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Geoscience Data Specialist - CGG - Llandudno

You will work on projects to assist with data identification, inventory, extraction, transformation and database loading and will also develop, manage and apply…
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SELF EMPLOYED FIELD RESOLUTIONS OFFICER - Mercia Utility Services Limited - Llandudno

Comfortable in updating visit outcomes using the company’s database system. Microsoft excel knowledge is pivotal in the role due to our systems and process's.
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Administration, Clerical: Administrative - Great Falls, Montana

/ To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. // Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. /Materials Required of Applicants:(To be considered in this pool, please submit the following) Supplemental question(s): How has your education and/or work experience prepared you to be successful in this position? Cover Letter Resume ReferencesThis position is responsible for providing clerical and administrative support services to Child and Family Services social workers regarding foster care, investigative and licensing functions.Receptionist and General Office Responsibilities Assigns case numbers and keeps paper based and electronic files up-to-date in compliance with division standards. Organizes files and researches history of cases. Types correspondents, forms, appraisals, and other miscellaneous documents. Processes travel vouchers and payroll related documents as needed within the unit ensuring all information is accurately recorded. Maintains mileage records for State Motor Pool cars and submits reports to the Regional Administrative Officer upon request. Keeps cars in good condition arranges for wash & vacuum bi-weekly or as needed. Monitors maintenance check records. Assists with new employee orientation, ensures completion of new employee packets. Answers telephone, routes calls, greets and directs visitors, opens mails.Foster Care Review, Compliance and Background Checks Responsible for Child Protection Specialist, criminal, sex offender and drivers license background checks on all applicants who apply to be licensed for daycare, foster care, or adoptions and routes the findings of the checks to the appropriate authority. Maintains a file of cases for foster care review. Schedules and informs workers of upcoming foster care providers according to policy. Types a variety of correspondence such as notification letters of schedules reviews. Ensures and procedures are followed such as ensuring the Judge receives a copy of the results of the Foster Care Review, worker receives a copy for the file, Guardian ad Litem receives a copy and a copy is filed in the compliance file. Maintains updated records of children placed in foster care ensuring files conform to state and federal requirements. Performs preliminary screening such as obtaining name, type of situation and worker identification for appropriate services or information referrals regarding foster care cases and investigations.Administrative Support Services Assists social workers in maintaining data in entering initial demographic information related to client referral in the system, researching information needed. Updates and maintains legal documents using word processing ensuring compliance of policies. Reviews appropriate financial eligibility correspondence with legal language and makes minor modifications. Maintains Outlook distribution lists adding new employees. Assisting with training and any problems that may accrue.Physical and Environmental Demands: This position works in a typical office environment with extensive keyboarding.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):/Required for the first day of work:/ Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Skill in researching. Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, including using spreadsheet, word processing, database, email, internet and other computer programs.Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): Two years college or vocational training in business administration, accounting, finance, office administration, human resources or directly-related field. One year supervisory experience. One to two years directly related work experience. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis.Job: *Office/Administrative/ClericalTitle: Administrative Assistant(00280,00280)Location: Great FallsRequisition ID: 19142934 ()

IT / Software / Systems: Technical Support Representative - Great Falls, Montana

Job Description Our Technical Support Advisors provide support to resolve customer technology problems through a series of trouble shooting activities in a virtual call center environment. Common solutions include resolving username and password problems, data sharing & synchronization, uninstalling/reinstalling basic software applications, verifying proper hardware and software configuration and set up, power cycling devices, navigating customers through application menus, and troubleshooting email issues. This is a performance based organization where all calls are recorded, monitored, and reviewed on a daily basis. You will be responsible for support of Computers and Operating Systems, tablets, MP3 players and other technical devices. Perks of joining KellyConnect: Paid training at $12-$14/hr After 90 days Advisors are eligible for a one-time $500 tenure bonus Advisor earning potential of $15-$17/hr Explosive growth opportunities into departments such as Leadership, Quality Assurance, and Training Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions: Interact with customers in response to inquiries, concerns, and requests about products and services Gather customer/product information and determine the issue by analyzing the symptoms Diagnose and resolve technical issues involving internet connectivity, email, application downloads, and more Research using available resources, including article database systems Complete required training to stay current with system information, changes, and updates Participate in frequent 1:1/classroom video coaching sessions with leadership Exemplary attendance and punctuality Requirements Qualifications: Proper phone etiquette, including using client verbiage and positive positioning Ability to speak and type clearly and accurately, using proper grammar Ability to multitask between customer calls and logging of case notes Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, job ambiguity, escalated customer calls); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to the organization Skilled at responding to multiple chat conversations simultaneously, including messages from your team, leadership, and support groups, like Quality Assurance Experience with mobile devices (mp3 players, tablets, smartphones) Ability to adjust to constantly-changing technology, processes, and team structures Openness to constructive coaching and ability to implement performance objectives Ability to empathize with customers Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays High School Diploma required Candidates must be 18 years or older Minimum 6 months call center experience required Must provide phone and internet services and quiet work environment, as the position is virtual #KellyConnect Why KellyConnect--?Each year, we find work for nearly 23,000 call center employees. We offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire roles for both traditional office and home-based assignments. Our connections, from small- and mid-sized companies to 90 of the Fortune 100, can open your job search to a new world of opportunities. You get a more flexible careeryour waychoosing the positions you want, when and where you want to go, and always for competitive pay.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ()

Professions: Senior Financial Analyst - Great Falls, Montana

Under the direction of the Manager of Financial Analysis. the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for performing high level research and analysis for decision-making purposes to assist Benefis Health System Leadership in achieving the overall goals, values and strategic endeavors of the System. The Senior Financial Analyst also supports the administration of compensation and operational analysis for the Benefis Medical Group. FLSA: EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize, perform, and oversee the performance of analyses including, but not limited to, cost analysis, utilization analysis, service line analysis, payor mix analysis, statistical analysis, financial analysis, feasibility analysis and productivity analysis, and market share analysis. Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses related to all aspects of actual performance, financial plans and capital business plans, and communicate results and recommendations effectively. This requires the development of robust models that serve as the basis for evaluating submitted plans and forecasts vs. expected results. Support the development and presentation of long range financial plans and annual budgets including consolidation at the BHS level. Provide support to leadership related to creating operational and capital related pro-forma statements and business plans. Prepare information and create presentations for senior leadership, various organizational committees, along with the system and entity boards of directors. Primary responsibility for the maintenance and use of the long-range financial forecast model (Axiom Financial Planning) Lead major aspects of the BHS annual capital and operational financial planning process (Axiom Budget and Axiom Capital Planning) Define, create and deploy financial reports/tools (Axiom Management Reporting and Productivity Management) Maintains the Axiom software suite and ensures the accuracy of assigned datasets. Validate data from the multiple systems used and ensures the integrity and accuracy of the data/analysis being provided. Lead the maintenance of the Meditech Cost Accounting system and provides clear, accurate, and actionable reporting and analysis. Assist with the maintenance of the physician dashboard and the administration of provider compensation, including the quarterly reconciliation process. Use tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio and Power Pivot to query and report from Meditech, NextGen and other BHS databases Support the effort of continuously improving existing planning systems and contribute to the conceptual development of new tools and approaches that enhance the overall planning, forecasting and budgeting processes. Support the development and update of all finance department training manuals on a periodic basis. This includes comprehensive testing of all planning tools ensuring that the user guides correctly state process and system functionality. Develop and maintain Financial Planning Department policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Educate and train BHS staff and leaders on software and processes within the scope of position responsibilities. Review the work of other staff within the finance division. Develop strong working relationships all levels of BHS leadership and with peers in the Information Technology Services division. Effectively prioritizes and balances multiple tasks and activities, thus ensuring that assignments are completed on time. Is flexible, organized and functions well under stressful situations. Maintains a good working relationship within the financial division as well as with all other BHS departments. Consistently demonstrates initiative and a professional, self-directed approach to department responsibilities and an ability to meet deadlines. Stays current on developments in healthcare and healthcare regulations through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attendance at professional meetings, conferences or workshops. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines. Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field. Minimum of 5 years' experience in finance and/or financial analysis, in a healthcare setting preferred Master's Degree with emphasis in Business, Finance or Healthcare strongly preferred CPA preferred. Community Information Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment. ()

Monitoring CAR-T-Cell Therapies Using the Nordic Healthcare Databases


Monitoring CAR-T-Cell Therapies Using the Nordic Healthcare Databases

Callreus, T., El-Galaly, T. C., Jerkeman, M., Brown, P. D. N. & Andersen, M., Apr 2019, In : Pharmaceutical Medicine. 33, 2, p. 83-88

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPharmaceutical Medicine
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)83-88
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


Subungual Melanoma of the Hand


Subungual Melanoma of the Hand

Chakera, A. H., Quinn, M. J., Lo, S., Drummond, M., Haydu, L. E., Bond, J. S., Stretch, J. R., Saw, R. P. M., Lee, K. J., McCarthy, W. H., Scolyer, R. A. & Thompson, J. F., 2019, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 26, 4, p. 1035-1043 9 p.

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BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of subungual melanoma (SUM) can be challenging and SUMs generally have a worse prognosis than melanomas arising elsewhere. Due to their rarity, the evidence to guide management is limited. This study sought to identify clinicopathological features predictive of outcome and to provide guidelines for management.

METHODS: From a large, single-institution database, 103 patients with in situ (n = 9) or invasive (n = 94) SUMs of the hand treated between 1953 and 2014 were identified and their features analyzed.

RESULTS: The most common site of hand SUMs was the thumb (53%). Median tumor thickness was 3.1 mm, and SUMs were commonly of the acral subtype (57%), ulcerated (58%), amelanotic (32%), and had mitoses (73%). Twenty-one patients reported prior trauma to the tumor site. Twenty-two patients were stage III at diagnosis; 7 underwent therapeutic lymph node dissection and 22 underwent elective lymph node dissection (5 positive), while 36 had sentinel node biopsy (SNB), 28% of which were positive. Forty percent of SNB-positive patients had involved non-sentinel nodes (SNs) in their completion lymph node dissection. Five-year melanoma-specific survival (MSS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rates were 70% and 52%, respectively. On multivariate analysis, regional node metastasis and right-hand tumor location were significant predictors of shorter DFS and MSS, whereas mitoses negatively impacted DFS only and increasing Breslow thickness impacted MSS only.

CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms that SUMs on the hand usually present at an advanced stage. Distal amputation appears safe for invasive SUMs, and SNB should be considered as these patients have a high risk of both SN and non-SN metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1035-1043
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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The effectiveness of ultrasound in the detection of fractures in adults with suspected upper or lower limb injury: a systematic review and subgroup meta-analysis


The effectiveness of ultrasound in the detection of fractures in adults with suspected upper or lower limb injury: a systematic review and subgroup meta-analysis

Champagne, N., Eadie, L., Regan, L. & Wilson, P., 2019, In : BMC Emergency Medicine. 19, 15 p., 17.

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BACKGROUND: The aim of the present review is to assess the effectiveness of ultrasound (US) in the detection of upper and lower limb bone fractures in adults compared to a diagnostic gold standard available in secondary and tertiary care centres (e.g. radiography, CT scan or MRI).

METHODS: The review followed PRISMA guidelines and used a database-specific search strategy with Medline, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library plus secondary sources (see supplementary material for completed PRISMA checklist). Diagnostic performance of ultrasound was assessed with a qualitative synthesis and a meta-analysis of two data subgroups.

RESULTS: Twenty-six studies were included (n = 2360; fracture prevalence =5.3 % to 75.0%); data were organised into anatomical subgroups, two of which were subjected to meta-analysis. Sensitivity and specificity ranged from 42.11 - 100% and 65.0 - 100%, with the highest diagnostic accuracy in fractures of the foot and ankle. The pooled sensitivity and specificity of US was 0.93 and 0.92 for upper limb fractures (I2 = 54.7 % ; 66.3%), and 0.83 and 0.93 for lower limb fractures (I2 = 90.1 % ; 83.5%).

CONCLUSION: Ultrasonography demonstrates good diagnostic accuracy in the detection of upper and lower limb bone fractures in adults, especially in fractures of the foot and ankle. This is supported by pooled analysis of upper and lower limb fracture subgroups. Further research in larger populations is necessary to validate and strengthen the quality of the available evidence prior to recommending US as a first-line imaging modality for prehospital use.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: The protocol is registered with the PROSPERO International register of systematic reviews: ID =  CRD42017053640 .

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalBMC Emergency Medicine
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Pathway using WUDAPT's Digital Synthetic City tool towards generating urban canopy parameters for multi-scale urban atmospheric modeling


Pathway using WUDAPT's Digital Synthetic City tool towards generating urban canopy parameters for multi-scale urban atmospheric modeling

Ching, J., Aliaga, D., Mills, G., Masson, V., See, L., Neophytou, M., Middel, A., Baklanov, A., Ren, C., Ng, E., Fung, J., Wong, M., Huang, Y., Martilli, A., Brousse, O., Stewart, I., Zhang, X., Shehata, A., Miao, S., Wang, X., Wang, W., Yamagata, Y., Duarte, D., Li, Y., Feddema, J., Bechtel, B., Hidalgo, J., Roustan, Y., Kim, Y. S., Simon, H., Kropp, T., Bruse, M., Lindberg, F., Grimmond, S., Demuzure, M., Chen, F., Li, C., Gonzales-Cruz, J., Bornstein, B., He, Q., Tzu-Ping, Hanna, A., Erell, E., Tapper, N., Mall, R. K. & Niyogi, D., Jun 2019, In : Urban Climate. 28, 100459.

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The WUDAPT (World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools project goal is to capture consistent information on urban form and function for cities worldwide that can support urban weather, climate, hydrology and air quality modeling. These data are provided as urban canopy parameters (UCPs)as used by weather, climate and air quality models to simulate the effects of urban surfaces on the overlying atmosphere. Information is stored with different levels of detail (LOD). With higher LOD greater spatial precision is provided. At the lowest LOD, Local Climate Zones (LCZ)with nominal UCP ranges is provided (order 100 m or more). To describe the spatial heterogeneity present in cities with great specificity at different urban scales we introduce the Digital Synthetic City (DSC)tool to generate UCPs at any desired scale meeting the fit-for-purpose goal of WUDAPT. 3D building and road elements of entire city landscapes are simulated based on readily available data. Comparisons with real-world urban data are very encouraging. It is customized (C-DSC)to incorporate each city's unique building morphologies based on unique types, variations and spatial distribution of building typologies, architecture features, construction materials and distribution of green and pervious surfaces. The C-DSC uses crowdsourcing methods and sampling within city Testbeds from around the world. UCP data can be computed from synthetic images at selected grid sizes and stored such that the coded string provides UCP values for individual grid cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100459
JournalUrban Climate
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


Executive: Business Intelligence & Market Strategy Manager - Houston, Texas

TITLE: Business Intelligence & Market Strategy Manager CLIENT: Professional Services Company & Law Firm LOCATION: Houston, Texas (Downtown) TYPE: Permanent SALARY: 100K-120K (DOE) SUMMARY: Support Houston, Texas based professional services company managing business intelligence initiatives and leading international law objectives. Leverage a clear understanding of legal marketing within global market industries facilitating business development and market intelligence initiatives for the litigation practice. Develop a litigation strategy coordinating with more than 200 lawyers, key clients to solve complex business issues geared to critical litigation. Work in tandem with global resources to help clients resolve legal problems and minimize risk in virtually any venue worldwide. DUTIES: --- Plan, develop and execute competitive analysis projects and programs that support litigation market strategy plan, and track success ratio --- Support key client engagement initiatives, including client feedback and satisfaction debriefs, referral advocacy initiatives, training for enhanced client service strategies, contact origination and relationship development, and education thought leadership initiatives --- Provide direction and manage production of proposals, PowerPoint presentations and RFP responses for the department's practices, and track success ratio. --- Provide direction and manage execution of practice conference sponsorships, client presentations and seminars, client dinners and other events related to the promotion of the department. --- Drive awareness, recognition and enhance quality and brand perception of the department's lawyers, practices and experience --- Manage submissions for major awards, comprehensive survey response campaigns (e.g. Chambers of Commerce), and other PR-related initiatives to further the awareness and positioning of the department's practices and lawyers --- Develop and manage the annual department budget, and ensure budget is maintained --- Coordinate with lawyers and others in client relations to develop and distribute legal updates; maintain quality of distribution lists for the same --- Contribute to training initiatives coaching, mentoring and to the development of client relations staff members in support of department initiatives REQUIREMENTS: --- 5 years of professional services industry experience; two or more years of business intelligence and market strategy experience preferred --- Experience in developing business intelligence strategy plans geared to sales marketing, business development and public relations forums for litigation market --- Ability to work well with a variety levels within an organization and possess diplomacy, enthusiasm, perseverance and a sense of humor; experience working on decentralized teams a plus --- Provide writing presentation samples incorporated with written and verbal communication skills --- Portray and implement a strong organizational ability, and project management skills --- Should possess solid business acumen and experience in researching and interpreting company market data, competitive intelligence; strong understanding of litigation concepts and language a plus --- Strong skills in MS Office software, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and particularly online CRM business management tools --- Experience with InterAction a plus; knowledge of web-based legal and/or other database systems a plus, particularly Docket Navigator, PACER and MonitorSuite. --- Some overtime and travel is required EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required Business, Communications, Market Strategy, Market Research or related field; advanced degree a plus. ()

Proteomic profiling of the thrombin-activated canine platelet secretome (CAPS)


Proteomic profiling of the thrombin-activated canine platelet secretome (CAPS)

Cremer, S. E., Catalfamo, J. L., Goggs, R., Seemann, S. E., Kristensen, A. T. & Brooks, M. B., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 11, e0224891.

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Domestic dogs share the same environment as humans, and they represent a valuable animal model to study naturally-occurring human disease. Platelet proteomics holds promise for the discovery of biomarkers that capture the contribution of platelets to the pathophysiology of many disease states, however, canine platelet proteomic studies are lacking. Our study objectives were to establish a protocol for proteomic identification and quantification of the thrombin-activated canine platelet secretome (CAPS), and to compare the CAPS proteins to human and murine platelet proteomic data. Washed platelets were isolated from healthy dogs, and stimulated with saline (control) or gamma-thrombin (releasate). Proteins were separated by SDS-page, trypsin-digested and analyzed by liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (MS). CAPS proteins were defined as those with a MS1-abundance ratio of two or more for releasate vs. unstimulated saline control. A total of 1,918 proteins were identified, with 908 proteins common to all dogs and 693 characterized as CAPS proteins. CAPS proteins were similar to human and murine platelet secretomes and were highly represented in hemostatic pathways. Differences unique to CAPS included replacement of platelet factor 4 with other cleavage products of platelet basic protein (e.g. interleukin-8), novel proteins (e.g. C-C motif chemokine 14), and proteins in relatively high (e.g. protease nexin-1) or low (e.g. von Willebrand factor) abundance. This study establishes the first in-depth platelet releasate proteome from healthy dogs with a reference database of 693 CAPS proteins. Similarities between CAPS and the human secretome confirm the utility of dogs as translational models of human disease, but we also identify differences unique to canine platelets. Our findings provide a resource for further investigations into disease-related CAPS profiles, and for comparative pathway analyses of platelet activation among species.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0224891
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Executive: Director of Patient Safety - Pasadena, Texas

Job DutiesPrevent future harm by initiating and overseeing proactive evaluation and redesign of systems to improve care processes (e.g. forcing functions, checklists, error causation thinking, human factors, applied informatics, culture).Support improved outcomes by emphasizing both appropriate behaviors and robust systems that include concise accountability measures and follow-up.Improve consistent delivery of evidence-based care and reduction in preventable harm by focusing on reliability and applying the principles of reliable design.Reduce variation in care delivery. Partner with the Patient Safety Organization to explore identified variations when appropriate.Utilize alerts and best practices (e.g. Sentinel Event Alerts) to perform gap assessments and implement strong actions that will alleviate identified gaps.Effectively report, investigate, and analyze patient safety incidents, medical errors and potential risks in the facility.Facilitate thorough and credible serious event analysis that result in strong sustainable improvement strategies.Facilitate thorough and credible failure mode effect analysis to identify and mitigate unintended adverse patient outcomes and evaluate effectiveness of process changes.Perform Patient Safety Rounds that identify patient safety risks. Empower staff to identify and participate in resolution of patient safety concerns.Coordinate disclosure of serious events to patients and/or families in accordance with organizational policy and regulations.Assure timely reporting of Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) to the Patient Safety Organization.Actively participate in PSO learning collaboratives. Ensure implementation of best practices, alerts, and updates to drive patient safety improvement.Champion completion of Culture of Safety Survey.Facilitate analysis of culture of safety survey results such that data-driven action plans lead to targeted outcomes.Support and encourage harm reporting throughout the organization through a nonpunitive just event reporting system.Provide feedback that acknowledges both the value of event reporting and review of reported events. QualificationsEducation:Bachelors Degree in Healthcare related field required, Master's degree preferred Licensure/Certification/Registration:Certification in Patient Safety (CPPS) required; If not already CPPS, must obtain certification within first year of hire.TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer required; If not already a Master Trainer, must obtain certification within first year of hire Experience/ Skills: Three to five years healthcare experience in patient safety, risk, and/or quality preferred. Healthcare experience should be recent and within a clinical setting such as Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, etc. Clinical background required.Demonstrates good organizational skills; tendency to be organized, planful and structuredKnowledge of patient safety science principles, theory, methods, standards and regulatory requirementsSuperior interpersonal skills (developing and maintaining positive relationships; communicating clearly and effectively with people at all levels with verbal and nonverbal communication; working with others to identify, define and solve problems)Strong leadership qualities (task completion, motivation, organization)Knowledge of and experience with patient safety analysis techniques (methods) Proven team building skills in dealing with intra-professional clinical and operations teams including medical staff in diverse settingsAdvanced computer skills with word processing and database competency.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated ability to deliver educational and informational presentations on clinical and/or patient safety topics.Ability to inspire others to believe in the culture of patient safety. Effective change agent.Information management skills including flowcharting, data analysis and report preparation.Knowledge of rapid cycle improvement theorySHIFT: Full time Days (No Weekends) ()

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Developer - Houston, Texas

As a Senior Developer, you will design and implement solutions based on client needs and requirements. You will take-on challenging assignments working directly with architects and other developers at a client. No two days are the same - you'll never stop learning and growing. You'll have the autonomy to make crucial decisions while receiving support and guidance along the way and adhering to established change management and DevOps best practices. The ability to organize and prioritize your tasks to manage multiple assignments will be essential. This position is based in Houston, Texas. You'll receive competitive benefits and can earn performance bonuses. Sullexis' environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skillset and share your knowledge with others. Requirements Bachelor's degree (Computer Science or related field) Eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship Self-motivated with solid experience in solution design and development Highly adaptable, capable of learning new technologies Demonstrable software engineering skills in testing, troubleshooting, debugging and problem resolution 5+ years of experience with: Microsoft stack programming (.NET, C#, WCF, WPF, SharePoint, PowerApps, Flow), SQL database design, programming complex queries and stored procedures, performance optimization 3+ years of experience with Python application development, testing and deployment Solid understanding of distributed web technologies (JavaScript, HTTP, SSL, REST, SOAP, XML, JSON), including using tools like Postman and JavaScript debugger Experienced in building enterprise reporting solutions, preferably with Power BI (or similar other tools like Microsoft SSRS, Tableau, Spotfire) Proficient in GitHub, Maven and similar for managed source code, project repositories and build tools Comfortable working within a fast-paced environment and multiple project assignments while maintaining status updates to project leads Strong written and verbal communication skills, including system design/documentation skills Able to travel locally to various client sites for project delivery Preferred Experience working with cross-platform data migration, integration, using ETL tools (SSIS, Informatica, Business Objects or similar) Proficiency with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure Proficiency with agile project management and delivery methods Experience in developing solutions for the Oil and Gas/Energy industry ()

Other: Senior .NET Engineer - Spring, Texas

Senior .NET Engineer If you are a Senior .NET Engineer with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us We are one of the top players in the energy space What You Will Be Doing Should be strong in the Microsoft toolchain with emphasis on C#Proven experience with WPF/MVVM UI developmentExperienced in using Entity Framework with SQL ServerSolid understanding of data modeling techniques and database designProficient with t-SQL for writing triggers / stored procedures / viewsExperience with building responsive UI'sUnderstanding of design patterns for code designAble to write clean, maintainable, and unit testable codeAble to follow established development practices and guidelinesExperience working in an Agile/iterative development and design processUnderstands the why and how of unit testingShould be a quick study; strong problem solving What You Need for this Position Software Engineering: 5 years (Required)WPF: 3 years (Required)C#: 5 years (Required)SQL Server: 3 years (Required) What's In It for You Benefits:Health insuranceDental insuranceRetirement planPaid time offFlexible scheduleProfessional development assistance So, if you are a Senior .NET Engineer with experience, please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. ()

Human Resources: Oil & Gas Recruiting Manager (Timec) - Pasadena, Texas

Oil & Gas Recruiting Manager (Timec, a -Ferrovial -Company)Pasadena, TXPosition SummaryThis role will support recruiting objectives, in finding world-class talent for our organization. The Oil & Gas Recruiting Manager will have a matrix relationship reporting to the EVP of the Oil & Gas division as well as the HR Director, supporting all North America Oil & Gas hiring initiatives. The desired candidate will have expertise in advanced recruitment techniques in support the craft roles within our maintenance and turnaround work in the Gulf Coast, the midcontinent and in California. This position will manage a team of managers including manpower and training as well as responsibility for strategy, process, talent mapping, sourcing to ensure a qualified pipeline of talent. - -Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesStrong sourcing skills and abilities through use of sourcing tools, resume mining, Boolean searches and other innovative methods to seek qualified talent (i.e. Monster database searching, LinkedIn search license and Boolean key word ability).Strong communication skills, to support the process and provide prescreened leads to the recruitment team and hiring managers, with strategic screening and quality vetting.Will need to research and grow market pipelines, community resources, and other grass-root efforts, to support business growth, across North AmericaWill need to adhere to and manage quality HR hiring practices, to support EEOC compliance, internal hiring workflows, headcount approval documentation, interview documentation and candidate application processes.This position will need to deliver results in a timely manner to support business needs, in a fast-paced environment.Will be responsible for researching innovative new ways to recruit talent, across industries, and implement ideas into program creationMust demonstrate agility and ability to multitask, often dealing with competing prioritiesMust be able to consistently demonstrate teamwork and ability to work under pressure. This role will need to provide professional teamwork and collaboration to the partnering corporate recruiter, in conjunction to our hiring managers, through effective and approachable communication, follow through (verbal and non-verbal), and reporting.Candidates possessing their ACIR or CIR is preferred (Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter, -or- Certified Internet Recruiter)Must have strong ability and experience with screening candidates, and being able to effectively assess and rank talent poolsMust be proactive in their searches, their way of thinking, their strategy and think outside the box with their sourcing.Experience recruiting in related industry is key, (i.e. petrochemical, refinery, midstream)Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesExperience in setting up apprenticeships, internships and job fairsSkilled in speaking with different levels across the businessSkilled in collaborating and building highly effective teams in a remote setting.High level reporting and analytical skillsEffective, professional and articulate communication, verbal and non-verbalSourcing capabilities through a variety of tools (i.e. Monster, Indeed, LinkedIn, Boolean key-word search), including researching other market trends to find candidatesEducation and ExperienceBachelor's Degree highly preferred / will consider several years of relevant experience in lieu of degreeSeeking 5-7 years of full cycle Staffing/Recruitment management experience with Oil and Gas in the Gulf Coast preferredHead-hunter/staffing agency experience is a plus, HOWEVER, the role must also understand internal HR Recruiting hiring process and best practices (this is not a bull pen environment)Must be able to present, communicate and deliver in a professional manner.Work Conditions / Physical DemandsThe employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand and/or walk for short periods of time.Use of hands and fingers via use of computer, phone and other office equipmentVision abilities include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.20% travel required for job fairs, and other related work trainingWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually in an open office environment.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.-- - -Additional InformationOther duties (not listed) may be assigned to this job at any time.Safety comes first! -Required to complete work in a safe, efficient and accurate manner.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must demonstrate Ferrovial Values: -Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence and Innovation.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - M/W/V/D -Should a review of your background indicate a potential match to our job, our team will reach out. -We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless otherwise directed by our HR - Recruiting Department. Please do not forward resumes to our hiring managers or regional offices. Ferrovial Services N.A., is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications. ()

Professions: HRIS System Analyst - Houston, Texas

We are currently recruiting for a HIRS Analyst for one of our premier clients. Our client is a first-class global organization within the marine transportation and manufacturing industry. They provide marine inland and offshore transportation services along all three U.S. coasts for petrochemical and chemical products. They are also a leading provider of marine and oilfield equipment and services. The HRIS Analyst serves as the day to day support for data integrity, system changes, report writing, and process improvements. The HRIS Analyst will work closely with members of the HR, Payroll, and Information Technology teams to ensure that HR data is properly flowing to other internal and external systems. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support for HRIS including, but not limited to, researching and resolving HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws; perform scheduled activities; recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools; develop and administer standard reports. Be able to see through data and analyze it to find conclusions. Present these findings or translate the data. Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data. Act as the point person responsible for ensuring systems integration related to organizational structure. This includes achieving successful connectivity between system code structure and business needs. Perform review of all aspects of the organizational data, troubleshoot, and ensure the integrity of all organizational data elements. Review all workflow, suggest improvement and work with HR partners to ensure workflow is accurate. Ensure accurate documentation process manuals are designed and updated for all HRIS processes. Develop user-friendly procedures, guidelines and documentation. Train staff and new system users on processes/functionality as needed. Assist in the review, testing and implementation of HRIS upgrades or patches in coordination with project team needs. Upon request, collaborate with IT staff to coordinate application of upgrade or fix. Collaborate with other HRIS users (Payroll, Accounting, Projects, etc.) to ensure integrity and integration of the HRIS. May be responsible for developing systems in house or working with external vendors. Advise management on organizational policy matters related to the HRIS Provide general HR related assistance as requested. Occasional travel may be required EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : Minimum five (5) years of information systems experience in an exempt level position Bachelor's Degree in human resources, computer science or related field or equivalent relevant work experience required One to two years of database/project management/systems implementation experience Experience reporting from Cognos, Crystal, or SQL Experience coding Certification as a PHR or SPHR or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Strong understanding of HR processes and data, including eligibility and enrollment rules, and benefit procedures in order to ensure correct implementation Strong understanding of HRIS database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with database tools Thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint and report writing applications Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills Must be able to effectively train others Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, and provide conclusions or approaches to the job Must be able to interpret complex documents and formulate an opinion The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce a solution that will work for all employees Must be able to discover and see problems that may arise in the corporation or between personnel. Must have the ability to listen and understand employee concerns and formulate a decision to resolve the issues ()

Brokers secretly conspire to launch a Hamptons-only MLS


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Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator


Title: Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN)

Location: New York City

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Nurse

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a top academic medical center in New York City, is hiring a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN). Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator (RN) will coordinate a patient referral outreach program for Autologous and Allogenic transplantation (both related and unrelated bone marrow donors) and all aspects of patient care throughout the Bone Marrow Transplantation process. This position facilitates patient care in a competitive, regulated, and intricate system of health care delivery.



  • Responsible for maintaining and increasing appropriate patient referrals
  • Participate in the coordination of all aspects of the patients care throughout the Bone Marrow Transplantation process; testing/procedures, education, pre-intra-transplant care and post transplantation follow-up
  • Represent the Transplant Program at local, regional and national professional symposiums
  • Participate in the Pre-transplant medical and psychosocial assessment
  • Provide appropriate educational and emotional support for potential and actual transplant recipients and their families
  • Coordinate all medical workups and treatments/procedures of potential Bone Marrow recipients and potential bone marrow/stem cell donors.
  • Coordinate and participate in the post-transplant follow-up care.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of pre-intra and post-transplant patient database
  • Initiate and maintain all clinical records, statistics, data forms and clinical studies.
  • Assist in quality assurance, research and develop clinical protocols to optimize patient care.
  • Act as liaison between the Transplant program, other hospital departments and the community.
  • Implement a patient referral outreach program for Bone Marrow transplantation.
  • Streamline the registration, financial screening, evaluation and data computerization of potential transplant recipients
  • Participate in developing marketing and patient information materials.


  • Minimum 3 years experience in Bone Marrow Transplant
  • RN required; Masters preferred
  • requires extraordinary clinical, interpersonal and independent practitioner skills.





Title: Recruiter

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Healthcare Finance and Operations

Hours: Full-time

Description: Our client, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) Network is currently seeking to hire a Recruiter. The organization is a mission driven health organization committed to high quality, affordable healthcare for all. The Recruiter will review recruitment-related documents such job descriptions and interview questions and tracking hiring metrics.


  • Carry out the strategic recruitment plan.
  • Develop and customize hiring stages based on each position s requirements.
  • Create job descriptions and interview question kits when required.
  • Collect and document candidate data and all communication in one database.
  • Analyze recruitment metrics, like time-to-hire and source of hire.
  • Establish hiring goals including timeframes and deliverables.
  • Facilitate and participate in HR events (job fairs, career days, in-house recruitment events).
  • Source candidates online and offline
  • Ensure communication with candidates is prompt and professional at all stages.
  • Review HR practices and make sure they are applied through the entire recruiting process.
  • Establish assessment methods to test candidates on job-related skills.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and provide training as needed.
  • Develop strong relationships with past applicants and passive candidates for future opportunity.


  • Previous recruiting experience as an In-house Recruiter
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems and resume databases
  • Experience screening and evaluating candidates through various methods (phone interviewing, writing assessments etc.)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with social media recruiting


Minnesota violence project aims to understand mass shootings


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota researchers have created a new database that seeks to help understand circumstances that contribute to mass shootings in the United States.

The nonpartisan Violence Project’s database went online Tuesday, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The project’s researchers chronicled traits related to 171 people who ...


Professions: Accountant / Reimbursement Analyst - Senior / Staff - Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:241348Greater Salt Lake areaDetails:About UsBeing a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world-class team of over 37,500 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.To find out more about us, head to our career site here .Job DescriptionPrepares or reviews third-party financial accounting, contractual allowances, cost reports and surveys, and other projects as assigned. Requires no supervisor assistance for routine tasks and minimal supervision for non-routine tasks.NOTE: We will hire at Staff or Senior level based on qualifications.Essential Job Duties 1. Performs routine and non-routine tasks requiring more in-depth analysis and is expected to identify alternatives and recommend plans to resolve problems. Direction is limited to overall process and complex problems. Timely and accurately completes assigned tasks. 2. Performs or reviews reimbursement processes (i.e., reconciliation of third-party G/L accounts, calculation of actual and budgeted contractual allowances and variances, monitoring of individual claims (logs), etc.). Interacts with HIM, PAS, and hospital finance staff as needed. 3. Prepares or reviews cost reports and surveys, reviews audit adjustments and settlements, and files appeals and exception requests to appropriately maximize reimbursement. Interacts with Medicare Administrative Contractor, State Medicaid, and hospital personnel as needed. 4. Acts as a mentor. May be responsible for the coordination, training, direction and review of those working with reimbursement functions. 5. Understands and stays current on laws and regulations related to reimbursement. Determines the impact of reimbursement changes on hospital operations with minimal supervision.Posting Specifics Benefits Eligible: Yes Shift Details: full time Department: Accounting Services Additional Details:We will hire at Staff or Senior level based on qualifications.Minimum Requirements (Staff) Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field,or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified. Computer skill experience including: spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and Internet.Minimum Requirements (Senior) Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other business related field with four years of experience,or Masters degree in accounting, finance, or other business related field with two years of government health care experience. Degree must be obtained from an accredited institution. Education is verified. Computer skill experience including: spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and Internet.Physical Requirements Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information. Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands. See and read computer monitors and documents. Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.Preferred Requirements Master's of Accountancy MBA CPA licensePlease NoteAll positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.Additional Details:Working Hours 40Primary Work Location World Trade CenterExpertise Business / AdministrationJob Type Full TimeLocation US-UT-Salt Lake City ()

Administration, Clerical: Administrative Asst III - Provo, Utah

Job ID:241515Greater Provo areaDetails:About UsBeing a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world-class team of over 37,500 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.To find out more about us, head to our career site here .Job DescriptionThis position provides and oversees a full range of clerical and specialized administrative functions of a critical and highly confidential nature for a director, multiple managers / physicians, major service line, multiple departments, multiple sites, or multiple functions, and/or projects that are highly complex in scope and nature. This role is assigned to those with a primary responsibility to provide administrative support such as preparing and composing correspondence, memoranda, reports, etc. The Administrative Assistant III screens telephone calls, receives and directs visitors, resolves routine inquiries, schedules and maintains calendar of appointments and schedules, sets up meetings and travel itineraries and coordinates related arrangements, prepares and distributes minutes of meetings, and operates a personal computer and appropriate software to create documents, presentations, reports, etc. This position assists in department programs, projects, and processes.Essential Job DutiesThe Administrative Assistant III performs a majority of the following job essentials: 1. Performs a full range of clerical functions, assisting the department director or multiple managers in planning, organizing, implementing, and accomplishing department day-to-day functions and goals to relieve and assist the director or managers of complex details and advanced administrative duties. Makes interpretations and recommendations. May develop appropriate methods to handle information. 2. Greets customers, receives and screens incoming calls, answers routine inquiries, and routes calls to appropriate individual in a courteous and efficient manner. 3. Distributes, educates, and explains processes and paperwork to patients and/or customers. Responds to requests for information and appropriately releases information based on policy, ensuring customer requests and work assignments are prioritized and completed correctly and efficiently. 4. Collects information, compiles data from multiple sources at all organizational levels, searches and investigates information, and makes and checks routine calculations for specified forms, report formats, presentations, or other documents requiring specific knowledge of functional operations. Plans the layout of complex reports, proposals, and presentations. Proof-reads and completes documents, checking for accuracy. Coordinates collection and preparation of operating reports. 5. Executes special or continuous research and data analysis. Analyzes problems, determines approach, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares reports / recommendations for action by manager / director. Enters data and manages information in a database. Maintains complex files and records. Maintains and updates department resources and tools such as employee lists, referral lists, phone lists, organizational charts, or other department information. 6. May assist in financial or budget information or preparation. Prepares analyses of information or data. 7. Types materials in final form from very rough or involved drafts which may utilize frequent use of technical terminology and statistical data. 8. Prepares, sends, sorts, and distributes mail. 9. Utilizes and provides basic maintenance for all office equipment including computers, scanners, phones, fax machines, printers, and copiers. Ensures the office equipment and facility / work area is in proper working condition. Contacts the appropriate service provider (i.e. housekeeping, computer support, or office equipment vendor) to resolve any issues that arise. Coordinates regular maintenance as needed. 10. Prioritizes and manages leaders' calendars to ensure business objectives are met. Schedules and confirms appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements. Uses judgment in matters affecting supervisor's calendar. Coordinates activities between departments and outside parties. 11. Provides support for meetings including preparing agendas, reserving rooms, sending appointments, coordinating catering, recording and distributing minutes. Sets up and trouble shoots phone, video, and web conferencing effectively. 12. Orders, stocks, monitors, and maintains adequate office and other supply inventory levels. 13. Independently investigates assigned problems, determining method of research, data, and information requirements as well as analysis techniques. 14. Tactfully handles difficult situations with staff and customers while remaining positive and professional. When needed, escalates issues to the appropriate staff member. 15. May provide medical transcription for clinical staff. Transcribes medical reports. 16. May act as a timekeeper and ensures timely and accurate submission of payroll information. 17. May complete accounts payable, billing, and purchasing processes according to policy. 18. May screen and interview job applicants and orient new employees. May provide work leadership for other support staff members. 19. May serve as administrative liaison with others within and outside the company regarding administrative issues related to operations. Advises others on policies or issues, using judgment and discretion. 20. May have contact with firms, organizations, or individuals from outside the company for coordination purposes.Posting Specifics Entry Rate:$19.68 or more depending on experience Benefits Eligible: Yes (Click here to check out our benefits!) Shift Details: Full-Time, 40 hours/week, M-F regular business hours Department: This position sits in the Administration Building at Utah Valley Hospital in ProvoMinimum Requirements Four years of experience working in an office setting, working in a clerical position with keyboarding and data entry responsibilities, or working in customer service. Leadership experience (e.g., providing training to others on their job duties, coordinating the work of others, coordinating projects, acting as a team lead, and directly supervising others). Experience supporting service line directors or multiple managers or functions. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including being proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other English language skills.Physical Requirements Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information. Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, including manipulating paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands. See and read computer monitors and documents. Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.Preferred Requirements Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained through an accredited institution. Degree will be verified. Experience working in a healthcare setting.Please NoteAll positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.Additional Details:Working Hours 40Primary Work Location Utah Valley HospitalExpertise Business / AdministrationJob Type Full TimeLocation US-UT-Provo ()

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Engineer - Salt Lake City, Utah

Company OverviewAt Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security. Department OverviewBring your talent and skills to Motorola Solutions, as part of the Software Enterprise at the Salt Lake City Design Center. The Records and Evidence team develops software for public safety organizations to manage all forms of records and evidence. We build products to serve large cities that need sophisticated, customized workflows to smaller municipalities that need cost effective, end to end solutions. All of our systems are built scalable and highly reliable. We provide both cloud and on-premises solutions. These efforts are all in support of our hybrid cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for public safety customers. This team is part of the Software Enterprise division, which offers secure, reliable and efficient team communications, workflow and operational intelligence solutions for critical public safety and enterprise markets throughout the world. Our services use cloud computing infrastructure on AWS and Azure to build at scale. Job Description Perform as a contributing member of an advanced software development scrum team using modern software development techniques to produce world-class public safety software solutions in both on-premise and cloud-based environments Participate in formal and informal design and implementation activities producing mission-critical, real-time solutions that will affect the public directly and may save lives Develop requirements, code and create unit and other automated testing solutions for highly available and sophisticated enterprise level systems and services Provide engineering management with accurate effort estimates for projected work and produce documentation including User Stories and Tasks Effectively communicate and collaborate with technical leaders in a multi-team/multinational environment with teams spanning the globe Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in the face of changing technologies, priorities, and requirements Desired Qualifications: Self-starter, able to understand and verbally express software development concepts in a clear manner and through the use of reports and other written artifacts. Strong background in modern software development practices, principles, and tools including JavaScript, ES6, Nodejs, plus a UI framework like Angular or React Experience with RDBMS such as MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server and any NoSql distributed databases like Cosmos DB/DocumentDB/ DynamoDB In depth knowledge and working experience developing REST based APIs and implementing microservice principles and architectures Experience developing cloud based solutions in Azure or AWS (other similar enterprise level systems may be relevant) Proven ability to evaluate software quality through the use of functional testing, load testing, performance testing and techniques like network tracing, threat analysis, penetration testing, unit and exploratory testing This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's \"Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy\" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent fingerprint background check administered by Motorola Solutions Inc. customers. Basic Requirements Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field and 3+ years of software development experience or masters degree in Computer Science or related field with 1+ years of experience Must be able to obtain background clearance as required by government customer Travel RequirementsUnder 10% Relocation ProvidedNone Position TypeExperiencedReferral Payment PlanNoEEO Statement Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic. If you are a current Motorola Solutions employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account. ()

IT / Software / Systems: Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack (Salt Lake City, UT) - Salt Lake City, Utah

