny, but Unsafe for work,unless your work involves STD’s in which case it’s required.
It’s my seasonal favorite post, and I hope it’s one of yours.
Not the STD’s, the funny song with equally amusing illustrations. The backstory, from a previous blog post:
I have seen several searches of this blog for the British National Health Services’ “12 STI’s of Christmas“, and wondered why. The answer: the NHS site no longer carries the wonderful show, for reasons unknown to me. As for the searches, I guess the Christmas season has people thinking about sexually transmitted infections (diseases on this side of the Pond) set to Christmas tunes.
For my little brother (who’s taller and smarter than me, thank goodness I’m better looking):
He’s a touch older than in this picture (he was the lead mechanical engineer making this thing fly, in one year):
And, to my niece Annie! I have no pics of her with an airplane, but when I get one, I’ll keep it for her next birthday.
I had the good fortune to visit the Museum of 1990s Trauma Care over the past two days. It's called #ATLS. Fascinating historic artifacts.
— Bill Hinckley (@UCAirCareDoc) December 5, 2014