Bug can cause deadly failures when anesthesia device is connected to cell phones | Ars Technica

I can think of at least one reason phones are being plugged into USB's... Federal safety officials have issued an urgent warning about software defects in an anesthesia delivery system that can cause life-threatening failures at unexpected times, … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Reasons Why ‘The Customer Is Always Right’ Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf. Correct! … [Continue reading]

Terrific Southwest Airlines safety briefing video

Beats the others:   I think using humor to keep peoples' attention beats all the pre-recorded announcements hands down. … [Continue reading]

Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 – WSJ.com

Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 Newly released Medicare billing data show total payments to more than 880,000 medical providers in 2012, totaling $77 billion. Search the database by provider name, specialty and location to see the types and … [Continue reading]

Texas citizenship test: Dirk and Conan

Funny bit.   … [Continue reading]

Resuscitation 2014

As you read this, I'm winging to sunny Las Vegas for the Resuscitation-2014 conference. Not only is it going to be a first-class conference, I and a fantastic team organized by Haney Mallemat (twitter @CriticalCareNow ) will be live-tweeting the … [Continue reading]

Am I the only one

who, when they get a new Uninterrupted Power Supply immediately cracks that thing open and rips the buzzer off the circuit board? … [Continue reading]

My first tweet

My First Tweet

The inauspicious beginning:     … [Continue reading]

This is why the War on Squirrels started


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My new ER, in a video

It's really well done. … [Continue reading]

The Generator works

even when I try to turn it off! Just after midnight, it's cold and a little windy but nothing different than the rest of our weather for the last dozen winters, and then: power outage for more than 30 seconds, then the standby generator comes on, … [Continue reading]

Tesla’s Waco Supercharger

Waco supercharging stations

Visited this the second week of February, 2014. 8 stations, all empty when I was there: Parking was marked as '60 minute'; is this at all the superchargers? If that's not the norm, I suspect it's because there's a hotel immediately behind … [Continue reading]

Grandpa’s little dentist


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I have a blog?

It was pointed out to me (very politely) that I've left the blog fallow for more than a month. That's a first, and hopefully a last. I have some excuses, and while they're stronger than 'the dog ate my homework' they are still excuses, and I owe … [Continue reading]

Happy Anniversary honey!

Happiest angry bird competitor ever.

Thanks for the 24 terrific years. I love you. … [Continue reading]