Earnest empowers people with the financial capital to live better lives We're an accomplished team of design, math, finance and technology geeks who believe consumer lending can be radically improved and are doing something about it. We created a company that combines data science, streamlined design, and technology to: Build products that simplify the lending process, Provide them to more people, and Engage with our customers through more human experiences. As a Lead Engineer at Earnest you'll provide technical direction and build the software that is revolutionizing consumer lending, automating the loan approval process and orchestrating the transfer of billions of dollars. In addition to the $3+ billion in loans serviced, we build tools to maximize Earnest's growth while providing the best possible client experience. Our focus is on building a modern platform that allows us to move faster over time. This means a willingness to rethink domains from first principles and an ability to collaborate well across technical and non-technical teams. In this role, you will: Create architecture plans and present them to the engineering team Mentor and provide guidance on best practices to team members Launch new features such as an integration with strategic partners, acceleration of loan funding, integration of data science and machine learning models to automate loan decisions Work with Product Managers on priorities with team At Earnest, we use Node.js and TypeScript on the server-side. On the front-end we use React/Redux for building new things and Angular for everything else. We deploy services in Docker and Kubernetes on AWS. We integrate with other internal microservices (written in Node.js and Scala) and store the bulk of our data in Postgres and Amazon S3. Ideal background and expertise: 6+ years of professional development experience Experience with server-side concepts, e.g. microservices, database, caching, performance, monitoring and scalability Extensive experience with modern Node.js preferred Professional experience in React/Redux desirable Relevant data modeling experience and integration with databases such as PostgresSQL Experience working in Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies is a plus Earnest Perks & Benefits: Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans Employee Stock Purchase Plan 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match Tuition reimbursement program $1000 flight on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world and 25 days of annual PTO Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetics, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance. ()

IT / Software / Systems: Business Intelligence Developer - Salt Lake City, Utah

Are you looking for a friendly, fast-paced workplace with an emphasis on providing real, visible impact to a variety of stakeholders? Snap Finance is a thriving leader in the financial services industry, and our team members are the foundation of our success. Snap knows that happy, empowered, and engaged team members are essential to innovation and business success - and our approach is working. Come join us!We are looking for a BI Developer who can analyze audiences to build reports, dashboards, and insights that keep them informed. The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the principles and practices of coding basic reports, data manipulation, and data querying. The candidate should also be to communicate with managers and executives to ensure business requirements are being met. This BI Developer will support our senior developers, data scientists, and a variety of executive managers in ensuring consistent, accurate data delivery. The Job...-- Work with stakeholders to gather business requirements-- Query PostgreSQL database for relevant data-- Design, code and implement reports and dashboards-- Be able to handle feedback and iterate on projects-- Apply best practices to ensure quick turnaround without creating tech debt-- Maintain and own responsibility for projects You...-- Bachelor's with relevant coding experience preferred-- 1-2 years academic or professional experience in data wrangling, manipulation and visualization-- SQL and relational databases such as PostgreSQL-- Programming using Python or R-- Working with unstructured or semi-structured datasets-- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills-- Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly explain technical topics to a non-technical audience-- Team-oriented but able to complete tasks independently at a high standard-- Structured, organized, and detail-oriented-- Proactive, enthusiastic, and flexible-- Fluency in English, both in oral and written form-- Ability to take projects from conceptualization to implementationMust be able to work onsite in our Salt Lake City office Why You'll Love It Here----- Generous paid time off-- Competitive medical, dental & vision coverage-- 401K with company match-- Company-paid life insurance + supplemental options-- Company-paid short-term disability-- Long term disability and legal coverage-- Pet insurance, free snacks, and fun events-- A value-based culture where growth opportunities are endless More---Snap values diversity, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Learn more by visiting our website at ()

Executive: Financial Management Analyst - Salt Lake City, Utah

Apply on Company Website Financial Management Analyst University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Posted 22 hours ago Apply on Company Website Overview As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA This position provides strategic financial analysis to department management, coordinates program and operations research and analysis, and provides successful planning, administration and execution of a specific program(s). The incumbent provides information related to planning, policy development, work methods and procedures, manpower utilization, organizational structure, distribution of assignments and information management. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Responsibilities - Provides information related to planning, policy development, work methods and procedures, manpower utilization, organizational structure, distribution of assignments, and information management. - Provides program and operations research and analysis. - Conducts studies, productivity analyses and surveys to improve systems. - Analyzes new program plans, goals and objectives. - Assists in the preparation and evaluation of special projects. - Facilitates and conducts management team group processes. - Designs forms tables, graphs and charts for summarizing information. - Determines statistical methods used to analyze data. - Develops and implements policies and procedures related to department financial issues. - May be assigned special projects requiring knowledge of governmental and business accounting practices. Knowledge / Skills / Abilities - Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above. - Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills. - Ability to provide key decision makers an objective view regarding products or services and values. - Knowledge and application of theoretical concepts to practical applications. Qualifications Qualifications Required - Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Accounting, Finance, a related field, or the equivalency. - Four years of progressively more responsible financial management analyst experience. Qualifications (Preferred) Preferred - Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or another related field is preferred. - Demonstrated knowledge of database management. - Some knowledge of SQL preferred. Working Conditions and Physical Demands Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation. - This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Physical Requirements Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing Share Refer this job to a friend Interested in this opportunity? Socialize this job opportunity to a friend, colleague, or family member: EEO Statement The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Requisition Number 35835 Reg/Temp Regular Employment Type Full-Time Shift Day Work Schedule 8-5 Location Name Business Services Building Patient Care? No City SALT LAKE CITY State UT Department COR ISC 10M FINANCE OPERATIONS Category Accounting/Finance The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ()

Advertising: Marketing Coordinator - Salt Lake City, Utah

Dynatronics seeks a qualified Marketing Coordinator to specialize in planning, managing, and executing marketing projects. This position is responsible for turning the strategist's vision into reality by identifying all tasks that need to be completed, and then delegating tasks to appropriate team members, and holding team members accountable. This position also supports general communications and technical writing needs of Dynatronics. Responsibilities Plan, manage, and execute marketing projects under the direction of sales and marketing leadership. Projects include, but are not limited to: Coordinate sales and marketing meetings, tradeshows, and educational seminars. Manage budgets and track expenses, as well as reserving travel accommodations as needed (car, flight, hotel) Coordinate sales and marketing meetings, and support time and attendance management for marketing staff (time card approvals, PTO requests) Manage and fulfill best practices and quality/regulatory required post-market surveillance of customer satisfaction and product quality Attend QST meetings and fill any related assignments and notify marketing staff of any related information Facilitate communications with sales reps, customers, and dealers related to marketing, sales (e.g., tradeshows, territories, pricing, product updates) Provide marketing communications support including, but not limited to: Coordination of branding, media coverage, thought leadership pieces, social media voice, electronic customer-facing communications, digital and print literature, website content and updates, brand campaigns, internal customer satisfaction, SEO content writing Fulfill magazine publications assignments, which include establishing contracts and organizing a yearly calendar of magazine advertising, tracking expenses, publication dates, and paying publishers Product definitions, catalog descriptions, operational instructions, special labeling, and advertising Attend CFT meetings to gather information on developing products in order to keep product definitions current - Perform additional, related duties as needed Qualifications Bachelor's degree in English, communications/journalism, marketing, business, or related field; or equivalent knowledge and experience Minimum 1 year of successful work experience in a marketing role, preferably in the medical device or supply industry Knowledge of marketing (all mediums: print, mail, email, online, social media), sales, and general business acumen, principles, and best practices; current with relevant trends and applications Medical device and supply product knowledge and e-commerce background preferred Strong problem-solving, strategic-thinking, and critical-analysis ability; able to effectively gather, read, interpret, analyze; able to present data and information in a resourceful manner Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, able to build strong relationships and maintain rapport cross-functionally and with external customers (e.g., clients/customers, dealers, vendors, contractors) Influential and technical verbal and written communication and presentation skills; Able to draft policy and procedures relative to marketing, sales, quality assurance; must speak, read, and write English fluently - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Cloud (preferably InDesign, Photoshop), and marketing/sales/customer relations management (CRM) software, databases, and tools (preferably Hub Spot) - Strong attention to detail; strong time management, project management, and organizational skills; able to perform a wide variety of tasks and multi-task efficiently Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and also work on a team High level of integrity and ethics, able to handle sensitive and proprietary information with discretion and confidentiality Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to deadlines in a fast-paced sales and manufacturing environment Quality 1 commitment; continuous-improvement, entrepreneurial, and proactive mindset Alignment with DYNA mission, vision, and core values Schedule This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, exempt/salaried position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Core work hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. Pay range : $50,000 to $60,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience Benefits Dynatronics offers competitive wages and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurances; paid time off (PTO); a 401(k) retirement plan; and a great company culture and work environment. How to Apply To be considered for this position, submit your cover letter and resume to . Dynatronics is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. ()

Administration, Clerical: Office Coordinator III - SelectHealth - Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:241834Greater Salt Lake areaDetails:About UsBeing a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world-class team of over 37,500 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.To find out more about us, head to our career site here .Job DescriptionThis position coordinates a full range of office activities, specialized clerical support, and projects, assisting in planning, organizing, implementing, and accomplishing department day-to-day functions and goals. The Office Coordinator position requires a broad working knowledge of departmental, facility, and industry practices, policies, programs, and values. May coordinate or lead the work of other employees.This position will provide support to SelectHealth's Large Employer Sales leadership team..Essential Job Duties1. Assists the department director or multiple managers in planning, organizing, implementing, and accomplishing department day-to-day operations and goals that relieve and assist the leaders of routine project or advanced administrative duties. Identifies improvements to be implemented in processes, office organization, and workflow.2. Coordinates and may perform a full range of clerical functions, including receptionist duties, customer service duties, mail distribution, calendars and meeting management, preparing documents, etc.3. Maintains a complete knowledge of office procedures and logistics associated with the assigned role. Takes ownership for and oversees all administrative functions including delegating assignments and ensuring work is completed. Ensures that office procedures and policies are followed.4. Assists with staff orientation and training, and may collaborate with supervisors in performance evaluations, or the coordination of assignments for support staff. Coordinates day-to-day operations of other staff or activities including managing processes, scheduling, and work flow to maximize productivity and to develop skills of the team. May oversee the effective management of human resource programs for other staff. Identifies staffing needs and may be responsible to coordinate recruiting, hiring, retention, and scheduling for office staff.5. May assist with developing the administrative budget. Tracks expenditures and monitors financial reports to provide leaders with accurate information to ensure the sound financial operation of the administrative functions. Prepares analyses of information or data.6. Coordinates routine and non-routine projects that may include tasks like gathering data, in-depth research, creating spreadsheets or databases to compile data, creating and running reports, reviewing and summarizing data, or tracking large amounts of information. Maintains complex files and records. Maintains and updates department resources and tools such as employee lists, referral lists, phone lists, organizational charts, or other department information.7. Distributes, educates, and explains processes and paperwork to patients and/or customers. Responds to requests for information and appropriately releases information based on policy, ensuring customer requests and work assignments are prioritized and completed correctly and efficiently.8. Monitors the ordering, stocking, and use of office supplies to ensure adequate office and other supply inventory levels are maintained.9. Monitors the use of office equipment. Ensures basic maintenance for all office equipment is complete. Ensures the office equipment and facility / work area is in proper working condition. Contacts the appropriate service provider to resolve any issues that arise. Coordinates regular maintenance as needed.10. Independently investigates assigned problems, determining method of research, data, and information requirements as well as analysis techniques. Tactfully handles difficult situations with staff and customers while remaining positive and professional. When needed, escalates issues to the appropriate staff member.11. May act as a timekeeper and ensures timely and accurate submission of payroll information.12. May complete accounts payable, billing, and purchasing processes according to policy.13. May create formal and informal presentations including content, scripting, sequencing and aesthetics for use with a variety of internal and external audiences.Posting Specifics Entry Rate: $19.68 or more, depending on experience Benefits Eligible: Yes Shift Details: Full-time, 40 hours/week Department: SelectHealth (Murray, Utah)Minimum Requirements Four years of experience using advanced computer skills. Examples are complex formatting, mail merge, formulas, creating charts and graphs, data manipulation, creating and running reports, creating presentations, and using multimedia content. Expert computer user with experience trouble shooting and teaching others. Four years of experience in an office setting or working in a clerical position with customer service, keyboarding, and data entry responsibilities. One year of experience with leadership responsibilities including coordinating the work of others and providing training to others on their job duties. Four year of experience coordinating projects. Demonstrated interpersonal verbal and written communication skills including being proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other English language skills. Some positions may require knowledge of medical terminology.Physical Requirements Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information. Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, including manipulating paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands. See and read computer monitors and documents. Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.Preferred Requirements Previous administrative support experiencePlease NoteAll positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.Additional Details:Working Hours 40Primary Work Location SelectHealth - MurrayExpertise Clerical / Secretarial / Business Office SupportJob Type Full TimeLocation US-UT-Murray, US-UT-Salt Lake City ()

Healthcare: RN / House Supervisor / Utah / Permanent / Registered Nurse Patient Pl - Salt Lake City, Utah

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Are you looking for a role to utilize your House Supervisor, Emergency, Trauma or Critical Care Nursing experience that goes beyond the bedside? Are you looking for a company that places integrity over their bottom line? Here at HCA Healthcare, our everyday decisions are founded on compassion. Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving others in need. HCA Healthcare is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA Healthcare has continually, been named one of Ethispheres most ethical companys in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits as a fulltime employee include Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Medical and Childcare Flex Spending Accounts, Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Family Medical Leave, Clinical Certification Support, Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Repayment Assistance, 401k with Corporate Matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program Employee Discount Program and Identity Theft Protection. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted, promptly for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care! Our Transfer Center teams are committed to providing streamlined access to the right facility at the right time for every patient, every day, throughout the continuum of care. Join us in our efforts to better our community. $2500.00 Sign On Bonus* *sign on bonus not available to current HCA employee's Intrigued? CLICK HERE to learn more! HCAs MountainStar Transfer Center offers a variety of patient transport services and the only transport specialty teams with the ability to provide high risk obstetrical, neonatal and critical care pediatric patient transport into the HCA MountainStar Hospital system. Serving patients throughout Utah, Idaho and Alaska, HCA offers comprehensive health solutionsincluding advanced medical care, education, and community outreachat its eleven hospitals and other freestanding facilities. At the HCA Transfer Center, we assist in transporting patients by ground, helicopter and fixed wing. We also provide daily, 24-hour access to the transport teams for Inner Facility Transfers, Physician Office Direct Admissions and Emergency Transport for injured and critically ill patients. This unique service simplifies the process of getting a patient transferred to the right hospital, to the right specialists, at the right time by utilizing the latest telecommunications technology. Registered nurses and EMT/paramedics, assist in arranging the transport logistics, staff the Transfer Center. As a member of our team, you will: Be responsible for coordinating direct admissions and hospital transfers to an appropriate HCA Division hospital. Coordinate ambulance transfers from the HCA Division hospitals to other facilities and post-acute care providers. Work in a customer-centric transfer and transport call center; respond to all callers with the aid of an electronic database of service profiles, approved clinical protocols and healthcare information. Efficiently and effectively, manage all hospital transfers. Consult with on-call physicians regarding patient care issues, needs and concerns and advise when appropriate. Work collaboratively with HCA facilities to manage all internal and external patient movements and the allocation of bed assignments. Apply your nursing knowledge derived from education and experience as foundation for gathering appropriate clinical data to ensure a... ()

Epistemic Spot Check: Fatigue and the Central Governor Module

Published on December 1, 2019 12:10 AM UTC

Epistemic spot checks used to be a series in which I read papers/books and investigated their claims with an eye towards assessing the work’s credibility. I became unhappy with the limitations of this process and am working on creating something better. This post about both the results of applying the in-development process to a particular work, and observations on the process. As is my new custom, this discussion of the paper will be mostly my conclusions. The actual research is available in my Roam database (a workflowy/wiki hybrid), which I will link to as appropriate.

This post started off as an epistemic spot check of Fatigue is a brain-derived emotion that regulates the exercise behavior to ensure the protection of whole body homeostasis, a scientific article by Timothy David Noakes. I don’t trust myself to summarize it fairly (we’ll get to that in a minute), so here is the abstract:

An influential book written by A. Mosso in the late nineteenth century proposed that fatigue that “at first sight might appear an imperfection of our body, is on the contrary one of its most marvelous perfections. The fatigue increasing more rapidly than the amount of work done saves us from the injury which lesser sensibility would involve for the organism” so that “muscular fatigue also is at bottom an exhaustion of the nervous system.” It has taken more than a century to confirm Mosso’s idea that both the brain and the muscles alter their function during exercise and that fatigue is predominantly an emotion, part of a complex regulation, the goal of which is to protect the body from harm. Mosso’s ideas were supplanted in the English literature by those of A. V. Hill who believed that fatigue was the result of biochemical changes in the exercising limb muscles – “peripheral fatigue” – to which the central nervous system makes no contribution. The past decade has witnessed the growing realization that this brainless model cannot explain exercise performance.This article traces the evolution of our modern understanding of how the CNS regulates exercise specifically to insure that each exercise bout terminates whilst homeostasis is retained in all bodily systems. The brain uses the symptoms of fatigue as key regulators to insure that the exercise is completed before harm develops.These sensations of fatigue are unique to each individual and are illusionary since their generation is largely independent of the real biological state of the athlete at the time they develop.The model predicts that attempts to understand fatigue and to explain superior human athletic performance purely on the basis of the body’s known physiological and metabolic responses to exercise must fail since subconscious and conscious mental decisions made by winners and losers, in both training and competition, are the ultimate determinants of both fatigue and athletic performance

The easily defensible version of this claim is that fatigue is a feeling in the brain. The most out there version of the claim is that humans are capable of unlimited physical feats, held back only by their own mind, and the results of sporting events are determined beforehand through psychic dominance competitions. That sounds like I’m being unfair, so let me quote the relevant portion

[A]thletes who finish behind the winner may make the conscious decision not to win, perhaps even before the race begins. Their deceptive symptoms of “fatigue” may then be used to justify that decision. So the winner is the athlete for whom defeat is the least acceptable rationalization

(He doesn’t mention psychic dominance competitions explicitly, but it’s the only way I see to get exactly one person deciding to win each race).

This paper generated a lot of ESC-able claims, which you can see here. These were unusually crisp claims that he provided citations for: absolutely the easiest thing to ESC (having your own citations agree with your summary of them is not sufficient to prove correctness, but lack of it takes a lot works out). But I found myself unenthused about doing so. I eventually realized that I wanted to read a competing explanation instead. Luckily Noakes provided a citation to one, and it was even more antagonistic to him than he claimed.

VO2,max: what do we know, and what do we still need to know?, by Benjamin D. Levine takes several direct shots at Noakes, including:

For the purposes of framing the debate, Dr Noakes frequently likes to place investigators into two camps: those who believe the brain plays a role in exercise performance, and those who do not (Noakes et al. 2004b). However this straw man is specious. No one disputes that ‘the brain’ is required to recruit motor units – for example, spinal cord-injured patients can’t run. There is no doubt that motivation is necessary to achieve VO2,max. A subject can elect to simply stop exercising on the treadmill while walking slowly because they don’t want to continue; no mystical ‘central governor’ is required to hypothesize or predict a VO2 below maximal achievable oxygen transport in this case.

Which I would summarize as “of course fatigue is a brain-mediated feeling: you feel it.” 

I stopped reading at this point, because I could no longer tell what the difference between the hypotheses was. What are the actual differences in predictions between “your muscles are physically unable to contract?” and “your brain tells you your muscles are unable to contract”? After thinking about it for a while, I came up with a few:

  1. The former suggests that there’s no intermediate between “safely working” and “incapacitation”.
  2. The latter suggestions that you can get physical gains through mental changes alone.
  3. And that this might lead to tissue damage as you push yourself beyond safe limits.

Without looking at any evidence, #1 seems unlikely to be true. Things rarely work that way in general, much less in bodies.

The strongest pieces of evidence for #2 and #3 isn’t addressed by either paper: cases when mental changes have caused/allowed people to inflict serious injuries or even death to themselves.

  1. Hysterical strength (aka mom lifts car off baby)
  2. Involuntary muscle spasms (from e.g., seizures or old-school ECT)
  3. Stiff-man syndrome.

So I checked these out.

Hysterical strength has not been studied much, probably because IRBs are touchy about trapping babies under cars (with an option on “I was unable to find the medical term for it). There are enough anecdotes that it seems likely to exist, although it may not be common. And it can cause muscle tears, according to several sourceless citations. This is suggestive, but if I was on Levine’s team I’d definitely find it insufficient.

Most injuries from seizures are from falling or hitting something, but it appears possible for injuries to result from overactive muscles themselves. This is complicated by the fact that anti-convulsant medications can cause bone thinning, and by the fact that some unknown percentage of all people are walking around with fractures they don’t know about.

Unmodified electro-convulsive therapy had a small but persistent risk of bone fractures, muscle tears, and join dislocation. Newer forms of ECT use muscle relaxants specifically to prevent this.

Stiff-man Syndrome: Wikipedia says that 10% of stiff-man syndrome patients die from acidosis or autonomic dysfunction. Acidosis would be really exciting- evidence that overexertion of muscles will actually kill you. Unfortunately when I tried to track down the citation, it went nowhere (with one paper inaccessible). Additionally, one can come up with other explanations for the acidosis than muscle exertion. So that’s not compelling.

Overall it does seem clear that (some) people’s muscles are strong enough to break their bones, but are stopped from doing so under normal circumstances. You could call this vindication for Noake’s Central Governor Model, but I’m hesitant. It doesn’t prove you can safely get gains by changing your mindset alone.  It doesn’t prove all races are determined by psychic dominance fights. Yes, Noakes was speculating when he postulated that, but without it his theory is something like “you notice when your muscles reach their limits”. When you can safely push what feel like physical limits on the margin feels like a question that will vary a lot by individual and that neither paper tried to answer.

Overall, Fatigue is a brain-derived emotion that regulates the exercise behavior to ensure the protection of whole body homeostasis neither passed nor failed epistemic spot checks as originally conceived, because I didn’t check its specific claims. Instead I thought through its implications and investigated those, which supported the weak but not strong form of Noake’s argument.

In terms of process, the key here was feeling and recognizing the feeling that investigating forward (evaluating the implications of Noake’s arguments) was more important than investigating backwards (the evidence Noake provided for his hypothesis). I don’t have a good explanation for why that felt right at this time, but I want to track it.


Product Overview and Scope of Worldwide Safe Shoes Market 2019

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How to Transfer Your WordPress Site to New Domain


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When you’re operating your WordPress site on one host and need to move it to another, it’s not as simple as you might think. Every instance of WordPress has 4 elements… the infrastructure and IP address it’s hosted at, the MySQL database that contains your content, the uploaded files, themes and plugins, and WordPress itself. WordPress has an import and export mechanism, but it’s restricted to actual content. It doesn’t maintain author integrity, and doesn’t

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B-Tree Index Improvements in Postgres 12


#333 — November 27, 2019

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Deploying and Configuring Postgres with Puppet — Runs through the installation and programming of Puppet modules (Puppet being a popular open source config management and deployment system) for deploying/configuring your databases.

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Converting from Asynchronous to Synchronous Replication in PostgreSQL — Shows you how to install a PostgreSQL Cluster from scratch and convert the asynchronous replication (default) to a synchronous one.

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Sum Types for Relational Databases — A look at different ways to encode sum types.

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500 Errors - Classic ASP


We are currently running Windows Server 2016 with a Classic ASP application that is running in 32 bit mode, and is leveraging ODBC32 for it's database calls. This is a load balanced farm of seven servers, and the error has occurred on all of the servers at different times and days. There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason as to why it happens, I'm sure there is, but I haven't been able to find it. 

The last time this occurred I tried to get a memory dump through Task Manager, but the dump didn't provide anything useful, as it was created by a 64 bit process on an application running in 32 bit mode. 

What starts happening when this goes south on us, is we start getting /loginfunctions.asp Line 464 [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLAllocHandle on SQL_HANDLE_DBC failed.

The last two times this occurred the application process was using over 3.6GB of memory, so my first thought is a memory, leak, but in what? Then when it is triggered, it chews up memory and can't open an ODBC connection because there isn't enough memory. 

I looked into using ODBC tracing, but it is a bit of a hog when it comes to resources, and that would affect end users too much to be effective. 

My thought find a way to use a low impact way of monitoring this so we can get a memory dump when it happens, or even create one on the fly while it is occurring so we can find the issue. I've been researching possibly using ProcDump but am unsure of what switches to use? 

Any help, suggestions, or even sending me down another road is something I'm grateful for and open to, I just really want to find a solution to this. Thanks in advance. 


New iPad vs. Air vs. mini vs. Pro — Which should you buy?


When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPad, you only had one 9.7-inch model to choose from. Over the years, though, Apple expanded the lineup to include the ultra-portable 7.9-inch iPad mini and the ultra-productive 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Now, the 9.7 is finally, truly gone, and in its place we have five different sizes stretched across five different price points — Entry-level 10.2-inch iPad 7, mid-range 7.9-inch iPad mini 5 and 10.5-inch iPad Air 3, and high-end 11.-inch and 12.9-inch iPads Pro. And, of course, all the color, storage, and cellular options for each.

And… it can seem like a lot. I get it. I totally get it. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep watching and we’ll quickly, simply hone things down to the perfect first-time or upgrade iPad for you.


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52 Ancestors - Week 306: #517 Mary (Bigelow) Read (1677-1708) of Massachusetts

Mary (Bigelow) Bruce (1677-1708)  is number 517 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #516  Thomas Read (1678-1755) in 1701, in Watertown, Middlesex  County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son #258. Isaac Read (1704-1780) who married #259 Experience Willis (1707-1787) in 1730.
*  their daughter #129 Sarah Read (1736-1809) who married #128 Norman Seaver (1734-1787) in 1755. 
*  their son #64 Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) who married #65 Martha Whitney (1764-1832) in 1783.
*  their son #32 Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) who married #33 Abigail Gates (1797-1867) in 1817.
*  their son #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) who married #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:                   Mary Bigelow[2-4]    
*  Alternate Name:   Mary Bigulah[1]  
*  Alternate Name:   Mary Bruce[5]
*  Alternate Name:   Mary Read[6]    

*  Sex:                       Female    

*  Father:                  Samuel Bigelow (1653-1732)    
*  Mother:                Mary Flagg (1657-1720)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                   12 September 1677, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-2]    

*  Death:                  21 February 1707/8 (age 30), Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[6]    

*  Distribution:        21 February 1731/2 (age 54), father's will proved; Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[7]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:             David Bruce (1675-1701)    
*  Marriage:             26 January 1699/1700 (age 22), Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3-4]    

*  Child 1:               David Bruce (1700-1772)  

*  Spouse 2:            Thomas Read (1678-1755)
*  Marriage 2:         3 December 1701 (age 23), Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]    

*  Child 2:               Nathaniel Read (1702-1785)    
*  Child 3:               Thomas Read (1706-1788)    
*  Child 4:               Isaac Read (1704-1780)    
*  Child 5:               Katherine Read (1707-????)    

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Mary Bigelow was born 12 September 1677 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Flagg) Bigelow of Watertown[1-2].  The birth record in the Watertown town record book says:

"Mary Bigulah daughter of Samuel and Mary Bigulah born ye 12th of September."

Mary married David Bruce on 26 January 1699/1700 in Watertown[3-4].  He was the son of Thomas and Magdalen (Evans) Bruce of Marlborough.  The marriage record in the Watertown town record says:

"David Brouce of Molbury and Mary Begelow of of Watertown were joyned in marriage before me Samll Angier minister of Watertown January 26 1699."

David and Mary (Bigelow) Bruce had one child, born in Watertown:

*  David Bruce (1700-1772), married 1727 to Mary Brigham (1701-1741).

The elder David Bruce died 22 July 1701 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, leaving Mary with a small child.

Mary (Bigelow) Bruce married Thomas Read (1678-1755) on 3 December 1701 in Watertown[5], Massachusetts as his first wife.  Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary (Goodrich) Read of Sudbury, Massachusetts.  The marriage record in the Watertown town record book says:

"Thomas Read of Sudbury and Mary Bruce of Watertown were joyned in marriage by me Samuel Angier minister in Watertown the 3 of December 1701."

Thomas and Mary (Bigelow) (Bruce) Read had four children, all recorded in the Sudbury town records:

*  Nathaniel Read (1702-1785), married 1729 to Phebe Lamb (1708-1788).
*  Isaac Read (1704-1780), married 1730 Experience Willis (1707-1787).
*  Thomas Read (1706-1788), married 1734 to Sarah Maynard (1704-1776).
*  Katherine Read (1708-????), married 1725 Joseph Joslin (1699-????).

Mary Read died 21 February 1707/8 in Sudbury soon after the birth of her daughter Katherine[6].  There is no known burial record for Mary (Bigelow) (Bruce) Read.

Mary's father, Samuel Bigelow, died in 1732.  He wrote his will on 20 September 1720, and bequeathed money and/or land to his son-in-law Thomas Read, and to his Bruce and Read grandchildren[7]:

"Item:  I give & bequeath Unto my three sons-in-law Tho Read, Josiah How & Dan'll Warrin besides what they have formrly five shillings each.

"Item:  I Give & bequeath Unto my Grandson David Bruce a Certain piece of land in Marlborough in ye County of Middsx which I bought of my son Sam'll Biglo Jnr containing six acres, three quarters & fifteen rods, bounded northerly by a Road Leading to Framingham Westerly by land of Moses Newton Easterly by land of David Bruce & Southerly by Comon Land;  also all yt parcell of land of Twenty acres in Marlborough wch John Sherman Had Granted him by ye Proprietors of sd Marlborough When I Impowered him to sue for a certain piece of Land given by Tho Bruce to his Grandson David Bruce.  To have & to hold to Him of sd David Bruce & to ye Heires of his body Lawfully begotten, but in failior of such ... Land to Release to ye Biglos again, I also give to ye said David Bruce one pair of Steers Coming four years old.

"Item:  I give & bequeath Unto my three Grandchildren Nath- Read, Isaac Read & Thomas Read Twenty shillings Each When they Arive to ye age of One & twenty years.

"Item:  I give & bequeath unto my Grandaughter Cathron Read ye sum of seventeen pounds in or of money to be paid Her when she marries or Comes of Age besides all those things Which wear her Mothers ... Now in my Keeping for Her."


1. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital image, (, "Watertown: Births, Marriages and Death," image 161 of 3991, Mary Begulah birth entry.

2. Henry Bond, M.D.,  Family Memorials: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts (Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown & Co., 1860), Mary Bigelow birth entry.

3. "Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital images,, "Watertown: Birth, Marriage and Death," image 186 of 3991, David Brouce and Mary Begelow entry, 1699.

4. Henry Bond, M.D., Family Memorials: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, David Bruce and Mary Bigelow marriage entry.

5. "Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital images,,   "Watertown > Births, Marriages and Death," page 16 (penned) (image 191 of 3991), Thomas Read and Mary Bruce marriage, 1701.

6. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Deaths, page 322, Mary Read entry.

7. "Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," indexed database and digital image, American Ancestors ( : accessed 28 June 2015), Estate Packet #1728, Samuel Biglo estate, 8 sheets; citing original probate estate packet in Middlesex County Probate Court records.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2019 to 364 Ancestors in 364 Weeks.

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Seavers in the News -- Alexander H. Seaver Dies in 1911 in Arlington, Mass.

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 13 November 1911:

The transcription of the article is:

Had Been a Resident of Arlington
for Many Years - Formerly in Business in Boston

"ARLINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Alexander H. Seaver died at his home, 824 Massachusetts av, this morning after a long illness from cancer of the stomach.

"Mr. Seaver was born in Worcester, Nov. 16, 1841.  At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted with the 25th Massachusetts Regiment and served through the war, but escaped serious injury.  After the close of the war he followed his trade of silversmith for a time, and later came to Boston, where he was a member of the firm of Seaver Dunbar & Whidden, furniture dealers, in Haymarket sq.  When Washington st. North was constructed the building was demolished, and the firm went out of business.  Mr. Seaver then came to Arlington and purchased the news stand here and built up the Arlington News Company.  He held the store for four years, and then sold out.  Since that time he has led a retired live.

"In town affairs he served three years on the Board of Assessors.  In G.A.R. life he was always prominent, and a meeting of the comrades was never complete without him.  He occupied many minor offices in Francis Gould Post 36, G.A.R., and also served as commander two terms.

"Mr. Seaver was well known all through the town.  He was a man of sterling quality, and his word was as good as his bond.  He is survived by his wife.

"The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, the day on which he would have been 7 years old.  The services will be conducted by Rev Samuel C. Bushnell,  pastor of the Pleasant st. Congregational Church.  Interment will be in Worcester."

The source citation is:

"Alexander H. Seaver Dead,The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, obituary, Monday, 13 November 1911, page 4, column 6, Alexander H. Seaver   ( : accessed 28 November 2019).

Civil War soldier, GAR member, silversmith, furniture dealer, news stand owner, retiree.  There is only a passing mention of a surviving wife and no mention of children.  

Alexander Harrison Seaver was born 16 November 1841 in Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the 4th son and 7th and last child of Alexander H. and Nancy (Newman) Seaver.  His father died before he was two years old, and his mother died before he was seven years old.

Alexander married Ellen Frances Drury (1842-1918) on 3 August 1862 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and they had two children born in Worcester:

*  Frederic Seaver (1866-1866).
*  Alice Seaver (1870-1870).

Both children died within five months of their births.  How sad that must have been for Alexander and Ellen.

Alexander Harrison Seaver is my 3rd cousin 4 times removed, and his children are my 4th cousins 3 times removed.  

There are over 8,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes the life of a person is dedicated to business and public service.  I am glad I can honor Alexander Harrison Seaver today.


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Tuesday's Tip: Use the "Find A Grave" Web Site to Find Burial Records

The record collection for the "Find A Grave" is one of my favorite collections.  This collection is available on:

*   Find A Grave (Free) - there is no count available on the web site.  Has memorial information with photos, relatives, notes.

* ($$) - Find A Grave Index, 1300 to Current - 148,768,351 indexed memorials with links to Find A Grave pages.  

*  FamilySearch (Free) - Find A Grave Index - 180,099,516 entries, with links to Find A Grave pages.

The description of the collection on the Find A Grave About page says:
Find A Grave is the best place on the internet to look for burial and other final disposition information for your family, friends and famous people. The site provides tools that let people from all over the world work together, share information and build an online, virtual cemetery experience.
At Find A Grave you’ll find details about cemeteries and individual memorials for many people buried in those cemeteries. Memorials generally include birth, death and burial information and may include pictures, biographies, family information and more. Members can contribute what they know and can leave remembrances via 'virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.
It is important to understand what this collection at Find A Grave represents and includes.  It is memorials - not just gravestones - and some information may be obtained from vital records, books, newspapers, and other records.  The site has a search engine that recently was improved but still requires a last name (can be a partial name).  Each memorial has a link for a source citation at the bottom of the memorial page.

The indexes at Find A Grave on and FamilySearch have more search options, and are more tolerant of different name spellings, year ranges, places, etc.  
Find A Grave does not have memorials or photographs for every person who ever lived.  Almot all of these memorials were created by volunteers, and a very small percentage are wrong in some way - the stones are not always easy to read, the records may be for the wrong person, or the links to family members may be wrong.

I don't know why Find A Grave doesn't provide the number of memorials on their site - there are memorials with an ID number over 205 million, but, apparently, some memorials have been deleted due to duplication or removal requests.

I entered several exact surnames in the "Last Name" search field in Ancestry, FamilySearch and Find A Grave (20 per page) and found:

*  3,659 for "Seaver" (on Ancestry)    4,546  (on FamilySearch)     over 3,900     (on Find A Grave)
*  675 for "Seavers"                                   855                                       over   740                                                                                                                 
*  449 for "Seever"                                    562                                         over   460
*  1,265 for "Seevers"                            1,597                                         over 1,320
*  1,230 for "Sever"                               1,590                                         over 1,380
*  1,232  for "Severs"                             1,781                                         over 1,500

*  493 for "Carringer"                               607                                         over    500
*    59 for "Caringer"                                  77                                         over      60                       

*  490 for "Vaux"                                     879                                           over   800                   

*  706 for "Auble"                                   869                                           over    720

*  1,562,916 for "Smith"               2,131,491                                         over 10,000 (limit)

I don't know why the numbers are so different between the three sites.  Perhaps the Ancestry numbers do not include non-USA memorials?  Perhaps Ancestry has not updated the number of records in their Card Catalog.

Here is an example of a record summary from this collection on Find A Grave (two screens, no overlap):

The user can Save the images to his computer.  Clicking on the image provides a larger image.  

On Find A Grave, a researcher can request a photograph be taken in a specific cemetery for a specific person if the person is buried there. 

These records are all Derivative Sources, with Secondary Information and Direct Evidence.  

I use these databases extensively to find my ancestors, my relatives, and other persons in my family tree.  The RootsMagic program I use accesses Ancestry WebHints that include the Find A Grave database, but I still have to click on the Find A Grave link on Ancestry to see the photos, notes, and links to family members. 

For those interested in mining this record collection for Hints of persons in their Ancestry Member Tree, the database number is 60525.  Currently, I have over 7,400 Hints for persons in my Ancestry Member Tree who are indexed in this record collection.  I work on them occasionally, adding content and source citations to profiles in my RootsMagic family tree.  Of course, I have many more accepted Hints from this collection already in my RootsMagic family tree and my Ancestry Member Tree.


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Founded in 2010 we are a specialist digital business change consultancy and have worked with household named brands through complex digital and business transformations. We have developed a patent-pending analytics platform and revolutionary SaaS products . Database Developer - SQL - Disruptive Data Analytics SaaS - Digital Transformation London SE1 | 50,000 Pension Flexible Working Established Tech Start-Up Vibe The Database Developer Role: We're looking for a highly passionate and experienced Database Developer to join our team to extend our rich analytics products as we push and grow our products in the market.The successful applicant will be joining a small, highly focused development team based in Central London. They will be involved in leading the technical design of our analytics platform and its future road map on current technologies and our future move to graph-based technologies. The applicant will lead the data domain and will be responsible for the way in which our data analytics are developed, deployed and managed. The development work in the immediate term is based on MySQL, but we are looking for individuals that are also open to developing their skills into graph-based technologies in future. This is the most exciting time as we have developed a rich underlying platform which we intend to expand rapidly to accommodate a large number of new customers. The successful Database Developer will be expected to have: A strong understanding of relational database technologies (modelling, development and DevOps) Strong experience with agile, sprint based development Able to grasp complex concepts and to drive the direction of data analytics development. A keen willingness to learn and to develop themselves. Transparent and collaborative working style Be a key player in a small and highly efficient development team. 5 years of SQL development in a structured development environment. Experience of a start up, high growth environment Willingness to learn and adapt. Strong ability to work to deadlines. Nice to have : Understanding of graph concepts and. Good understanding of devops processes and how they apply to the data domain. Good understanding of cloud based technologies (ideally AWS) Candidates will be evaluated on a mixture of: Technical capability and experience (40%) Personal motivation and drive(30%) Personality and cultural fit (30%) Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: MySQL Datbase Developer, Database Engineer, Database Programmer, Database Software Developer, Data Modeling. Data Architecture Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

Database Administrator / DBA - Oracle RDBMS

After more than 25 years of successful operation, we have focused decades of know-how on pioneering flexible proprietary technology with one aim: to help our clients simplify, optimise and energise their Supply Chain. We run and maintain the Scottish Government’s supply chain software service which automates the processing of purchase orders through to the payment of invoices covering 6bn per annum of Scottish Government spend. We also provides eProcurement, eInventory, eHealth and eFunding solutions for clients around the world. Database Administrator - Oracle RDBMS Glasgow | Up to 60,000 Company Benefits Package Our DBAs are involved in the running of the Oracle infrastructure as well as the Data management, application management and connectivity to the database infrastructure. Core duties of the Database Administrators include installing, supporting and maintaining Oracle instances, configuring and tuning these instances and managing the complex data environment that makes up our application landscape. An integral component of supporting and maintaining such systems is preparing for service outages and other complications and responding to them in a timely and cost-efficient manner. You may work with all Server operating systems and may not be confined only to a single RDBMS. DBA Requirements: Knowledge of databases with an in-depth knowledge of Oracle RDBMS as well as other DB systems e.g. PostgreSQL Proven experience with complex Database administration and management Experience of Oracle RDBMS setup, management, configuration and tuning. Experience in configuring and administering Oracle tools on Linux operating systems Demonstrated knowledge of security principles related to database operations Experience supporting remotely hosted database enabled web applications 7 years of experience in information technology supporting hosted database enabled web applications Must be able to effectively manage simultaneous tasks on several projects with independent deadlines and deliverables Experience working in heterogeneous teams / environments including Linux, UNIX, Database and Windows servers Experience with scripting (i.e. Linux scripting, Bash, Korn, batch scripting etc.) Deep knowledge of SQL scripting, PL/SQL procedures and database query techniques Experience working in multiple environments (development, test, and production). Problem solver with initiative and creativity Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail Must be self-directed and a team player Education and Experience: Computer Science degree or equivalent experience 7 years commercial DBA experience Benefits: Competitive Salary Opportunity for career progression Contributory pension scheme Flexible working with home-based days Company Healthcare Plan Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Oracle Database Engineer, Oracle Database Developer, Oracle DBA, RDBMS Database Administrator. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

[이렇게 사용하세요!] #1 네이버 클라우드 플랫폼 사용 시 자주 묻는 질문 총정리 하기

안녕하세요,네이버 클라우드 플랫폼입니다!오늘은 네이버 클라우드 플랫폼 사용자들을 위한 포스팅을 준비했습니다.네이버 클라우드 플랫폼을 사용하면서 궁금하셨던 점 하나씩은 다들 있으실 텐데요!네이버 클라우드 플랫폼 고객지원을 통해 문의하시면 가장 빠른 해결이 가능하지만지금 당장 해결하고 싶으신 분들을 위해 이번 포스팅에서는 자주 궁금해했던 질문들을 총정리하는 시간을 가져보려고 합니다.질문은 다음과 같이 서비스별로 분류하였습니다.'AI Service -> Application Service -> Business Application -> Compute -> Database -> Management -> Networking -> Security -> Storage'본.......

Re: Require network address field

by Daniel Thies.  

Hello Mario,

The error is caused because of the way that the quiz settings database is set up by default. The subnet field is declared to have a maximum length of 255 characters. The limit is arbitrary and can be changed using an ALTER TABLE command if you have a database admin capable of doing that, but it is a little dangerous to do on a production system.

However normally 255 should be more than sufficient on a reasonable network configuration. You should not be listing individual ip numbers, but one would expect that you would have a range of numbers allocated to the testing rooms that should be able to be described concisely with one of the options in the Quiz settings documentation.


database platform for mac


what are the databases and programming languages in mac similair to windows. do we have something like visual foxpro or xbase programming


OPENNMS-OPENNMS-165 has FAILED : Updated by Bamboo Administrator


Changes by Bamboo Administrator

OPENNMS-OPENNMS-165 has the following 10 changes:

Jesse White made the following changes at 27 Nov 2019, 11:16:14 AM
with the comment: NMS-12412: Fix a number of problems with Drools in alarmd
* Fix flapping between clear & unclear rules
* Limit # of queued actions - help prevent OOM
* Only add alarm facts to the Drools session once the related transacation has been succesfully flushed
  * This fixes flapping tests and intermittent errors related to inconsistent database states
* Fix exception handling in fire thread

  • core/test-api/alarms/src/main/java/org/opennms/core/test/alarms/driver/
  • core/test-api/alarms/src/main/java/org/opennms/core/test/alarms/driver/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/pom.xml
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/drools/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/drools/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/drools/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/drools/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/
  • opennms-alarms/daemon/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/drools/
  • opennms-alarms/integration-tests/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/alarmd/itests/
  • opennms-base-assembly/src/main/filtered/etc/alarmd/drools-rules.d/alarmd.drl
  • opennms-base-assembly/src/main/filtered/etc/jmx-datacollection-config.xml
  • opennms-model/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/model/

Chandra Gorantla made the following changes at 26 Nov 2019, 8:35:45 AM
with the comment: NMS-12385: Handle exclude-range in Discovery definitions (#2807)
* NMS-12385: Add location to exclude range and fix exclude-range handling in definitions

exclude-range now supports specifying location.
If exclude-range is in definitions it inherits location from definition.

