How the oil boom is reshaping North Dakota.

The WSJ has a good article (subscription required) on school districts getting swamped by disability claims. It’s a really tough issue. You want to help those that need it, but a willingness to help those that need will bring in people who just want it. It brings new light to the concern of disappearing data.

A court in New Jersey has ruled that a boss can order a woman to pretend as though her dead daughter never existed.

New York is doing away with eye examinations for renewals. I was so pissed when I failed the eye test. I ignored the glasses requirement for a while until I realized that it turned out that I kinda sorta really did need them if I didn’t want to keep running up against curbs.

Snitching with a video camera is big business in South Korea. Think of it like red light cameras, except that anybody can do it.

The new Windows Phone is awesome. Does it matter?

China cancels a city. When I saw the headline I thought it was a reference to a new ghost city they were building, but instead it’s more of a districting thing.

The Post Office is declaring PR war on email (and electronic commerce). I wrote a post on the post office over at NaPP and there were more than a few drive-by commenters talking about how unreliable and unsafe email is compared to the good ole post office.

It turns out people need sleep. Though it doesn’t say so, it might also apply to doctors. Forgive me for being cranky, we just found out that Clancy will have 60 call days over the next three months.

I will grant the elephant picture above isn’t among the more compelling ones I have used. There’s a somewhat more… interesting… picture of animals and flowing water below the fold.


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8 Responses to Linkluster ???

  1. stone says:

    The first picture is so adorable I wondered if it was real.

  2. ? says:

    “we just found out that Clancy will have 60 call days over the next three months.”

    Wow, that’s abusive even beyond what people put up with during residency. She should really consider finding another group, even if that means you both have to move.

  3. Scarlet Knight says:

    I agree with stone. The first picture is joy personified. Baby elephant playing in the water.

    A court in New Jersey

    I can agree with the boss and the judge. Grieve in private. You are creeping everyone else out.

    New York is doing away with eye examinations for renewals.

    NJ has an every 10 year rule for eye exams, but it isn’t enforced. A doctor has to squeal on you for it to happen.

    It turns out people need sleep.

    So do high school kids. Talk to a kid who is aiming for HYPS and ask him/her how much s/he sleeps. You will be horrified.

  4. trumwill says:

    You know that photographer knew he had something good with that picture. It’s the sort of thing I expect to see on a teacher’s wall with some caption underneath it.

  5. trumwill says:

    She should really consider finding another group, even if that means you both have to move.

    In all likelihood we will be gone from Callie a year from now. Of course, it’s hard to interview for jobs out of town when you’re not allowed to actually leave town.

  6. trumwill says:

    I can agree with the boss and the judge. Grieve in private. You are creeping everyone else out.

    It’s a closer call for me. I think the judge is ultimately right, but the boss was quick to put an end to it, I think.

    NJ has an every 10 year rule for eye exams, but it isn’t enforced. A doctor has to squeal on you for it to happen.

    Since I require glasses, I don’t really know how it works in any of the states I’ve lived. I just tell them I need glasses.

    Talk to a kid who is aiming for HYPS and ask him/her how much s/he sleeps. You will be horrified.

    There was a high school around Colosse that seemed to do this to any kid that wanted to graduate with anything other than a “Moderated Degree.” Instead of having an Advanced Degree and a Basic Degree like my school did, they had Full and Moderated. Moderated sounded worse than Basic, thus incentivizing parents to push their kids to get the Full. But both were real diplomas.

  7. ? says:

    “it’s hard to interview for jobs out of town when you’re not allowed to actually leave town.”

    Yeah, it sounds like she’ll have to tought out this extended period of call, but she should begin saving up vacation days and inquiring about other jobs quietly. From experience, most medical groups’ preliminary interviews last 1-2 days (usually a dinner the night before the interview followed by the interview day). If one must travel a long distance for the interview, probably 2-3 days of absence from work would be required unless the interview can be scheduled on Monday or Friday to take advantage of the weekend.

  8. trumwill says:

    It’s a tough line. We’re trying to stock up vacation time so that she is okay for pregnancy leave (she’s not pregnant yet). Which is, of course, another issue… she’ll be either pregnant or trying during interviews. They’re not allowed to ask about that, but they do anyway.

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