* NMS-12385: Handle review comments

* NMS-12385: Handle review comments

  • core/lib/src/main/java/org/opennms/core/utils/
  • opennms-config-api/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/config/api/
  • opennms-config-model/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/config/discovery/
  • opennms-config-model/src/main/resources/xsds/discovery-configuration.xsd
  • opennms-config/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/config/
  • opennms-config/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/config/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provision-persistence/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/persist/
  • opennms-webapp/src/main/java/org/opennms/web/admin/discovery/
  • opennms-webapp/src/main/java/org/opennms/web/admin/discovery/
  • opennms-webapp/src/main/webapp/admin/discovery/add-er.jsp
  • opennms-webapp/src/main/webapp/admin/discovery/edit-config.jsp
  • opennms-webapp/src/main/webapp/admin/discovery/edit-scan.jsp

Jesse White made the following changes at 25 Nov 2019, 4:20:00 PM
with the comment: Saturday Night's Alright

  • .circleci/config.yml

Bamboo Administrator made the following changes at 26 Nov 2019, 11:17:47 PM
with the comment: [bamboo] Automated branch merge (from foundation-2019:6459da6557fe5d5576faff013858dd3180cf4784)

Jesse White made the following changes at 22 Nov 2019, 12:23:09 PM
with the comment: Perform code coverage weekly instead of nightly.

  • .circleci/config.yml

Bamboo Administrator made the following changes at 28 Nov 2019, 11:36:12 PM
with the comment: [bamboo] Automated branch merge (from foundation-2019:2c71eac0f35d79741f638dcc1da0a220663880b9)

Jesse White made the following changes at 26 Nov 2019, 8:53:51 PM
with the comment: Merge pull request #2822 from OpenNMS/jw/weekly-coverage
Perform code coverage weekly instead of nightly

Bamboo Administrator made the following changes at 29 Nov 2019, 4:35:54 PM
with the comment: [bamboo] Automated branch merge (from release-25.1.1:7187fae380dd35e9d3e990f8ddec52ee0febb542)

Chandra Gorantla made the following changes at 27 Nov 2019, 2:16:48 PM
with the comment: NMS-12396: Handle SNMP profiles by default in NodeScan (#2824)
* NMS-12399: Add more exception checks for snmp errors

* NMS-12396: NodeScan should process snmp profiles by default

Even when SNMP service is not detected, try to get agent config
from profiles in order to scan the node for SNMP interfaces.

* NMS-12396: Add test for scanning node without SNMP service

  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/pom.xml
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/main/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/java/org/opennms/netmgt/provision/service/
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/resources/requisition_snmp_primary_but_no_service.xml
  • opennms-provision/opennms-provisiond/src/test/resources/testScanWithoutSnmpService.xml

Jesse White made the following changes at 28 Nov 2019, 9:54:25 AM
with the comment: Merge pull request #2831 from OpenNMS/jw/more-alarms
NMS-12412: Fix a number of problems with Drools in alarmd

The build has 0 failed tests and 7974 successful tests.


Reonomy Raises $60M to be the Go-To Source for Commercial Real Estate Property Data

With a three-year growth rate of 990%,  Reonomy is disrupting the CRE industry by providing the most extensive database of property-centric intelligence available for CRE teams and individual investors. Through its proprietary ML and AI technology, Reonomy connects and centralizes disparate property information into its platform that features over 50M properties and 68M property sales. […]

CakeFest 2019 Tokyo











  • (背伸びとかするのではなく)自分が普段から触れているもの、またはその延長線上にあるもの
  • 技術そのものの面白さと、それをCakePHPと絡めて使うことができて面白い、という2種類の面白さが感じられるもの


This talk is related to the RFC "Read/Write database splitting"
As mentioned in comments of the RFC, it's true that supporting database replications in the core is not the best way. But more applications than ever before are based on replicated databases and managing connections. This talk intends to introduce ways to support replications.

Also, this talk will include the following topics :

  • design patterns to support read-replicas
  • adding read-replica to an existing CakePHP application
  • transaction considerations
  • unit test considerations
  • database replications for local development environments




一人で30分喋りとおすイメージを抱きながら当日を迎えましたが、蓋を開けてみると、英→日 の逐次通訳がつくとのことでした。という訳で「自分が英語でしゃべって、それが日本語に通訳される」というレアな体験をすることになりました。元々、英語のトーク原稿を用意できていたこともあって、通訳さんとの事前の情報共有はスムーズに行きました。念のため、トーク原稿の中に登場する「普通じゃない英語」については日本語の訳語の辞書*2を添付しておいたところ、これは大いに役に立ったようです。ちなみに、こういう辞書を作るときはコンテキスト情報もとても大事です。計算機科学で一般に使われる語なのか、PHPの言葉なのか、CakePHPの言葉なのか、RDBMS製品固有の言葉なのか、これらの区別が無ければ通訳さんは間違えてしまいます。

ちなみに、英語を書く際に、筆者はよく「書いた英語を Google Translate 等に投げて、意図した日本語になってたら概ねOK」という行動を取っています*3。「ああ〜、そう解釈されちゃうのか〜」という学びが積み重なって行くのでオススメなのです。自分が英語で喋ってそれを通訳してもらうという状況は、これと同じ学習効果があるかもなぁ、と思いました。通訳さんが変な日本語に訳してしまった箇所は(辞書の問題を除けば)ほとんどは英語の問題(言い回しのわかりにくさ、など)や論説の問題(飛躍など)だと考えられるから、です。






CD BOOK 国際会議・スピーチ・研究発表の英語表現

CD BOOK 国際会議・スピーチ・研究発表の英語表現





*2:unit test = 単体テスト、みたいな感じの簡易な辞書



Esri EADA105 Exam Recommended Preparation Resources


Esri stands for Environmental Systems Research Institute. The Esri is a leading supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Geodatabase Management Applications, and Web-GIS technologies. The company is operated by Redlands, California. The Esri products, particularly ArcGis Desktop offer reliable, cost-effective and swift GIS solutions for enterprises. Currently, Esri has 43 percent of the GIS software… Read More

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Moving Encrypted Data to Azure SQL Database

Learn how you can move encrypted data from on premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. The post Moving Encrypted Data to Azure SQL Database appeared first on SQLServerCentral . - Source:

‘Hundreds of millions’ of texts and passwords exposed in massive security breach

MILLIONS of Americans may have had their texts and passwords exposed online in a massive security breach, researchers say. A database housing tens of millions of private texts and usernames was reportedly left open online for an extended period of time. Messaging firm TrueDialog, which allowed companies and colleges to send bulk texts, is allegedly […]

Impacts of the Blockchain will be Gigantic on the Financial Industry Says Deltec Bank Bahamas

Deltec Bank – Bahamas According to Deltec Bank, Bahamas – “Blockchain technology uses distributed databases and cryptography for the purpose of recording transactions. These records are interlinked and part of

Collagen And HA-based Biomaterials Market Analysis, Growth, Consumption, Production Cost, Key Players, Business Insights And Forecast From 2019 To 2023 | Radiant Insights, Inc.

Radiant Insights, Inc. Radiant Insights has announced the addition of “Global Collagen and HA-based Biomaterials Market Research Report 2019-2023″ Market Research report to their database. In the context of China-US

Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach Exposing Users’ Account Info


If you have ever registered an account with the official Magento marketplace to bought or sold any extension, plugin, or e-commerce website theme, you must change your password immediately.

Adobe—the company owning Magento e-commerce platform—today disclosed a new data breach incident that exposed account information of Magento marketplace users to an unknown group of hackers or individuals.

Account to the company, the hacker exploited an undisclosed vulnerability in its marketplace website that allowed him to gain unauthorized third-party access to the database of registered users, including both customers (buyers) as well as the developers (sellers).

The leaked database includes affected users' names, email addresses, MageID, billing and shipping address information, and some limited commercial information.

While Adobe didn't reveal or might don't know when the Magento marketplace was compromised, the company did confirm that its security team discovered the breach last week on November 21.

Image courtesy: Twitter user @Hxzeroone

Besides this, the company also assured that the hackers were not able to compromise Magento's core product and services, which suggests that themes and plugins hosted on the Marketplace were not accessed to add any backdoor or malicious code and are safe to download.

"On November 21, we became aware of a vulnerability related to Magento Marketplace. We temporarily took down the Magento Marketplace in order to address the issue. The Marketplace is back online. This issue did not affect the operation of any Magento core products or services," said Jason Woosley, VP of Commerce Product and Platform at Adobe.

While the company also didn't reveal the total number of affected users and developers, it has started notifying the affected customers via email.

Thought Adobe hasn't explicitly mentioned that the account passwords were also leaked, users are still recommended to change it, and as well as for any other website where you were using the same password.


ext4 and 32bit arm on 64bit amd64


This is part of a series of post on the design and technical steps of creating Himblick, a digital signage box based on the Raspberry Pi 4.

To provision Himblick systems we rely on using qemu-user-static to chroot into the ARM system.

It turns out that there's an exoteric bug that triggers when accessing an ext4 filesystem with directory hashes with a 32bit architecture which makes syscalls to a 64bit kernel.

We noticed it while investigating why shared-mime-info was creating an empty mime cache database.

We can work around this quite simply by disabling the dir_index feature of ext4 before mounting the filesystem:

tune2fs -O ^dir_index /dev/sdb2

After we're done with provisioning, we can turn on the feature again, and run e2fsck to rebuild the hashes:

tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/sdb2
e2fsck -f /dev/sdb2

This also took a while to track down, starting from okular claiming that PDF was unsupported, and evince aborting on simple PDF files with warnings about not being able to load PNG icons, which hinted at needing to run update-mime-database.

Running it in the Pi worked, while running it in the chroot produced an empty database but no error messages. It turns out that catching readdir(3) errors is not straightforward.

After getting the source of update-mime-database and debugging it, I tracked the issue down to this simple test case:

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <dirent.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <assert.h>
#include <errno.h>

int main(int argc, const char* argv[])
   DIR * dir = opendir("/usr/share/mime/packages");

   while (1)
      errno = 0;
      struct dirent *e = readdir(dir);
      if (!e)
         if (errno)
            fprintf(stderr, "last!\n");
      fprintf(stderr, "read %s\n", e->d_name);
# gcc -o test test.c && ./test
readdir: Value too large for defined data type

This finally was enough to hit the right spot on the internet and go from the actual cause of the issue to a useful workaround: this is the initial implementation of the workaround.

I guess the workaround would not really be needed if we could work with a proper aarch64 chroot: Raspbian quite legitimately tries to support all Raspberry Pi architectures, so they cannot do that.

I hope Debian will gain Raspberry Pi 4 support soon, so that this and other part of Himblick provisioning could become much more straightforward.


To track eco offenders, India to collate e-database

The National Economic Offence Records is being prepared by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), an arm of the finance ministry. All other agencies, including CBI, Customs, Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence have been asked to regularly update the portal from their nationwide offices.











inux centos 7.2 

ng1.16 或者阿帕奇2.4    php7.0  mysql 5.5


php安装一下扩展 fileinfo



WeixinController.php 修改公众号


database.php  修改数据库



Db.php  修改数据库 




密码admin    26212155


执行cd /www/wwwroot/你的网站目录/vendor/GatewayWorker

php start.php start -d



China’s contribution to climate change

November 28, 2019

China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2). It surpassed the United States in 2006, according to the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) database created by the European Commission and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. On a per capita basis, China’s emission levels are less than half those of the US, according to EDGAR.

One contributing factor to the rise of China's emissions is the fact that transnational corporations (TNCs) based in the US and other rich countries have shifted much of their production to China. For example, Apple iPhones are produced in China. It could be argued that the emissions from such production should be included in the figures for the countries where the TNCs are based, rather than China.

But even allowing for this, China is a big contributor to CO2 emissions. China now has its own giant corporations such as Huawei and Great Wall. Chinese investment in other countries is expanding. Much of it is aimed at obtaining raw materials for China's industry, and is causing environmental destruction in the source countries.

A few years ago it looked as if China might be taking serious steps to rein in its emissions. Renewable energy was being rapidly expanded. Some coal-fired power stations were shut down (mainly those near big cities, where smoke was adding to the air pollution problem).

But new coal-fired power stations continue to be built. According to Global Energy Monitor, 148 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations are either being built or about to begin construction. This is equivalent to the entire current capacity of the European Union.

This new construction is occurring despite the fact that the Chinese electricity grid is oversupplied and power stations are working at only half their capacity. This irrational situation is a result of Chinese energy companies competing for market share with no overall plan.

Meanwhile, there has been a rapid growth in car production in China, which now has the biggest car sales in the world.

Military spending is also growing, resulting in increased consumption of oil by planes, warships, tanks and other military vehicles.

China today is a capitalist country. It is highly unequal. On the one hand, it has the second highest number of billionaires in the world, after the US, according to a survey by the Swiss bank UBS and accounting firm PWC. On the other, it has hundreds of millions of low-paid workers, many of them producing goods for transnational corporations.

However, China still has a relatively strong state-owned sector of the economy.

In the years following the 1949 revolution, existing privately-owned factories were nationalised and new state-owned enterprises (SOEs) were created. Many SOEs were privatised or shut down in the 1990s, but some key sectors of industry were kept under state ownership.

China's industrialisation was largely fuelled by coal, both during the period when all industry was state-owned and during the period of growing private ownership. The growth of production for the world market has led to a further expansion of coal use, as well as chemical pollution of land and water.

The growth of pollution led to numerous protests by affected people, resulting in pressure on the government to solve environmental problems. China was also under pressure in international forums to limit its CO2 emissions.

The government took steps to reduce the burning of coal in or near big cities. It promoted the rapid expansion of renewable energy. High speed rail was built as an alternative to car or plane travel between cities.

But it was not enough. CO2 emissions are still growing, even if more slowly than before. Capitalism cannot solve the climate crisis, and Chinese capitalism is no exception.

China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide.


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WordPress with Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate on a Load Balancer


Hi again,

As many of you know a lot of “Production” applications need to be configured to provide High Availability. With that in mind, a best practice architecture to your application is to add a Load Balancer as a front end who distribute your traffic between your application nodes, as you can appreciate on the next image:

Load Balancer HA

SSL Offloading

In this case, my “Production” application is my blog, and I will install a SSL Certificate on the Cloud Load Balancer(CLB) to offloading the encryption/decryption to the CLB instead of doing it on the webserver. That way your webservers uses port 80 (HTTP), as always, and you serve your content trought port 443(HTTPS).


Here are the what I use to configure my WordPress with SSL Certificate:

  • SSL Certificate issued using Let’s Encrypt
  • A Client of Let’s Encrypt called acme
  • A Cloud Load Balancer
  • A WordPress installation

Step 1: Install client

There is a lot of ACME clients supported by Let’s Encrypt, the most popular is Certbot. However, I prefer to use

Let’s install it:

git clone
# Create a data home directory
sudo mkdir -p /opt/acme/data
# Actual command to install it
bash --install --home /opt/acme --config-home /opt/acme/data --certhome /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs --accountemail

Step 2: Issue SSL Certificate

Once is installed, we proceed to issue our first SSL Certificate:

/opt/acme/ --issue -d -w /var/www/vhosts/
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] Creating domain key
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] The domain key is here: /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] Single domain=''
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] Getting domain auth token for each domain
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] Getting webroot for domain=''
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:07 UTC 2017] Getting new-authz for domain=''
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:08 UTC 2017] The new-authz request is ok.
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:08 UTC 2017]
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] Success
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] Verify finished, start to sign.
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] Cert success.
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] Your cert is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] Your cert key is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] The intermediate CA cert is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
[Mon Aug 25 06:04:11 UTC 2017] And the full chain certs is there: /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/

Where the explained options are:

-issue: Issue a new certificate

-d (-domain) : Specifies a domain, used to issue, renew or revoke, etc.

-w (-webroot) : Specifies the web root folder for web root mode. This is the DocumentRoot where your site is hosted and it is necessary to verify it by Let’s Encrypt.

Step 3: Install SSL Certificate on Cloud Load Balancer

So, at this moment we have our SSL Certificate, Private Key, and Intermediate CA Certificate ready to install on our Cloud Load Balancer (CLB)

Your cert is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
Your cert key is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/
The intermediate CA cert is in /opt/acme/data/ssl-certs/

So we should go to -> Rackspace Cloud -> Networking -> Cloud Load Balancers:

Cloud Load Balancer

Then, to Optional Features and Enable/Configure on “Secure Traffic SSL”

Cloud Load Balancer

Finally, we add our SSL Certificate, Private Key, and Intermediate CA Certificate to the CLB and save the configuration:

Cloud Load Balancer

Step 4: Configure WordPress

We are almost done, at this time we already have configured our SSL on the CLB to provide WordPress over HTTPS, however, WordPress is still with HTTP, so we need to reconfigure our WordPress with SSL.

Database queries

First of all, we should update the links from http to https; we are going to do it directly on the database doing the following queries:

Warning: Change all instances of to your own. If you have the www as part of your WordPress Address(URL) in the WordPress Settings, add the ‘www’.

Also, if you have a custom table prefix in the WordPress database, something other than the default ‘wp’, then you must change all the instances of ‘wp’ to your own table prefix.

  1. Update any embedded attachments/img that use http:This one updates the src attributes that use double quotes:

    UPDATE `wp_posts` SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, 'src=\"', \
    'src=\"') WHERE post_content LIKE '%src=\"';

    This one takes care of any src attributes that use single quotes:

    UPDATE `wp_posts` SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, 'src=\'', \
    'src=\'') WHERE post_content LIKE '%src=\'';
  2. Update any hard-coded URLs for links.This one updates the URL for href attributes that use double quotes:

    UPDATE `wp_posts` SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, 'href=\"', \
    'href=\"') WHERE post_content LIKE '%href=\"';

    This one updates the URL for href attributes that use single quotes:

    UPDATE `wp_posts` SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, 'href=\'', \
    'href=\'') WHERE post_content LIKE '%href=\'';
  3. Update any “pinged” links:

    UPDATE `wp_posts` SET pinged = REPLACE(pinged, '', \
    '') WHERE pinged LIKE '%';
  4. This step is just a confirmation step to make sure that there are no remaining http URLs for your site in the wp_posts table, except the GUID URLs.

    You must replace WP_DB_NAME, near the beginning of the query, with the name of your database.

    This will confirm that nowhere in the wp_posts table is there a remaining http URL, outside of the GUID column. This ignores URLs in the GUID column.

    This query only searches; it does not replace anything, nor make any changes. So, this is safe to run. It’s a safe and quick way to check the wp_posts table while ignoring the guid column.

    This SQL query should return an empty set. That would mean that it found no http URLs for your site. (This is all just 1 query. It’s 1 very, very long line.)

    Warning: Remember to replace WP_DB_NAME, near the beginning of the query, with the name of your database.

    '%%' OR CONVERT(`post_author` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_date` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_date_gmt` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_content` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_title` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_excerpt` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_status` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`comment_status` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`ping_status` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_password` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_name` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`to_ping` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`pinged` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_modified` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_modified_gmt` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_content_filtered` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_parent` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`menu_order` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_type` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`post_mime_type` USING utf8) LIKE '%%' \
    OR CONVERT(`comment_count` USING utf8) LIKE '%%');
  5. Now, we move to the wp_comments table. This changes any comment author URLs that point to the http version of your site. This is in case you’ve ever replied to a comment while your URL was pointing to http.

    UPDATE `wp_comments` SET comment_author_url = REPLACE(comment_author_url, \
    '', '') WHERE comment_author_url \
    LIKE '%';
  6. This updates the content of the comments on your site. If there are any links in the comments that are linking to an http URL on your site, they will be updated to https.

    UPDATE `wp_comments` SET comment_content = REPLACE(comment_content, '', \
    '') WHERE comment_content LIKE '%';
  7. Now we move to the wp_postmeta table. This takes care of any custom post meta that points to the http version of your site.

    UPDATE `wp_postmeta` SET `meta_value` = REPLACE(meta_value, '', \
    '') WHERE meta_value LIKE '%';
  8. Now we move to the wp_options table. Update the “WordPress Address (URL)” and “Site Address (URL)”.

    For the WordPress Address URL, you may have to modify If you have WordPress installed in some other directory, then modify this according to your own WordPress URL. For example, some people have WordPress installed in a subdirectory named “blog”, and so their WordPress Address would be

    UPDATE `wp_options` SET `option_value` = "" \
    WHERE `wp_options`.`option_name` = 'siteurl';

    This one will update the Site Address URL (this is the home page of your site):

    UPDATE `wp_options` SET `option_value` = "" \
    WHERE `wp_options`.`option_name` = 'home';

WordPress Control Panel

Besides, with run the queries directly on the database, we can update, or verify,  the blog URLs, by going to Settings > General

And updating your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) address fields.

Updating URLs

WordPress Config File

Finally, we should add the following line to our wp_config.php file


Now, you have configured WordPress with Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on a Load Balancer.


Azzardo: quando il gioco si fa duro


Come calarsi nei panni di una vittima del gioco d’azzardo patologico e capire le conseguenze che questa vera e propria malattia può avere sulle persone, le famiglie e le comunità?

L'associazione Ama Polesine, nell'ambito della coprogettazione Anziani del Csv di Rovigo e in collaborazione con l'Auser provinciale, promuove un cineforum in tre appuntamenti, con tre storie per riflettere sulle conseguenze del gioco d'azzardo e tre interventi con esperti. L'ingresso è gratuito.

Venerdì 29 novembre 2019, ore 20.30, biblioteca comunale
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Giovedì 5 dicembre 2019, ore 21.00, circolo culturale Maganzesi, piazza XX settembre
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Mercoledì 11 dicembre 2019, ore 17.00, ex Pescheria
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Now Is The Time To Buy #Healthcare Stocks


Hand flip wooden cube with word wealth to health. Healthcare has been the second-best performing sector since 1970, according to our William O’Neil + Co. database, trailing Retail only slightly.

Shinguz: Migration from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB 10.4


Up to version 5.5 MariaDB and MySQL can be considered as "the same" databases. The official wording at those times was "drop-in-replacement". But now we are a few years later and times and features changed. Also the official wording has slightly changed to just "compatible".
FromDual recommends that you consider MariaDB 10.3 and MySQL 8.0 as completely different database products (with some common roots) nowadays. Thus you should work and act accordingly.

Because more and more FromDual customers consider a migration from MySQL to MariaDB we were testing some migration paths to find the pitfalls. One upgrade of some test schemas led to the following warnings:

# mysql_upgrade --user=root
MariaDB upgrade detected
Phase 1/7: Checking and upgrading mysql database
Processing databases
mysql.columns_priv                                 OK
mysql.user                                         OK
Phase 2/7: Installing used storage engines
Checking for tables with unknown storage engine
Phase 3/7: Fixing views from mysql
Error    : Table 'performance_schema.memory_summary_by_host_by_event_name' doesn't exist
status   : Operation failed
Error    : Column count of mysql.proc is wrong. Expected 21, found 20. Created with MariaDB 50723, now running 100407. Please use mysql_upgrade to fix this error
error    : Corrupt
Error    : Table 'performance_schema.memory_summary_by_host_by_event_name' doesn't exist
Error    : View 'sys.x$host_summary' references invalid table(s) or column(s) or function(s) or definer/invoker of view lack rights to use them
error    : Corrupt
sys.x$waits_global_by_latency                      OK
Phase 4/7: Running 'mysql_fix_privilege_tables'
Phase 5/7: Fixing table and database names
Phase 6/7: Checking and upgrading tables
Processing databases
staging.sales                                      OK
Warning  : Row size too large (> 8126). Changing some columns to TEXT or BLOB or using ROW_FORMAT=DYNAMIC or ROW_FORMAT=COMPRESSED may help. In current row format, BLOB prefix of 768 bytes is stored inline.
status   : OK
Phase 7/7: Running 'FLUSH PRIVILEGES'

If you run the mysql_upgrade utility a 2nd time all issues are gone...

# mysql_upgrade --user=root --force

Some hints for upgrading

  • Make a backup first before you start!
  • Dropping MySQL sys Schema before the upgrade and installing MariaDB sys Schema again afterwards reduces noise a bit and lets you having a working sys Schema again.
    The MariaDB sys Schema you can find at GitHub: FromDual / mariadb-sys .
  • It makes sense to read this document before you begin with the upgrade: MariaDB versus MySQL: Compatibility.



Programmer/developer position 50% at the University of Basel


Programmer/developer position 50% at the University of Basel

The French Studies Seminar at the University of Basel is looking for a self-sufficient and motivated IT technician (50%) to join the group « Le Rire des vers – Mining the Comic Verse » led by Anne-Sophie Bories and funded for 5 years by a PRIMA grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) .


Essential :

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in IT,

  • Thorough knowledge of XML and related technologies (XSL, XPATH, XQUERY), as well as web development, both backend (e.g. SQL, eXist-db) and frontend (HTML, CSS, javascript),

  • Excellent ability to find practical and creative solutions,

  • Ability to learn new programming languages to fit needs,

  • Genuine curiosity for social sciences, literature or linguistics,

  • highly self-sufficient,

  • team worker with an inclination for initiative.


  • basic knowledge of python and of NLP,

  • interest for machine-learning, machine-reasoning, RDF, web ontologies,

  • ability to share their knowledge.

Language skills:

  • EITHER excellent mastery of English as working language and some knowledge of French,

  • OR excellent mastery of French as working language and some knowledge of English.


  • assist team members in developing and maintaining tailored processes for efficient text- mining,

  • maintain the team’s databases and guarantee their remote access,

  • interact with other scientific teams in the context of collaborations,

  • guide team members in the acquisition of new IT skills,

  • create and maintain the project’s website.


One-year contract, renewable for 4 years,
part-time: 50% (21 hours/week, flexible work hours),
5 weeks of paid holiday per year,
Salary in the region of 42’000 Swiss francs per year.


The research project “Le Rire des vers – Mining the Comic Verse” is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation through a 5 year PRIMA grant awarded to Anne-Sophie Bories. Beside the latter leader, the team will count 2 doctoral candidates and 1 IT technician (50%), and will form part of the French Studies Seminar at the University of Basel. The group will focus on the mapping, analysis and interpretation of both humour and versification in a corpus of modern texts, combining literary analyses with digital humanities methods.


Complete applications should be sent as one single pdf file to Anne-Sophie Bories ( and should include:

  • - cover letter,
  • -  cv,

  • -  copy of Master’s Degree,

  • -  1-2 samples of code, or link to a realisation (mention precisely which part or parts of the code were written by the candidate),

  • -  identity document,

  • -  recommendation letter, or certificate from previous employer.

Applications can be submitted in French or English. Candidates still in the final stages of their studies may apply if they can present their official degree by the end of 2019.

Start of contract: as soon as possible
Contact : Dr. Anne-Sophie Bories (


BTC Exchange is breaking the data protection law from the most countries


The joke of the century is that is hiding their domain registration behind a privacy protection service, but they like to collect as much data as possible from their customers.

Apparently, their greed for data also hinders their thinking. A company that offers its services to customers around the world, breaking the local data privacy laws of most countries, is untrustworthy. Such companies are not suitable for an international business.

Such companies believe in their megalomania to be above the local laws. How else would it be necessary for customers to turn to the local authorities for conflict resolution?

Actually are listed 17 complaints at the Better Business Bureau against

Customer Complaints Summary
17 total complaints in the last 3 years
of those, 10 complaints were closed in last 12 months

The most of the available complaints are about unauthorized access to banking accounts. In my opinion are the responsible people from a case for the prosecutor.

As the above problems are not enough is getting found an entry at the Forex Blacklist:

Feb 23, 2018: The CSSF in Luxembourg issues a public warning against Uphold - - physical address not available

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) issues a warning to the public concerning the website where an entity named Uphold pretends to act “with regulatory coverage with CSSF in Luxembourg”. The CSSF informs the public that the entity Uphold is not regulated by the CSSF and that it has not been granted any authorisation to provide financial or payment services in or from Luxembourg.

If you have read the complaints from the official authorities, then the complaints from private parties are very credible too.

Among many others you will find the following complaints against on

Additional negative reviews about can get found at:

Basically, for me, all complaints are looking like someone wants to enrich themselves at the expense of others. I can not imagine that you can trust such commercial dilettantes. Who will be so stupid and order from them a cryptocoin wallet?

Yesterday I have tried it by myself to get a wallet from I have stopped as soon I have seen that this data collector likes to get copies from real world documents. So more than a verified gmail address they did not get from me. Afterwards I tried to get the already entered data according the European data protection law deleted. Since already more than 14 hours I did not get any confirmation that my data got deleted. You can see that you don't have any anonymity by using cryptocurrencies! Anyway, I have used one address, which I have not used and will not use at any other place. I'll get informed as soon as this address is getting used and will make the illegal data collector in front of the law court responsible any illegal use according the European Data Protection Law. There is no difference found in this law if the data got stolen or simple misused. In both cases the company gets prosecuted.

Domain registration from

Domain Name: UPHOLD.COM
Registry Domain ID: 3233198_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2018-10-23T15:50:30Z
Creation Date: 1998-02-07T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2023-02-06T05:00:00Z
Registrar:, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street:
Admin Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street:
Tech Street: 14455 N. Hayden Road
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
DNSSEC: signedDelegation
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2019-11-14T13:00:00Z <<<



Health Careers Program Coordinator


Gateway Community and Technical College invites applications for the part-time position of Health Careers Program Coordinator for The North Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  The position is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of programs designed to inform and interest high school and college students in health careers.  

  • Develop relationships with school personnel in targeted schools for the purpose of facilitating health career programming.
  • Develop relationships with college and university personnel for the purpose of promoting AHEC Scholars.?
  • Plan and implement after-school health career programming including summer camps, the Health Career Explorers program, AHEC Scholars, school presentations and the annual Health Career Showcase
  • Participate in KY AHEC Statewide meetings and constituency group meetings when scheduled.
  • Participate in NC AHEC staff meetings and other meetings when scheduled.
  • Collaborate with the UK AHEC Program Office and other regional AHEC offices, to provide and share effective and innovative health career programming
  • Maintain statistics and records of all programs provided including entering data in the AHEC Navigator database and U of L Med App databases
  • Assist programs and staff at Gateway Community and Technical College to advance recruitment, growth and development of health career programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.    
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a health career, or teaching degree with an emphasis on science or health education or equivalent.
  • 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Willingness to travel including occasional overnight travel.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Personable, energetic, motivated, hard-working, disciplined
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
  • Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment as well as external business and community partners, representing his/her self in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and prioritize projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a health career, or teaching degree with an emphasis on science or health education or equivalent.
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in and understanding of the importance of working with students from diverse populations. 
  • Experience working at the community college level.
Anticipated start date: January 2020

**Grant Funded Position**

Gateway Community and Technical College is located in Northern Kentucky - part of the Greater Cincinnati Region

Gateway Community and Technical College is Northern Kentucky’s only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Gateway offers high-quality, targeted education to meet the personal and professional needs of students, and contribute to the economic development of the region.

More information about AHEC can be found:


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Create a Local WordPress Installation Using Local by FlyWheel

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Entropic Dynamic Time Warping Kernels for Co-evolving Financial Time Series Analysis


Entropic Dynamic Time Warping Kernels for Co-evolving Financial Time Series Analysis

Bai, L., Cui, L., Xu, L., Wang, Y., Zhang, Z. & Hancock, E. R., 21 Oct 2019, Arxiv (Cornell University).

Research output: Working paper

Publication details

DatePublished - 21 Oct 2019
PublisherArxiv (Cornell University)
Original languageUndefined/Unknown


In this work, we develop a novel framework to measure the similarity between dynamic financial networks, i.e., time-varying financial networks. Particularly, we explore whether the proposed similarity measure can be employed to understand the structural evolution of the financial networks with time. For a set of time-varying financial networks with each vertex representing the individual time series of a different stock and each edge between a pair of time series representing the absolute value of their Pearson correlation, our start point is to compute the commute time matrix associated with the weighted adjacency matrix of the network structures, where each element of the matrix can be seen as the enhanced correlation value between pairwise stocks. For each network, we show how the commute time matrix allows us to identify a reliable set of dominant correlated time series as well as an associated dominant probability distribution of the stock belonging to this set. Furthermore, we represent each original network as a discrete dominant Shannon entropy time series computed from the dominant probability distribution. With the dominant entropy time series for each pair of financial networks to hand, we develop a similarity measure based on the classical dynamic time warping framework, for analyzing the financial time-varying networks. We show that the proposed similarity measure is positive definite and thus corresponds to a kernel measure on graphs. The proposed kernel bridges the gap between graph kernels and the classical dynamic time warping framework for multiple financial time series analysis. Experiments on time-varying networks extracted through New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) database demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Bibliographical note

Previously, the original version of this manuscript appeared as arXiv:1902.09947v2, that was submitted as a replacement by a mistake. Now, that article has been replaced to correct the error, and this manuscript is distinct from that article


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165: Building Custom Apps to Empower Your Unique Situation

Eddie Wang, Growth Hacker at App Sheet, and Mike Saltijeral, Owner of Industrial Fence Inc, join us on this episode 165 of Art of Construction.   In many recent episodes we have discussed the Big Data explosion currently happening in design and construction. When on this topic, the question usually arises of what exactly the best way is to utilize this data to help grow your business. If you ask AppSheet, the answer is that there is no one best way. In fact, the best way will inevitably be different for each and every company. It is with this mindset that AppSheet provides a no-code application development platform that allows users to create mobile, tablet, and web applications using data sources like Google Drive, DropBox, Office 365, and other cloud-based spreadsheet and database platforms.   We’ve had a ton of construction platforms on this show before, but AppSheet is unique in that it is all about empowering the user to create a custom app instead of selling the user something pre-designed. In order to better tell the story of why this is powerful, Mike Saltijeral joined us to explain how AppSheet has given him the ultimate freedom to create unique and innovative solutions to the situations his fencing company faces.   Mike’s story is one that many business owners currently adopting new technology can relate to. And for business owners that have so far hesitated to adopt new technology, his story serves as an inspiration. Join Devon as he goes on a journey with Eddie and Mike to learn all about AppSheet, what it means to be able to build problem-solving digital solutions for your company without needing code, and what it takes to be a true leader and pursue these solutions in a way that benefits your entire team and your customer community.  AppSheet helps construction process owners create the tools they need to improve their business without writing a line of code. ​Start for free on the platform and build any app for up to 10 users with all our features enabled. They have plans for every size team starting from pay-as-you-go model user licenses to business plans with increased functionality, security, and speed.​ ​ Take an extra 20% off your first year with discount code: "AOC" if you purchase by 12/15 at

Harder To Breathe: Air Quality has Worsened Since 2016


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In the United States, annual average levels of fine particulate matter — PM2.5, a measure of solid particles and liquid droplets that are 2.5 micrometers or smaller found in the air — declined 24% from 2009 to 2016, then increased 5% between 2016 to 2018.

A new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) explored how the increase occurred by looking at economic activity, wildfires and enforcement of the Clean Air Act during this period. They found that the increase was associated with 9,700 additional premature deaths, and that these deaths represent damages of $89 billion.

The study is published as an NBER working paper.

"The health implications of this increase are significant," noted Karen Clay, professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, who led the study. "The number of deaths and the damages highlight the importance of air pollution as an important and timely policy issue."

To learn more about the increase, the researchers used data from the Air Quality System database of daily monitored readings provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA maintains a network of air pollution monitors because PM2.5 is regulated under the Clean Air Act. In total, the researchers studied 653 counties with monitors for fine particulate matter. They also looked at information from the EPA's enforcement database, as well as vital statistics (population and mortality rates) by county.

Increases in PM2.5 from 2016 to 2018 were observed in many U.S. counties. In the West and Midwest Census regions fine particulate matter rose during this period; in the Northeast and South Census regions it stayed the same. Every year, the EPA designates each county as having met or failed to meet air pollution standards under the Clean Air Act. Increases in fine particulate matter occurred in counties that met the standards as well as in those that failed to meet them, according to the study.

The rise in PM2.5 increased the number of premature deaths of adults over age 30 by about 9,700 from 2016 to 2018, with 80% of the premature deaths occurring among the elderly and 20% of the premature deaths among adults ages 30 to 64, the study found. These calculations use the same methods used by the EPA to relate fine particulate matter to mortality. The damages of $89 billion are calculated by multiplying deaths by the EPA's value of a statistical life. Increases in PM2.5 in the air were especially pronounced in California, with 43% of the rise in deaths nationally from 2016 to 2018 occurring in the state.

The researchers present evidence on three possible causes for the national increase:

  • Changes in economic activity: Increased use of natural gas in households and industries, and growth in the number of miles traveled by fossil fuel-powered vehicles likely contributed to the rise in PM2.5 in certain counties, while decreases in coal-fired power drove declines in other areas.
  • Increases in wildfires: In parts of the West and Midwest, rising numbers of wildfires during the period studied were associated with increases in fine particulate matter. California experienced numerous wildfires during this period, with the most deadly — the Camp Fire — taking place in November 2018.
  • Decreases in enforcement of the Clean Air Act: Enforcement of this law may influence compliance by firms, and the study found that the most frequent type of enforcement of the Clean Air Act fell from 2009 to 2016 and continued to fall from 2016 to 2018.
"This research demonstrates that recent increases in fine particulate matter have appreciable effects on risks of premature mortality," said Nicholas Muller, associate professor of economics, engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, who coauthored the study. "These increases are worrisome and should persuade policymakers to take the necessary steps to maintain limits on air pollution."

Sage CRM 2019 R2: Some thoughts about moving database servers


A customer had a requirement to move database servers. This was a straight move from one server to another rather than upgrading database versions.

There have been some very good tips and advice shared on the forums and I thought it would be useful to bring this advice together in one space.

I have made the assumption that we are moving from a single webserver/database server to another single webserver/database server.

If that is the case then I would suggest on the new webserver you start by doing a clean CRM install. That will take care of your install files e.g. Program Files\Sage\CRM\<CRM Install Name>.

Note: Some of this may not be relevant to your exact needs but read on to understand my logic.

You need to make sure that it is exactly the same version as your current 'Live' Web server.

You can then copy over any custom files from your 'Live' servers such as images/custom pages[wwwroot\custom pages and wwwroot\img]

If your document library & default document templates are on your current Web Server you need to copy this over too.

From the steps above your new Web Server should be the same version as your Live Web Server and custom files copied over.

Moving the Database Server

When you create the new install you can choose to install a clean CRM database on the new database server.

Then you can restore your "Live" database over it.

Checking the Registry

You will need to check the registry on the new web server. This is to ensure that the DefaultDatabase/DefaultDatabaseServer & DatabasePassword all are related to the new DB server. These are on the Web Server under:


Do make sure that you keep backups of your Live database and current CRM install folder safe too.

Once you have done that you can start to check whether the new web server is up and running.  Sage CRM should be installed to the same level, with all the custom images/files[asp development etc] and pointing to the new database server, which has a current database restored.

There are things you need to verify.

Check things like library document links, custom pages are still working correctly after the move. Check the Admin area to see what else is pointing at a drive e.g. the documents and reports Admin configuration.

Checking the Configuration Files

To ensure the aspects of Sage CRM that are delivered using the Apache Tomcat webapps you need to ensure the configuration file is correct:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\CRM\CRM\tomcat\webapps\crmj\WEB-INF

Here's a sample connection string for SQL Server 2014 Express (it will be similar in other versions):

  • #SQL Server settings
  • db.driver=net.sf.log4jdbc.DriverSpy
  • db.url=jdbc:log4jdbc:sqlserver://SAGE020111:61364;databaseName=CRM;language=English;instance=CRMEXPRESS2014
  • db.encrypt=true;
  • db.username=sa

If you're using the default SQL Server instance (usually MSSQLSERVER), you don't need to specify it in the

Exchange Integration

If you are using Exchange integration then please also check the file

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\CRM\CRM\tomcat\webapps\crmExchangeSyncEngine\WEB-INF

  • #SQL Server settings
  • db.url=jdbc:sqlserver://SAGE020331:61364;databaseName=CRM;instance=CRMEXPRESS2014
  • db.encrypt=true;
  • db.username=sa

Other things to Check

Another possibility is that the SQL Server instance isn't set up to accept connections over TCP/IP. The CRM components driven by the eWare DLL use the SQL Server client tools to connect, so it's possible to have those working, and not the Tomcat webapps.

You should be able to enable TCP/IP in the SQL Server Configuration Manager. Under SQL Server Network Configuration, check out the Protocols for <your instance> options. TCP/IP will need to be enabled and will need to be listening on a given IP/port combination. You might find it easiest to try enabling the Listen All option on the Protocol tab, then testing a TCP/IP connection using Management Studio.

This can be done from the connection screen in Management Studio. First set, your authentication method to SQL Server Authentication and make sure that you're using TCP/IP as your network protocol.

This should ensure your dashboards etc are working. You'll want to check out the logs generated by the Tomcat web apps - you'll find those in the CRM logs directory (/CRM/Logs/), and the Tomcat logs directory (/CRM/tomcat/logs/).

Only after you have completed the checks should you disable your old web server and send users the new Server URL.


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Engineering: Information Security Engineer - Irving, Texas

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IT / Software / Systems: Python, JavaScript Angular UI Developer for Data Science Applications - Plano, Texas

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IT / Software / Systems: Sr. Mgr, Software Engineering - Plano, Texas

Locations: TX - Plano, United States of America, Plano, Texas At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding. Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good. Sr. Mgr, Software Engineering At Capital One, we think big and do big things. We are a Top-10 bank by deposits, a high-tech company, scientific laboratory, and a nationally recognized brand all in one that reaches tens of millions of consumers. We're all-in on the cloud and a leader in the adoption of open source, RESTful APIs, microservices, and containers. We build our own products and release them with a speed and agility that allows us to get new customer experiences to market quickly. We're going boldly where no bank has gone before. And, as a founder-led company, we're inspired and empowered to make, break, do, and do good. So, let's do something great together. Capital One is seeking experienced Technology Leads and Sr Manager to lead and own work-streams for critical business initiatives in our financial services businesses, including our Rewards business. You'll work on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications using cutting-edge Open Source frameworks, to highly-available RESTful services, to back-end Java based systems. We're looking for team members who are well-versed in emerging and traditional technologies which may include: Java, REST, Spark, Cassandra NoSQL databases, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure. Your #LifeatCapitalOne Looking to work somewhere with the flexibility of a start-up but the financial muscle of a Top-10 bank? You're in the right place! And here's what that means for you---You'll have a flexible work schedule-we want to understand where and when you're at your best so you have a healthy work-life balance. Diversity and Inclusion are cultural norms here-you'll have access to active local chapters of Women in Tech, Blacks in Tech, and Hispanics in Tech and more. Plus, you'll be given time to support the next generation of technologists by volunteering with youth programs like Capital One Coders - our engineer-led experience that teaches middle school students in under-served communities how to code. Want to learn more? See what our associates are up to at #LifeatCapitalOne! 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Engineering: Senior Data Engineer - Lewisville, Texas

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We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building innovative products and services. But we don't stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan. Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passionfor our clients, our communities, and our organization. It's the defining attribute that we look for in our people. JD Skills : Senior Data Engineer At least 8 years of experience in software application development At least 3 years' experience with Big Data / Hadoop architecture and related technologies Hands-on experience with Spark - RDDs, Datasets, Dataframes, Spark SQL, Hands-on experience with streaming technologies such Spark Streaming and Kafka Hands-on experience using SQL, Spark SQL, HiveQL and performance tuning for big data operations Hands-on experience with Java 8 and use of IDEs for the same Hands-on experience using technologies such as Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Experience building micro-services based application Experience dealing with SQL and NoSQL databases such as Oracle, DB2, Teradata, Cassandra Experience using CI/CD processes for application software integration and deployment using Maven, Git, Jenkins, Jules Experience building scalable and resilient applications in private or public cloud environments and cloud technologies Experience using SDLC and Agile software development practices Experience building enterprise applications enabled for logging, monitoring, alerting and operational control Experience enabling scheduling for big data jobs Hands-on experience working in unix environment Good written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills, given an opportunity willing to work in a challenging and cross platform environment. Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to quickly master new concepts and applications Preferable - experience in Financial industry Preferable - experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep learning, Business Intelligence and Visualization. Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our excellent industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more creative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. 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Administration, Clerical: Administrative Assistant - Dallas, Texas

Administrative AssistantDescriptionThe Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our clients local programs.We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.Position SummaryPrimary focus will be supporting the Design Management team with their day to day work efforts including: General administration assistance as assigned by the PMCM/CEI team. Administrative support to multiple MOPs and staff. Gather, track, and report on information relevant to project assignments from multiple sources. Set up and maintain files and tracking tools using MS Excel. Organize and schedule meetings and appointments. Produce and distribute meeting minutes, memorandums, and letters, as needed. Edit and review documents for grammar usage in MS Word. Prepare MS PowerPoint presentations and handouts. Maintain and assist with databases. Design processes to enhance work flow. Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports. Supporting completion of staff expense reports and time transfers. Depending on your aptitude and desire, there are opportunities to advance yourself within the project administration field. Other duties as assignedQualificationsQualifications External 10 or more years of experience in an administrative assistant or similar role Previous experience working with engineering firms, program management, design management and/or construction management a plus. Previous experience with integration of new facilities with existing facilities a plus Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage tasks Strong organization, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to multitask are a must. Previous experience working with MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel required. Experience with MS PowerPoint preferredEssential Functions:Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.#LI-AO1#BIAJacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .Primary Location United States-Texas-DallasOther Locations United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Florida-Orlando, United States-Georgia-AtlantaReq ID: BI 0008O9 ()

Executive: Accounting Manager, CPA - Lease Transactions - Fort Worth, Texas

Current NeedWe are seeking an Accounting Manager, CPA - Lease Transactions in Las Colinas, Texas.Our Shared Services ACE team is seeking an accounting professional that has a track record of consistently delivering quality and accurate work in a high performance culture. Main responsibilities of the role include performing day-to-day general ledger functions related to month-end close activities, financial reporting and analysis for Lease Transactions in accordance with ASC 842 - Leases. Primary Responsibilities Perform general ledger month-end close activities including: perform & review journal entries, accruals, variance analysis, and account reconciliations Understand the accounting for lease transactions in accordance with ASC 842 - Leases Work with business partners for lease transactions Assist with the annual budgeting process for any business units that contain leases Ensure policies and desktop procedures related to areas of responsibilityare up to date Understand the Companys financial reporting systems Proactively define and execute process improvement initiatives, including automation projects Perform fluctuation analysis for financial statement accounts Effectively communicate to internal stakeholders regarding any allocations related to their business units Read and interpret business contracts for leasing arrangementsProjects/ Other Responsibilities Assist with the implementation of lease accounting software Proactively define and execute change management and process improvement initiatives while building upon/ changing existing platformsMinimum Requirements4+ years accounting experienceEducation4-year degree in accounting or related fieldCertifications/LicensureCPA requiredCritical Skills 4-5 years general ledger accounting experience SAP or other large ERP experience highly preferred Strong experience with technical accounting research Strong experience with reporting and variance analysis Strong analytical skills in reviewing trend data and exception recognition Strong experience creating and analyzing large amounts of data Strong verbal and written communication skill Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel (v-lookups, pivots, functions) Ability to engage and influence multi-level staff up to executive management Thorough knowledge and understanding of US GAAP principles and internal control environmentsAdditional Knowledge & Skills Previous public accounting experience preferred MS Access, SQL or other database experience Contract interpretation and analysis experience Experience working in a team environment Process improvement exposure preferred Adaptable to changing environment/technologyTravelAbility to travel 15%Physical RequirementsGeneral Office DemandsCareer Level P3McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.Current employees must apply through internal career site.Join us at McKesson! ()

IT / Software / Systems: Full Stack Developer - Node/React - Partial Remote - Grapevine, Texas

Full Stack Developer - Node/React - Partial Remote We are a cutting edge SAAS logistics company specializing in large orders. Due to recent funding and growth on team, we are seeking an experienced and motivated Node/React Developer to help them build out and improve their existing technology. What You Will Be Doing You will champion development of best in class web applications, consistently ensuring UI consistency and quality. You will create and deploy software building blocks that support the client's product suite, and work cross functionally with product and leadership teams to workshop and implement the best solutions. You will lead the standardization and improvement of development processes including technology selection, deployment steps and code review. What You Need for this Position 3+ years of experience as a software engineer and preferably experience helping to lead development teams- Node.js Guru- Strong experience with React workflows- Fluent in server technologies, specifically AWS- Database skills - MySQL as well non-relational database experience- Experienced working with API's/Integrations- Enterprise application experience What's In It for You - Excellent benefits package- 2 REMOTE days/week- Profit sharing- Gym reimbursement - Strong 401k Feel free to email me resumes directly - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. ()

Professions: 401k and Retirement Analyst - Dallas, Texas

This role may sit in either Denver, CO or Dallas, TX With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation. Each of our companies have long histories of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation, AirMed International and Guardian Flight. Our mission is providing care to the world at a moment's notice and is at the heart of everything we do. We're growing and looking for passionate people like you to join our team! You'll work in a collaborative environment that values continuous learning, hard work, and innovation. Interested in joining our mission? This role and what you'll be doing: SUMMARY: Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the company's 401(k), Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation, an union retirement plans. Utilizing advanced technical skills to perform reporting and analysis related to the reconciliation and integrity of the 401k data, testing of processes and systems design, identifying and implementing process improvement, and conducting audits to ensure the retirement plans are consistently administered and in compliance with the Plan documents, union agreements and government regulations. Providing accurate information and communicating effectively, when information is requested internally, by outside legal agency or by court order. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Audit weekly payroll to ensure appropriate 401(k) deductions are deducted from employee paychecks, including employer match, employee loans and adjustments. Process the 401(k)/Retirement inbound and outbound interfaces; ensuring the data is accurate and working the error/exception reports. Reconcile error/exception reports from the retirement plans record keeper. Audit timely submission of 401(k) employee contributions, employer matching contributions and loan re-payments. Audit the benefit mapping document for the various benefit groups to ensure accurate 401(k) assignments. Create and maintain a separate 401(k) mapping document for various union plans. Identify and correct payroll/human errors that affect the retirement plans. Partner with IT programmers to make any adjustments to the 401(k) reconciliation process, including interfaces and database corrections. Communicate effectively and foster a team environment with the Retirement Plan Administrator. Update the Employee Benefits Director daily/weekly of any pertinent issues regarding 401(k). Attend and be prepared to discuss issues on the weekly conference call with the retirement record keeper. Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, company policy and union agreements for all 401(k)/Retirement plans, including hardship withdrawals, QDRO's, death claims, etc. Make timely submission of payroll deductions to the retirement record keeper within the guidelines of the DOL/IRS regulations. Co-ordinate all internal and external audits (e.g. DOL, IRS, 401(k) annual audits). Co-ordinate 5500 annual filing and audit; including preparing all necessary schedules and responding to auditor requests for information. Co-ordinate the mid-year and year end NDT testing. Oversee the Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO) processing. Communicate with the affected employee, the employee's ex-spouse and all attorneys involved. Communicate with past retirement record keepers, while maintaining a current contact list of those record keepers as well. Research past data records to provide the present record keeper the needed information to process the QDRO correctly. Answer all employee 401(k) questions and draft employee communication material. Create new processes related to the Oracle payroll system. Design test scripts and reports to audit the interfaces between the Oracle payroll system and the record keeper. Create various reports combining data from both the payroll systems and the record keeper system. Research issues using the Oracle payroll systems. Must maintain confidentiality and non-disclosure of employee and company information and data. Adhere to all company policies and procedures. Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems. Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with due diligence on mergers and acquisitions as needed. Support the Benefits Team on an as needed basis. Perform other duties as assigned. Travel may be required infrequently. Minimum Qualifications: Education/Licensing/Certification: High School Diploma or GED. Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required. Experience: Accounting and/or auditing experience in benefits or equivalent experience. Must have a minimum three (3) years experience in Health and Welfare and/or retirement plan administration. Oracle and/or Workday experience Knowledge and Skills: General working knowledge of ERISA, IRS, DOL rules and regulations. Strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience in Microsoft Access preferred. Must be detail oriented and possess effective communication skills. Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills required. Strong customer service and problem resolution skills. 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Healthcare: RN / Registered Nurse / Texas / Permanent / Registered Nurse Endoscopy - Lewisville, Texas

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Work Schedule: Full-time (four 10 hours shifts per week oneweekday of call per week and one weekend of call per month) The Medical Center of Lewisville is focused on providing high-qualitycare to our community. As a Magnet recognized facility, licensed for 186 beds, we are a leaderin the DFW market for quality metrics, and Nursing satisfaction performanceaccording to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indictors. Through ourmany well established professional practice councils and shared leadershipmodel, The Medical Center of Lewisvilleis committed to listening to our nursingvoice; which drives outcomes and impacts practice environments usingevidence-based research. We take pride in being able to supportour Nurses through: Careerenhancement reward systems Tuitionreimbursement to advance nursing education Assistancewith obtaining professional nursing certifications ProfessionalNursing library and relaxation room Come join a team where Nurses say: Itsvery much like family here. Everyone isfriendly and gets to know one another. We take pride in the fact we have such a friendly culture while stillbeing able to deliver exceptional care that rivals larger organizations. Position Summary &Responsibilities: TheRegistered Nurse RN - Endo - Endoscopy isresponsible for assessing the operative nursing care needs of patients,planning interventions and evaluating outcomes of care. The RN is responsiblefor providing care, which is appropriate for age specific (pediatrics, adults,and geriatrics), the developmental and safety needs, the planned procedure, andthe anesthetic agent used. The RN willcommunicate and educate the patient and/or their family members and/orsignificant others regarding events pertinent to their care. The RN also anticipates and plans for theneeds of the surgical team and coordinates the care provided in the endoscopyroom while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment. Weoffer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitivesalary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in ourteam and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k,PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loanrepayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. Qualifications MinimumPosition Requirements: Licensure/Certification/Registration: a. ()

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Database Management 10th Solutions

Database Management 10th Solutions

I deployed my Asp.netcore app on Localhost but not connecting to db


The same web application workings well connecting to database when I run from VS. But when I deploy as a Framework-Dependent Application.

It just can not talk to my sql database. Is this a permission issue.

  "ConnectionStrings": {
   "DefaultConnection": "Data Source=(localdb)\\mssqllocaldb;Initial Catalog=Daya;Integrated Security=True;Pooling=False"

  "Logging": {
    "LogLevel": {
      "Default": "Warning"
  "AllowedHosts": "*"


I've lost admin permissions and I'm locked out of Deskpro On-Premise



When I try to log into my admin account, I get a message that I don't have admin permissions. I think the account was changed to a normal agent by mistake. There's no other admin account I can use, so I'm locked out of Deskpro. Is there some way I can make a new admin account?


From the command line, run:

php bin/console dp:agents make-admin

You will then be prompted to enter the email address of a user you want to promote to admin.


You can use

php /path_to_deskpro/bin/console dp:agents

to see a list of agent accounts.


If this method doesn't work, you could edit the MySQL database directly.

In the people table, find your account and set is_agent=1 and can_admin=1.


Can Deskpro integrate with other software?


Yes, you can install apps to integrate with a wide variety of other software.

Head to our Apps & Integrations section on our website for a full list of what is available.

The list includes:

  • Google Analytics
  • Gravatar
  • Highrise
  • HipChat
  • Slack
  • JIRA
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • MailChimp
  • Magento
  • Microsoft Translator
  • Salesforce
  • Twilio SMS
  • Clickatell SMS

You can install authentication apps so users/agents can log in with credentials from:

  • Magento
  • Active Directory
  • Your own database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MsSQL, Oracle, or any database that supports ODBC connections)
  • SAML identity providers
  • Web software using the easy-to-implement JSON Web Token standard
  • eZ Publish
  • Okta
  • OneLogin
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Joomla
  • LDAP
  • phpBB
  • Twitter
  • vBulletin
  • XenForo

If you have your own developers, Deskpro has a full REST API for integration with other systems and a PHP SDK, as well as a widgets and apps framework. See the article Getting started with Deskpro development for more details.

We can also develop custom integrations for you at reasonable prices.





“Existing tables were detected in your database” error




I'm getting an error from the install wizard saying “Existing tables were detected in your database”. How do I resolve this?



The Deskpro installer creates a ‘deskpro’ database within MySQL. If this is not empty (for example, you partly installed Deskpro before, or you are trying to install a production version over your old test helpdesk), the installation cannot proceed.

The easiest solution is to connect to MySQL and create a new empty database, e.g.


mysql> CREATE DATABASE deskpro-live;


Then in config.php, edit this line:


define('DP_DATABASE_NAME', 'deskpro');


replacing 'deskpro' with the new database name e.g. 'deskpro-live'.

Deskpro will now use the new, blank database for installation, but you will still have the old database for reference until you choose to delete it.


I have two Deskpro installations on the same server and Elasticsearch doesn't work


If you have multiple Deskpro installations on the same server, and you want to use Elasticsearch with them, you must add this to the bottom of the config.php file for each instance:




This prevents both instances trying to use the same ES index.


Tips Untuk Mengetahui Siapa Pelanggan Anda


Salah satu cara untuk memiliki produk yang berkualitas adalah dengan mengetahui siapa pelanggan yang dimiliki oleh perusahaan. Untuk mewujudkan hal tersebut, perusahaan maupun salesperson haruslah memperbarui data-data pelanggan yang di simpan pada database baik yang tradisional maupun modern. Karena, data dari pelanggan akan menjadi titik yang bisa menjadi acuan Anda untuk melakukan pembaruan produk maupun layanan. Sepertinya cara ini cukup mudah untuk dilakukan, akan tetapi, masih banyak salesperson yang kesulitan untuk bisa melakukannya dengan cara yang benar. Berikut adalah beberapa cara untuk mengetahui siapa pelanggan Anda.


1. Mengumpulkan informasi pelanggan

Kumpulkan semua data yang relevan dari pelanggan-pelanggan yang Anda miliki saat ini termasuk demografi dan firmografi yang lebih rinci. Jika Anda sudah berhasil mengumpulkan semuanya, Anda akan lebih mudah untuk menciptakan strategi pemasaran agar nantinya dapat menentukan strategi penjualan yang lebi tertarget.


2. Selalu meminta feedback dari pelanggan

Sesekali, coba tanyakan pada pelanggan-pelanggan yang Anda seputar alasan mengapa mereka memilih produk maupun layanan yang Anda miliki meskipun ada produk-produk serupa yang dapat ia temukan dari kompetitor. Cara terbaik untuk bertanya hal ini dapat Anda lakukan melalui email maupun telepon. Pastikan pula bahwa Anda tidak mengajukan pertanyaan yang sama untuk satu pelanggan.


3. Cobalah melakukan kampanye untuk tujuan eksperimen agar mengetahui pola pelanggan

Salah satu cara untuk menemukan persona dari pelanggan adalah dengan melakukan kampanye...Read More


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A study finds that weak environmental assessment reporting on the adverse impacts of mining has spelled doom for Goa’s environment.
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Development and its impact on the environment has long been a contentious issue in India, where lack of adequate monitoring and control mechanisms have led to severe degradation of land, water and forest resources. Mining activities in Goa have not only poisoned its land and water, but also affected livelihoods by negatively impacting agriculture, fisheries and forests.

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What is Environmental Impact Assessment?

EIA is a process to assess the socio-economic, cultural and human health impacts of proposed developmental projects on the environment. According to the United Nation's Environment Programme (UNEP), EIA can be greatly helpful in predicting the environmental impacts of interventions at the early stages of project planning and design. It can also aid in finding ways to reduce adverse impacts, shape and redesign projects to suit the local environment and provide alternative solutions to decision-makers.

EIAs can lead to reformulation or even rejection of proposed projects in case the negative environmental impacts outweigh the positive benefits of the proposed activity. For example, the EIA notification of 1994 states that concealing data or producing false or misleading data, decisions or recommendations in a report can lead to rejection of projects.

Mining in Goa

Goa, the smallest state in India, is also a biodiversity hot spot, home to 27% of the country’s total flowering plant species and 56% of the country’s evergreen tree species. This flora in turn forms critical habitat for a variety of fauna. Goa is blessed with the densely forested Western Ghats to the east; it has nine rivers flowing through its hilly midlands and rich coastal plains with mangrove ecosystems and paddy fields. There has been some effort to protect this rich biodiversity by establishing national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

However, Goa’s hilly midlands are rich in iron and manganese ore. This has led to large scale mining in the region, which has spelled doom for the state’s rich biodiversity. A total of 79 mines located mainly in Bicholim, Sattari, Sanguem, Dharbandora and Quepem talukas, have been in operation in Goa. Uncontrolled and illegal mining in the area has raised considerable public concern, as reflected in the Justice Shah Commission report on illegal mining  .

The study finds that mining has led to:

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    • Accumulation of dust on plant leaves, which has been found to in turn negatively impact photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. This also possibly allows gaseous toxic pollutants to enter plants, leading to decreased productivity
    • Severe depletion of groundwater and destruction of springs and other water sources
    • Siltation of agricultural land and orchards
    • Breaking of estuarine khazan (will add link for description)  land bunds due to transfer of iron and manganese ores through boats in rivers
    • Pollution of water and soil due to oil and iron and manganese deposits
    • Destruction of grazing lands
    • Loss of fish and shellfish productivity due to increased turbidity, sedimentation and oil, iron and manganese pollution of the water
  • Destruction of sacred groves and forests
  • Disturbance to wildlife due to noise and vibrations
  • Traffic congestion and road accidents
  • Negative effects of air, water and noise pollution on human health
  • Loss of livelihoods for those employed in fisheries, agriculture, horticulture and forestry
  • Rise in social conflicts due to unequal distribution of resources and economic gains, increase in immigrants and rise in liquor sales

Environmental impact assessment reports of poor quality

The mining sector in India is known to be riddled with problems. According to the report “Out of control: Mining, regulatory failure and human rights in India,” India’s government often leaves mining companies to regulate themselves, giving companies control of decision making regarding assessing the impact of mining on the people and environment. This has proven to be disastrous for India and for countries around the world.

Thus, the process followed to prepare the EIA reports is many a time hopelessly dysfunctional and controlled by the very companies who are seeking permission to mine in the area. The reports that are brought out are inaccurate, deliberately falsified and reflect total disregard for the environment and rights of the people who are affected by mining.

This study too finds that the documentation of the background situation / contexts in the mining areas is very poor, making it difficult to evaluate the impacts of mining on the environment.

The quality of EIAs is also poor due to lack of adequate information on: 

  • The type and number of water resources within the mine lease areas  and the adjoining boundaries. This is critical to understand/evaluate the impact of mining on local water sources.
  • The people living in the area, their socioeconomic status and kind of work they are engaged in. This is vital to evaluate the impact of mining on the livelihoods of local communities, such as agriculture and fishing.
  • Actual distances between the boundaries of mine leases and protected areas;
  • The flora and fauna of the mine lease and buffer areas; and
  • Air, noise and water pollution

The paper suggests the following steps to deal with the gaps in the EIA reports

  • Making the process of generating reports transparent and involving local communities in the process.
  • Examining development interventions from the point of view of environmental and socio-economic sustainability and stimulating proper scrutiny of possible alternatives for meeting developmental objectives.
  • On-going monitoring of the project consequences, including environmental and socio-economic impacts to ensure that the suggested safeguards are being adequately implemented.
  • Conducting a thorough and periodic review of environmental clearance processes.

The paper puts forth some suggestions to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI. The authors say that local communities should be encouraged to play a key role in the EIA process, and should be involved in the preparation, monitoring and implementation of environmental management plans. Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) should be established and empowered at the local level, to regulate the use of local biodiversity resources and to charge collection fees. Citizens should be empowered to monitor the status of the environment through environmental monitoring schemes such as ‘Paryavaran Vahini’ of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of Goa.

Further, the Environmental Clearance (EC) process can be reformed by assigning the preparation of EIA statements to a neutral competent body and by making it mandatory to:

  • Involve local BMCs in the EIA preparation process
  • Consider all information submitted and suggestions made during public hearings
  • Meet environmental clearance requirements
  • Involve local BMCs in the process of monitoring the implementation of ECs
  • Prepare regional cumulative EIAs.

Last but not least, the paper’s authors suggest organising a transparent, participatory database on the environment.

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TRANSFORM (Multicenter Experience With Rapid Deployment Edwards INTUITY Valve System for Aortic Valve Replacement) US clinical trial: Performance of a rapid deployment aortic valve.


BACKGROUND: The TRANSFORM (Multicenter Experience With Rapid Deployment Edwards INTUITY Valve System for Aortic Valve Replacement) trial (NCT01700439) evaluated the performance of the INTUITY rapid deployment aortic valve replacement (RDAVR) system in patients with severe aortic stenosis.

METHODS: TRANSFORM was a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter (n = 29), single-arm trial. INTUITY is comprised of a cloth-covered balloon-expandable frame attached to a Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve. Primary and effectiveness endpoints were evaluated at 1 year.

RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2015, 839 patients underwent RDAVR. Mean age was 73.5 ± 8.3 years. Full sternotomy (FS) was used in 59% and minimally invasive surgical incisions in 41%. Technical success rate was 95%. For isolated RDAVR, mean crossclamp and cardiopulmonary bypass times for FS were 49.3 ± 26.9 minutes and 69.2 ± 34.7 minutes, respectively, and for minimally invasive surgical 63.1 ± 25.4 minutes and 84.6 ± 33.5 minutes, respectively. These times were favorable compared with Society of Thoracic Surgeons database comparators for FS: 76.3 minutes and 104.2 minutes, respectively, and for minimally invasive surgical, 82.9 minutes and 111.4 minutes, respectively (P < .001). At 30 days, all-cause mortality was 0.8%; valve explant, 0.1%; thromboembolism, 3.5%; and major bleeding, 1.3%. In patients with isolated aortic valve replacement, the rate of permanent pacemaker implantation was 11.9%. At 1 year, mean effective orifice area was 1.7 cm

CONCLUSIONS: INTUITY RDAVR performed effectively in this North American trial. It may lead to a relative reduction in aortic crossclamp time and cardiopulmonary bypass time and has excellent hemodynamic performance. Pacemaker implantation rate observed was somewhat greater than European trials and requires further investigation.


Outcomes of octogenarians undergoing gastrectomy performed for malignancy.


BACKGROUND: Studies on perioperative outcomes of octogenarians with gastric cancer are limited by small sample size. Our aim was to determine the outcomes of gastrectomy and the variation of treatments associated with advanced age (≥80 y).

METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried from 2005 to 2011. Patients who underwent gastrectomy for malignancy were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision and Current Procedural Terminology codes.

RESULTS: Of 2591 cases, 487 patients were octogenarians (≥80) and 2104 were nonoctogenarians (

CONCLUSIONS: Advanced age (≥80 y) was associated with worse outcomes in patients undergoing gastrectomy for malignancy. Therefore, careful staging is necessary to reduce unnecessary operations in this population. Furthermore, surgeons must place greater attention on optimizing the octogenarian population before surgery.


Graph databases (Go Time #108)

Mat, Johnny, and Jaana are joined by Francesc Campoy to talk about Graph databases. We ask all the important questions — What are graph databases (and why do we need them)? What advantages do they have over relational databases? Are graph databases better at answering questions you didn’t anticipate? How is data structured? How do queries work? What problems are they good at solving? What problems are they not suitable for? And…since we had Francesc on the hot seat, we asked him about Just for Func and when it’s coming back.

October/November in KDE Itinerary


Time for another bi-monthy status update around KDE Itinerary! Since the last report plenty of things have happened again, ranging from multi-ticket support to integration with the Plasma Browser Integration plug-in, most of which you’ll find in the upcoming 19.12 release.

New Features

The biggest new feature this time is clearly the integration into the Plasma Browser Integration plug-in for Firefox and Chromium. That has been in the works since the Nürnberg sprint, and required a number of changes throughout the infrastructure and in the browser plug-in.

Plasma Browser Integration pop-up showing details of an event mentioned on the current website. Plasma Browser Integration offering to add an event to KDE Itinerary.

More work is still needed on this so that KDE Itinerary can also consume “timeless” elements properly, such as hotel or restaurant information without an associated booking. For that we need Kirigami date/time controls first though.

Another new feature is support for multi-ticket reservations. That’s for cases where a single traveler has multiple relevant tickets for a single journey section, such as a separate seat reservation or a first class upgrade next to a regular train ticket. Those cannot be merged, and the UI needs to be able to alternatively show both tickets. This is done by leveraging existing infrastructure for multi-traveler reservations. In the course of this, we also added support for decoding RCT2 upgrade tickets.

KDE Itinerary offering to select between the main and upgrade ticket of a train trip. Multi-ticket selector in KDE Itinerary.

The built-in weather forecast in the KDE Itinerary app can now also indicate expected high wind speeds, thanks to the Breeze icon theme gaining support for that in its weather icon set.

KDE Itinerary timeline showing a weather forecast with windy weather. Weather forecast in KDE Itinerary indicating windy weather.

Infrastructure Work

As usual a lot of things happened behind the scenes as well:

  • The custom extractor API as well as the generic extractors became more flexible and powerful, there’s a separate post covering most of this. Since then we also added access to UIC 918.3 vendor blocks for the custom extractor API, and content-based extractor selection.

  • KPublicTransport received API to explicitly control which backend services to query, and the UI for this has been integrated into KDE Itinerary’s settings page. There’s also a dedicated post about this.

KDE Itinerary showing a configuration page to select which public transport services to use. Detailed public transport information service selection in KDE Itinerary.
  • The generic PDF extractor now also considers the creation and modification time in the PDF meta-data as context information, which allows us to get the date right in more cases for PDF boarding passes (which in their barcode annoyingly only contain the day, not the date).

  • The train station database of the extractor engine now also supports Indian Railways station codes, and contains all stations with such a code from Wikidata. Together with the content-based extractor selection this should pave the way for supporting Indian Railways SMS tickets.

Fixes & Improvements

Besides these larger changes, there are of course also plenty of small improvements worth noting:

  • The KMail plug-in got a UI revamp. It now no longer looks like what was initially just supposed to be debug output, and its actions are now regular buttons rather than hidden in the not obvious to spot context menu.
KItinerary KMail plug-in with new UI visuals. New KMail plug-in UI.
  • Timezones on Android so far were usually displayed as GMT offsets only. This is due to QTimeZone being limited to use older Android API for this. We now call newer Android API for this ourselves if available (API level >= 24), to get closer to the human readable timezone names we have on Linux.

  • Custom extractors for IndiGo, Flixbus, Lufthansa, RegioJet and ÖBB were added or improved, and the generic extractor for annotations in Microdata format can now handle nested objects correctly.

  • Calendar entries for restaurant reservations without an end time no longer span the entire day.

  • The trip group naming heuristic was improved to also consider the longest gap between location changes as the possible destination of a trip.

  • The KMail itinerary plug-in can now also show train classes, and can correctly display multiple ticket tokens now.

  • The KDE Itinerary app now shows inline feedback when importing data.

KDE Itinerary showing an inline notification about two successfully imported reservations. KDE Itinerary providing feedback about imported reservations.

KPublicTransport, the framework that provides us with real-time transport data, also got a number of noteworthy improvements:

  • Backend services can now be configured with a static timezone. That’s used for backends that ignore timezones entirely due to being regionally restricted to just one anyway.

  • Backends can now indicate if they are able to query arrival times at a station, so the framework can avoid querying those on such requests.

  • The parser for responses from EFA backends now also supports an alternate compact response format that some services use.

  • The Hafas parser now resolves master location references, which should improve location query result quality a bit. Product selection in journey queries for Hafas-based backends was also fixed, which resulted in missing tram lines in certain locations.

  • A number of new backend services were added, covering Luxembourg as well as various regions in Austria, Germany and the US.


All the development happening is of course of limited use if this isn’t distributed to our users. So I’d also like to highlight a few things supporting that:

  • As the KItinerary extractor engine depends on inofficial Poppler API, we need to regularly adapt that code to new Poppler releases. Besides doing that up to the upcoming 0.83 release of Poppler we hopefully also made the supporting infrastructure for this a bit more scalable and future proof, reducing the future maintenance effort there.

  • For deployment scenarios far away from our usual environments, such as old server systems, we have added the infrastructure to do full static builds of the command line extractor tool. That’s not necessarily a good alternative to proper distribution packages, but those aren’t easily available on say a Debian 9 server.


This work continues to rely on donated data samples, thanks to everyone who has helped with this so far! And a special thank to the donator of the large set of multi-ticket samples that were essential in some of the above, there’s still much more work to be done based on that :)

If you want to help in other ways than donating test samples too, see our Phabricator workboard for what’s on the todo list, for coordinating work and for collecting ideas. For questions and suggestions, please feel free to join us on the KDE PIM mailing list or in the #kontact channel on Matrix or Freenode.


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InterMed Breach: How Threat Intelligence Sources Help Maintain Domain Integrity


Major healthcare providers suffer a lot from breaches, both from a legal and financial standpoint. Aside from patient lawsuits, they also face severe penalties imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

So not surprisingly, the average cost per breached record in the healthcare sector in the U.S. this year has reached US$429 — which could easily translate to millions of dollars, depending on how many customers a compromised entity has.

For InterMed, the said estimate shows that potential fines could reach US$12.87 million for the breach the company has suffered in September. Here are further details about the compromise:

  • An email account owned by an InterMed staff was hacked on September 4, 2019.
  • Internal investigations uncovered that threat actors accessed three more email accounts on September 7 and 10. These accounts revealed the personal information of around 30,000 patients.
  • Personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, dates of birth, insurance details, and clinical data were stolen.
  • The Social Security numbers of some patients were also compromised.
  • InterMed maintained that the attack did not affect its entire patient database. Recently added electronic health records (EHRs) were also not put at risk.

As a result of the breach, InterMed warned patients that they should watch out for unauthorized payment card transactions and forged letters from insurance or healthcare companies in the coming days. It also offered free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to the clients whose records were impacted.

The healthcare firm is right to indicate that their clients are vulnerable to fraudulent activities following the attack. It's also common to see a spike in spearphishing campaigns as a result of data breaches.

How the Threat Intelligence Platform Can Help Keep Domains Secure

Data loss due to email-related incidents is prevalent in the healthcare industry. In a recent industry survey, 95% of healthcare organizations claimed that they received emails from imposters in the past year.

Note that it's relatively easy to conduct reconnaissance on a target host today, thanks to the ubiquity of online directories. For instance, a quick Google search for "InterMed email address" would lead users to a RocketReach listing for the healthcare firm. While the directory did not reveal the email addresses of many company employees, it did provide clues on the organization's most used email formats (e.g., jdoe@intermed[.]com and janedoe@intermed[.]com).

The page also lists the names of the company's employees and president. Pretty much all hackers need to do is send a message with a malicious attachment to a person on the list using the likely used email address formats. They can also attempt to brute-force their way into employee email accounts with weak passwords and use these for attacks or gain entry into confidential databases.

Email security software and strong password credentials are usually the first lines of defense against such threats. In addition, the use of threat intelligence insights can help ensure the integrity of an organization's domain infrastructure, as leaving gaping vulnerabilities is like an open invitation for attackers to steal confidential information.

We analyzed InterMed's domain, which revealed some interesting findings. Results from our Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) showed multiple Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerabilities concerning data encryption and authentication.

One way of ensuring the security of an organization's network is by disabling suboptimal cipher suites that include NULL, EXP(ort), and DES and RC4. In InterMed's case, it may be a good idea to disable DES-CBC3-SHA, as this may be vulnerable to a CVE-2016-2183 exploit known as "SWEET32." Setting its HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) header is also recommended, as this could decrease risks of man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks that use forged certificates.

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All in all, organizations should continuously revisit their data management policies and train employees to improve their domain hygiene. They can rely on Threat Intelligence Platform to find weaknesses that attackers can take advantage of and strengthen their defenses.


Why Colombia Is About to Make a Colossal Mistake With .CO


The good news: there's still time to fix it

Ten years ago, the most effective branding exercise the internet registry market has ever seen began. And to celebrate the anniversary, its owner is going to strangle it.

At the ICANN meeting in Montreal this month, the Government of Colombia booked a meeting room, prepared a Powerpoint presentation and invited representatives of the world's largest registry operators to attend. Once there, they were offered a rare and valuable opportunity: to take over running of the .co registry.

A representative from the ministry of technology and communication ran through a 14-page slide deck to a room of people who have tried and failed, repeatedly, to emulate the success of the .co registry: an internet space that went from invisible to Superbowl ad in less than a year.

If attendees had hoped the presentation would provide some insights, however, they were disappointed: the presentation could have described any one of hundreds of registries. Likewise, the list of characteristics the government was seeking in a new contract provider was no more than a simple checkbox of technical requirements that assumes the only function of a registry operator is to provide a "dumb backend" technical service.

Which brought it to the all-important evaluation criteria, comprising four factors: economic proposal, technical proposal, national industry score and handicap workers score. Each was given a weighted score of 70, 19, 10 and 1 respectively. And with that, it became very clear that Colombia is about to make a colossal mistake with its .co internet space.

It may have overall control of the country-code top-level domain, but Colombia hasn't a clue how its internet namespace went from 28,000 addresses to 2.3 million, or how it has become one of the most trusted registries on the internet, or how it built a business around specific groups that keep it thriving.

Colombia has the keys to a Ferrari and thinks it's selling a pick-up truck.

Bad data

And nowhere is that more clear than a graphic in its presentation showing the growth of the registry over time — the blueprint that defines the character of a registry; its past, present and future.

The line chart provided by the Colombian government shows a steady, gradual increase in domain names to a point where, in late 2016, it finally hit one million domains. That milestone appears to spur faster growth up to the present day and the registry's 2.3 million domains.

There's only one problem. It is wrong. As in completely, entirely 100 percent wrong. The .co registry didn't hit one million domains in 2016. It hit it in 2011, just over a year after a small but highly focused .CO Internet company took over operation of the registry.

We know that because the company proudly announced the milestone on June 2, 2011. Coming off the back of a Superbowl ad from GoDaddy and high-profile sales of some of its premium domain names to Google ( and Amazon (, and, the registry was flying.

So how come the stats from the Colombian government said the one million mark was hit five years later? Its graph shows a classic upwards curve that threatens to turn exponential. A footnote in the presentation explains that the data that has informed its view of its own registry comes from Domain Name Stat; a useful service but not one renowned for its accuracy.

Why not just ask the company running the actual .co back-end, Neustar, for the real stats? After all, the Colombian government is in overall charge of its contract; it's not going to say no. But it clearly hasn't, so we did. And Neustar sent the stats.

And the reality is that the actual .co registry growth is a mirror-image of what was pitched to registry operators in Montreal. Rather than a slow start with growth picking up over time, the .co registry was an explosion of growth followed by a gradual slowing — something that is a recurrent trend in mature registries.

This is critical because it drives — or should drive — every other decision made about the registry. In its presentation, the Colombian Government placed a huge 70 percent weighting on a bidder's "economic proposal" which, if you strip away complicated looking formulas, amounts to no more than a lowest-cost model. The cheaper the bid to run the 2.3 million domains, the better the score.

That weighting makes sense if a registry is growing according to the upwards curve that Colombia believes it is. It is the low-margin, high-volume model that the internet industry has long promoted and which in some senses it has become addicted to. But it is also the very model that the .co registry managed to explode — and precisely what makes the .co registry unique.

Colombia has fundamentally misunderstood its own success story. And the space between the two lines — the real stats and the stats that the government appears to believe? As any economist will tell you, that's where the profit lies.

How .co became a go-to

There are over 1,500 top-level domains on the internet but fewer than ten have ever achieved mainstream recognition: .co is one. What's more, it did it while bucking the market. It still charges more than double the market rate and has more than two million domains, putting it in the top 25 of registries by volume.

That was no mean feat, especially given the market dominance of .com and the fact that the companies .co was competing against had been around for at least a decade: .org was the home of non-profits, country-code names like .uk for the United Kingdom and .de for German were the online focal points for those countries' advanced economies. Colombia's economy was ten times smaller and its internet registry thousands of times smaller.

It seems a little redundant to describe the .CO Internet marketing model that made it such a success — it has been the focus of lengthy and detailed analyses over the years — one of which I wrote back in 2012. In essence, it did two key things.

First, it identified groups of people open to the idea of stepping outside the .com default that wanted new internet addresses. The primary target was, and remains, entrepreneurs and start-ups worldwide. Fast-moving firms that want an online presence and a good name.

And second, the registry eschewed the traditional model of exclusively trying to reach people through the companies that sell internet domains, domain registrars, and decided instead to brand itself, putting significant energy and effort into making a .co a consumer good.

It took out billboards in New York's Times Square and in San Francisco and started attending and sponsoring events outside the internet industry to find its new customers. It ran pitch competitions with prize money, launched a "membership program" offering perks to registrants, and partnered with industry-leading coworking spaces, incubators and startup communities, consistently pushing the idea of a .co domain as something more than just an internet address.

It required a lot of resources and effort, but it worked. In fact, it worked so well that the world's largest registrar, GoDaddy, came to it, eager to have something new and exciting to sell to its customers. The result was the first of three multi-million dollar Superbowl ads that ran in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and introduced .co to a global stage.

All of that is demonstrated in the enormous leap in .co registrations that literally hundreds of other companies have tried to emulate ever since, with limited success.

Building trust

In recent years, as .co has matured, it has scaled back its Super Bowl scale promotional efforts to focus on making the registry a safe, trusted namespace, particularly as the explosion in new top-level domains has put more than a thousand new internet extensions online.

That explosion has seen everything from free domains to those costing hundreds of dollars as new registries try to find a niche in the market. In response to that fundamental shift, a number of new measures of a registry trustworthiness have cropped up. One — Cisco's Umbrella — attempts to measure the traffic to certain registries i.e., where millions of people are really going when they travel around the internet. Unsurprisingly, .com came in first; but somewhat surprisingly — Colombia's .co ccTLD came in fifth — even though it is 24th in terms of size. There are a range of others, and in each .co has ranked highly.

All of which is to say that .co may fit in the mid-tier of top-level domains, with between two and four million domains, but it continues to outperform the market and that is a direct result of the determined community-building and marketing effort the .co registry has consistently put in over the past 10 years.

As incredible as it may seem, the overseer of .co — the Colombian government — has seen that success but failed to understand it. Taken at face value, the rebidding approach outlined this month is focused on extracting as much money as possible from the current situation. A lower cost contract typically means higher overall profits.

Except that approach undermines the very value that .co has built up by consciously not acting as a lowest-cost operator, but rather investing in itself by building and growing an online brand that consumers have been prepared to pay more than double the market rate to register and renew on an annual basis.

Today is the last day the Colombian Government is accepting comments that they say they will consider when finalizing the final evaluation criteria for the bidding process. Here is my comment: The evaluation criteria for the .co registry operator needs a fifth component: marketing and community building. And it should take half the weighting from the economic proposal — 35 percent of the overall evaluation score — pushing future registry operators toward supporting the high value .co brand as its own separate space — rather than simply treating it as a database of available names.

Colombia is about to make a huge mistake with its .co registry. I hope that someone is listening and fixes it before it's too late.

Written by Kieren McCarthy, Freelance journalist; Executive Director at IFFOR


BriansClub & PoS Malware Attacks: How Threat Intelligence Solutions Help Prevent Payment Card Theft


BriansClub[.]at, an underground website that peddles stolen payment card data, was reportedly hacked. Here's what we know of the breach based on an initial report:

  • In September, received a link from an unknown source that led it to 10Gb worth of payment card details (credentials for 26 million credit and debit cards).
  • The dump accounts for about a third of the 87 million sensitive card data for sale on the Dark Web.
  • Said sensitive financial information was stolen from online and physical stores over the past four years. Malware-infected point-of-sale (PoS) systems were the leading attack vector.
  • BriansClub buyers and resellers were identified through their ID numbers. The database stores ID numbers attached to sold payment card information.
  • Card pricing depends on the issuing region and demand. A U.S.-issued card costs US$12.76 — $16.80 per piece. A non-U.S. card costs US$17.04 — $35.70 each.

The most common method by which PoS malware infects hosts is through insider threats and phishing. A knowledgeable employee may install the malware on card-reading machines or retrieve higher-ups' access credentials by guessing username-and-password combinations.

Meanwhile, targeted attacks may employ the use of social engineering tactics to trick email recipients into downloading the PoS malware onto their computers. So say you (or someone you work with) receive an email with a suspicious attachment and you want to assess the sender's integrity. Let us show how you could go about it.

Our Investigative Tools: Threat Intelligence Platform and Others

A primary example of a PoS malware is NitlovePOS, which has been distributed via spoofed Yahoo! Mail accounts. Messages associated with this malware dupe users into opening a Microsoft Word attachment that downloads NitlovePOS onto devices.

Knowing that, it may be best for users to check if any of the email addresses attempting to interact with any of their employees is valid. They can use an email verification API for that.

Reminding users not to open documents attached to emails sent by unknown senders is also critical as the simple act of opening a malicious document can drop NitlovePOS on their computers. Outright blocking of attachments with macros can also be enforced throughout the network.

Looking at publicly available reports can also help establishments beef up their cybersecurity posture. Take a look at a sample step-by-step account of how we carried out a risk assessment given that we do not have information on the email addresses used in the attack:

  1. We learned from a report that the malware had three command-and-control (C&C;) servers —,, and From Virus Total, we found from a third party that all three seem to resolve to the same IP address — We ran a Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) query on it and found that it was owned by G-Core Labs S.A.
  2. We ran a reverse WHOIS search on the organization and found 14 domains whose records contained it.
  3. Although the TIP checks on each of these domains did not reveal ties to malware, some of them had minor warnings such as open ports and missing SSL certificates. Exposed ports can be easily exploited by cyber attackers. It is also interesting to note that a lot of the domains seem to be related to a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game called "World of Tanks." Players should be wary as well, especially if they are using computers connected to the same network as PoS devices or systems.

The quick exercise above shows how crucial it is to uncover if the domains that are trying to interact with your network are secure or not. While not all investigations would instantly reveal ties to malicious activity, it doesn't hurt to exercise due diligence.

To further bolster security, companies must ensure that the customer data they keep is encrypted according to industry standards. Retail operations and banks should also enforce stricter access controls and code-signing certificates before processing card transactions. Lastly, IT teams should deploy patches to vulnerable PoS systems regularly to prevent exploitation.

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Cyberthreats can come from all fronts. Often, parties who fall victim to attacks failed to secure their data operations despite having ample resources to do so. Still, the best way to avoid the repercussions of compromised card data is to prevent them in the first place. Security solutions such as Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) and other domain research and monitoring tools empower organizations to stay ahead of cyber risks before these become a huge problem.


Установка драйвера ifd-rutokens в docker


Здравствуйте. Пытаюсь установить в докер драйвер ifd-rutokens. Вываливается ошибка:

root@18927547c887:/auth# chmod +x ./auth/for_csp/ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb
root@18927547c887:/auth# dpkg -i ./auth/for_csp/ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package ifd-rutokens.
(Reading database ... 14924 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ifd-rutokens (1.0.4) ...
Setting up ifd-rutokens (1.0.4) ...
dpkg: error processing package ifd-rutokens (--install):
installed ifd-rutokens package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:

Если пытаюсь установить через apt-get, то суть ошибки чуть проясняется:
root@107ac2783f47:/auth# apt-get install -y ./auth/for_csp/ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'ifd-rutokens' instead of './auth/for_csp/ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/60.0 kB of archives.
After this operation, 246 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 /auth/auth/for_csp/ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb ifd-rutokens amd64 1.0.4 [60.0 kB]
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so the dialog based frontend cannot be used. at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/ line 76, <> line 1.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
Selecting previously unselected package ifd-rutokens.
(Reading database ... 15011 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ifd-rutokens (1.0.4) ...
Setting up ifd-rutokens (1.0.4) ...
dpkg: error processing package ifd-rutokens (--configure):
installed ifd-rutokens package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

При этом если устанавливать драйвер на локальную машину, то всё отлично ставится без ошибок.
Описание контейнера: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, ifd-rutokens_1.0.4_amd64.deb, libccid 1.4.29-1, libpcsclite1 1.8.23-1, pcscd 1.8.23-1.
Не подскажите как избежать эту ошибку и всё таки установить драйвер?


Config Sync Basics in Drupal 8

Config Sync Basics in Drupal 8

The classic flow of content and code in websites is code goes up from local, to stage then to prod, and database go down from prod to stage and local. This is all well and fine, but in the world we live in of building a site in a CMS a lot of things we would traditionally call "config" end up in the database. In Drupal common things in the database that you want to deploy to production are Content Types, Blocks, and Views. So how do you take an existing website that the client is using and add a new feature that includes a new content type on a view to output it on the page? Back in Drupal 7 you would push up code needed, and quickly click all the buttons again on live and hope you don't miss anything. In Drupal 8 we have Configuration Synchronization built in, meaning we can easily export config into code, push it up and import it into the live site.

Getting Started

The good news is syncing config in Drupal 8 is core, so if you have a Drupal 8 site you already have all you need to get started! To do the Extend section of you site and turn on the module called "Configuration Manager". Once that is turned on you will have a new section in the Configuration > Deveopment tab of your toolbar called "Configuration synchronization" which sends you to /admin/config/development/configuration. From there you have tabs for Sync, Import and Export. There are a couple ways to do config in Drupal 8, through the GUI you can download a full zip of all your config, then go to your live site and import it, or the way I do it is through the CLI using either Drush or Drupal Console. The advantages of doing it with Drush or Drupal Console is it will automatically get placed into your site directories and you can track that in git, for this blog we will only discuss how to do it that way. I also will only talk about export/importing with Drush as doing it with Drupal Console is almost exactly the same so there's no reason to keep mentioning both.

By default if you export config with drush it will place it in your sites/default/files directory, I'm not sure why but if you're plan is to track it with git you don't want that. Luckily changing the default path is as easy as a quick line in your settings.php to say where you want to place it. I generally place it in the root of my repo, but outside of my drupal docroot in a directory called config. That is done by adding the following two lines to your settings.php

$config_directories = [];
$config_directories[CONFIG_SYNC_DIRECTORY] = '../config/default/default';

With that config when you run the config export command drush cex it will out put it to that directory instead of in sites/default/files. The first time you run that command you will have a lot of config, as it's every single configuration in Drupal, it will look like the following.

Now that you have that, if we go and change the site name in the GUI and run drush cex again you will see only one config file has changed like below.

Now for fun lets go and change that file in code, then run the import command drush cim and see it notice that change and if you import it and go to your site it will now have a new name.

So we updated the field of name in and then below we run the import command.

Splitting Config

Okay, you now know how to import and export config on your site, good for you! here we have created a new issue we need to solve. If every module and config is tracked in git, what if locally I want something else on than is in Production, how would I keep that from getting pushed to the live site? Enter the module Config Split which does just that. Config Split lets you define splits per whatever conditions you want, I generally break in into local, staging, and production. So locally you have all your modules you need enabled for building your site like Devel, and caching turned off and on the live site you have all your caching modules turned on.

To get config split working you need to enable the module, configure your settings.php to auto turn on and off splits based on whatever you decide, and configure your splits in Drupal. First in your settings.php you need to turn on and off configs based on something, we use the environment variable of SITE_ENV that we create on each server as an easy way to know what environment we're on, in mine I have the following configured.

$site_environment = getenv('SITE_ENV');
$config['config_split.config_split.local']['status'] = FALSE;
$config['']['status'] = FALSE;
$config['']['status'] = FALSE;

switch ($site_environment) {
  case 'local':
    $config['config_split.config_split.local']['status'] = TRUE;
  case 'stage':
    $config['config_split.config_split.stage']['status'] = TRUE;
  case 'prod':
    $config['']['status'] = TRUE;

Next you need to setup your splits in Drupal which you can do by going to Configuration > Development > Synchronize > Configuration Split Settings. From that page you can add a new Split and fill it out like this.

You can name you split whatever you want, but make it something that's understandable, and it affects the machine name needed in you settings.php. The folder section is important because that's telling Drupal where you want that config, the normal setup is to place it in a sibling directory of your normal config. I put my normal config in config/default/default so the local goes in config/default/local. In the next section you define what actually goes in that split. For this test I have only selected the Devel module, which means every config for Devel including it being turned on goes into the Local directory. So now we export config and you will see in the local directory only some devel settings.

Great you now have Config Split working! A further test is we can update the site name again only in the local directory and if we import that it will update the site name over what it in the main config directory.

Wrapping Up

Config in Drupal 8 and Config Split are complete game changers. Now you can create tons of configuration locally, and push it up to a site and import it and it's almost a guarantee it will work every time. Then the ability to push different configuration to different environments removes the headache that syncing config would create if it had to be the same everywhere. It's a great tool and if you're building a site in Drupal you really should be using it, and hopefully this blog post removed some of the complexity around it making it more approachable for you.

Josh Fabean Fri, 11/22/2019 - 07:45

How Private Is Your Own Essence? Florida Court Issues First-Of-Its-Kind Warrant for Consumer DNA Database


A district court judge in Florida issued a warrant to law enforcement at the Orlando Police Department granting them full access to the entire database of consumer DNA samples of GEDmatch, a genealogy service with over a million users. GEDmatch complied with the warrant instantly, throwing uncertainty and turmoil into an already unregulated and murky […]

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Windows 2012 R2 WSUS standard server is getting error 364


I have an Windows 2012 R2 WSUS standard server which is getting error 364 in an environment with a proxy on wich i do not have access.

The error seemed to appear only for some (over 100 files) windows 10 updates...  mostly cab files...

Tried to set BITS in Foreground Mode with powershell. Verified in WID database. It seemed OK.

The download speed increases significantly.

But the error remains the same ...

This persistence puzzled me...

I can't manage to get cab files from Microsoft catalog ...

I can't verify that the dimension of the missing downloads is over 2 GB
(I read somewhere that this should be a limit for foreground BITS downloads)

I have no idea what to do next.

Can someone help me with a solution to finally fix my WSUS Server ?


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As a newbie, I uninstalled the installed WSUS role and WID database on Windows Server 2012 R2 system, and deleted the WID and UpdateServer folders. I think this is a perfect removal.

However, when I tried to add the WSUS role again, I was prompted that I could not complete the post-installation tasks, and the generated temxxxx.tmp file was also empty.

I'm in trouble, I'm researching, but need the most direct hint may save a lot of time.


Shunt portosistemici extraepatici congeniti nel gatto


elevated liver enzymes in cats998Lo shunt portosistemico extraepatico congenito (CEHPSS, congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt) è una patologia rara nel gatto. L’outcome dopo intervento di attenuazione con pellicola sottile è stato descritto in un numero limitato di casi.

Questo studio retrospettivo ha voluto descrivere la presentazione clinica, le complicanze postoperatorie e l'outcome di gatti sottoposti all’intervento chirurgico con posizionamento di una pellicola sottile per attenuare gli CEHPSS.

Sono state revisionate le cartelle cliniche per identificare i gatti con una diagnosi di CEHPSS che fossero stati sottoposti ad attenuazione chirurgica. Gli CEHPSS sono stati sospettati sulla base della presenza di segni clinici, reperti clinicopatologici e imaging diagnostico; la diagnosi è stata confermata tramite laparotomia esplorativa. Sono stati inclusi gatti trattati con attenuazione mediante pellicola sottile. Sono state annotate le complicanze postoperatorie e il follow-up.

Sono stati selezionati 34 gatti con CEHPSS dal database di 3 istituti in un periodo di 9 anni. Le complicazioni sono state osservate in 11 su 34 gatti. In 6 su 34 gatti il decesso era correlato allo CEHPSS; 4 gatti non erano sopravvissuti alle dimissioni. La persistenza di crisi convulsive era la causa della morte in 4 gatti. Le crisi convulsive sono state riportate in 8 gatti su 34 a seguito dell’intervento chirurgico; tutti questi gatti avevano ricevuto farmaci antiepilettici nel periodo preoperatorio. Le concentrazioni sieriche di acidi biliari si erano normalizzate in 25 gatti su 28 per i quali era disponibile tale informazione. Tre gatti avevano delle concentrazioni sieriche di acidi biliari persistentemente aumentate e sono stati sottoposti a una seconda laparotomia esplorativa. Un gatto ha mostrato la pervietà dello shunt e gli altri 2 gatti avevano degli shunt portosistemici acquisiti multipli. La mediana del follow-up era di 8 mesi (0,5-84).

In conclusione, se i gatti sopravvivono al periodo postoperatorio, l'attenuazione degli CEHPSS con pellicola sottile è associata a una buona prognosi a breve e medio termine. Le convulsioni erano la causa di morte più comune.


“Complications and outcome of cats with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts treated with thin film: Thirty-four cases (2008-2017)” Valiente P, et al. J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15649. [Epub ahead of print]


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DynamoDB Global Tables

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In this article, we will create a DynamoDB table, make it global, and test it. Global Table is a powerful feature but simple and easy to use.

Global Table helps the customers to deploy a multi-region, multi-master database and takes care of all necessary tasks to create identical tables in these Regions and propagate ongoing data changes to all of them.


Geolocation Lookup Using Symfony 4 and IP2Location BIN Database

Geolocation Lookup Using Symfony 4 and IP2Location BIN Database

This demo is only supported for Symfony 4.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to display the IP information from a visitor’s IP using Symfony 4 platform and IP2Location BIN database. This tutorial uses the IP2Location module, available at, to query IP information from BIN database. Free BIN databases are available for download at IP2Location LITE database.


Migrate Data Between Databases With One Job Using the Dynamic Schema

Migrate Data Between Databases With One Job Using the Dynamic Schema

"How can I migrate data from all tables from one database to another with one generic Talend Job......with transformations as well?" is a question I get again and again on Talend Community. As an integration developer with over 15 years of honing my skills, this question used to get me banging my head against my desk. I now sit at a desk with a subtle but definitely present dent, which is slightly discolored from classic pine to pine with a rosé tinge.

My attitude was always that Talend is a tool that helps developers build complex integration jobs and should be used by experts who realize that there is no universal, one-size-fits-all job for everything. However, I was being somewhat harsh and maybe somewhat elitist. Looking back at my frustrations, I can see that they came from the fact that I had spent a lot of time and energy building my expertise, and I was a little resentful of the expectation that what we integration experts do should be considered so trivial and easy.


How to Do a Snowflake Query Pushdown in Talend

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In a typical/traditional data warehouse solution, the data is read into ETL memory, processed/transformed in the memory before loading into the target database. With the growing data, the cost of compute is also increasing and hence it becomes vital to look for an alternate design.

Welcome to pushdown query processing. The basic idea of pushdown is that certain parts of SQL queries or the transformation logic can be "Pushed" to where the data resides in the form of generated SQL statements. So instead of bringing the data to processing logic, we take the logic to where data resides. This is very important for performance reasons.


How We Compiled a Golang Database in the Browser Using WebAssembly

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As Queeny Jin mentioned in her article, , we compiled TiDB into an in-browser database using WebAssembly (Wasm). We’re very proud of this pilot project because it opens a door to an entirely new world for both Golang and Wasm:

  • It is probably the first Golang database that’s been compiled to Wasm. As “Golang weekly (issue 287)” put it, “The author wonders if a database like TiDB written in Go can run in a web browser, but what about other complex Go apps? Go’s WebAssembly future is looking quite positive.”
  • Besides SQLite, Wasm has one more database example that can run inside the browser. As Database Weekly (issue 279) put it, ”If a database like TiDB written in Go can run in the browser, what about other complex Go apps or other database systems?”
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What’s most exciting is that beginning database users now have an easy way to learn to write SQL statements or test new databases. They don’t have to download an entire database and go through the complex setup and configuration process to be able to write SQL. They can simply point their browser to, wait a few seconds for the TiDB database to load, and then start to write SQL statements.


Database Design Using Entityrelationship Diagrams Second Edition

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We don’t need no observation: The use and regulation of facial recognition in Brazilian public schools


The use of facial recognition technology in schools around the world in countries such as China and the United States has encouraged the similar use of this technology by other countries, including Brazil. However, it has also raised questions and concerns about the privacy of students. Because of this, analyses of the nature and consequences of the use of facial recognition technology in diverse scenarios are necessary.

This report presents a brief reflection on the use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools, including in the state of Pernambuco, where IP.rec is based, and considers their implications for citizens' rights to privacy, as well as the possibility of the technology being regulated by existing laws.


Artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, the “internet of things”, smart cities, facial recognition, biometrics, profiling, big data. When one tries to imagine the future of big cities, it is impossible not to think about these terms. But is the desire to make cities “smarter” jeopardising the privacy of Brazilian citizens? Does this desire turn people into mere guinea pigs for experimentation with new technologies in a laboratory of continental proportions?

The use of facial recognition technologies in Brazilian public schools has already been implemented in several cities such as Jaboatão dos Guararapes (in the state of Pernambuco), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Pernambuco), Arapiraca (Alagoas), Cravinhos (São Paulo), Tarumã (São Paulo), Potia (São Paulo), Paranavaí (Paraná), Guaíra (Paraná), Viana (Espírito Santo), Anápolis (Goiás), Senador Canedo (Goiás) and Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade (Mato Grosso).[1] Among the features provided by the so-called Ponto iD[2] system is the monitoring of the attendance of students at school without the need to take roll call. The system also aims to help optimise class time, as the time spent on the roll call is saved; help manage school meals, as cooks are notified of the exact number of students in class as soon as the gates close; and decrease the school drop-out rate, as guardians receive, through an app, notifications that their child is in the school. The last is noted as a primary social consequence of using the technology. To implement the system, the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, for example, has spent BRL 3,000 (USD 780) per month per school.

The technology provider's webpage states that the solution is designed in an integrated way, linking government departments. Because of this, a diverse range of public institutions can share information with each other. For example, according to the government of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, if a student is absent for more than five days, the Guardianship Council is notified as the system also shares students’ information with that body.[3]

In 2015, the service provider also stated that the system would be connected to the Bolsa Família programme,[4] which is a direct income transfer programme aimed at families living in poverty and extreme poverty throughout the country, and intended to help them out of their vulnerable situation. In Brazil, more than 13.9 million families are served by Bolsa Família.[5] The receipt of the benefits is conditioned, among other duties of a student whose family is a beneficiary of the programme, to a minimum school attendance of 85% for children and adolescents from six to 15 years old and 75% for adolescents 16 and 17 years old.[6]

Privacy? Absent. Risks? Present

As previously observed by several scholars, digital technologies not only make behaviour easier to monitor, but also make behaviour more traceable.[7] Given this potential, a number of critical issues in relation to the application of facial recognition systems in educational contexts were identified.

According to the service provider, the system works off a platform that uses cloud computing capabilities, but it was not possible to identify any information regarding the level of security related to the storage of collected data in the company’s privacy policy available on its official website. Despite this, among the said benefits offered by the technology implemented are not only the monitoring of students’ attendance and their school performance, but the possibility of monitoring students’ personal health data.

The mayor of the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes[8] states that in addition to facial recognition, the software also offers, through the collection of other information, the possibility of better planning the number of daily school meals. As soon as the school’s gates are closed, the cooks receive via SMS[9] the exact number of students who are in the classrooms. Meanwhile, according to the secretary of education of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Ivaneide Dantas, at some point even the health problems of students will be identified and parents informed using the system.

However, the lack of information that is included in the company’s privacy policy,[10] or on city halls’ websites, constitutes a critical point in the relationship between students and the education system. The problem becomes all the more obvious since the solution involves sensitive data – biometric data – of minors.

The text of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD),[11] recently approved unanimously in congress after almost 10 years of discussions and two years of proceedings, has undergone major changes due to the vetoes of former president Michel Temer at the time of its sanction and more recently by President Jair Bolsonaro. The changes to the text of the LGPD through Provisional Measure 869/2018[12] have resulted in the impairment of the effectiveness of the law as well as a series of setbacks. These setbacks have ignored issues considered already decided on in discussions that had popular participation, as well as the input of members of the executive and legislative branches. As argued in a report released by the joint committee set up to investigate the possible impacts caused by the Provisional Measure,[13] the revised act put at risk the effectiveness of the guarantees reached by the previous text.

The public sector, especially the police authorities, are using new technologies to monitor the population without the social consequences being considered or even measured. The adoption of facial recognition systems for public security purposes is already a reality in several Brazilian cities. Recently, the increase in the use of the tool in public and private spheres has led to the establishment of Civil Public Inquiry No. 08190.052289/18-94[14] by the Personal Data Protection Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT), as well as a public hearing held on 16 April 2019.[15] The hearing sought not only to promote debates about the use of facial recognition tools by businesses and the government, but also to function as an open space for the participation of NGOs and civil society.

It is important to remember that as systems are being implemented in public schools around the country, much of the peripheral and vulnerable population is being registered in this "experiment" – that is, data is being collected on vulnerable and marginalised groups. As researchers have pointed out, biases are being increasingly incorporated into the variety of new technological tools.[16] These digital tools can act more quickly, on a larger scale, and with actions that can be hidden by a greater complexity, such as, for example, through profiling systems that use biased machine learning algorithms that police, profile and punish minorities. The struggle is still against the perpetuation of the same problem: the deprivation of civil rights of certain groups of society as a result of social inequalities and power relations in society.

It is not uncommon for technology to be used in a way in Brazil that suggests the possibility of a future Orwellian dystopia. The use of facial recognition technology during the Carnival of 2019 in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, resulting in a number of arrests, drew the attention of Brazilians.[17] The apparent relativism of fundamental rights and the relaxation of laws that limit surveillance due to the magnitude of events,[18] and the lack of official information on the effectiveness of the new automated measures, as well as on the storage and sharing of biometric data, were just some of the various problems identified.

The need to manage large events with thousands of participants is not the only reason why surveillance technologies are used in Brazilian urban centres. As Marcelo Souza from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) explains,[19] the increase in punitive policies and the militarisation of the police are the main reasons behind the increasing use of dystopian and invasive AI devices and technologies, typical of combat zones.[20] Even after a series of changes that have taken place in Brazil since the promulgation of the 1988 Constitution, public security institutions have not been significantly modified. The culture of war against the "internal enemy", for example, remains as present as in the days of the military dictatorship.[21]

Given that the recently approved LGPD does not apply to data processing for public security purposes, it would be possible for authorities to argue that the biometric database from the facial recognition system in schools can be used to identify suspects and improve public security. This would place its use even further outside the remit of current legislation. As the LGPD states, data processing for public security purposes "shall be governed by specific legislation, which shall provide for proportionate and strictly necessary measures to serve the public interest" (Article 4, III, § 1, LGPD).[22]

However, a specific law does not exist so far. According to the Brazilian lawyer and privacy advocate Rafael Zanatta,[23] the civic battle in Brazil will be around the shared definition of "proportional measures" and "public interest”. The solution proposed by some researchers and activists for the time being is the protection offered by the constitution, such as the presumption of innocence, and the general principles of the LGPD itself, which guard against the improper use of collected data. On the other hand, it is believed that a tremendous effort will be needed to consolidate jurisprudence where these principles are applied in cases of state surveillance.

There is also a lack of easy access to public documents and information on the use of surveillance technologies. Often information related to the operation of these technologies depends on ad hoc statements made by public agents or private companies, whistleblowers or, when granted, requests for access to public information made possible by the Access to Information Law (LAI).

The discussion on the regulation of AI systems in Brazil is still very new. According to Brazilian researchers Bruno Bioni and Mariana Rielli,[24] the general debate on data protection around the globe has different degrees of maturity depending on the region and the specific issues faced. In addition, a paradigm shift has been observed through the transition from a focus on the individual's right to self-determination with regards to his or her private information to a model of risk prevention and management with respect to data-processing activities.

However, the use of AI for the collection and processing of sensitive personal data, such as the biometric data in question, makes these risks difficult to measure. In part this is because the general population does not have sufficient knowledge of the technology to recognise the extent of its impact on their personal lives.

In this way, an imbalance of power with regard to public awareness and the use of the technology has been created in Brazil.

The need for impact reports on the protection of personal data is an important requirement that has been gaining prominence in legislation, such as European legislation and the recently approved LGPD. However, Bioni and Rielli draw attention to the few requirements placed on developers of AI technologies in Brazil, as well as on the consumer who buys and implements the technology. In particular, there is no law in relation to the purchase and use of facial recognition devices for public service and public safety purposes in Brazil, unlike similar public projects elsewhere that seek an informed public debate and the inclusion of citizens' interests in decision-making processes (e.g. the ordinance on the acquisition of surveillance technology recently adopted in San Francisco, in the United States).[25]


A decrease in school drop-out rates: this is the main advantage of facial recognition technology in schools, according to the company that has developed the technology. But are we assigning to technology something that would be the responsibility of society and the state?

As the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire[26] showed, many of the most common practices in the Brazilian educational system are dictated by the Brazilian elite. This includes the use of educational content that does not correspond to the reality of students from lower classes, but instead inhibits their ability to think critically of their reality, and in the end discourages them from attending school.

Easy and safe access to school is also an important consideration impacting on the student's educational performance. The Brazilian Statute of the Child and Adolescent, in chapter IV, art. 53, inc. V,[27] states that one of the rights of the child and adolescent is access to public and free schools near his or her home. However, when distance is not an impediment to school attendance, issues related to the safety of the student's route to school should also be considered. For example, in some communities in Rio de Janeiro,[28] there are frequent incidents of armed confrontation between police and drug traffickers, visible abuses of power by the authorities, stray bullets and other incidents endangering the lives of passers-by, and even street executions, all of which are daily threats to residents. In addition, the reality faced by marginalised populations in Brazil raises another important question: the need for children and adolescents from low-income families to leave school in order to work and help support the household.

The problem of the school drop-out rate in Brazil is neither a new issue nor something that can be solved only with the implementation of a new school attendance system using AI. It is necessary for society to seek more meaningful ways to mitigate the present crisis facing the educational system.

In addition to projects that raise public awareness about issues related to new technologies in Brazilian urban centres, there is also a need to strengthen legislation that governs how sensitive data is shared and used in public projects in order to maintain the quality of public services. When the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens are understood and respected, a relationship of trust is established.

Cities in Brazil should strengthen privacy protection instruments and create legal certainty through the establishment of fundamental principles, rights and duties for the operation of an ever-changing array of technologies in society. Regulating the use of personal data in the public sphere has the power to promote the conscious, transparent and legitimate use of this information.

Action steps

The following advocacy priorities are suggested for Brazil:

  • Formulate regional policies and strategies for the use of AI in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Develop legally enforceable safeguards, including robust transparency and accountability measures, before any facial recognition technology is deployed.
  • Promote national campaigns and public debate over surveillance technology given the impact such technologies may have on civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Include a social, cultural and political understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups in the country's education strategies to make the learning environment more attractive for these groups.
  • Develop open source AI systems that enable wider community use, with appropriate privacy protections.




[3] Folha de Pernambuco. (2017, 19 April). Tecnologia para registrar presença nas escolas de Jaboatão. Folha de Pernambuco Folha de Pernambuco.,24738,70,449,NOTICIAS,2190-TECNOLOGIA-PARA-REGISTRAR-PRESENCA-NAS-ESCOLAS-JABOATAO.aspx




[7] Lessig, L. (2006). Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books. Monitoring is mostly related to observation in real time and tracking can be done afterwards based on certain information.

[8] Santos, N. (2017, 18 April). Jaboatão inicia reconhecimento facial nas escolas. LeiaJá.



[11] IAPP. (2018). Brazil's General Data Protection Law (English translation).

[12] Medida Provisória nº 869, de 27 de dezembro de 2018.


[14] Inquérito Civil Público n.08190.052289/18-94 Reconhecimento Facial.ço_2019/Despacho_Audiencia_Publica_2.pdf


[16] Eubanks, V. (2018). Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor. New York: St Martin’s Press.

[17] Távora, F., Araújo, G., & Sousa, J. (2019, 11 March). Scanner facial abre alas e ninguém mais se perde no Carnaval (e fora dele). Agência Data Labe.

[18] Graham, S. (2011). Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism. New York: Verso Books.

[19] Souza, M. (2008). Fobópole. Rio de Janeiro: Bertrand Brasil

[20] Kayyali, D. (2016, 13 June). The Olympics Are Turning Rio into a Military State. Vice.

[21] Machado, R. (2019, 19 February). Militarização no Brasil: a perpetuação da guerra ao inimigo interno. Entrevista especial com Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho. Instituto Humanitas Unisinos.

[22] IAPP. (2018). Op. cit. 


[24] Bioni, B., & Rielli, M. (2019). Audiência Pública: uso de ferramentas de reconhecimento facial por parte de empresas e governos. Data Privacy Brasil.

[25] Johnson, K. (2019, 14 May). San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software. VentureBeat.

[26] Freire, P. (1976). Education: The Practice of Freedom. London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative.


[28] Brito, R. (2017, 2 October). Rio’s kids are dying in the crossfire of a wave of violence. AP News.

This report was originally published as part of a larger compilation: “Global Information Society Watch 2019: Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development"
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As part of the Library Information Technology Services (LITS) division, the I.T. Librarian oversees the daily operations of IT support and AV services for staff computing as well as AV deployment in the Library & Gallery. Works closely with DolT in management of the Library's public computing and AV resources. This position works collaboratively in a diverse and inclusive environment with librarians and staff, both inside and outside of the Library & Gallery, to implement effective and equitable technological solutions including assistive technologies and to identify current and emerging technologies to meet the evolving needs and expectations for an academic library environment. Assesses and documents condition and use of technologies in the building; makes recommendations on existing and emerging technology and resources based on gaps in meeting user needs and emerging trends. The IT Librarian is responsible administering and maintaining library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, Aleph, and EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS). In addition, the IT Librarian supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through management and training for various systems, development of best practices for document management and use of cloud systems, and development of procedures and training for other topics as needed. The position also assists with the coordination and continued development of local digitization projects and with defining and implementing the Library & Gallery's digital preservation strategy. This position also manages and maintains servers for storage and backups. Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program
  • Knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and Web programming environments.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science or related field
  • Demonstrated experience with system administration and network administration.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products
Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of application materials will begin December 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary & Benefits:

Position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Minimum salary: $65,000, comprehensive benefits. 

The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook -


This is a full time (40 hrs/wk) position, Monday to Friday.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Apply here.


IPA Source Database Trial

UMBC now has trial access to IPA Source  resources until Dec. 20, 2019.

IPA [International Phonetic Alphabet] Source  was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. 

What started in 2003 as a support site for students in a university diction class has grown into the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.  

The trial is available on campus, off-campus users must use to access.

Feedback is always appreciated. 


Keeping Allergen Names Clear and Defined


The World Health Organization/International Union of Immunological Societies (WHO/IUIS) Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee was established in 1986 by leading allergists to standardize names given to proteins that cause IgE-mediated reactions in humans. The Sub-Committee's objective is to assign unique names to allergens based on a critical analysis of confidentially submitted biochemical and clinical data from researchers, often prior to publication to preserve consistency. The Sub-Committee maintains and revises the database as the understanding of allergens evolves. This report summarizes recent developments that led to updates in classification of cockroach group 1 and 5 allergens to animal as well as environmental and occupational allergens. Interestingly, routes, doses, and frequency of exposure often affects allergenicity as does the biochemical properties of the proteins and similarity to self and other proteins. Information required by the Sub-Committee now is more extensive than previously as technology has improved. Identification of new allergens requires identification of the amino acid sequence and physical characteristics of the protein as well as demonstration of IgE binding from subjects verified by described clinical histories, proof of the presence of the protein in relevant exposure substances, and demonstration of biological activity (skin prick tests, activation of basophils, or mast cells). Names are assigned based on taxonomy with the abbreviation of genus and species and assignment of a number, which reflects the priority of discovery, but more often now, the relationships with homologous proteins in related species.


Executive: Director Talent Management - Hialeah, Florida

Advenir LivingPosition: Director, Talent ManagementLocation: Aventura, Florida, United States Position Objective The primary mission of the Talent Management Director is to maximize the performance, retention, and bench strength of all Advenir Team members through training and development. Position Requirements The Talent Development Director position is required to report to and work out of the Aventura home office location daily. This position requires the ability to perform the physical functions of the position, which may include, but are not limited to: the ability to fly, drive a vehicle, and walk properties. If the Talent Management Director is unable to fulfill these requirements, they are unable to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. Talent Management Strategy Training Strategy: Develop a training strategy to improve the performance, retention, and bench strength of Advenir team members. Project Management: Develop a project management database to collect, prioritize, and report progress on all Talent Management initiatives. Learning Management Software: Maintain a database of all course offerings, assign required courses to employees, and maintain records of course activity by employee. Management Reporting: Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting by region, department, and company and issue reporting by agreed upon deadlines. Branding: Brand all training material under the Advenir University name and promote Advenir's training advantage on social media to supplement our recruiting strategy. Marketing: Develop promotional material for internal and external publishing of Advenir University and specific courses. MyAdvenir: Develop Advenir University presence on MyAdvenir including a current calendar of course offerings, promotional material, and course registration. Subject Matter Expert Training Compliance Training: Ensure 95% of all team members complete required annual training for courses like Fair Housing, Sexual Harassment and ALICE. Entrata Training: Work with Advenir's Entrata SME to plan, schedule, enroll, and publicize courses related to Entrata Training. Leasing Training: Work with Advenir's Leasing SME to plan, schedule, enroll, and publicize courses related to Leasing Training. Maintenance Training: Work with Advenir's Maintenance SME's to plan, schedule, enroll, and publicize courses related to Maintenance Training. SME Collaboration: Host a quarterly meeting with Advenir's SME's to coordinate, plan, and enhance the SME course offerings. Ensure courses are regularly offered in each discipline monthly. New Hire Orientation and On-Boarding On-Boarding Strategy: Develop and implement an on-boarding strategy to reduce the voluntary employee turnover to less than 10% in the first 90-days of employment. New Hire Orientation: Define, implement, schedule, and manage NHO for all new hires Curriculum Development and Course Design Core Value Training: Design separate courses for each of Advenir's Core Values so that over 2-years all team members can complete core value training. Management Training: Develop a management training series to build the bench strength of Advenir's community and service managers. Leadership Development: Design a leadership develop series to improve the effectiveness of our senior leaders and develop the bench strength of leadership. IMPACT Conference: Work with the VP of Talent and Director of Marketing to plan, execute, and teach at Advenir's annual leadership conference. Evaluation: Continually evaluate the gaps in training at Advenir and design curriculum and courses to fill those gaps. F. Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments and subject matter experts to assist them in designing curriculum and courses to meet their needs. Core Value Expectations Winning at this position also means working every day to embody the following Core Values. I. Together We Make It Possible: Teamwork is collective success, not individual. It works collaboratively, across departments, drawing on the strengths, talents, and expertise of others to advance the priorities of the Company. II. All-In Customer Service: Customer service is not just good service, not just great service, but exceptional service to our associates, residents, vendors, and investors. It means taking the initiative to go above and beyond to impact our customers with a "WOW" experience every single time. III. Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovation is dynamic, not stagnant. It is driven by initiative, learning, creativity, and a constant desire to deliver better results more efficiently and economically. IV. Winners Exceed Expectation: Winning is the on-going pursuit of excellence, not mediocrity. It consistently delivers great results exceeding internal benchmarks, industry standards, and customer expectations. V. Always Do The Right Thing: Integrity always does the right thing, even when no one is watching. It always upholds Advenir's beliefs and values. It always does for others as you would want them to do for you. VI. It's About Us, Not About You: Humility treats everyone with respect. It recognizes the contribution of others and advances the reputation of Advenir, instead of promoting self. Humility is confident, secure, decisive, and action-oriented while directing praise to others. VII. Work-Fun-Life Balance: Peak Performance includes a healthy balance of fulfilling work, fun and leisure. Fulfilling work is characterized by productivity, meaning, enjoyment, laughter, and healthy relationships. Advenir is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug free workplace. ()

Other: Caseworker Medical Disability Position - Pompano Beach, Florida

Our great team at Health Fund Solutions is looking for full time Caseworker Medical Disability for North Broward Hospital 201 E Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. There will for 20% travel to Hollywood, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdal and Miami. Looking for prior experience at an Eligibility company or DCF. We have one postions that is remote with occasional visits to Cook Childrens Hospital. If you are looking for a great Company to work for, that has great benefits, you have found the perfect place. -Join our team and build your career as a Caseworker with our organization.Job Summary:The Caseworker will coordinate activities to ensure that Medicaid, Social Security, County Indigent or other types of eligible funding for healthcare services is received for patients. -This includes assisting the patients and others to complete forms, applications and other paperwork.Duties/Responsibilities:Collect and review patient information to determine patient's eligibility.Prepare documents; review for accuracy and completeness.Provide technical assistance on agency issues, services, programs.Maintain and/or create files or record keeping systems. -Sort, label file and retrieve documents or other materials.Manage caseload.Retrieve, sustain and communicate all designated reports.Maintain database.Develop and retain professional relationship with hospital staff.Required Skills/Abilities:Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality and HIPPA guidelines.Highly effective in working objectively with a diverse group of people and must demonstrate communication, organizational, administrative and time managerial skills.Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions.Ability to self-direct the work.Effective stress coping skills.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsSome position requires area travelBenefits:Health InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsurancePaid Time OffSalary:Salary Range - Based on location, years of experience and if applicant has experience from another Eligibility Company or Department of Children & Family ServicesIf interested in these great job opportunities and you have experience as a Caseworker/Social worker, we would love to have you join our team. -Forward your resume to:Margie McNearHuman Resources Recruitermcnearmargie@-- - - ()

IT / Software / Systems: Sr Software Engineer - Boca Raton, Florida

Overview:The Senior Java Developer will be part of a high performance team of professionals responsible for delivering Java and AWS web applications to our internal and external customers. Qualified candidates will enjoy working in a fast paced team environment that is passionate about their work and contributing to our exciting digital transformation and growth agenda for the entire organization. Responsibilities: Work as part of the technical team that designs, develops, implements, and maintains scalable web and mobile applications Work closely with graphic designers and other development teams to ensure successful implementation and integration of dashboards and interactive web applications Converts specifications and requirements into functional application code and works with front-end designers to create functional web pages and applications Coordinate analytical business functions, discovering business rules and ensuring that they are handled appropriately by the business applications Understand and adhere to industry best practices for delivering high quality code Is an active participant in an Agile/SCRUM environment Interact with the business and user community to gather and validate business requirements and business rules Work according to defined scope and time lines and track work in progress Break down projects into tasks with time estimation Proactively identify and communicate issues Work in a team environment with other developers, architects, designers, product managers, business analysts Demonstrated focus on quality (unit testing, system testing, user acceptance testing) Experience: Minimum 5-7 years experience using Java/J2EE and object-oriented design principles and design patterns Experience with frameworks like Spring, Javascript, Mybatis/iBatis Experience with AWS technologies including Serverless and Lambda Experience building and maintaining scalable web applications in AWS Demonstrated proficiency with developing web services and API's including Microservices Experience with front-end technologies like Angular, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Ajax Experience working with relational databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL Experience with Eclipse, Netbeans, or equivalent IDEs Unit testing tools JUnit or equivalent Experience working with and implementing third party e-commerce services including, but not limited to: Credit card processing, Customer product reviews, Site analytics (Google Analytics), SEO/SEM, and and on-site searches (Google) Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite a plus Experience with mobile applications and SDKs (jQuery mobile, Sencha, iPhone/Xcode, Android) a plus Knowledge of CI/CD and DevOps practices is plus Education Bachelor's degree in computer science preferred. ()

Is Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) A Good Stock To Buy ?


Is Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) A Good Stock To Buy ?Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and successful value investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds' and successful investors' positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find articles about an individual hedge fund's trades on numerous financial […]


IT / Software / Systems: Senior Security Software Engineer - Miami, Florida

This role requires expertise in modern software components for scalable systems including messaging queues, schedulers, multi-threaded software, databases and modern cloud (AWS) technologies. Requirements: 8 years software engineering experience Experience designing and implementing python in a production environment Comfort with serialization formats (e.g., JSON, XML, YAML, and Google Protobuf) Familiarity with NoSQL databases (e.g., Redis) Experience leveraging code pipelines (e.g., Gitlab CI/CD using Docker) Experience with relational (e.g., MySQL, Postgres) and non-relational (e.g., MongoDB) databases DevOps expertise (e.g., Docker / Kubernetes) Familiarity with message queuing solutions (e.g., RabbitMQ) Experience building and deploying applications in AWS Experience designing and leveraging interfaces (APIs) Excellent communication skills both in-person and remote Passion for problem solving Ability to work independently and with a diverse team Act on a high performing Agile team supporting a variety of projects Desires: Prior working experience with data analytics tools like JupyterLab, NumPy, Pandas Experience applying cybersecurity principles and concepts in code Familiarity with interacting programmatically with PE structures Experience writing code that leverages any of the following Python modules: distorm, unicorn, capstone, pefile, keystone. Bachelor s Degrees in CS, EE, or equivalent experience. - provided by Dice ()

IT / Software / Systems: PHP Web Developer - Miami, Florida

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY BEFORE READ THE COMPLETE POST!!If you are a Experienced PHP Developer BASED in South Florida read on! We are looking for new talent for our offices in Miami. We are Miami based company, branch of a French company specialized on SIMcards and Telecom platforms.--- We are constantly growing and in need to of a strong web developer to join our growing team immediately.--- What you need - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related degree- Experience with MVC framework, ( Symfony is a MUST)- Experience with PHP (must)- Experience with relational databases such as MySQL, Oracle.- Experience with linux- Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript (AJAX/---DOM), Java- Experience with Webservices, SOAP, RESTAPI What You'll be doing -Creating web applications -Create front, and back-end applications.----Build on commercial, open-source, and custom frameworks.----Work with various programming languages and protocols.--- What's in it for you- Possibility to work in a high-tech environment- Multidisciplinary team based in Miami/Argentine/Middle East. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visasThis is a full time onsite job in Miami, if you are not able to work under this premise please do not apply. ()

Executive: Consumer Insights Manager - Boca Raton, Florida

The Customer Experience Manager is responsible for creating Customer knowledge by providing relevant and actionable process, protocol and systems design recommendations that will shape general Consumer experience and influence the Service Cycle and marketing activities as well as the overall customer strategy. Responsible for analyzing the trends collected from customer escalations, BBB complaints, Media and survey sources to convert the data into insights and actions. Using Marketing expertise the insights will inform marketing initiatives, process, product and technology recommendations. This will be accomplished through extracting data from existing data sources (transactional and customer databases) as well as summarizing the findings for business partners. Will support and interact with the Operations, Product and Marketing teams. The CX Manager will develop a broad and deep understanding of the customer behaviors and create a customer journey map to take the customer experience to the highest levels. RESPONSIBILITIES: Define survey tools, Analyze transactional and customer data, perform cross-tabulations and statistical analysis, provide insights into consumer relationship patterns, and develop hypotheses about trends. Responsible for both recurring/standardized reporting as well as adhoc projects. Perform independent data mining and database research to identify customer opportunities. Define, design and map customer journey detailed roadmap and propose systems, service and marketing initiatives QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Experience with NPS or other VOC analytics preferred. Demonstrated analytic skills (ROI, profitability, customer segmentation, etc.) Database and data analysis experience required: demonstrated use of Relational databases and programming. Familiarity with NICE tools is a plus. Proficient with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Must be able to take verbal business requirements and convert them into results Must be able to quickly translate data into concise and insightful executive summaries. Must be an effective project manager. This position requires an individual who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This individual must also be able to work independently in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The ability to multitask will be a key to success. Strong written and verbal skills are a must. Experience delivering C-Suite presentations is required ()

Accounting, Auditing: Controller - Miami, Florida

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of accounting activities of the Account Department. Assignments include researching support, compiling and posting month-end journal entries, completing balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring compliance with internal controls. Respond to non-routine complex inquiries in assigned areas requiring judgment and the application of GAAP and Rhenus Freight Logistics policies, procedures and practices.Oversees Accounts Payable and Receivable. Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements Prepare annual budget Contributes to departmental goals, sets & implements departmental procedures to ensure accuracy and timely reporting requirements are met.Ensures proper internal controls are in place and monitored through monthly self-testing Prepare and examine accounting recordsPrepare bank reconciliations, post journal entries Analyze financial statementsEnsures month end close is performed timely, compliant, and accurate as well as quarterly, and year end close processes. Reconcile balance sheet accounts and investigate/resolve variances within deadlines Develop and maintain databases to support and facilitate accounting and reconciliation activitiesAssist Accounting Department with projects, research and system related tasks as assignedCompile and provide audit support as requested by auditors ()

IT / Software / Systems: Senior Software Engineer - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, multi-tasker, and demonstrated team-player. The client is experiencing incredible growth as they just completed a large merger and relocated to Fort Lauderdale You will be a lead developer responsible for the development of new software products and should excel on multiple competing priorities with little supervision. Responsibilities Develop software solutions based on needs by studying systems flow, data usage and processes to investigate issues Come up with solutions by creating documentation, diagrams, charts and clear code Studying development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment Work with Engineers to apply best practices and create new products Take ownership of developing projects Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred 5 years of relevant work experience Solid understanding of algorithms and data structures Knowledge of Relational Databases (Oracle and SQL) Java and Python Ability to multi-task, organize, and prioritize work ()

Making a directory a zip file


I agree about “transfer files from Server A to Server B” and also guessing about the projects usage. Awaiting confirmation from a previous post.

Perhaps they are for IOT Projects that gather local data, if so I have similar projects that benefit from storing data to a web host database and graphically render results.


Testing tools for the Automated Testing process

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Introducing Bubo RSS: An Absurdly Minimalist RSS Feed Reader


Bubo Reader is a somewhat irrationally minimalist RSS and JSON feed reader you can deploy on Netlify in a few simple steps. I created this one weekend last summer after nostalgically lamenting the demise of Google Reader many years ago. It's named after the silly robot owl from the film Clash of the Titans (1981).

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You will find instructions on the project's GitHub page for how to make your own instance of Bubo Reader, update the list of feeds and deploy to Netlify. If you already have interconnected accounts on those two services it's really quite straightforward!

Read on for more information about the original impetus, design goals and thoughts surrounding this project.

What Does "Irrationally Minimalist" Mean?

Many RSS readers—including the former Google Reader—would pull the contents of a post into your feed so you could read everything in one place. Although I completely understand why someone would want to do that, I decided even that introduced too much complexity for my liking.

My goal with Bubo Reader was to be able to see a list of the most recent posts from websites I like in one place with links to read them if I want. That's it. If I want to read something, I'll click through and read it on the publisher's site. If I want to keep track of what I've clicked on and read I can reflect that using the a:visited pseudo selector in my CSS.

I think it's often overlooked how many problems the browser has already solved for us. Sometimes modern web development feels like fighting against the problems we've already solved as we try to build things that pretend they don't live in the browser.

Bubo Reader does not store posts in a database or keep track of what I've read. If an item is no longer available in the site's feed then it no longer appears in Bubo. If I miss something, that's just life. I can live with that.

Design Goals for This Project

Many RSS feed reader services have sprouted up since Google Reader left, but they all do more than I need. All I wanted was something that:

  • Had an absurdly simple interface, relying almost entirely on default HTML/browser behaviors and functionality. I'm using lesser-known HTML like the details and summary elements to hide and reveal content instead of recreating that wheel in JavaScript, for example.

  • Could be themed with CSS or mildly extended using JavaScript. For my personal copy of Bubo Reader I changed the font to use the system-ui font and bumped the font-size a little, but that's mostly it.

  • Didn't worry about pulling in the link's content into the reader interface. I'm happy to read most content on the site it originated from and many feeds only provide a short description of th content as it is. Mostly I wanted a single dashboard to know when new stuff is published and available.

  • Didn't rely on a database to see what I've read or keep an archive of content over time. Again, I found the browser has a way of taking care of this for me. The a:visited pseudo selector is enough indication for me to know whether or not I've already read something.

A Healthier Way to Read Online

I also think this is a healthier way to consume information and news. So much of social media is designed to reward things that hit the dopamine buttons in our brains, manipulate our common, human propensity for anxiety or distrubute outright propaganda.

Refreshing Content

The beauty of running Bubo on Netlify is you can setup a Build Hook to rebuild the site when you want to "refresh" the list of feeds. I'm using IFTTT to trigger rebuilds once an hour, which is a perfectly sane rate to consume information at. You could do the same, or use another service like Zapier, EasyCron, setup a cronjob on your server or even setup a cronjob to run locally on your machine and ping the hook as often as you wish.

What About Authentication?

There is no authenticaton required for Bubo Reader. Netlify does offer Basic Authentication under their Pro plan, which would probably be the easiest solution to implement. You could also utilize their Identity feature to add some authentication. I don't subscribe to any private or sensitive feeds, so at the moment that isn't much of a priority for this project.

Adding New Feeds

Find them in the site's source code and add them to the feeds.json file. This is the trickiest part of this whole setup I suppose, but I'm willing to bet the people who clone projects from GitHub and deploy them to Netlify are okay with editing a little JSON from time to time.

The first version of this project used Puppeteer to extract the feeds from a site. This was actually quite cool, but would hang or fail periodicially. Builds were slow and there was a lot of work making sure things didn't timeout or use too much memory on the tiny server I'd setup. Simply parsing a list of known RSS feeds was much simpler and faster.

It's on my list to look into converting this into a serverless version that could run using Netlify's Functions, but after using my own project for a month I realized it didn't make the thing feel much more usable to me.

In Summary

If you find Bubo Reader useful, interesting or it inspires a project of your own I'd love to hear about it! Again, you'll find the code on GitHub.


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The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe for international schools


Copenhagen is the cheapest city in Europe for international schools, while Zurich is the most expensive, according to the International Schools Database.

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Magento 2.2.3 Database Alignment

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Data is more complex than ever. Transform data into insights with SQL Server 2019


90% of all data was generated in the last two years, yet modern-day companies struggle to make sense of it. With increased analytic insights, you can unlock answers for your organization to grow. But transforming data into insights isn't always easy. There are hundreds of database types out there and transferring information between them can get complicated.

At ONIT Technology Solutions, we specialize in helping businesses uncover insights. Contact us today to learn about our unique approach to helping companies make the most of their IT.

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New Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights for Amazon DynamoDB (Preview) helps you identify frequently accessed keys and database traffic trends


Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights for Amazon DynamoDB (Preview) is a new diagnostic tool that provides an at-a-glance view of the traffic trends of your DynamoDB table and helps you identify the most frequently accessed keys. Now, you can monitor a table’s item access patterns continuously and also use CloudWatch Contributor Insights to provide graphs and visualizations of the table’s activity. You can use this information to better understand the top drivers of your application’s traffic and respond appropriately to unsuccessful requests.  


Aurora Global Database is Now Supported on Amazon Aurora MySQL 5.7


An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. With today’s launch, the feature is supported on the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Aurora. You can create a new Global Database cluster by adding a region to an existing MySQL 5.7 cluster.


Encrypt your Amazon DynamoDB data by using your own encryption keys


Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, nonrelational database that delivers reliable performance at any scale. DynamoDB encrypts all your data at rest by default with an AWS owned customer master key (CMK), unless you opt to use a AWS managed CMK. Starting today, you also can use customer managed CMKs, which means you can have full control over how you encrypt and manage the security of your DynamoDB data. 


Amazon Aurora Supports Machine Learning Directly from the Database


You can now use Amazon Aurora to add machine learning (ML) based predictions to your applications, using a simple, optimized, and secure integration with Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Comprehend. Aurora machine learning is based on the familiar SQL programming language, so you don’t need to build custom integrations, move data around, learn separate tools, or have prior machine learning experience.  


Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) Data API Client Library Supports Java (Preview)


You can use the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Data API Client Library with support for Java, now available in preview, to quickly and easily build applications for Amazon Aurora Serverless.  


Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility Supports PostgreSQL 11.4


Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility to support PostgreSQL version 11.4. PostgreSQL 11 includes major improvements to partitioning, improvements to parallelism, and many other useful performance improvements like adding columns with a non-null column default faster. This version includes SQL stored procedures that allow embedded transactions within a procedure.


Amazon Aurora MySQL 5.7 Now Supports Zero-Downtime Patching


Amazon Aurora zero-downtime patching (ZDP), which attempts to preserve client connections through an engine patch, is now supported on Aurora MySQL engine release 2.07 and above. When ZDP executes successfully, application sessions are preserved and the database engine restarts while patching. Read the Aurora documentation to learn more. 


Aurora Global Database Supports Multiple Secondary Regions


An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. With today’s launch, you can add as many as five secondary regions to your global cluster, expanding the reach of your database worldwide.


Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now Supports Minor Versions 11.5 and 10.10, adds Transportable Database Feature in Amazon RDS for AWS GovCloud (US) Regions


Amazon RDS now supports PostgreSQL minor versions 11.5 and 10.10 in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support PostgreSQL minor versions 11.5 and 10.10. This release contains cumulative fixes including an important security fix, bug fixes, and other improvements done by the PostgreSQL community.  


Amazon RDS for Oracle Now Supports Managed Disaster Recovery and Data Proximity with Cross-region Read Replicas


Starting today, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle supports Cross-region Read Replicas with Oracle Active Data Guard. Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to create physical standby DB instances in different AWS Regions from the primary DB instance. It fully manages the configuration of Active Data Guard, and replicates data over secured network connections between a primary DB instance and its replicas running across regions. 


Aurora Supports In-Place Conversion to Global Database


An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. With today’s launch, you can convert an existing single-region Aurora database to a global one, simply by adding another region to it.


Now Publish Log files from Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Amazon CloudWatch


You can now publish logs from your Amazon RDS for SQL Server database to CloudWatch Logs. Supported logs include both agent logs and error Logs. Publishing these logs to CloudWatch allows you to maintain continuous visibility into database errors and activity. For example, Customers can set up CloudWatch Alarms to notify them on frequent restarts that are recorded in the error log. Similarly, Customers can create alarms for errors or warnings recorded in SQL Server Agent logs related to their SQL agent jobs.


Access resources within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud using Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics


You can now enable your Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for Java applications to access resources within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). This feature enables you to use your streaming applications to read and write data from resources within your VPCs like Amazon Elasticsearch Service clusters, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon Redshift data warehouses, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) clusters, and more.  


AWS Secrets Manager makes it easier to rotate secrets through CloudFormation, including secrets for Redshift clusters and DocumentDB databases


Today, AWS Secrets Manager announced two changes that make it easier to rotate secrets automatically. First, customers can set up automatic rotation for Redshift clusters and DocumentDB instances via AWS CloudFormation easily. Customers can do this by using the SecretTargetAttachment resource to associate a Redshift cluster or Document DB instance with the corresponding secret created in Secrets Manager. Second, customers can set up rotation easily by specifying a serverless application. AWS will automatically create the Lambda function, IAM role, and IAM permissions needed to execute the rotation. To get started, view the CloudFormation examples to schedule secrets for rotation.


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AWS Glue now enables you to bring your own JDBC drivers to your Glue Spark ETL jobs


Starting today, you can now bring your own JDBC drivers to your Glue Spark ETL jobs. AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easier to prepare and load your data for analytics. AWS Glue has native connectors to connect to supported data sources either on AWS or elsewhere using JDBC drivers. This feature enables you to connect to data sources with custom drivers that were not natively supported in AWS Glue such as MySQL 8 and Oracle 18. You can also use multiple JDBC driver versions in the same Glue job enabling you to migrate data between source and target databases with different versions. To learn more, please visit our documentation.


How to temporarily turn off automatic updates in Windows 10, so your computer won't restart on its own


Dell XPS 15 2019

Windows updates can be like dentist appointments for some people — you know they're important, but on the other hand, you're going to do everything to put them off, or get out of it altogether.

Turning automatic updates off means that your computer will only restart when you want it to — no more losing progress to a forced shut down. 

Note, however, that you normally can't turn off automatic updates forever. Using Windows' Settings app, you can only pause them for up to 35 days at a time.

Updates often close holes that have been discovered in your operating system's security, so you should still make sure you're updating when you can.

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How to temporarily turn off automatic updates in Windows 10

1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard. or click the icon at the bottom-left of your screen, and search "Updates." 

2. Select "Check for Updates."


3. In the menu that opens, select "Advanced Options."


4. At the bottom of this new page will be a section titled "Pause updates." In this section, open the drop-down menu and select the date you want to pause updates until. Windows won't try to update again until it reaches that date. You can push it back for a maximum of 35 days at one time.

You won't be able to push the date back further until Windows updates on that day, but this can give you some reprieve.


Again, this method is only a temporary fix. It gives you a longer delay between updates, but Windows will update eventually.

There is a more permanent solution for disabling automatic updates. However, it requires having the Professional version of Windows 10, as well as editing the Registry — the database that controls some of your computer's most basic functions.

Because fiddling with the Registry can cause irreversible damage to your computer, and because Windows updates often come with critical security patches, it's highly recommended that you don't seek this solution out without extensive research beforehand.

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Effects of community-based pulmonary rehabilitation in 33 municipalities in Denmark: Results from the KOALA project


Effects of community-based pulmonary rehabilitation in 33 municipalities in Denmark: Results from the KOALA project

Godtfredsen, N., Sørensen, T. B., Lavesen, M., Pors, B., Dalsgaard, L. S., Dollerup, J. & Grann, O., 2019, In : International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 14, p. 93-100

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Background: The positive impact of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with COPD is well documented. However, little is known regarding the effect of this treatment in community-based settings. Since 2007, all Danish municipalities have been offering PR to patients with moderate to severe COPD, whereas patients with very severe disease or those suffering from many comorbidities were referred to outpatient hospital-based PR. Objective: To analyze the effect of a standardized PR program conducted in a community-based setting on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Methods: This is a real-life study including data from patients attending PR at one of the 33 healthcare centers in Denmark during the period 2011–2012. For the purpose of registration and for quality assurance, the KOALA database was established and this web-based registration instrument was offered free of charge to every municipality. Measures included sociodemo-graphic and health-related variables and outcomes were exercise capacity and HRQoL assessed by 6-minute walking distance (6MWD) and the 15D questionnaire, respectively, at the beginning (baseline) and after completion of PR. Relative improvements in 6MWD and 15D were analyzed with multivariable linear models in patients who attended 50% of the sessions. Results: A total of 581 patients completed the PR (72% of those included). We found statistically significant and clinically meaningful differences between baseline and end of rehabilitation values for both main outcomes with a mean change in 6MWD of 45 m, and the magnitude of improvement corresponds to other findings. Furthermore, relative improvements in 6MWD and 15D were correlated, as was the relative change in 15D and baseline Medical Research Council scores. Conclusion: Standardized, multidisciplinary PR conducted in a community-based setting showed good adherence to the program and produced effects on exercise capacity and HRQoL that were clinically meaningful and comparable in size to hospital-based PR.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pages (from-to)93-100
Publication statusPublished - 2019


IT / Software / Systems: SaaS Technical Support - Albany, New York

Job Summary:Maximize customer success by continuously providing friendly and compassionate communication to create customer champions to guarantee retention, loyalty, and organizational growth. - -Responsibilities:Expertly identify, diagnose, and isolate customer affecting issues, understanding the differences between network infrastructure and software application problemsReadiness to participate in escalation eventsTimely follow-up and collaboration with other departments to ensure effective problem resolutionRecognize common trends and think of ways to solve them permanentlyEscalate client issues as needed to Network Operations Center, Product Management or SupervisorProvide detailed and accurate diagnosis to Client Support, Production and EngineeringImport customer data as required, using the company's data import tools; check data before, during, and after to assure its correctnessCapture customer enhancement requests/service suggestions in CER repositoryParticipate in testing new features and versions of OnSolve productsCreate and evolve department Standard Operating Procedures and internal documentation -Cultural Responsibilities:Create a safe and welcoming environment for fellow teammates and coworkersEnhance OnSolve's client support relationship with customers, providing each excellent support that fosters loyalty and account retentionBe aware of the different ways and reasons for which customers use the serviceReview colleagues' cases for accuracy and troubleshooting suggestionsAssist level 1/2 associates with system knowledge, case entering and best practicesRepresent the company's mission of success -Qualifications: -3-5 years SAAS customer service experience preferredWorking understanding of MS SQL and relational database queriesIntermediate knowledge of Windows networking, paging, telephony, wireless technologies and software (Web browsers, Windows Servers, databases, etc.) technologiesCustomer-centric focus with a sense of urgencyAbility to grasp new technical products quickly and accuratelyThe ability to work under pressure when necessary, and the willingness to go beyond what is expected in order to achieve the best results. -Compensation & Benefits:Health, Dental, Vision, Life and additional supplemental insurance401KPaid time off and personal daysPaid holidaysThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. - - ()

Healthcare: Albany NY area has a cardiac Anesthesiologist job opening for cardiac & general anesthesia - Albany, New York

B1048- An established private practice in the Albany NY area has a cardiac Anesthesiologist job opening for cardiac & general anesthesia. Cardiac experience or fellowship required. No OB! Reasonable call schedule with post call day off. Offering highly competitive salary & full benefits including paid malpractice, health insurance, paid vacation, disability & retirement plan. Enjoy an excellent family area with top rated schools, many activities & outdoor activities. Enjoy the many things to do in a nice family location! For more info, please contact Bill Brown at (800)930-0269 Since 2001, Medical Associates Consulting has been matching skilled healthcare professionals with hospitals and medical practices in need. We have quickly become one of the nations leading full-service Physician & mid level recruiting firms. Our passionate professionals believe that the hiring process is more than simply filling vacancies with the first available applicant, which is why we have spent over a decade cultivating relationships with Physicians, Hospitals, and Private Practices to provide the best match between Physicians and prospective employers. Medical Associates Consulting is a proud member of the National Association of Physician Recruiters. We opened our doors to join medical professionals with their dream jobs, and thats just what weve done. In our 20 years in business, weve successfully paired numerous Nurse Practitioners with the companies in need of their carefully honed skills. Our unique approach and expansive database of clients ensures the right match for all openings. ()

Administration, Clerical: Senior Administrative Analyst, Administrative Analyst Trainee 1, Box - Albany, New York

Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Senior Administrative Analyst.Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Departments Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list may be considered for appointment. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.Section 70.1 Transfer to Administrative Analyst Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.Section 70.1 Transfer to Senior Administrative Analyst: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.Section 70.4 Transfer Administrative Analyst Trainee 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Administrative Analyst Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a bachelors degree or higher.Section 52.6 Transfer Administrative Analyst Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG- 11 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.Section 52.6 Transfer to Senior Administrative Analyst: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-16 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. ## Duties DescriptionThe New York State Education Departments (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for a Senior Administrative Analyst position in the Quality Assurance and Monitoring Unit. ACCES-VR assists persons with disabilities to attain employment, educational, and/or independent living goals. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Analyze data and draft reports of findings from case and vendor reviews; Provide historical data for the district office and the statewide averages for comparison, and data for individual Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor performance; Collect, store, and utilize data consistent with ACCES-VR confidentiality policy; Create reports that assist district offices and vendors in their continuous quality-improvement process; Provide overall support to Unit staff and supervise Unit clerical staff; Oversee Unit purchases, review payments and approvals; Maintain records, databases, calendars, tracking systems, travel reports and approval processes; Identify and coordinate logistics for statewide and district office case reviews and develop queries to select cases for vendor and case reviews; Act as liaison to Information Technology Services and Data Units to address technical issues, identify problems, and develop solutions to meet the Units needs; Assist with data tracking and reviews, and maintain and update forms to reflect changes based on revised regulation, policy, and procedure; and Demonstrate knowledge or proficiency with Case Management System, Statewide Financial System, Adobe Professional 2017, Office 365, and create and maintain databases, analyze data, develop reports, and redact documents. ## Additional CommentsCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Administrative Analyst, SG-18. The salary for candidates appointed to Administrative Analyst Trainee 1 starts at $42,986 and, for current New York State employees, is based on the candidates salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship in order to advance to the journey level title and salary. Leads to a maximum salary of $71,980 based on annual performance advances.APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 16, 2019 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2353/47057) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. ## Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 16, 2019 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2353/47057) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.Date Posted: 11/25/19Applications Due: 12/16/19Vacancy ID: 76357Agency: Education Department, StateTitle: Senior Administrative Analyst, Administrative Analyst Trainee 1, Box ACS-2353/47057Occupational Category: No PreferenceSalary Grade: 18Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)Salary Range: From $56604 to $71980 AnnuallyEmployment Type: Full-TimeAppointment Type: Contingent PermanentJurisdictional Class: Competitive ClassTravel Percentage: 0%Workweek: Mon-FriHours Per Week: 37.5From: 9 AMTo: 5 PMFlextime allowed?: NoMandatory overtime?: NoCompressed workweek allowed?: NoTelecommuting allowed?: NoCounty: AlbanyCity: AlbanyState: NYZip Code: 12234Name: Office of Human Resources ManagementTelephone: (518) 474-5215Fax: (518) 486-5631Email Address: accesjobs@nysed.govStreet Address: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Quality Assurance and Monitoring UnitStreet: NYS Education Department 89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB ()

Test-retest reliability of the Yo-Yo test: A systematic review


Test-retest reliability of the Yo-Yo test: A systematic review

Grgic, J., Oppici, L., Mikulic, P., Bangsbo, J., Krustrup, P. & Pedisic, Z., 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 49, 10, p. 1547-1557 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

Background: The Yo-Yo test is widely used both in the practical and research contexts; however, its true test-retest reliability remains unclear.

Objective: The present systematic review aims to identify studies that have examined the test-retest reliability of the Yo-Yo test and summarize their results.

Methods: A search of ten databases was performed to find studies that have investigated test-retest reliability of any variant of the Yo-Yo test. The COSMIN checklist was employed to assess the methodological quality of the included studies.

Results: Nineteen studies of excellent or moderate methodological quality were included. When considering all variants of the Yo-Yo test, the included studies reported intra-class correlation coefficients for test-retest reliability ranging from 0.78 to 0.98 where 62% of all intra-class correlation coefficients were higher than 0.90, while 97% of intra-class correlation coefficients were higher than 0.80. The coefficients of variation ranged from 3.7 to 19.0%. Regardless of the variant of the test, the participants' familiarization with the test, and previous sport experience, the intra-class correlation coefficients generally seem high (≥ 0.90) and coefficients of variation low (< 10%).

Conclusions: The results of this review indicate that the Yo-Yo test (in all its variants) generally has good-to-excellent test-retest reliability. The evidence concerning reliability arises from 19 included studies that were of moderate or high methodological quality. Considering that most of the included studies examined the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 1 test while including Association Football players, more reliability studies examining Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 2 test and Yo-Yo intermittent endurance level 1 and level 2 tests, and in the context of sports other than Association Football as well as in non-athletic populations, are required. Finally, future studies should explicitly state the type of intra-class correlation coefficient used for the reliability data analysis to allow for better between-study comparisons.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSports Medicine
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1547-1557
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019


IT / Software / Systems: Software Engineer - Albany, New York

Software Engineer, Albany NY Are you a Software Engineer looking for a new challenge in 2015?  I have a great contract to perm opening we are looking to fill!  Essential Job Duties of the Software Engineer• Performs functional analysis and design for small to moderate projects • Performs technical analysis• Develops code for modules of small to large scope• Provides application support/troubleshoot a variety of problems• Performs/supports user acceptance testing and unit testing• Participates in group discussions with peers or external groups• Works with external vendors, when necessary • Performs data modeling / database design work • Writes concise and clear technical documents• Performs other duties as may be assigned by management• Performs analysis and design for small to moderate projects.• Develops code for modules of small to large scope.• Provides application support/troubleshoots a variety of problems.• Writes concise and clear technical documents and performs other duties as may be assigned Education and Experience Requirements:• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience• 5+ years of related experience; experience in Analysis, Design and Development of complex applications, working knowledge in all phases of software development lifecycle; excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, ability to perform in a fast-paced, team focused, and deadline-oriented work environment, ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously. • Java/JEE/Hibernate/Spring Framework• Knowledge / Experience with web services (SOAP, REST)• SQL• Experience with one or more software development methodologies• Experience with web layer technologiesHighly Desired Skills:• Spring Framework• JSF, AJAX, Facelets• Data layer tools such as iBatis or Hibernate• XML Development Experience• HTML, CSS, Javascript To be considered for this Software Engineer Opening, Apply today!    ()

Administration, Clerical: Title Processor For Auto Dealership - Growth Opportunities! - Albany, New York

Well known auto dealership is looking for someone to join the Title Processing team. Duties will include reviewing Title packets to ensure all necessary documents are included, enter information regarding titles into database, maintain records for both customers and dealerships regarding title status and answering questions regarding phone and email. This position is ideal for someone who has prior auto title experience and knowledge of DMV laws and regulations. Send resume for immediate consideration! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. ()

Easy File - Information-Handling System

Easy File - Information-Handling System


 Quick description

Database application from Commodore.


Site Reliability Engineer (Rancho Cordova, CA)


What you’ll do: 

We are looking for a passionate Software Engineer  to design and implement tools that automate building reliable and performant systems. The successful candidate will be partnering with other SREs and Software Engineers to drive efficiency and scalable initiatives and tooling for right sizing and resource utilization.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Emphasize on building tools over manual process
  • Automate as much code as possible and always configure as code
  • Maximize system uptime and availability, ensuring functional and performance SLAs.
  • Work with product & architecture teams on design & implementation choices of large scale distributed applications
  • Advocate and implement reliable design patterns like circuit breakers
  • Respond to incidents, provide quick resolution and long-term mitigation.
  • Automating deployments

What you’ll need: 

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Three years experience
  • Proven work experience in software engineering ( Java, .Net , Python ,Javascript)
  • Experience with Database technologies (Postgress, SqlServer, Mongodb)
  • An eye for automation and instrumentation (Concourse , build pipelines, Dynatrace , )
  • Experience of AWS services
  • Knowledge of cloud foundry
  • Experience bringing software to production at high scale
  • The knack for writing, clean, readable, maintainable code
  • The ability to decompose complex systems and find failure scenarios and provide solutions.
  • Great communication skills


Site Reliability Engineer


What you’ll do: 

We are looking for a passionate Software Engineer  to design and implement tools that automate building reliable and performant systems. The successful candidate will be partnering with other SREs and Software Engineers to drive efficiency and scalable initiatives and tooling for right sizing and resource utilization.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Emphasize on building tools over manual process
  • Automate as much code as possible and always configure as code
  • Maximize system uptime and availability, ensuring functional and performance SLAs.
  • Work with product & architecture teams on design & implementation choices of large scale distributed applications
  • Advocate and implement reliable design patterns like circuit breakers
  • Respond to incidents, provide quick resolution and long-term mitigation.
  • Automating deployments

What you’ll need: 

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Three years experience
  • Proven work experience in software engineering ( Java, .Net , Python ,Javascript)
  • Experience with Database technologies (Postgress, SqlServer, Mongodb)
  • An eye for automation and instrumentation (Concourse , build pipelines, Dynatrace , )
  • Experience of AWS services
  • Knowledge of cloud foundry
  • Experience bringing software to production at high scale
  • The knack for writing, clean, readable, maintainable code
  • The ability to decompose complex systems and find failure scenarios and provide solutions.
  • Great communication skills


Data Engineer


What You’ll Do: 

  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs
  • Implement data solutions using scalable cloud-based data services and pipelines
  • Support legacy infrastructure either in place or by transitioning to current architecture
  • Ability to analyze disconnected data sources to determine logical relationships based on business terms, cardinality, and data quality
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional, often remote teams including BI / analytics, software engineers, data architects, data scientists, product management, and IT
  • Build ETL and/or ELT solutions to and from a variety of data sources including SQL, NoSQL, AWS ‘big data’ technologies, and others (e.g., Salesforce, Snowflake)
  • Keep our data separated and secure across national boundaries through multiple data centers and AWS regions
  • Work with analytics and data scientist team members to assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader
  • Provide data for embedded analytics solutions such as Looker, Power BI
  • Ability to write clear and complete documentation regarding database design and processes


What you’ll need: 

  • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases: Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.
  • AWS cloud services: EMR, Glue, S3, Aurora, RDS, SQS, Lambda, Fargate, EC2, Redshift, Athena, Kinesis, Step Functions, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, etc.
  • Big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Message and Stream-processing systems: RabbitMQ, Kafka Streams, Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.
  • Graph databases: Neo4J, Neptune, GQL, etc.
  • Data pipeline and workflow management tools: NiFi, Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc.
  • Object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc.


v3 Retro-Printer Module (capture and convert centronics port data) - TEST / DEVELOPMENT MODEL

v3 Retro-Printer Module (capture and convert centronics port data) - TEST / DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Retro-Printer Module (v3)

This is the v3 Retro-Printer Module from RWAP Software.

The v3 model is being offered for testing / development purposes, as it has two main issues:

a) There is a manufacturing fault with the centronics connector.  This is rectified by the use of a short adaptor cable (supplied) which swaps pins 19 to 36 (or you can use it as is with a Miracle Systems Serial to Centronics Adaptor).

b) This module will NOT work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (or later).

Subject to the above, the v3 Retro-Printer works with all earlier versions of the Raspberry Pi, incuding the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.  As you can see from the pictures, the short adaptor cable supplied to correct the issue on the v3 Centronics connector is a little unweidly - but this could be overcome by screwing the case to something...

The v3 is due to soon be superceded by the v4 Module which resolves a manufacturing fault on the centronics connector, and also includes changes to allow it to work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (and later).  The v4 Module will be sold at full price (£75).


The Retro-Printer module is a direct replacement for an old dot-matrix or inkjet printer.  The Retro-Printer connects to a standard centronics cable and captures plain text, Epson ESC/P2 and HP PCL printer data sent to the centronics port by a wide range of industrial equipment and vintage computers.

The captured data can be stored electronically, or used to connect a modern USB or network printer with these retro computers and vintage machines.

Our custom software runs on a Raspberry Pi (not supplied) which converts the captured data as required.  The Retro-Printer Module connects as a HAT to the GPIO port on the Raspberry Pi.  You can then connect modern printers to the Raspberry Pi for further printing, or access the captured data by connecting to the Raspberry Pi over ethernet or WiFi for further processing, or simple e-document storage.

Various configuration options currently allow you to:

  • Simply spool captured data to a file on the SD card or a USB memory stick (for example, this is ideal for logging systems)
  • Strip ESC/P and ESC/P2 codes (including graphics) from the captured data to extract the plain text
  • Create a PDF version of the original printer output (HP PCL, plain text, ESC/P and ESC/P2 printers) to create an electronic version of printed output
  • Print the PDF to a modern printer connected via USB or network*
  • Write your own software to control the three LEDs (currently used to show power, busy and online status).

* For printing the PDF you need a printer which is recognised by Linux CUPS.

The software is supplied as one of several 8GB or 16GB SD card image downloads for use with the Single Board Computers, with all that you need.  We also offer a pre-programmed 16GB SanDisk micro-SD card with SD card convertor for an extra charge if you prefer.  The latest version of the software (for various single board computes) and the latest manual can be accessed here.

To date, we have received feedback that the v3 Module has been used to successfully allow the following computers and equipment to capture and store or print output sent to the centronics port:

  • Acorn BBC Micro (B) Home Computer
  • Commodore C64 Home Computer with a W&T92000 serial to centronics adaptor
  • Commodore Amiga A1200 Home Computer
  • Door Entry Systems
  • Escon R50 Brake Testing Machine
  • Oric / Atmos Home Computer
  • Strobe Data Products HAWK System (Data General Nova and Eclipse replacement)
  • Sinclair QL Home Computer with a Miracle Systems Centronics convertor
  • Teltek C60 Checkweigher

More details appear on the Retro-Printer Module website. We would also recommend that you join in the discussions on the Retro-Printer Forums.

What You Need

  1. A Single Board Computer - ideally a Raspberry Pi quad core version (Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B), as these will fit in the case we have designed and offer separately.  You will also need a suitable power supply for the Raspberry Pi.

  2. A centronics cable - the Retro-Printer connects via an industry standard centronics connector.

Optional Extras

To add one or more optional extras, use Buy Now on each item but DO NOT pay.  Instead go to Items I've Won and request an invoice so we can combine shipping on these and any other bits you might want at the same time.

We welcome feedback and ideas for improvement of the software; and can work with customers to provide new conversion filters as required, dependent on your application and demand.


I Only have an RS232 Port

We are developing a version of the Retro-Printer Module which will connect directly to an RS232 port.  In the meantime, you will need an RS232 to Centronics convertor in order to connect to the Retro-Printer.  These can sometimes be found second hand; although we are hoping to be able to supply a low cost RS232 to Centronice convertor in the future.

NOTE: Pictures currently show the released version of the Retro-Printer Module, in situ attached to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (not included) and inside the Retro-Printer Case (available separately)


Kenya launches first county-level SGBV policy

26 Jun 2019

Meru County in Kenya became the first to adopt a county-level policy on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Approved in April 2019 and launched on June 26, 2019, the Meru County Policy on SGBV aims to close the gap between provisions in national legislation and the lived experience of SGBV survivors.

The adoption of the policy follows the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties, which provides guidance on minimum standards and critical elements needed to tailor the responses of local authorities to the specific SGBV challenges faced in different counties.

The county-level policy is particularly important for Meru given the high rates of SGBV, with surveys indicating that 66.7 per cent of women had experienced SGBV in the preceding 12 months.

The 2010 Kenyan Constitution provides that every person has the right to freedom and security and recognizes all international treaties ratified by Kenya – including the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. In 2014, Kenya also adopted the National Guidelines on the Management of Sexual Violence, providing a framework for the provision of services to SGBV survivors.

Notwithstanding these positive developments, SGBV remains prevalent. At the national level, 45 per cent of women in Kenya aged 15-49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence according to the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey.

What’s more, the introduction of two levels of Government by the 2010 Constitution - national and county – created different operational structures in both policy and legal frameworks.

To mitigate possible disconnections, Kenya has made major strides in developing frameworks that ensure the effective response, prevention and management of SGBV.

“It is important to identify the factors that lead to gender inequality, unequal power relations and gender discrimination, since these are the main contributors of gender-based violence. This policy is adopted at an opportune time, since it will allow for the development of a baseline on the overarching causes of gender-based violence,” stated Shiro Mogeni, IDLO Gender Specialist at the Kenya Country Office.

“IDLO applauds Meru County for the adoption of this policy, which is trying to do something very ambitious: tackle a phenomenon that is not limited to specific regions, socioeconomic, religious or ethnic groups, but is instead happening everywhere and is potentially a risk for everyone,” Mogeni continued.

The Kenyan National Gender Equality Commission (NGEC) disseminated the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties to county governments, including the County of Meru. The newly adopted policies at the county level will create an enabling environment for the implementation of national and international measures meant to curb SGBV.

“This policy was developed on the principle that SGBV represents not only a human rights violation, but also a hidden obstacle to economic and social development. Domestic violence not only entails private costs for the victims and their families, but also wider social and economic costs, which in the end slow down the rate of development of a community,” commented Linner Nkirote Kailanya, Meru County Executive Committee Member for Education, Technology, Gender and Social Development.

“This policy will give effect to the various 2010 constitutional principles that prohibit SGBV and promote the rights to freedom and security. It will also empower women, transforming them from victims of gender-based violence into key drivers of the county’s structural transformation.”

IDLO’s technical support to eradicating SGBV in Kenya

IDLO provided technical support to develop both the Model Policy on SGBV for Counties and the Meru County Policy. In addition, IDLO supported the State Department for Gender Affairs to establish an Inter-Agency Committee to work on the creation of state-owned Gender-Based Violence Recovery Centres in 5 hospitals across all 47 counties. These centres will provide free medical services to SGBV survivors, including psycho-social support, temporary shelter for survivors of SGBV, linkage with the police to strengthen the chain of evidence, and a comprehensive database of SGBV survivors.

Beyond support to survivors, IDLO played a major role in supporting the training of 50 female judges from the International Association of Women Judges in December 2018. The training sought to discuss the role and contributions of women justice professionals in adjudicating cases of SGBV. Through this training, women judges from Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, Zambia and Liberia shared experiences on SGBV cases and began the development of a regional network, which will facilitate the equitable solution of these disputes through peer-to-peer learning.

Through these contributions – from the adoption of SGBV policies to the provision of adequate services to SGBV survivors – IDLO is directly contributing to the ambitious target set by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2 of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls worldwide.


Learn more about IDLO's work in Kenya



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Hospitality & Tourism: Program Specialist 1 - Chula Vista, California

Unit Description Sodexo has an immediate opening for a Program Specialist 1 within the Facilities department at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista (San Diego Metro Area). Must be or have the following: Technically savvy around computers, tablets, and printers. Has the ability to maintain email systems, file sharing systems (networks), calendars. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Proficient in using various databases, such as CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems) and Asset Management systems for Facilities (Healthcare preferred). Comfortable with Adobe products. Ability to catalogue both digital and paper files Minimum Training/Knowledge/Skills Required Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of management Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment Strong analytical skills Must be a self-starter with high degree of initiative Ability to gain confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude Demonstrated organization and comprehension skills Proficient in Microsoft Office products & Outlook Position Summary Typically administers a program(s) or a portion of a program(s) within a department. Provides support by gathering information for analysis, reports and correspondences. Program(s) may have a Division-wide or company-wide scope. Work is generally administrative or project oriented, but is generally structured and repetitive in nature. Procedures and guidelines are predetermined to prescribe how the assignments should be performed. Works under general supervision, while maintaining strict confidentiality. Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalentSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer. ()

Engineering: Quality Assurance Engineer - San Diego, California

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Advertising: Grants Writer - San Diego, California

Agency Background Catholic Charities of the Diocese of San Diego has served the poor and vulnerable in Southern California since 1919. Across two counties, San Diego and Imperial, Catholic Charities reflects the cultural diversity that is consistent with a border diocese. Rooted in the Gospel values of mercy and justice, the agency responds to diverse needs and is an effective advocate for the poor and marginalized. POSITION DESCRIPTION: In partnership with the Director of Philanthropy, the Sr. Grants Writing & Brand Manager manages the writing and submission of grants for new or existing programs. The Brand Manager is responsible for all content and materials including physical and electronic that affects the agency's Brand. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 1. GRANT WRITING & BRAND a. Researches and recommends new grant opportunities, including new programs that serves the agency's mission as well as increases funding streams. b. 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Other: Program Coordinator - Los Angeles, California

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Legal: Litigation Paralegal - Los Angeles, California

Please make sure to include a resume when applying. Covington & Burling LLP has an immediate opening for a -mid-level Litigation Paralegal with work experience gained at Amlaw 100 firms or specialized litigation boutique law firms working on complex litigation, investigation, and/or arbitration matters. The Paralegal may be based out of the Firm's Palo Alto or San Francisco office.Duties & Responsibilities:Working with paralegals and/or attorneys, perform all elements of litigation case management, including document and file management, case calendaring, discovery support, and trial prep and logistics activities.Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to coordinate activities as needed in support of assigned cases.Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys; conduct legal research under attorney supervision.Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive and productive work environment.Continuously refining, developing, and expanding skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession.Adhere to Firm policies, practices, and priorities; and perform other duties as requested by Firm management. -Requirements: -At least 2 years work experience as a Litigation Paralegal in an Amlaw 100 firm or suitable specialized litigation or other dispute resolution firm.Experience with all stages of litigation, including use of current e-discovery database tools, modern e-filing practices, and trial preparation activities required; experience working at trial or arbitration proceedings strongly preferred.Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) with individuals at all levels of the firm in an appropriate and professional manner; strong service orientation, sense of accountability and attention to detail.Ability to take ownership of projects and proactively handle all paralegal responsibilities without prompting from administration or attorneys.Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; work equally well as part of a team in both a leadership and subordinate role; and excellent organizational skills.Ability to work well under deadlines and pressure typical of complex modern litigation, investigation, and arbitration matters.Proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.Proficient with cite-checking, Bluebook rules, and California Style Manual preferred.Available for overtime work and reasonable business travel as needed. -BS/BA from an accredited college or university highly preferred. -Paralegal certificate preferred.Covington & Burling LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment, including hiring, salary, promotion, discipline, termination, and benefits, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, disability (including physical handicap), or any other improper criterion. - - ()

Accounting, Auditing: Senior Manager, Financial Accounting - Glendale, California

The Enterprise Reporting team is responsible for The Walt Disney Companys 10K/10Q filing process and other SEC and non-SEC financial statement deliverables for various reporting requirements, from consolidation to external reporting. This team also prepares analyses for internal reporting requirements, including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow analyses for the Companys four distinct business segments (Media Networks; Parks, Experiences & Products; Studio Entertainment; Direct-to-Consumer & International). In responding to executives, analysts or press inquiries concerning the Company, there is interaction between Enterprise Reporting and several key corporate departments, including Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, and the office of the CFO. This position offers multiple opportunities to showcase analytical skills. In addition, this position offers a unique opportunity to be part of the strategic integration of 21CF.The Senior Manager, Consolidations and Enterprise Reporting will primarily be responsible for consolidations, balance sheet and various financial statement footnotes. The position will oversee one two SFRAs and one FA and will have indirect oversight of one manager. This person will lead the consolidation and balance sheet process working closely with folks across Controllership and in Legal, Shared Services, Segments and Enterprise Reporting team members. 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Executive: IT Manager - Tustin, California

Position Summary:Position requires North America IT Manager to lead a geographically dispersed team. Aid with the design and implementation of functional and cost-efficient IT systems. In this role, you should be highly analytical and able to understand business needs. Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities are essential. Must have hands-on experience with technical projects and can leverage technology to meet organizational needs. Key Responsibilities: Manage the day to day operations of the IT Systems, Networks and IT Team relating to the North American business, including both Main and Regional facilities, with the minimum of supervision Lead & ensure compliance with the Global Cyber Security policies for the North American organization Contribute to and implement new security measures, controls and systems to protect the organization against cyber threats Take responsibility to ensure maximum availability of computer systems throughout the North American Organization Lead the technical administration of the core business systems within use in the North American business. Oversee and facilitate timely response to all support requests for users based North America, both directly and indirectly Oversee and drive the IT ticket database and produce monthly reports to line managers where required Maintain relationships and negotiate with external IT support and service suppliers Keep abreast of technology developments and attend relevant training and seminars Advise the Company of opportunities for technological improvements that would increase business efficiency or reduce costs Plan and implement new systems and system developments to meet the business needs as appropriate Help control IT Costs and improve efficiency of IT systems within North America. Recruitment, management, training and motivation of IT staff within North America Ensure continuous skill development for all members of IT Staff Work to the standards set in the Global Disaster Recovery plans and test schedules as they relate to information systems Improve the flow of information and knowledge within the regional IT team and within the Company Ensure that all regional documentation and procedures are included in XP's quality procedures and IT FAQ db's and those procedures are adhered to Personal Skills Strong communicator. Able to clearly and effectively interact with all levels of the business Strong technical knowledge and fault-finding skills. Able to improvise and overcome unexpected problems where they occur. Customer service driven. Focused on providing the best support experience for internal customers Other duties may be assigned Benefits: 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Full-time Employees Annual Profit Sharing Bonus (Percentage dependent on company profitability) Company 401(k) Match Paid Time Off (Accrual starts at 3 weeks per year and increase to 4 weeks during the 3rd year and 5 weeks during the 5th year) Company Paid Holidays (11 day per year) Paid Time for Volunteer Work (up to 8 hours per year) Employer Paid Supplemental Short-Term Disability Insurance (salary continuation up to 66 2/3%) Veterinary Pet Insurance Free Snacks (at most locations) Company social events held throughout the year A friendly culture that where people collaborate and strive for excellence ()

Accounting, Auditing: Staff Accountant - San Diego, California

DescriptionRobert Half Finance is seeking candidates for a full-time Staff Accountant position, which will become a critical part of an innovative company. To flourish in this role, candidates will need to be highly capable of handling a challenging work environment with many components. The ideal candidate for this Staff Accountant position can prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. This role's duties include internal reporting during the monthly close, participate in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules reporting processes. This San Diego area-based position is a challenging, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work. If you're a detail-oriented and analytical thinker with a talent for creating Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets, this may be the role for you. What you get to do every single day - Conduct month end close and compose journal entries with minimal supervision - Manage reconciliation, depreciation, and fixed asset ledgers - Contribute to the implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP - Manage intercompany billings, transactions, and reconciliation - Prepare monthly financial close workbooks to support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process - Survey and organize various financial data, reporting it in a useful and understandable manner - Manage schedules for capital lease and monthly payments - Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations which include, but are not limited to, cash, prepaid expenses, and payroll - Assemble analyses for monthly balance sheets and income statements for management reporting - Play a part in a variety of department-wide initiatives - Regular maintenance and reconciliation of journal entries - Ad hoc reporting and performing special projects upon request - Become well-versed in month end balance sheet account reconciliationsRequirementsRecent and relevant accounting experience - Vow to meet business deadlines - Detailed and have the ability work independently - Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity - Demonstrated ability in strong analytical, quantitative and social skills - Competent with spreadsheets and databases - Bank reconciliations experience - Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation experience - Journal entries experience - Solid understanding of Accounts Payable (AP) - Proficiency in month end closings - Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases - Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems - Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills - BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics - Experience with ERP systemsRobert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune magazines list of World's Most Admired Companies since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888.490.5461 for additional information.All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. 2019 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.Salary: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 / YearlyLocation: San Diego, CADate Posted: November 19, 2019Employment Type: Full-timeJob Reference: 00400-9502313573Staffing Area: Finance ()

Other: Development Services Specialist - Los Angeles, California

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Accounting, Auditing: Financial Analyst - Supervisor - San Diego, California

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The Financial Analyst administers and processes all construction contract documents for payment including complex progress payments, cost proposals/field orders (CPFO s), and change order forms for Plant Account funds and is responsible for managing escrow agreements and stop notice processes from initiation to completion. Independently review, analyze, prepare and provide complex financial reports on the status of individual plant projects (funding and expenditures) for project managers, Office of the President and medical center and campus clients. Provide creative solutions to complex financial issues in compliance with University, State and Federal regulations Independently prepare complex budget and resource analysis including forecasting, retrieving data from campus financial systems, organizing and validating data and conveying information in comprehensive reports. Facilitate and promote the usage of computerized and web-based financial platforms, data bases and software. 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SQL Crash Course for beginners – Learn SQL with MySQL, Master the SQL statements that every software developer or data analyst needs for designing and developing databases. Big databases are everywhere these days. Facebook, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb use SQL-driven databases – to name just a few. So, to be a successful developer or data scientist […]

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Library Services Technician

The Library Technician carries out cataloging duties for the NTC Library and is responsible for the administration of the Integrated Library System (ILS), the discovery service, and inventory of library collections.  In addition this position provides reference services for faculty and students at all NTC campuses including online learners, maintains online databases, compiles Library statistical […]

Memoptimized Rowstore Fast Ingest in Oracle Database 19c

“A filmmaker should never assume he’s superior to his subject. I often find that even the simplest topic remains an enigma. The best film portraits not only evoke that enigma but ingest it in a process that renders what’s invisible visible.” – Damian Pettigrew, a documentary SME The same statement above holds for database SMEs […]

Operations Project Coordinator I

CA-Sunnyvale, job summary: Position Description Have specific curricula knowledge and insight of programs to be able to communicate with new hires, trainers and facilities and ensure efficient and effective implementation. Track learning program data, aggregate metrics and provide regular reporting. Maintain training and events calendar and attendance database; coordinate training rooms, attendees and facilitat
   - Westland adopteert namen Holocaust-monument

De gemeente Westland gaat de namen van 51 Westlanders die op het Holocaust Namenmonument in Amsterdam komen, adopteren. Dat schrijft wethouder Piet Vreugdenhil in antwoord op vragen van D66 en CDA.

Het monument komt in het Weesperplantsoen te staan en bevat de namen van 102.000 in de Tweede Wereldoorlog gedeporteerde Joden, Sinti en Roma. Alle slachtoffers hebben nooit een graf gehad. De database van het Namenmonument bevat 51 slachtoffers die geboren zijn in Westland (Wateringen 8, Naaldwijk 19, Monster 16 en 's-Gravenzande 8).

Voor 50 euro per naam kunnen gemeenten het monument adopteren. Westland gaat dat dus doen.

Software and Database Expert (closing date for applications is 10 December 2019)



Creating search form that will query SQL database and display results on a custom block


I am a new to Drupal and have learnt about custom blocks. Basically, I am trying to create a search page where on the left column will have all the filter/search criteria. On the right column the results will be displayed in a specified format in a custom block. Not sure where to start on this work. I have my back end ready with all the parameters going in correctly and results are displayed out of a stored procedure. Not sure about how to wire up the front end filter criteria fields with backend SQL parameters.

I am using Drupal 8 - bootstrap theme custom blocks to design the page and SQL server (using SSMS tool) backend to achieve this. Any guide on how to start this? Thanks!

Drupal version: 


Drupal\Core\Database\DatabaseExceptionWrapper: SQLSTATE[HY000]:


Dear All,

Please guide Me to solve my problem I've met. I have Drupal 8 Website using the same structure just as same as my project before. I just change themes for this project.

This web already running a few months before, but today I saw this error Drupal\Core\Database\DatabaseExceptionWrapper: SQLSTATE[HY000]: when trying input any content.

Everytime I try to create new content, even without file attachment there will two error shown.

Type Node

Drupal\Core\Database\DatabaseExceptionWrapper: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field 'tahun' doesn't have a default value: INSERT INTO {node_field_data} (nid, vid, type, langcode, status, title, uid, created, changed, promote, sticky, revision_translation_affected, default_langcode) VALUES (:db_insert_placeholder_0, :db_insert_placeholder_1, :db_insert_placeholder_2, :db_insert_placeholder_3, :db_insert_placeholder_4, :db_insert_placeholder_5, :db_insert_placeholder_6, :db_insert_placeholder_7, :db_insert_placeholder_8, :db_insert_placeholder_9, :db_insert_placeholder_10, :db_insert_placeholder_11, :db_insert_placeholder_12); Array ( [:db_insert_placeholder_0] => 1757 [:db_insert_placeholder_1] => 1778 [:db_insert_placeholder_2] => slideshow [:db_insert_placeholder_3] => id [:db_insert_placeholder_4] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_5] => test [:db_insert_placeholder_6] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_7] => 1575082315 [:db_insert_placeholder_8] => 1575084757 [:db_insert_placeholder_9] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_10] => 0 [:db_insert_placeholder_11] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_12] => 1 ) dalam Drupal\Core\Entity\Sql\SqlContentEntityStorage->saveToSharedTables() (baris 1048 dari /home/jdih/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Sql/SqlContentEntityStorage.php).

Tipe PHP

Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityStorageException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field 'tahun' doesn't have a default value: INSERT INTO {node_field_data} (nid, vid, type, langcode, status, title, uid, created, changed, promote, sticky, revision_translation_affected, default_langcode) VALUES (:db_insert_placeholder_0, :db_insert_placeholder_1, :db_insert_placeholder_2, :db_insert_placeholder_3, :db_insert_placeholder_4, :db_insert_placeholder_5, :db_insert_placeholder_6, :db_insert_placeholder_7, :db_insert_placeholder_8, :db_insert_placeholder_9, :db_insert_placeholder_10, :db_insert_placeholder_11, :db_insert_placeholder_12); Array ( [:db_insert_placeholder_0] => 1757 [:db_insert_placeholder_1] => 1778 [:db_insert_placeholder_2] => slideshow [:db_insert_placeholder_3] => id [:db_insert_placeholder_4] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_5] => test [:db_insert_placeholder_6] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_7] => 1575082315 [:db_insert_placeholder_8] => 1575084757 [:db_insert_placeholder_9] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_10] => 0 [:db_insert_placeholder_11] => 1 [:db_insert_placeholder_12] => 1 ) dalam Drupal\Core\Entity\Sql\SqlContentEntityStorage->save() (baris 847 dari /home/jdih/public_html/core/lib/Drupal/Core/Entity/Sql/SqlContentEntityStorage.php).

I'm using Drupal core 8.7.10



Drupal version: 


Getting data from a Filemaker Pro db


Does anyone know anything about sharing data between Drupal and Filemaker pro databases?

I've seen there's a Filemaker module, but it's not compatible wth version 8 of Drupal.

I couldn't find anything about this topic that was more recent than about 2013 and - seeing as though this is 2019 - I might need something more recent.

Drupal version: 


Hydrologic Technician


Everglades National Park protects a portion of the largest freshwater marsh in the United States, the Greater Everglades. A range of terrestrial, estuarine, and marine habitats simultaneously converge amidst a blend of temperate and subtropical climates to create the unique hydrologic conditions that exist in the Everglades. Water quantity and quality are critical to the health of the ecosystems that support the myriad plant and animal species inhabiting the park.

We are seeking a hydrologic technician to assist Everglades National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program with hydrologic monitoring and data management operations. The primary responsibility of the person selected for this position will be to collect, process, and analyze physical data from continuous monitoring stations located in upland freshwater marshes and marine areas of the Park.


Collect physical oceanographic, hydrologic, water quality, and meteorological data from sites within and neighboring the Park. Collect water samples and make measurements of physical conditions in the field. Retrieve data from automated data collection devices using a laptop computer, radio, telemetry, or specialized data retrieval equipment. Perform field quality assurance checks and calibrate instruments. Evaluate, report, and replace field data collection equipment as needed to minimize data loss.

Process field data and samples as required to produce quality assured physical monitoring data. Process field data using custom data management software and standard PC editors and spreadsheets. Graph and check data for errors and then perform appropriate data validation processes. Verify that all processes were completed without error and enter supporting information into the database.

Assist project leader in preparing graphs, summary tables, maps, and written reports describing physical conditions. Use statistical software, graphics programs, and geographic information system (GIS) applications for scientific and engineering applications in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.

Maintain accurate field notes and adequate supplies. Insure that marine boats, airboats, and field vehicles are serviced and repaired as necessary and that all required safety equipment is aboard. Order calibration standards, calibration equipment, batteries, and other critical supplies before they are needed.
Construct and maintain field stations designed to collect hydrologic and climatologic data. This activity includes, but is not limited to instrument and protective housing installation, equipment testing, and station surveying.

Coordinate field operations with other SFNRC projects, EVER divisions, other agencies and / or contractors. Schedule field equipment, airboats, helicopters, boats, and other critical resources as necessary.

Assist the project leader in training and directing the field and laboratory activities of new staff and volunteers. Assist with project planning, administration, procurement, and personnel tasks as directed by the project leader.


No management of others or supervisory roles

Collection: Remote Work


Relaxing at Hilton Head, SC

When I started using the Internet back in 1995, I never thought it would get this far. It's fueling economies and became an entire backbone for large industries.

Here's a little statistic that most tenured developers are having trouble swallowing:

The World Wide Web had their 30th anniversary in March of this year.

Boy, do I feel old!

Since the World Wide Web has evolved over the last 30 years, the number of opportunities for developers has exploded. There is more demand than supply.

Developer should understand that once you have a presence on the Internet, you are considered International! (yes, capital 'I')


Some companies request you work onsite which is not bad, but still of limited thinking. I feel this is not how business will be conducted in the future.

I've mentioned before how to provide freelance services on the Internet where working remote is an awesome opportunity. So some readers wanted to know if this remote work is a fad and know why I felt remote work is the way to go.

The demographics associated with remote work is staggering. Even some developers I know are adamant about companies not letting them work from home.

For me, I'm starting to dig into remote opportunities using (affiliate link) and and it's turned out quite well so far. I'm working with a number of people across the world which is kind of intoxicating.

I'm hoping this collection will provide you with more insight to why the future of work is remote.


The Remote Work Report By Zapier
Zapier conducted a survey of 880 U.S knowledge workers to discover why people wanted to work remotely. The results are pretty interesting (The survey was also mentioned on ZDNet).

Buffer's State of Remote Work for 2019
I've been using Buffer for a while now and didn't even realize they published their results from 2,500 remote workers to produce their State of Remote Work in 2019. Great feedback from all remote workers.

Why Everyone Loves Remote Work
More survey results from 486 people where they found something really surprising.

Remote Work Statistics (from
While the previous entry explained why everyone loves remote work, also has another section called Remote Work Statistics where they collect remote work statistics from various sources across the Internet and place them here for all to see.

Remote Work Statistics (from
Along those same lines, RemoteHub has a section related to what companies are offering for remote positions, which companies support remote work, and the top benefits provided.

Resources for Finding Remote Work

Ditching the 9-5: How to Find Remote Work Opportunities
Chloe has some sound advice along with some websites to help find that ideal remote job.
Open positions available for remote jobs in programming, design, marketing, and more.

The Remote Freelancer
A GitHub repository for all things working remotely along with services offering remote positions.
Haven't heard too much about this site, but does offer remote work for developers.
A remote-related website containing multiple segments for anyone interested in remote work. The sections include popular interviews, popular questions about remote work, popular tools for remote workers, and remote jobs area along with a blog.
The best hand-picked remote jobs on the web.
An attractive remote work engine for finding that particular industry to match your skills.
A LARGE curated list of websites for finding a remote job.
A small listing engine for finding remote jobs. While small, you never know when you'll find your dream job.

News/Blogs About Remote Work

How to become a remote worker
Maarten Balliauw explains how he became a remote worker, how he works throughout the day, and also mentions Scott Hanselman and how he treats remote work.

Five Important Takeaways From Google's Two-Year Study of Remote Work 
The full report (found here...and it was small) was summarized by Abdullahi Muhammed. Small as it was, there were some relevant topics that big businesses should pay attention to.



I tried to weed out older content to keep this list as fresh as possible. If you have a resource you want to contribute, please don't hesitate and send me an email with the resource and I'll add it.

Do you have any remote work statistics or remote sites you visit frequently? Post your comments below and let's discuss.

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Impacts of the Blockchain will be Gigantic on the Financial Industry Says Deltec Bank Bahamas

Deltec Bank – Bahamas According to Deltec Bank, Bahamas – “Blockchain technology uses distributed databases and cryptography for the purpose of recording transactions. These records are interlinked and part of

Nutritional Yeast Market 2019-2023: By Application (Poultry, Aquatic & Livestock); By Key Players (Lesaffre, Cargill, Lallemand, Alltech, Nutreco, Biomin & Leiber GmbH) Report| Radiant Insights, Inc

Radiant Insights, Inc Radiant Insights has announced the addition of “Global Nutritional Yeast Market Research Report 2019-2023″ Market Research report to their database. In the context of China-US trade war

Collagen And HA-based Biomaterials Market Analysis, Growth, Consumption, Production Cost, Key Players, Business Insights And Forecast From 2019 To 2023 | Radiant Insights, Inc.

Radiant Insights, Inc. Radiant Insights has announced the addition of “Global Collagen and HA-based Biomaterials Market Research Report 2019-2023″ Market Research report to their database. In the context of China-US

Hoe kun je optreden tegen een database met 1.2 miljard persoonsgegevens?

Beveiligingsonderzoekers hebben een database gevonden met informatie over 1,2 miljard personen. Dat las ik bij Tweakers. In de database zitten geen gevoelige gegevens zoals creditcardnummers of wachtwoorden, maar wel profielgegevens, telefoonnummers en e-mailadressen. De vondst is opmerkelijk gezien de omvang, en vooral vanwege het feit dat er geen duidelijke dader lijkt te zijn. Het gaat... Lees verder

Library Services Technician

The Library Technician carries out cataloging duties for the NTC Library and is responsible for the administration of the Integrated Library System (ILS), the discovery service, and inventory of library collections.  In addition this position provides reference services for faculty and students at all NTC campuses including online learners, maintains online databases, compiles Library statistical […]

Human Resources Assistant





ASM Global, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an excellent and immediate opening for the Human Resource Assistant for ASM. Responsible for providing comprehensive support and coordination of the day-to-day operations of human resources ensuring the efficient delivery of HR services, recruitment processes, and the accuracy of employee data records.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Human Resource Manager with all aspects of HR procedures and policies within the specified guidelines. Providing assistance in monitoring employee performance appraisal process.

  • Heavily involved in on boarding from recruiting to new hire orientation. Providing assistance in hiring process activities such as posting jobs on job board or website, screening applications, arranging interviews and maintaining a spreadsheet for tracking applicants.

  • Providing general support coordinating meetings, preparing reports, composing regular correspondence, processing confidential reports and documents, filing electronic and hard copy, tracking deadlines, and taking down minutes as needed.

  • Coordinate new hire orientation and employee training programs. Ensure that all paperwork is filled out properly including W-4’s, I-9, application, direct deposit form and insurance forms.  Preparing source documentation needed for new hires, or effective changes in pay, status, or benefits. Conducting background checks as needed.

  • Responding to and putting through various queries from managers and employees, and from other agencies or departments.

  • Exercising individual judgment while dealing with potential or real troubles on own initiative and bringing them to Human Resource Manager’s attention.

  • Preparing paperwork needed to create new employee profile in HRIS system. Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database. Creates data and statistical reports, and maintains statistical information.

  • Assists with benefit administration including enrollment, and cancellation.

  • Other duties may be assigned.


Legal: Corporate Litigation Paralegal - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

INCEED is currently partnered with a local law firm who is looking to add a Litigation Paralegal to their team. The ideal candidate would have over 4 years of experience working within corporate litigation and would have experience billing out to clients. This person would need to be highly organized, detail oriented and professional, due to the high-end client nature of the business. -Please apply if you are interested in the ability to use your experience and background to help a great company thrive! Responsibilities: Conduct pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments Draft pleadings, motions and appellate documents and file them with the court Perform administrative duties (calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics etc.) Billing out to clients Maintain pleadings and discovery indexes Organize exhibits, documents, evidence, briefs and appendices Aid attorneys with interrogatories and other discovery requests Gather relevant information from a variety of sources Liaise between trial teams and internal/external third parties Help with voir dire, jury selection and witness preparation Provide assistance with case settlements Education and Experience Requirements: 4+ years related experience with a background in corporate litigation Proven working experience as a litigation paralegal Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices etc. Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail Extensive computer and database expertise Paralegal associate's degree or other relevant certification preferred Must be able to take and pass a background check and drug screening - ()

Human Resources Associate



The Human Resources Associate is responsible for supporting the work of the Human Resources team. The Human Resources Associate will handle inquiries, troubleshoot problems, and work to ensure efficiency in recruitment, onboarding, and staff retention.


  • Interface with managerial staff to assess Human Capital needs; offer staffing suggestions and provide ongoing support.
  • Meet and maintain program staffing goals, ensure compliance with all contractors and funders.
  • Facilitate candidate onboarding process; coordinate interviews, draft appropriate communication and correspondence, collect employment documents, and manage employment screening activities.
  • Process new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations in HRIS database.
  • Coordinate daily workflow and communication between HR, payroll, and benefits groups.
  • Communicate Human Resource policies and participate in training/information sessions in support of HR policies and procedures.
  • Maintain employee personnel files and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Psychology, or a related field, preferred.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Proficiency in using various Human Resources Information Systems.


DH Data Engineer


Life takes energy. The *** Technology + Innovation Lab works with data that powers our products to improve safety and reliability. By working hands-on with ground-breaking technology, the lab pioneers the development of innovative products through small agile teams. Our teams incorporate a variety of multidisciplinary skills, including industrial predictive algorithms, machine learning, and sentiment analysis.
As a Data Engineer, you'll help ingest, transform and store clean and enriched data in ready for business intelligence consumption.
• You'll have experience in a Data Engineer role (5+ years), with a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field
• You build and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.
• You assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
• You identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, data quality checks, minimize Cloud cost, etc.
• You build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL, DataBricks, No-SQL
• You build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
• You document and communicate standard methods and tools used.
• You work with other data engineers, data ingestion specialists, and experts across the company to consolidate methods and tool standards where practical.
• You're experienced using the following software/tools:
• Big data tools: Hadoop, HDI, & Spark
• Relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including COSMOS
• Data pipeline and workflow management tools: DataBricks (Spark), ADF, Dataflow
• Microsoft Azure
• Stream-processing systems: Storm, Streaming-Analytics, IoT Hub, Event Hub
• Object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Scala, SQL


DH-Technology Lead



Life takes energy. The *** Technology + Innovation Lab works with data that powers our products to improve safety and reliability. By working hands-on with ground-breaking technology, the lab pioneers the development of innovative products through small agile teams. Our teams incorporate a variety of multidisciplinary skills, including industrial predictive algorithms, machine learning, and sentiment analysis.
As the Techical Lead, you will be responsible for the design and execution of front-end and back-end development. This involves designing and implementing overall architecture of the application,
• You have 8+ years of full stack engineering experience (e.g. UWS, .NET, MERN strack) and have led other developers
• You understand data architecture and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
• You are familiar with data migration, transformation, and scripting
• You are experienced in management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes
• You implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
• You are proficient in source control tools and familiar with development aiding tools
• You are an ambitious, organized self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a great teammate with a professional presence and a passion for digital, notably around user experience and continuously improving status quo
• You bring a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around you
• You build a sense of trust and rapport that creates an effective workplace
• You are passionate for innovation with a “can do” attitude
• You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related quantitative discipline


Technical Data Analyst


Business Control Systems, LP (BCS) is currently seeking a Technical Data Analyst with experience in the oil and gas industry.

In this position will focus on managing pipeline and facility centric data, in the areas of procurement, engineering, construction and traceability

What you will do:

  • You will be responsible for the management and support of data related products and services provided to the business.
  • Provide critical support and knowledge using a combination of technical expertise and business intelligence to manage operational risk and assist in meeting regulatory compliance.
  • Analyze data, coaching, resolving issues and developing improvements related to data and technical applications

What you bring:

  • Degree or Diploma in relevant discipline is required.
  • 10+ years of related experience.
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of Access
  • Strong knowledge of database schemas and logical model
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and ArcGIS

If this sounds like you apply today!


Machine Learning Mortality-Classification in Clinical Documentation with Increased Accuracy in Visual-Based Analyses.

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Machine Learning Mortality-Classification in Clinical Documentation with Increased Accuracy in Visual-Based Analyses.

Acta Paediatr. 2019 Nov 24;:

Authors: Slattery SM, Knight DC, Weese-Mayer DE, Grobman WA, Downey DC, Murthy K

AIM: The role of machine learning on clinical documentation for predictive outcomes remains undefined. We aimed to compare three neural networks on inpatient providers' notes to predict mortality in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
METHODS: Using Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database, non-anomalous neonates with HIE treated with therapeutic hypothermia were identified at a single-centre. Data were linked with the initial seven days of documentation. Exposures were derived using the databases and applying convolutional and two recurrent neural networks. The primary outcome was mortality. The predictive accuracy and performance measures for models were determined.
RESULTS: The cohort included 52 eligible infants. Most infants survived (n=36, 69%) and 23 had severe HIE (44%). Neural networks performed above baseline and differed in their median accuracy for predicting mortality (p=0.0001): recurrent models with long short-term memory 69% (65, 73%) and gated-recurrent model units 65% (62, 69%) and convolutional 72% (64, 96%). Convolutional networks' median specificity was 81% (72, 97%).
CONCLUSION: The neural network models demonstrated fundamental validity in predicting mortality using inpatient provider documentation. Convolutional models had high specificity for (excluding) mortality in neonatal HIE. These findings provide a platform for future model training and ultimately tool development to assist clinicians in patient assessments and risk-stratifications.

PMID: 31762098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Executive: Program Manager- Social Justice and Equity - Scranton, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Program Manager- Social Justice and EquityLOCATION: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine- Scranton CampusDEPARTMENT: Diversity AffairsWORK SCHEDULE: DaysWORK TYPE: Full TimeJOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the Department of Medical Education (DME) and is expected to act and serve as the first point of contact for the DME.This position is required to conduct business in a professional and cordial manner that will uphold the integrity and reputation of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). This position maintains a thorough working knowledge of and adheres to the policies, regulations, and procedures of GCSOM.SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:This position typically does not supervise any other staff.COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:Concentration and attentivenessDetail orientedTime management and task prioritizationHigh level of record keepingHigh pressure for results (e.g., revenue, quotas, productivity, etc.)Independent judgment and discretionManage multiple projects and tasksEffective interpersonal communication skillsIdentify problems, investigate the root-cause, and make recommendations for solutionsUse verbal skills to transfer information to groups.Prepare business documents, client case notes, technical reports, manuals, articles, etc.Database and contact management softwareDesktop publishingInternet and emailPresentation softwareSpreadsheet softwareWord processing software Follow established confidentiality policy, safety standards, or applicable regulationsKnowledge of customer service best practicesOrganizational skillsEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Required:High School diploma plus 3-5 years full-time functional work experience, orGED plus 3-5 years full-time functional work experience, orequivalent educational plus work experienceExcellent computer and detail orientated technical skills, organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels of a college or higher educational environment are preferred and highly desirable.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Work is typically performed in an office environment. Position may involve driving as required based on organizational structure.The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.About GeisingerOne of the nations most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook at , Instagram at , LinkedIn and Twitter at .** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit. ()

IT / Software / Systems: Application Developer - Scranton, Pennsylvania

POSITION TITLE: Application Developer LOCATION: Scranton, PA COMPANY PROFILE: ACES$ Financial Management Services is a division of MyCIL, Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living. ACES$ provides payroll management solutions for persons with disabilities and their attendants in six states to include: Illinois, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. ACES$ has developed its own proprietary financial management software solutions designed to serve state governments as well as managed care organizations. We are actively seeking to recruit a highly motivated, full stack, .NET Framework/.net CORE software developer. Learn more at THE ROLE DEFINED: Reporting to the Director of Application Development, the Application Developer will be a part of the ACES$ Application Development team. The individual possesses hands-on knowledge of Abstract Factory, Strategy, and Dependency Injection software design patterns using the following technologies: C# .NET 4.6 - 4.7.2 .NET CORE 2.2 .NET CORE 2.2 MVC MVC 3 MVC 5 Razor Pages Understanding of MS-SQL database architecture with the ability to author and review T-SQL Stored Procedures is required. Front end development using the JQuery JavaScript library and the Bootstrap framework is required. The position requires reverse code engineering and troubleshooting skills, requirement document review, and the ability to work collaboratively with onsite and remote team members. Knowledge of the Xamarin mobile development platform and the ability to develop, utilize, and automate unit tests are important positives and desired in a potential candidate. Experience with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Version Control, and the Azure DevOps Repository and Pipeline architecture is desired. DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a Software Engineering-related studies is desired, but not required, if balanced with sufficient demonstrated work experience. A minimum of 2 years work experience in application development. Experience with developing and supporting web-based MVC line-of-business and applications. DESIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to actively communicate with technical and non-technical co-workers. Ability to think and act strategically and proactively ()

Professions: 12Y Geospatial Engineer - Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey everybody, Welcome. Hey, its Craig Petersson here. I am so excited about Thanksgiving. We've got some family in town going out to breakfast today together, which is going to be fun and then we got a great Thanksgiving day tomorrow all planned out smoked turkeys that we're making today. This is really going to be something my wife was up making some baking some pies, including a very cool one that she saw on I guess on the British baking show or maybe it's a Paul Hollywood pie, but it's like a three-layer pie. I'm so excited. You guess it, I am not doing keto tomorrow. And I won't be doing a whole lot of fasting tomorrow either. So I'm breaking a couple of my normal things here to really celebrate the time together with family and I hope you guys can too. All right, I'm going now to WGAN by the way this weekend's radio show is going to be "A best of Show" So, you know, no calls please they say. Here we go talking about Thanksgiving type stuff with our friends can and Matt.

Ken Altschuler
All right, it is the day before Thanksgiving ladies, gentlemen, or the day after the day before the big day and Craig Peterson joins us on this fine Wednesday to tell us all about what's happening in the world of technology, including a lot of Black Friday, Cyber Monday. Holiday related topics, perhaps even

Matt Gagnon
Craig, how are you this morning.

Craig Peterson
Yeah. Hey, good morning, gentlemen. You're right. The big days coming up only What now? two more days. Black Friday.

Matt Gagnon
Are you talking about Black Friday?

Craig Peterson
Yes, I am. Then we have Cyber Monday. Did you know that there's a day and I didn't even know about this. It's called Travel Tuesday. No, you haven't heard about this? No, well apparently over the last couple of years and this is supposed to be true this year is Well, the airlines have the best deals of the year coming up this Tuesday. So most of the really good deals are only starting January 1, but you have to buy them on Tuesday. So get online, poke around. And if you're planning on flying down to Florida or someplace slightly warmer than Maine in January in February, you should really look on Tuesday. Now, there are some great tools you can use for airlines as well. I think you guys have like a favorite site or a tool you use for finding and booking airfare.

Matt Gagnon 
The site that I use to find in book airfare is the one I can find the cheapest possible. I go to Hopper to compare them, right? I hate to be cliche, but I'm, I'm Expedia or Travelocity if I want to book it but then I kind of go the look at the deals then I go the airlines themselves because the problem is of the airlines and The flight gets messed up and Travelocity won't really help you out there.

Craig Peterson
Yeah, Boy it is going to be really bad this Thanksgiving as far as flights go because of all these storms. Well, I'm glad you use Hopper. That was my recommendation last year and is again this year. Hopper is an app that you can get for your smartphone or tablet. And what it does is it allows you to track the prices on airline flights and hotels now as well. It looks at all of this historical data. So examining hundreds of million prices here over the last, I think there's about five years worth of data right now. And so they can kind of predict when the best time to book is and it'll pop a little message up on your smartphone, saying hey, you know that trip that you wanted to make to Naples, Florida, the best time to buy it is right now and then it tells you, hey, coming up in two or three days, the price is going to go up by $30. It's a good one. Can I think you're right about that? Another one you guys might want to check out. And our listeners, of course, as well, is Google has Google flights that have been out there now for a good couple of years. And Google won't show you some of the really inexpensive airlines. Like, for instance, Southwest Airlines is one of the leading in the price category plus you get free luggage. But with Google flights, you can tell it I want to take so many bags are so many people. Here's where I want to go. And it will compare all of the major airlines. It's tied right into their databases. So those are good ones. And then you guys mentioned like, Matt, I think you mentioned Expedia and some others. They are not bad at all. But I'll tell you my big secret to save money on these things. I do use hopper for the airline flight And then I'll double-check on Google and make sure everything looks legit. And I'll go to the airline flight, I tend to buy it right from the airline flight not from Hopper or not through Google either. I'll get my airline flight and I will not book a hotel. Now, the exception to booking a hotel is if I'm going to a conference or something, right, but if I'm going out to visit friends or families, I will not book a hotel. And then when I get there, I use hotwire. And hotwire has this feature where you don't know what hotel you're getting. But you do know that that particular hotel that is offering to you, you do know what the ratings are of the people that have been there. And I felt the ratings on hotwire to be way more accurate than those on Travelocity or Expedia or most of the other sites. So I'll show up and I'll be saving 50% or more on the hotel price, the best price I could find anywhere. So I'll try to book at two or three in the afternoon. So if you don't mind a little, a little uncertainty in your travel, you don't necessarily you don't know what hotel it really is, you know the area it is going to be in, generally speaking, it's usually a few miles by a couple of miles. So, if you don't have a car might be a problem, but today with Uber and lift, what the heck. And you also don't know exactly which hotel it's going to be, but that's what I do. I booked them. It's been kind of fun. I used it in Europe as well. When we traveled around, we just decided where do you want to go today? And we went on hotwire. It worked in France. It was really kind of cool. So those there's a couple of techie travel tips for everybody. Or there you go.

Matt Gagnon
Craig Peterson joins us as he always does on Wednesdays to go over what's happening in the world of technology. And speaking of that world of technology. How scary can it be Craig, we've got lots of scams, probably that are related jams, all the deals that are out there, you've got Black Friday. You know, sales like $11 for a DVD player or whatever and a lot of places and you can I'm sure sees a lot of stuff online. So how do you kind of judge the garbage and the scams and the lies and the whatever from the real stuff? Like what should I be looking for this Black Friday to protect myself if nothing else?

Craig Peterson
Well, the best tip I think for everybody you mentioned, like the $11 DVD players, is Matt, who uses  DVD players anymore. It's a good point.

Matt Gagnon 
It's a good point. That is a good point.

Craig Peterson
But you're right on there because the number one thing is: if the deal is too good to be true if you're seeing just the most fantastic deal being offered. That's really kind of the number one thing and it is the easiest to look for. But right now we've got these types of squatting domains. Those of us with fat fingers, domain names, be where, because there are about 110,000 typo-squatting domains. So that means if you type in something incorrectly like if you type out orifice instead of office when you're trying to go to the Microsoft site, there's 110,000 of those. There are four times as many fake domain cybersquatting domains as real retailers that are out there. So this is kind of hard to figure out what valid or not, and you cannot rely on that little lock up in the corner right there on the left of the URL bar, that lock, you cannot depend on that, meaning that this site is legitimate or really secure. So use some common sense if you're on a website, and you're on a big-box retailer or one of your favorite places to shop online. And you see ads on there from other sites. So let's just say you're on the Walmart site, and you're seeing ads from Amazon. Hey, it ain't the Walmart site. All right? So things like that there are these clues that go back and forth. But Matt, I would suggest you just double check your spelling type in the URL directly. Because I've also found that there is there's something called Google poisoning. And what that is, is the bad guys, go ahead and make it so that when you are typing something in the Google results that start coming up, are in fact, the fake sites that type of squatting sites on Google knows this. So they have people who are watching for that to happen this time of year. So bottom line, if you stick with the real big guys that are out there, the names we all know. And if you spell them right, even if you look them up in Google, you're probably going to be arriving at the right website. Now that doesn't mean the way that the data is absolutely Be safe, but you'll probably be on the right website. So you know, be careful of sites that are asking you to download their apps, a lot of sites have those nowadays. Bottom line, it doesn't matter, you're almost always better off just using the website as opposed to using their app in almost every case. Be careful of some of the bargains bait and switch is a big problem this time of year with some of the smaller retailers. bait and switch have also been a problem with some of these short term rental places like the Airbnb is out there, where they call you up the day before your booking for the house or the room and they say yeah, we had a flood, a water pipe broke, etc, etc. We've got another place for you, so don't worry about it. They do this the day before you're supposed to arrive. Also, be very careful of those discount cards. Be careful of that as well. But if you Want to find good discounts online, there's a plugin that I use when I'm shopping called Honey. If you use honey online, it's absolutely amazing. Honey is a coupon finder, and you can find that online as well. Obviously a join then when you visit a shopping site, it will automatically try, well you actually have to click on it, but it'll try a bunch of discount coupon codes that are known to work and they can save you a whole bunch of money online. Honey dot com is something else that you might want to look for. Bottom line, be cautious pay attention. And everybody have a great great Thanksgiving. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and airline Tuesday this week.

Ken Altschuler
Good. Our tech guru joins us every Wednesday at 738 have a great Turkey day we will see Talk to you next Wednesday, Craig.

Craig Peterson
All right, gentlemen, take care.

Matt Gagnon
Thank you, Craig. All right. So with that, we're going to take a quick break here. We're gonna go into the newsroom and get once again,

Craig Peterson
Hey, everybody, have a great Thanksgiving. And we will be back of course next week. I think Monday is when I'm hitting it again. Take care. Bye-bye.

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Hey, hello, everybody. Craig Peterson here on the air at WGAN and all over the world on podcasts. You can listen to me by just going to Craig slash iTunes that'll bring up the 800-pound gorilla podcast site.

You can also go to Craig Peterson dot com slash iTunes in and listen to my podcasts there, of course, and you can listen on right here to this station also on tune in radio. Additionally, listen to me when I'm on the air, three mornings a week now different stations different coverage. All of those end up on my podcast feed. I appreciate everybody who is going there and giving me a five-star rating. I know there are also a lot of people that are tuning in for the first time. Welcome. Welcome to all of you guys and gals. It is a wonderful, wonderful experience for me because we get new people, and I get to help teach you guys, help you to be able to understand the latest in technology. That's what I talk about every week. I have been in the technology business for many, many decades now. And I am still enjoying it. But you know, it's time for me to start giving back and start trying to help everybody understand what's going on. We spend a lot of time discussing security, what you should do for your home, what you should be doing for your Small Office/Home Office. Many of us, like me, work out of their houses now. That means you have different problems. When we catch China, Russia, and North Korea and then all of the criminal organizations all over the world. We've got all of those people trying to attack us. It gets very, very difficult to keep our data set. safe. And of course also, with all of the new technology, how do you use it? How do you make it work? Just this morning, we were on with a client, and they were meeting this is common, okay. But they were misusing the system that they have in place. They have a system that's in place to allow them to do diagrams, engineering diagrams. And unfortunately, the people they trusted to put it together to configure it, they did not do it anywhere near properly, nothing is SPECT, right, etc. And I know you'd think an engineering firm would understand that the specifications are there for a reason. They're there to be followed, right. And so the system has just been kind of, you know, hack together trying to make this thing work. And there ended up being an air coming up on their screen, and then the Good news, I guess for them is they had us be able to help them because I don't think there's anybody else out there. That is, you know, easy enough to find someone that could help them with this problem because the air looked like it was a licensing problem. The problem was that the database that they were using had lock records on it. Here's how they were using it. They have a database and applications that are running on this underpowered server. They were being accessed remotely by someone using a VPN on a laptop. And you know it all sounds pretty reasonable. The way they were doing it was running the application over on the laptop instead of on the server. So what they should have been doing is using either a virtual machine that that person could Connect remotely or use a terminal server that Microsoft provides. What happens is now he's running the app, the app is accessing the database via the VPN. So far, so good, right? Make sense? This virtual private network is letting his laptop think it's on the corporate network. This company has dozen-plus employees and a server with a database on it. The database is handling all the queries it's going through. Now, when you're talking about databases, I'm trying not to get too technical here, everybody. When you're talking about a database for a program, the database, hopefully, has what is called business rules in it. For instance, if you add a customer, you're not just putting one record in the database, you have a record that gives the basic information about the customer. It includes the name, maybe the address, and then you've got another record that's got the customer contact, who it is. Then there are also records about what they would buy for from us with totals, encounters, and things. It's called D normalizing a database. So all of these different records are created in different tables, maybe even different databases, but it's almost always one database. And so in order to keep all this information properly synchronized, because you don't want to have a record for the company, a business a client, and then have the, the your programs trying to access now how do I get ahold of this client and so it tries to go to the phone number database, so I'm just oversimplifying this slightly. Still, there's no record for the phone number database, you don't want that to happen. So what you do is you use a lock, and the lock helped to enforce these business rules to make sure Hey if I'm creating a new customer, I want to make sure I have their name, their address, the contact that we have. And so a contact record, and the type of company, maybe an inventory item, just in time stuff, whatever it might be, all of that needs to be there in the database. What happens is, there's what's called an atomic transaction. The database program, the software that you're running, identifies the customer contact and his records and returns the records for the company itself, the records for the inventory, and the shipping information records. And then it says, commit this all to the database. At that point, the database already has all of these records and reports it is ready to commit. Everything is there. What was happening with this client is they were on a VPN. And they were running the software over on the laptop. The software on the laptop was saying, Okay, so here's, here's the client we're dealing with, and we've got some new information for them. So let's insert this new information in the database. And so the database does a lock to hold. So we can get a customer number to generate all of this stuff in case somebody else is trying to do it. And then, the VPN connection goes away, or the laptop crashes. Something happens, right? Now, the application could crash crash, and if its on the server, the database could crash on the server, all of that stuff could happen. So when you get right down into it, there are tools to try and recover. But in this case, records were locked. They weren't lost. They were locked. So now when they went back in they were getting in an error message, they really couldn't understand what's going on here. Why? Why am I getting this error? We had to delve into it and contact the app developers and look at the databases, and then we had to remove the locks manually. Now, that's just great. We remove the locks. What that probably means they have a corrupted database, one that was corrupted silently, in a way that no one understands. And in some cases, if it's a real expensive application, it probably has stuff that does continuity checks and makes sure there's congruence between all the records. But that's not the case here. You know what it reminds me I saw the same thing at a doctor's office. They've been using the same software for many, many years. And the software uses a very, very basic database and This database, and I don't even know if I would call it a database, right? But I think of the old retrieve stuff if you're an old-timer like me, and what we used to do with those and which is great because it the beat trivalent, you put data out into files and then allows you to access it very, very quickly. But by today's standards, you would not consider that a database. So over the years, when they had a problem, they would just shut off the computer and then turn it back on, reboot, right. So now we're helping them win factory finish migration of all of their data from this very old it using 30-year-old technology, this ancient system for the doctors practice to a very modern one on Max, and it's cool the stuff they can do. You know, they can immediately while you're sitting there with the doctor, the doctor can check right away, what drugs you're on from other providers because the pharmacy that you use keeps all that information, it's all tied right in real-time. And the doctor can check for possible conflicts of some of these medications and immediately issue the prescription. So it's before you leave your consultation with the doctor. It's all done. It's just amazing for them, and they're having a hard time with some of these concepts. And I get that right. If you're using 30 old 30-year-old design software, which so many people are you know, some of these companies like Kronos, they have some new stuff, but they're selling some stuff that's just decades old. It's just been, you know, modified, modified. And so the basic concepts behind the software aren't there. So they had been turning off their computers. Off and on resetting control, alt, delete, right, all of those things that we've all done before. And their database was as corrupt as can be. And manual processes instead of automated processes to try and get their database up to snuff. So anyways, an engineering firm, we got it taken care of for them. Still, their databases almost certainly got corruptions in it, because they're not doing it as backed by the manufacturer. Right. And you'd think as I said, they know better. And we've got the doctor's office all up and running too. So that's good. So anyway, if you ever want to know a little bit about databases, you just learned it. When we come back. Hey, we're going to be talking about shopping Black Friday, Cyber Monday privacy. That's coming up today, and we're going to talk about Android again, and a whole lot more. Of course, you're listening to Craig Peterson online, Craig Peterson, calm and I'm WGAN

Hello, everybody, Craig heater song here hopefully you're enjoying today's show so far. Let's give a little bit of a rundown of what's coming up. We've got our Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping information coming right up here shopping and privacy on today's show the number of imposture retailers. It is crucial, and I'm going to help you understand these sites because they are the imposter websites is outnumbering the legitimate websites for retailers and we're getting caught all of the time. We're going to talk a little bit about the IM and MSP shingle to your business security. I saw this again, and some of these ms peas MSS peas are they break from shops is what we call them. In other words, you call them when you have a problem. They're not proactive. But it turns out now not only they're not good at security, but they are a massive target for hackers. We'll talk about how that's a problem for your business and some things you can do about that. Hiring issues. Right now. If you're looking for a job that some of this scam online application stuff with this going on will tell you more targeting and tackling here some ransomware on Windows, which is way way up. Big Data brokers and your information. We talked a little bit last week about what Google's doing with Project Nightingale, which is scary enough, but we're going to get into that.

Facebook is introducing a new payment system. You might remember they were trying to launch this whole cryptocurrency, and it fell flat. Well, we'll talk a little bit about this Calibre wallet that's coming to our way, and cellular throttling and why it cost AT&T a chunk of change. If you use AT&T, you may be getting a check. You will have to fill out some forms. Then I discuss how you can reduce vulnerabilities by ditching Android. It is amazing. There's a study that just came out. And this is an article from Wired magazine that I have up on my website at Craig

Android is not Android is not Android. Every manufacturer has a different version of Android. Now, some of the core modules are the same, but they have to add their device drivers. They typically add bloatware is what we call it to the phones, and of course bloatware, you also see in Windows computers a lot. And those are those ads that come up that lets you get all of these premium features. All you have to do is pay us extra. They're out there doing all of this. And so my warning has always been, if you are considering buying an Android phone, remember that it might only be good for six months. I'm not talking about the hardware; some of the equipment is great. When I say some of the phones only be suitable for six months. It's because the security patches that are going to be needed for your phone will no longer be available. And my accountant came by last week and he just bought a new Android phone I told him don't buy another Android get an apple get an iPhone. If you can't afford a new iPhone by you don't even have to buy us To buy a model or two older iPhone, you will be much much happier and you will be much, much safer. But he got another Android phone. Why did he ask me about or why did he bring up because he knows I'm not an Android fan, right? So. So when we're sitting down, he's, he's not going to be sitting there pulling his phone today, Greg, that's great. No android phone I have because he knows I'm going to be all right. And in this case, it was I bought this phone now a couple of months ago, and I can't get updates for it anymore. Two months, two months, he had that phone, and he couldn't get updates for his Android phone. So it's not even six months in some cases is a lot less than other cases it's longer. If you're going to make the mistake of buying an Android phone, make sure it is the number one model in volume in sales. That manufacturer right now is Samsung. And the goal with that, but here's this story. And I've got some stuff I wrote up about it.

Every android phone is unique. Because the manufacturers can freely create applications, they've got to make changes to the device drivers, the interfaces, the carriers, which then upload their information into the cellular tables that are in it. They might have a different transmitter than was planned for they go for the cheapest, cheapest. And so they've got to rewrite that low part of the operating system completely. You're getting that right now. Well, here's what we have just found. Every Android has pre-installed as of today. Now, remember, I'm saying that some of these phones you can't get security updates after six months and only two months in some cases. Maybe it's a year. But there's a study out right now, that is saying that on average when you buy an Android phone, there are 146 vulnerabilities pre-installed on your phone. So these are bugs in the software that Google has already fixed.
Some of these were zero-day attacks. Many of them weren't. But on average, your new Android phone, according to this study, already has 146 security vulnerabilities before you even open the box. Right. Now, does that make sense to you? Now, if you buy an iPhone, you're going to find that the first thing that you're gonna want to do is you set it up, you put in, your Apple account or you create one they're absolutely free. Apple does not harass you about any of this stuff. They give you iCloud backup automatically. But you're going to set up your iPhone. One of the very first things that it does is it updates itself.

Apple, just with the most recent release of its operating system going to look this up right now. Age of an iPhone six, they just recently stopped supporting their newest operating system that doesn't mean patches for security problems. But their newest operating system does not support the straight-six. It supports the six s but not the straight-six. So I'm looking right now in Wikipedia, and it was released there we go in on 24 14. So right now, while we're talking, it is more than five years old. It's been over five years since it was released. So Apple provided full support soup to nuts support for the software on iPhone sixes for more than five years. And that's very typical for Apple and the iPhones. So if you buy, you can still purchase the six ass I would not personally because it's not going to be fully supported. The next time we come up with another phone, so you know next year or maybe early in 2020. If you are considering buying an iPhone and you want to save some money, you can still buy a seven, or you can always buy an iPhone eight. You can even buy the 10. My mom, who is well into her 80s now, wanted to replace her phone. I think she had an iPhone four and she just last week returned it. I said they go out and buy because she was confused. I said, go out and buy the iPhone XR. That iPhone 10 XR, which she did. It is a great deal. It is a fantastic phone. And it's going to last year another five years with full software support from Apple. So keep that in mind. You can open that brand new box with your Android phone with 146 security bugs in it before you even open it up, and it's not going to update itself to the latest patches. None of that's going to happen. Depending on the phone in the manufacturer. But get an iPhone right forget all of this stuff about Android. I do not sell iPhones I to make money off of iPhones. I do not work for Apple. Okay. My company, however, is a certified Apple authorized Support Center

Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson, here on WGAN live online, you can find me at Craig I often have some of these free pop up pieces of training and I've been doing Facebook Lives lately and just trying to get the word out, helping people understand what is happening in technology today. And we're on show number 1037. Now, the way I number shows is that's actually week number 1037. We should have done some big deal when we hit show 1000 but I, I didn't I probably should have But anyhow, so that's 1037 weeks of being on the air every week, which is pretty amazing when you get down to it and it's thanks for You guys, I so appreciate what you guys do by listening and supporting the stations I'm on and of course listening to the podcast and and the easiest way, by the way if you are an avid listener, if you will, is to go to Craig Peterson comm slash iTunes. And if you wouldn't mind, give me a five-star review and, and let me know what you think of the show right there. And I do read those and a quick shout out to people on the air frequently. I do.

Now, you know, I mentioned a little bit earlier than I do a lot of computer security. And it's a huge deal, and it's very, very difficult. I also mentioned these break-fix shops. Those are businesses that do computer support, but basically, you call them when there's a problem as opposed to them being proactive and taking care of issues for you. Which is what my company and I do alright, so there you go. That's what I do. Well, let's get into this whole MSP thing. I am an MSP RIR, and MSP managed security services provider. And I want to roll the clock back because I have something here that I remember pretty well. And then I want to talk about it because I have a cup of coffee in front of me. And it's sitting on a napkin. And so I want to tell you a little bit of background. And this has to do with experience, really, and knowledge if you're old enough to remember the whole y2k thing. And the biggest problem with y2k was, hey, and we've been writing software for years that rely on next year, being One year more than this year. Back then, we had to be very careful with all of our data and how much storage we were using. Instead of storing the year as we do now as 1975, we would save the year as just 75. Hey, it's not going to matter for another, what, 35 years. Y2k is going to cause the world to come to an end because nothing's going to work. That is, it had only been 50 years that this code. And we all know that there was a whole industry that developed to help companies make sure they are y2k compliant. Some people wrote software that reviewed other software to make sure that these mistakes weren't in it. And then y2k came and went with very, very few incidents.

Now, the reason people were worried about was legitimate. If you had an older GPS this year, say one that was more than five years old, maybe ten years old, you might have noticed that it stopped working? Did you see that? And the reason these things stopped working was the same problem everybody was worried about and y2k while almost the same problem. And that is counters rolled over from the GPS satellites. If you didn't have a big enough counter on your GPS receiver, you were in big trouble. The satellites themselves were fine. It was your little GPS receiver that's built into your navigation system, right.

Huge deal. You had to buy a new one. Well, it's a much bigger deal for the bank, but thinking what else was happening around the year 2000. I started building commercial internet properties as soon as it became legal because I'd been on the internet since the early 1980s. I've been designing and helping to design and implement internet solutions since the early 1980s. And I've been doing network work, and computer network works professionally since 1975. I've been doing security work, managed security for my clients since the early 1990s. There was a lot of work done out there. I go back now and think about the late 1990s. My coffee mug is sitting here on a napkin. And you know, you go to a coffee shop, the napkins are three by three inches square, give or take. And if you are getting a muffin, you might get a napkin that you could unroll, and that's maybe what eight and a half by 11. Give or take, right? It's pretty big. Well, in the mid to late '90s, people were going to specific coffee shops. I remember this so well out in Silicon Valley in California. They went to these p coffee shops because it was where angels hung out. Angels are people who if you don't know, invest money in early-stage startups, in other words, when a company is first going, and so if I were today to talk to an angel and say, Hey, I need some money, the angel would say, Okay, well, let's look at the business plan. We go through all the financials, I better have some customers already some sort of a proof of concept, minimum viable product that I can show them and say, yeah, look at this is looking really good. So I need 1,000,005 million to take this to the next level. Well, back then, in the late 90s. They would sit and have coffee with one of these angel investors. And they'd say, hey, I've got an idea for a business and they pull out a napkin. And they take a, pencil and they would sketch on the back of that napkin. What their idea why it's because it's going to be great. And the investors just based on that napkin, no product, no team, nothing but an idea. Based on that napkin, the investors were giving out five and $10 million checks to these people who, in my mind, were, were, fraudsters. You know, they convince themselves that they had the best idea in the world, and they were going to become the next billionaire. Maybe the first billionaire under 20 years old. A lot of these investors, Of course, we're a little older, and they didn't know how to deal with the internet. They didn't know much about it and very immature back in the late 90s. Although I'd already been on it for 30 years, well, you know, around it for 30 years and on for more than 20 then, so they were giving them crazy money just based on a napkin. So what does everybody do? Well, where's the money while the money is on the internet, and it's out in the Bay Area of San Francisco, San Jose. So I'm going to go out there. And some of these people, literally, I knew people that did this, they hopped on an airplane. They flew out to San Jose, with the intent of going to one of these coffee shops or about a half a dozen of them, that were known to be frequented by angel investors and venture capitalists. And it's kind of like somebody flying to LA Working Yeah, I'm an actor, and they're working in a coffee shop. And they're Bariza hoping to get spotted by that director to get their big break. A big problem. And because everybody saw that the internet was the place to be. Everybody hung up a shingle about the internet. So stick around. We're going to talk more about this. We're going to tie this into exactly what's happening today, to you to your business, when it comes to security. And so many of these firms that are out there right now trying to sell you stuff. So stick around. We'll be right back.

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Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig beater song here. Of course, we're on WGA. And we are online, Craig Peterson calm. And good news. I'm on pretty much every podcasting platform out there. And I've had more than 20 million podcast downloads since I started podcasting 15 years. The numbers are picking up. We just had got another 100,000 downloads recently. I'm pretty jazzed with that. It is all because of you guys. The more you are of you who subscribe to my podcast, the more it gets noticed, and the more people hear about it, and of course, then what that means is, we're able to help more people, and that's why I'm here. It is a labor of love. Alright, so let's get into the rest of the story from what I was talking about earlier, which is if you missed it, I talked a little bit about the history of the internet and internet investment. These companies that were spun up from a business plan that was nothing more than a rough sketch on the back of a napkin at a coffee shop. Okay. It's a big deal here. But we'll let's think about some of the biggest failures on the internet. And you've heard of some of these. You've probably heard of like let me just run through a few here. Ship raise 62 million dollars and failed. That's SHYPBP raised 149 million before they got wiped out. Juicer, all Yeah, that's a reasonably recent one 118.5 million pepper tap 51 million Sprague 56 million yak yak 73 million. And you can go online, look for some of these things. I found an article that had 323, startup failures, and post-mortems for all of them going back, just kind of way back. But, you know, back to 2014, which isn't the start of the internet, right. That's not the reach. The time we're talking. Okay. Timo meter, and this is a great one, by the way. Multiply $30 times one client times 24 months. Wow, we'll be rich. Okay. They got funding, right. Why didn't we get funding? Why didn't you get funding right with your great idea? So everybody started throwing their hat into the ring. They were going to these coffee shops out in Silicon Valley pitching and hopefully come with a good idea.

Of course, the investors wanted to have a billion-dollar company. Hey, it's not so bad. I put, you know, 5 -10 million in and I'm able to take a billion dollars out with a big company that's got a 5 billion valuation right. Wow, we're all going to be rich. And of course, that is the extremely rare case. So let's fast forward to today. And talk a little bit about what's happening right now. I've got an article up on my website that we put together called "I am an MSP shingle and your business security." Think of that word shingle. We talked about all of these. I don't know what to call these people, because they were out trying to get money for their ideas and were quite convincing. They weren't thieves, necessarily, although some of them probably were. But they didn't know any better. They didn't know what they should have known. Today, of course, the internet's much more mature. It's still not fully mature. It's changing every day, the way things are sold and marketed and used, and everything on the internet is just constant change. But right now, what are we talked about on this show before when it comes to open jobs, we know that the economy pretty much has full employment. But for the past three years, I think ever started ever since I started running the webinars for the FBI info guard program, ever since I started running those. There's indeed been somewhere between one and a half and 3 million open cybersecurity jobs. So Let's get right down to the economics of all of this. And I, I was following some stuff, and I've been developing material carefully in the industry because this is kind of the industry that I'm in. And I found out something that I thought was just kind of a DA moment, right? That's when you hear something, and it's I should have thought of that. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Right. We all have those. And so I had this moment, which is, if you have been a break-fix shop of what you've been doing is you take a call from somebody, and you sell them a computer, or you g a call from somebody, and you go out, and you spend two hours with them and you charge them three or 400 bucks for that service call. First of all, I don't think that serves the customer very well because the customer is going to be worried about calling you and the poor person that's having the problem doesn't want the boss to get upset because they called you right? So that's not helping the business very much. And on the other side, if you're trying to sell hardware nowadays, you know, we'll sell someone at $3,000 $4,000. workstation for one of their employees to use not even a high end one. And our margin is like 50 bucks on it. Nowadays. It obviously depends on the manufacturer, but there's like no margin in that business anymore. So if you were faced with that, if you owned a company, that all they really did was they sold some computer hardware when there was a refresh. And you went out and you did some repairs and some telephone support. And what would you be thinking? Why are retailers closing on you're basically a retailer? That's the business you're in. You're competing against Amazon, you're competing against Dell online, you're competing against all these guys. So what I've noticed happening, and I've noticed it because my company is what's called a master managed security services provider. We're a master security services provider because we work with these smaller companies that don't have the security expertise, and they know it.

Now there, there's a lot of people that don't know it. We just talked about all of these failures. Back in the boom days of the internet, hundreds of millions of dollars, billions just went down the drain. So some of these people think they know enough, but they don't. So they'll come to somebody like us, who is a master managed security services provider, and we'll be the people behind the scenes designing the networks and security infrastructure. They can meet the DFARS requirements or ITAR or HIPAA or PCI or some of them, many, many TLA's and FLA's out there, right. TLA is is a three-letter acronym, and an FLA is a four-letter acronym. So in business, we all have those. But that's what they'll do. Now, I got to tell you, the vast majority and I'm going to say 99% from my personal experience. And so I don't know what the real numbers are. I don't think anybody has the actual numbers for this. But, and I'm going to say 99% because I have never seen an exception to this rule. But 99% of these companies out there don't know enough to make the right decisions or to help the customer make the right decisions when it comes to security. Now, this presents a huge problem for everybody. Because we have all of these people who were PC repairs and Windows support people, these companies relied on Windows coming out with a new version from Microsoft. And it will work on your old hardware because you need more memory, you need more space on your desk, you need to have a faster computer to run Windows eight, right? And then Windows 10 comes out. And a lot of people what they've done over the years is they say, you know, my machine is old, it's slow. It's cluttered. I could probably reload windows and get my speed back. But I just assumed by new computer, and that's what these people relied on for literally a couple of decades here. You are in the crosshairs of hackers if you're a business and even if you're just a regular home user. Oh my gosh, the problems you guys all have because now the hackers have figured out that these companies that call themselves managed services providers, but don't have enough knowledge about security, to protect even themselves adequately. These so-called managed services providers have now become a significant target for the hackers, including nation-state, think about it for a second. If you've hired a managed soft or managed services company of some sort, you've given them access to all of your computers, and they probably have your passwords, right? They have all of this stuff. There is an attack going on right now against Connect wise and directly against Ms. Peas. They've scanned the internet to find anybody that mentions MSP on their website, and then they start attacking them. Cause they have the keys to the kingdom, your kingdom. So here's the advice to minimize your risk.

We had two weeks ago an attack that hit an IT services firm Everest, which is a subsidiary of NTT, one of the largest MSP is in Spain. They had to shut everything down, cut network links, try and figure out what happened. And in this case, it was ransomware. But they're also going straight for the data. It's happening every day. Okay, this is one of the largest, so yeah, my gosh, Here's what you have to do. You have to treat your managed security services provider as an insider risk. Just like any employee, you have your own IT staff. They are a risk to your business. They have access to All of your intellectual property, your client lists your employee records, right? They have access to all of it. So treat them like an insider. Understand the risks, do not let them keep your passwords or other information. And what we do for our clients is we never keep them. We cannot tell you what your password is, and we have to reset it. And we use specialized software, that when we access one of our client's computers, it keeps track of the right passwords and those are changed frequently and can be changed. Every time a technician connects, it is a huge deal, there you go. Some people are hanging out their shingle, saying I'm an MSP. Be very careful if you treat them like an insider, and mitigate your risks. All right, when we come back, by the way, in the next hour, we're going to be talking about online shopping. You're listening to print Peterson on WGAN.

Hey, hello everybody, Craig Peterson here on WGAN online at Craig I appreciate everybody being with us today. We went through a bunch of stuff in the last hour. And we talked about, you know, MSP insider threats a little bit. I want to finish up the whole thing about insider threats. People have been asking if they should treat any managed services provider, break-fix shop, or any third party who is taking care of our computer equipment as an insider with a potential insider threat. So how do we treat insiders and this whole insider threat thing? Well, I should do a training on this up pop-up training.

The veryfirst thing you have to do is figure out what is your most valuable asset in your business. Now, for most of us, it's our intellectual property. Frankly, those are our plans, our designs, our engineering diagrams, and it's our money, you know, bank account information, employee information, anything that could cause you to fail an audit. If you get audited, do you have all of the records? But if you are in a business that requires that you have security, what's going to happen when they come in and audit, okay, so any of that sort of data is information that you should protect. That means a lot of different things. I've taught some courses on this before, but it includes things like segmenting your networks so that people who don't need to get it at data can't get the data. In this day and age, for the truly paranoid, we see this more and more, it's called a zero-trust network. So people or machines can only get at things that you explicitly allow. So it isn't as though anyone in accounting can get to this, it's this person in the accounting can get to this. So all of your data is segmented. And again, don't let them keep your passwords. Try and do some of the administration stuff yourself, at least on the password side. Change the password and save it in an encrypted password manager to keep track of those passwords. Then when you have to call your managed services provider or your break-fix shop or, or your niece, whoever it is, who's taking care of your computers, you give them the password for that machine. They can get on and can do their thing. They get everything working, you watch them as they're working, which is another thing that we do. We're only on the machine when there's someone else watching, remotely. And we record all those sessions. By the way, anytime any one of our techs gets onto any machine, we have someone watching them. That is important. When the tech completes their work change the password.

The whole idea here is that they don't need to have them. And as I mentioned before, we've seen a growing number of managed services providers from around the world being targeted and compromised by hackers, including the large ones. That goes to show again, and even the big guys aren't as concerned about security. Or maybe they don't know enough about security as they should be. I was out at a prospect's place just a couple of days ago. We're talking with them about their managed services provider that they had. I mentioned earlier, this 99% number, and this is my number. But I say 99% because I have yet to find a single managed services provider that is doing security reasonably well. I have yet to find one. And that's kind of bad news, frankly, when you get right down to it. And so that's why I say 99%, right, I give the 1%. Now, I know there are Managed Security Services Providers that know how to do it, but this is a challenging world. Bottom line, is if you can find someone that you trust 100% implicitly, they are not keeping your password, not getting into machines, without permission, then you have to trust them as an insider, basically, an employee that you kind of trust, but you don't absolutely imagine and make sure obviously, you keep those employees in line too. We're going to be coming up here in just very soon, actually another segment or two, with what you need to worry about for your holiday shopping. I want to start this whole thing off by talking about what you should be doing and how to verify a site and whether it's legitimate because it turns out there are three times more fake shopping sites than there are real ones out there. So be very, very careful of that. Now, before we get into that, let's do about these bogus hiring scams, it confuses me because when you get down to it, we have such high employment rates right now. It makes you wonder why the bogus ones are having such success out there. I don't know. Maybe people are just trying to look for a raise because there are so many great job opportunities. I don't know. Okay, employment is at an all-time high. With the economy buzzing like this, finding workers for seasonal part-time work is getting harder and harder. Think about what Black Friday means. Black Friday is when retailers finally become profitable or "in the black" as far as books go. It's not quite as true as it used to be. It used to be that most of the year retailers operated in the negative and it took until right around Thanksgiving before things turned around, because that's when people start shopping for the holidays. So these employers are now having to compete with the spam employment opportunities on top of it all. And the whole online application process is just fraught with opportunities for fishers to glean all the information they could need to impersonate you. So you've got to be very careful, and one of the things you can do, and this is the same thing if you're looking to purchase online, is verify that you did not end up on a scam site. So bottom line, if you're looking for a job, and most people are going to start their job search on Google, which is an okay place to start, and they might top in or type in seasonal opportunities. Just yesterday, I was sitting with my wife, and she did a download to the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint. We subscribe to Office for all of our employees, including my wife, as she helps out with the business. Anyway, she did a Google search, and instead of "office," she typed "orifice," and you know slip up, and you know how it is when you kind of automatic type sometimes. She typed for Microsoft for this download, and we got results that were all scam websites. It was all set up to make you think that you were on the Microsoft Office website and that you were downloading legitimate Microsoft Office software. I was sitting right next to her. I suspect many of you might have clicked on some of that stuff, you never know what's going to happen? Because again, she was automatic typing, she didn't notice she had mistyped it. And she might not have seen these sites weren't a legitimate site. So you have to keep an eye on that. If you're looking for part-time jobs and they come up in the Google results, you might try typing in the website directly. So let's say you want to take a part-time job, but Walmart or Target or something, go to the website and make sure it's legit. How do you make sure it's legit? Well, we're going to talk about that a little later in this hour. We're going to talk about verifying the shopping sites, but if you go to their website, and if there are multiple pages on the website that all look legit like there's a real shopping cart, there's real stuff online, there's real privacy, disclaimers, etc. That's probably a real target site, and it's not a scam site. And then you can go ahead and fill out the Hiring information. I would be cautious about putting in things that are a little too personal. You want to give them your background and a way to contact you. But be careful with things like your social security number or bank account numbers. Many employers nowadays are asking for your social media account information. So it's one thing to say while you can go to slash Craig Peterson and you'll see my Twitter feed. It's quite another to give them access to your Twitter account, and some of them are asking for that. They want your Twitter account username and password and your Facebook username and password. Because many times we are sending stuff using direct messages back channels, hidden channels that they're not going to see when they go to your public-facing Twitter page or Facebook page. And so Martin Employers are saying hey, listen, we want to have a good inside look at your social media account. So I would not give them any that sort of information. Remember if it is a scam, even if it's not a scam if they get hacked, which has happened before to target all of the TJ Maxx, guys, etc. that information could leak out. Alright, so I'll stick around when we come back we're going to talk about tackling ransomware and Windows. And we're going to also talk about a new payment system that's was announced and then we'll finish up with what you should be doing for the holidays. You're listening to Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig I am on pretty much every major podcast platform. Thanks for listening today. Stick around. I'll be right back.

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Let's get into this. We got a couple more quick security articles. Just general information here about Windows and Facebook, and then we're going to get into Black Friday scams, and of course it doesn't just go for Black Friday, this is throughout much of the holiday shopping season; actually, these all apply all year. Then we have these fake retailer sites I'll tell you about them how they're popping up and, and a little bit more about the signs. We covered that in that last segment a little bit when we were talking about the hiring scam, so stick with us today. We got a lot more to cover here before we're off the air, hard to believe two hours, can go by so fast. So let's start with windows here. Ransomware has been a problem for a long time. And for those that don't know, ransomware is where some software gets on your computer. There are a lot of mechanisms for nowadays, but it gets on your computer, it encrypts your files so that they become useless to you. And then it asks for money, the typical payment in Bitcoin, which is, by the way, attributed to be the number one reason Bitcoin Bitcoin has risen in price, and I can see that.

There is a new study released. We've got more than 1 billion Windows operating system powered PCs in use in the world today. And that makes them a huge target for hackers. Now, just this morning, I was talking with one of our engineers, and I was saying how impressed I am with Microsoft recently. Since Balmer and Gates left, it has been a fantastic, amazing company. They've been able to maintain compatibility with older software right now for the most part while increasing their security, and they have turned a lump of coal into something that's, that's worthwhile, right? I still don't think it's anywhere near as good as something like Mac OS is on the apple side. But not everybody can run Mac OS, not everybody understands it. So major kudos to our friends over at Microsoft. It's amazing. But they are a big target, and they do have a large attack surface. In other words, there are a lot of things in Inside Microsoft Windows that can be and are currently under attack. You have to be kind of leery about some of these potentially unwanted applications that are on your machine. You might have heard me mentioned before some of the bloatware that gets installed by the computer sellers. And what they do is they load up all their programs. And they get paid. It's like five bucks. They'll get paid to load 50 different games, and you know, anti-spyware, software, and McAfee or Norton, all software that is practically useless to you. And then you have to spend hours removing that bloatware from your computer. But it's not just the bloatware that's out there. There are crypto coin miners installed on our computers, unbeknownst to us. There are all kinds of vulnerability exploits Trojans, and nowadays, ransomware and what's called file-less malware. Fileless malware is why 100% of the antivirus solutions that are out there today don't work anymore because it's a file, so it never hits the disk, so they don't have a chance to examine it. So having white label type of antivirus not white-labeled, but whitelist might be beneficial. But even in those cases, there's a lot for us consider. Now we're finding ransomware that's crypto locking, is growing, the number of attacks is growing. The number of successful computer accesses is growing. Now, to me, the most disappointing part of the numbers as I've looked through this in some detail, in this report that came out.

The thing that disappoints me the most is much of the time. They are using exploits that have been around available for a couple of years or more. Many of these were patched by Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle years ago. These are the ones that upset me the absolute most. We see now, the most significant year-on-year increase of any malware in the ransomware community, almost 75% increase since last year. So if you know someone that has had ransomware and I bet you you do somewhere in your circle of acquaintances, I don't think he would have to go out too deep right. I think it is about a 75% increase. According to Bit Defender, the number of ransomware reports dropped in the first half of the year due to one big hacking group called Grandacrab, who throttled down their efforts due to ramped-up law enforcement efforts. Now, ransomware is rising again, as these new ransomware groups are emerging to fill the void left by Grandacrab. I'm not going to go through the names of all of this different type of ransomware. These profit-motivated cybercriminals and they're just spending a little bit of time and a little bit of money because the to buy this ransomware. Some of this stuff is even licensed now. Where they have to, they download it for free. They can try it out on so many people, and then they have to go to a registration site and buy a license to use the ransomware. And then off it goes in that can be just 100 bucks. It's incredible. Here but they're also saying that they're seeing reports of miners and Phylis malware out there too. So coin miners, those are where you go to a website, then you know how the site says, Hey, can we send you news updates and you say allow or disallow yes or no on that you've seen those before, right? Those are not all illegitimate. Many of them are, most of them are legitimate. But that's how the coin miners are working. And so they will embed some code in a website, a legal site, and the coin miner will then start using your web browser to mine for various types of like Bitcoin type currencies that are out there. Okay. So we see a lot more in the ransomware style. We've got to be very, very careful. And about 40% of the population of the 1 billion people that use Windows about 40% admit the They have not applied security patches even though they're available. So make sure you ask them nowadays you don't have to go out and spend a lot of money to buy a license for Windows, you can pay monthly. And you don't have to worry about Windows upgrades anymore, because included. That's what we do with all of our customers; we include everything. Okay, we try and make it very, very easy for them. This article, as well as all of the other ones I've talked about today, and a few others we're not going to be able to get to today are all up on my website at Craig Please visit me there, you'll learn about the pop-up pieces of training. I have some of the Facebook Lives. The themes for the week and all of that stuff. You know, I'm not going to spam you with marketing messages. I'm just trying to get this out the truth out, Craig Peterson dot com. Hey, stick around. We'll be right back here listening on WGAN and online as well.

Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson calm and on your favorite podcasting app. And please do spend a minute and subscribe if you haven't already. Well, we talked about cryptocurrencies, many, many times, when they first started coming out for started rising to prominence. I had set up a little mining operation to figure it out, and I had my wallet and everything and, and it was a little too late in the game to find Bitcoin, like right off the bat. That's why I stopped because I was only interested in finding out more about the technology. So you have to use it if you want to understand it. That's kind of the bottom line on it. And I looked at it as kind of a gimmick, and of course, we now know that the cybercriminals online found Bitcoin To be phenomenal when it comes to being able to get paid in a more or less, kind of a quiet way, right? Where people are not aware of where the money's coming or going. Now, remember that Bitcoin is not anonymous. None of this data is genuinely anonymous, bottom line, but it is kind of, you know, private, more or less. So they use it for pain ransoms. I attended an excellent briefing by the Secret Service about how they tracked down some of the bad guys that are using Bitcoin. And it was frankly fascinating, and how they've been successful at that. So don't think that you're going to somehow because you're using a cryptocurrency going to be out of the reach of the hands of the law because you're not going to be okay criminals will get caught. But we had another end enterprise, and I don't like it. Some people would probably call them a criminal enterprise called Facebook out there. And you might remember Facebook decided they were going to come up with this whole new network, they're going to do Libra and it was going to be a cryptocurrency. Now, cryptocurrencies are getting to be a serious business. You have, for instance, the government of China active in developing a cryptocurrency. China frankly, wants to be able to have a currency that they control that they can peer into the becomes the International Monetary standard, instead of the U.S. dollar. So China has been working on this for about five years, and frankly, next year, I think you can expect that China is going to have a state back state-sponsored cryptocurrency that they're going to be pushing all over the world. They are going to try and get oil valued in their cryptocurrency. I think that's a bit of a problem for us here in the U.S. and will be a challenge for our economy too. But when we look at somebody like Facebook, where they're trying to set up this network, called the Libra network, I was thinking good thoughts about it.

I know you are wondering, wait a minute, is this the Craig I've grown to know over the years What's going on here? I was kind of happy about it, as it possible for anyone anywhere in the world to have a financial transaction with you. For instance, I know some ladies who are in Africa, and they're impoverished women and trying to make ends meet and just have not been able to earn $100 a month. And many of these women are brilliant. Some of them are entrepreneurs, and they want to get a business going. And this particular group of women is now making themselves available after a friend of mine trained them here been in some technology, how to use computers and how to be a virtual assistant system. They are making themselves available as a virtual assistant. What could be more accessible for these women, and for the people who might want to hire them, than to make their transactions a cryptocurrency of some sort? A currency that they could use at their home that we could use at home. A currency that we could trust to a high degree. Remember, coins like if you have a U.S. dollar bill that you want to spend, the only reason it's worth anything, is because it's considered to be Legal Tender backed by the United States government. Now it isn't supported by silver anymore or gold anymore but deemed to be reasonable, legitimate currency. Initially, the Facebook Libra network announced they had a dozen or more of the foremost financial institutions in the United States. They would all work together and cooperate in developing this currency. Now, several reasons got squashed, not the least of which is governments and wanting to tax them and not being able to track some of the transactions easily. But I'm sure Facebook would have provided the governments with all the transaction information they wanted. Okay. So frankly, it would make it even easier for governments to track transactions than it is now. But the thing I loved about it was thinking about these women that my friend trained over in one of the poorest countries in Africa and how it would change their lives. I don't know if you've watched those some of this stuff here on micro-investments or watch how they're working. There's one organization called Shanta ( that quite impresses me. They're working in Myanmar. Interesting what they're doing, but when the basic idea with micro-investments is that somebody like you, were I, we might put $1,000 into this. And you've got someone in some countries somewhere that wants to buy a cow for the milk, and they're going to sell the milk, or they want to buy a goat or for the milk or whatever it might be micro to us. And so they're lent $100 to start a business. And they go out, and they get that business going, and they repay the loan, and that money is just put right back into another loan to another person that wants to do it. I've been following these micro-investments, and am very, very impressed with what many of these places are doing. And that led me to notice something else, which was the presence of phones, just regular cell phones that can send text messages, not smartphones. But the presence of phones and cell service coming into these tiny, tiny villages. And how most women were taking these phones. And we're using them to create businesses to support themselves and their families. Just absolutely amazing and many of these women, in fact, I think almost all of the ones my friends been teaching our single women, they've been either abandoned by their husbands Or the kids, Father, whatever you might want to call them. And they have to do all of the support. And so they're spending a whole month's wages, they're spending $100 to go through this program, this one-month long program that my friend runs. And so she's been looking for donations of laptops, just regular windows laptops, to help these women out as well. But these women get these cell phones and just with the cell phone now, there is some technology out there right now we don't use it in this country. Still, in several other developing countries that they can send money to people and receive money to people just using text messages. So just using their cell phones brought them out of extreme poverty. Now you know, we have poverty in the U.S., but poverty in the new in the U.S. looks like somebody that's upper class in these countries does. Okay. We don't know what poverty is. What we call poverty isn't, you know,' it's just astounding to me. So I got excited when I saw this whole idea behind the Libra network and what Facebook was doing with Calibra wallet. So we got to go for break, and we're going to come back I'm going to finish this up because there's something new and exciting that's happening in this space now. And then we're going to get into our Black Friday scams, and some more fake retailer sites. If you want more details, you're going to have to go to my website at Craig Peterson dot com. I'm not going to be able to cover it entirely in either the radio show today here on WGAN or my podcasts. You can find my Podcasts on pretty much every podcasting platform or my website, Craig Peterson dot com stick around, more to come

Hey, Craig Peterson, back here on WGAN. I can't believe it's been two hours since we've been together today. Man does time fly. So going back because I want to finish up our last topic here about the microtransactions and about what our friends at Facebook had been doing trying to put a cryptocurrency in place. It completely fell apart about a month ago. Facebook is planning to start rolling out something called Facebook Pay on messenger and on Facebook itself. Today, it's going to be initially available for fundraisers person to person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and from some pages and some businesses that are on the Facebook marketplace. And they're planning on bringing this to more people and more places. They're going to be adding not just messenger, but adding Instagram and WhatsApp to this. So basically, what they're trying to do now is use this technology to make it possible for people to pay each other no matter where they are. Now, you already know because you're just listening, you already know that I think that's a unique idea. And that is going to lift people out of poverty. Just like capitalism has, it's the best system the world has ever invented, to lift people out of poverty. And if Facebook successful this, they will save lives as well. And of course, there's the other side, Facebook's going to make a ton of money on this. Because they're going to, obviously they'll have some form of transaction fees, and they'll be making some money over that. Okay, so we got more stuff we're not going to get to today because I want to get to the Black Friday scams and the retail stuff. There either is a new secret consumer score that you have never heard of before. And I am not, unfortunately, to get time to do much. With that, I say now it's been out there for probably the better part of a decade. I found some information about it from the New York Times back in 2012, and the Wall Street Journal back in 2018. There is a scoring system that's keeping track of us, and one with which you are probably not familiar. So that's up on my website, Craig and 18 T's and green to pay $16 million to settle a legal dispute over smart throttling smartphone plans. So they came to that agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. Okay, so now into Black Friday scams. These are happening all the time. They are souped-up during Black Friday and Cyber Monday when there's a lot of people buying stuff online, and I'll let's get into it here. This shopping fever lasts for about four days right now. Some sites like Walmart start on Wednesday, and others are ready underway here. But let's go into some of these top scams. Man, we've only got about 10 minutes left here.

So number one, this is a great article. It's from Heimdal Security dot com. I've got it up on my website at Craig Peterson dot com. If the website insistently asks you to download its application. Now, we already probably have apps from merchants. I've got Amazon, for instance, there are apps from Walmart Target, Ollie Express, Rakuten, Barnes and Noble, and the little guys are having a hard time competing there, but they try nonetheless. Now, a lot of these websites are going to talk you into downloading their mobile apps. And there's nothing wrong with that. But remember that not all of these retailers are legit, and not all of the legitimate retailers the apps are legitimate because it's rare that they would be developing the app themselves. So they probably had a third party do it. Who knows, right? So don't just willy nilly install apps from retailers are going online number two, the website looks fishy. And of course, this is pH fishy. And what that means is you might be on a cloned site. Right now, there are I was saying three earlier, but I was wrong. According to research from Venafi, they were looking at what is called TLS certificates. These are SSL certificates used basically if the website says HTTPS, then they're using TL. So they examine these. And they found that there are four times more fake retailer sites than the real one. Okay? So there are typos, squatting domains. I mentioned one of them earlier in the show today that my wife accidentally typed orifice instead of office when she's tr


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Barriers to the Effective Management of Gynecomastia in Adolescents

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the impacts of gynecomastia on adolescents, explore the surgical and psychological success of mastectomy, and evaluate the adequacy of insurance guidelines and coverage. Methods: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) surgical database from 2010 to 2014 was evaluated for current procedural terminology codes 19300 and 19303, representing mastectomies for gynecomastia and complete mastectomies respectively to compare surgical site complications. Results: Of 1132 procedures for mastectomy for gynecomastia 1.5% of patients (n = 17) were associated with postoperative superficial surgical site complications. In the same timeframe, a total of 33,124 procedures for simple, complete mastectomy performed with a postoperative surgical complication rate of 2.2% (n = 721). Results of a Chi-squared goodness of fit χ2 (1, N = 34,997) = 2.10, P > 0.05 suggests no statistically significant difference between incidence of surgical site complications for a mastectomy for gynecomastia versus typical mastectomy. Discussion: High surgical success rate, coupled with significant improvements in psychosocial functioning suggests that mastectomy is a highly effective intervention for adolescents with gynecomastia. However, due to vague and inadequate coverage and evaluation criteria surgery is often not performed. This paper offers a framework for developing a quantitative system by which to evaluate surgical candidates by adopting well-established guidelines currently in use for reduction mammoplasties and suggests further analysis into a cost/benefit analysis for coverage of the procedure.

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Data engineering specialist for Amazon sellers product в Newxel, Киев


Необходимые навыки

— 3+ years of experience in Java/Scala (desire to work with Scala) server-side development with cloud services (preferably AWS) and building distributed systems.
— Computer science background or university degree in related fields.
— Hands-on experience with data pipeline and data processing technologies (ex Apache Spark, Kafka).
— Experience with SQL-databases and BigData DBs
— Experience in Agile methodologies and working in distributed teams
— Good English communication skills — spoken and written

Будет плюсом

Will be a plus
— Experience with CI/CD.
— Knowledge of Python


● Competitive salary
● Team buildings
● Free meals, fruits, sweets and cookies
● Flexible working schedule
● Medical insurance
● Modern and comfortable office near the Vystavkovyi center


In this role you will
— Create data and algorithmic processes with cutting-edge technology model as a SaaS.
— Collaborate with stakeholders and implement software development needs.
— Design and develop server-side software, including documentation and coding. Coordinate server-side development and UI development matching.
— Design and build data pipelines based on third-party integrations.

О проекте

Are you buying on Amazon? There’s a good chance what you paid was calculated by our technology and created by our Top-Notch engineers.

Feedvisor is the ’AI-First‘ optimization and intelligence platform for large sellers and brands on Amazon — Feedvisor uses Big Data, Machine Learning and AI Algorithms to facilitate automatic business-critical processes and decisions for online retailers, helping them grow their business and win the competition. At Feedvisor, our technology makes a real and lasting impact on our customers’ businesses. We are seeking a passionate and talented Engineer to join our Top-Notch Engineering team.

At Feedvisor we care a great deal about our company culture. You will be a fit if:
You are taking extreme ownership
You seek to understand the world through other people’s eyes
You are constantly asking “How can I help?”
You see opportunity in demanding situations
You are trustful: you walk your talk
You are a proactive problem-solver who gets stuff done
You are humble, radically candid, and open to feedback


Distal Femoral Arthroplasty Versus Open Reduction Internal Fixation for Comminuted Osteoporotic Supracondylar Distal Femur Fractures



Purpose: The purpose of the article is to review the treatment of comminuted distal femur fractures and examine the risks and benefits of distal femoral replacement/arthroplasty for the treatment of complicated osteopenic supracondylar femur fractures.

Method: An OVID Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews literature search was conducted with search terms distal femur fracture, distal femoral replacement, osteoporosis, fixation, and functional outcomes. Thirty-five articles pertinent to the topic were retrieved. These articles serve as the basis for the clinical review portion of the paper. A patient representing the clinical question was selected for inclusion in the case study. Verbal consent was obtained, consistent with the guidelines from the Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants.

Results: There is a paucity of evidence-based literature to justify the use of distal femoral replacement/arthroplasty for the management of comminuted supracondylar distal femur fractures.1-3

Conclusion: Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) has been used to treat distal femur fractures. The techniques of locked plating (with or without variable ankle construct), percutaneous fixation, and intramedullary nailing are well established for the treatment of fractures of the distal femur. The use of distal femoral replacement/arthroplasty (DFA) has been shown to decrease weight bearing limitations, decrease immobility, minimize the use of a brace, and maximize function following complicated fractures with osteoporosis. Further research is needed to identify the role of DFA for the treatment of comminuted distal femur fractures in the elderly population.2


The Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Among Adolescents: School-Based and Clinic-Based Models of Health Care


Purpose: The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are highest among adolescents. Untreated STIs lead to health complications including chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. School-Based and clinic-based models have demonstrated decreased prevalence of STIs among adolescents. The purpose of this study is to reviewthe evidence of timely interventions for adolescents infected with sexually transmitted infections in school-based compared to clinic-based models of health care.

Methods: PubMed, Cochrane Library and Medline databases were searched for peer-reviewed evidence-based models of practices and the outcomes related to treatment of adolescents infected with STIs. The inclusion criteria were meta-analysis, systematic reviews and interventional studies comparing the timing of interventions and outcomes between clinic based and school-based models of health care. This is a literature review for best practices, interventions and outcomes related to STI diagnosis and treatment of adolescents.

Results: The research studies provided evidence that clinic-based models of care correlated with a delay in treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea for adolescents. School-Based Health Centers demonstrated an increase in treatment and retesting rates, screening and received STI and pregnancy prevention counseling at higher rates than clinic-based models of care.

Conclusion: Adolescents received timely treatment from School-Based Health Centers than adolescents treated in traditional clinics. School-Based Health Centers decreased the prevalence of STIs, and improved post-treatment education and counseling of adolescents. Complications can be decreased through student health care and health education. Further research on adolescent health care and confidentiality to increase access in traditional clinical settings.


Does Peak Inspiratory Flow Rate Following Hospitalization for COPD Exacerbation Predict 30-Day Readmission?


Clinical Question: Determine if a suboptimal peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) /min will increase the likelihood of 30-day readmission among patients discharged for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Objective: The purpose of this scoping review is to identify and map the available evidence regarding PIFR after hospitalization from an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). By this review, insights for conducting new research specific to PIFR in COPD readmissions will emerge.

Method: A comprehensive literature search of major medical databases was performed for using the following search terms: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, exacerbation, peak inspiratory flow rate, PIFR, readmission, and discharge planning. References of identified articles were also reviewed. Peer-reviewed published studies investigating suboptimal peak inspiratory flow following hospitalization for COPD exacerbations were included. A total of two studies met inclusion criteria and are included in this review.

Results: There is limited research on this topic. A retrospective analysis identified PIFR of < 60 L/min as the only independent predictor of COPD readmission for exacerbation.1 However, this study is limited by its dataset, which comes from a single hospital system. A separate study with different parameters that prospectively evaluated COPD readmissions did not identify a difference in readmission rates between patients with suboptimal peak inspiratory flow and optimal peak inspiratory flow.2 Further study is needed to understand the relationship between suboptimal PIF and clinical outcomes.

Conclusion: There is considerable interest in identifying predictors of 30-day readmissions due to the significant financial incentives at stake. Suboptimal PIF is common following an acute exacerbation, but there is insufficient evidence to support measuring PIFR against resistance in patients with COPD at discharge. Additional studies are needed to determine the impact of suboptimal PIFR on outcomes following AECOPD hospitalization.

KEYWORDS: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; exacerbation; peak inspiratory flow rate; readmission; inhaler


A Retrospective Analysis Evaluating Associations Between Cardiac Donor Risk Index Score and Recipient Outcomes in Patients With- and With-Out Intra-Corporeal Left Ventricular Assist Devices


Structured Abstract

Introduction. Left ventricular assist device patients now constitute greater than 50% of cardiac transplantations. Medical management, and surgical difficulty associated with device explantation is different than transplants without such devices.The use of a cardiac donor risk index score to risk stratify donor organs is common; however, it was developed in an era before devices were used as frequently, and when devices were of a previous generation. An increasing proportion of donor organs may be risk stratified by an index that is not applicable to them, and device patient risk may be incorrectly estimated.

Research Question. Is cardiac donor risk index score use predictive, to the same degree in patients with and without left ventricular assist devices, of cardiac transplant primary outcomes of one-, six-, and twelve-month mortality, and secondary outcomes ofintensive care unit and hospitalization length of stay, rejection episodes, and primary graft dysfunction rate?

Design. This is a single-center retrospective database analysis, from March 1, 2015, until January 15, 2018.

Results. Cardiac donor risk indexwas not significantly associated with mortality in patients with and without devices at 6-months and 12-months (p=0.62). Secondary outcomes were not significant, except length of intensive care unit stay (p=0.007, OR 2.815, CI 1.335-5.936) was longer in device patients.

Discussion. Outcomes have more to do with recipient characteristics than donor. VAD explantation does not have the surgical risk it is perceived to. Cardiac donor risk index did not correlate with outcomes in a modern high-volume single center, similar to original published results.


Fit-For-Duty Examinations of Hazmat Responders, An Approach in General Industry


Objectives: The purpose of this article is to aid in identifying potential at-risk hazmat workers during fit-for-duty examinations in the field of general industry.

Methods: A thorough literature review was conducted using Cochrane and PubMed online databases.

Results: Thermal strain represents the greatest risk to hazmat responders. Clinical guidance on identifying potential at-risk hazmat workers during fit-for-duty examinations is lacking in the field of general industry.

Conclusions: Current gaps in medical literature may result in examiners underestimating the risk of thermal strain during hazmat fit-for-duty examinations. Recent studies show promise that the utilization of a modified standard Bruce protocol stress test or similar to induce simulated thermal strain could be valuable at identifying at-risk hazmat workers in general industry that should be excluded from hazmat duty.


A Systematic Review of Literature: Lumbar Facet Joint Radiofrequency Ablation vs Intraarticular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections Using Corticosteroids in the Reduction of Chronic Low Back Pain Related to the Facet Joints



Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review non-operative treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP) related to facet joint dysfunction and to compare the long-term pain reduction and functional improvement with lumbar facet joint (LFJ) radiofrequency (RF) ablation versus intraarticular (IA) LFJ injections using corticosteroids.

Method: A systematic search of databases included PubMed and Google Scholar. Search terms included low back pain, facet joint dysfunction, injection, corticosteroid, and radiofrequency. The search resulted in several hundred results. An advanced MeSH term search was then used to limit the effect to within the last ten years with variations of the terms above to further narrow results to address the clinical question which, resulted in 94 citations.

Results: There were satisfactory results using PubMed Advanced Search Builder to include several comparative Systematic Reviews and Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). Excluded were studies that were broad in their comparisons, including those which included treatments with physical activity modifications, oral medications, physiotherapy, and chiropractic manipulation.

Conclusion: Studies suggest that there is a moderate amount of improvement, in the short term (less than six months) for both IA LFJ injections using corticosteroids and LFJ RF ablation; however, the RF ablation had better results for the middle (six-12 months) to long-term (greater than 12 months). The results established by the author’s review suggest that while LFJ RF ablation and IA LFJ injections using corticosteroids are equally effective in the short term-pain management of patients with CLBP, radiofrequency is the more effective treatment for long-term pain management in patients with CLBP related to facet joint dysfunction.

Keywords: Low Back Pain, Facet Joint Dysfunction, Facet Radiofrequency, Facet Joint Injection, Corticosteroids.


Performance in posting general ledger journal


I have a general ledger journal with 1500 lines. Each of these is related to a custtrans with settlemettype specifc and is marked against a record in custtrans.

The posting of this journal varies from 4 hours to 48 hours.

There is not made any modifications to any of the posting engines

The user is set to use CIL code.

The version is AX2012 R3 CU13

If the number of transactions is set to 800 lines the posting in 8 out of 10 times is perfomed in 4-5 minutes yes minutes, but in the last 2 postings it is the same as before > 4 hours.

The database is with newly rebuilded indexes and shows no long running queries.

The problem occours both in online and and in batch posting.

The traceparser is only showing that a lot of time is used in posting the customer transactions but there is no clear indication of any problems.

I am running out of ideas so I therefore sending it out to all you experts to see if you can help.


Erik Kornerup


Clinical Incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection after Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer at an Academic-hybrid, Multi-site Community-based Cancer Center


Importance Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has established quality metrics associated with federal reimbursement for treatment of CDI. Due to the nature of their disease and its surgical treatment, bladder cancer (BC) patients are at increased risk of CDI, but little to no information is known about CDI in bladder cancer patients who undergo radical cystectomy (RC) at our cancer institute which is within an academic hospital system. The purpose of this investigation is to describe CDI rates in these patients.

Methods Rates of CDI for BC patients were estimated by year using an established database of patients who were managed with RC from 2015 through 2018. Patients whose RC occurred outside of the system were excluded from analyses. Patient demographic and clinical characteristics were described and stratified by year of RC. The rates of CDI were compared across the hospital’s American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) semiannual reports and the infection control rates of CDI for the main hospital campus which includes this cancer center.

Results The analytic surgical sample included 200 individuals, of whom 10 (5%) had laboratory confirmed CDI after RC: 2015 (0), 2016 (2), 2017 (7), and 2018 (1). There was discordance in NSQIP-defined data. There was an increased incidence of CDI in this surgical population in 2017 which exceeded the year-end incidence rate for the hospital. Demographics of this surgical population were primarily male (73.5%) Caucasian (87%) smokers (75.5%) with a median age of 70 years.

Conclusions and Relevance Based on the incidence of CDI in this surgical population for the past four years, CDI rates are similar across various definitions and metrics. Revision of current protocols pertinent to muscle-invasive bladder cancer management by radical cystectomy are notimperative. However, the reporting measurements for the hospital overall, NSQIP, and the surgical patient sample are singularly different, yielding outcomes that are not statistically comparative. In order to manage CDI in this surgical population, the reporting departments should consider a