How Doctors Die

Almost all medical professionals have seen what we call “futile care” being performed on people. That’s when doctors bring the cutting edge of technology to bear on a grievously ill person near the end of life. The patient will get cut open, perforated with tubes, hooked up to machines, and assaulted with drugs. All of this occurs in the Intensive Care Unit at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars a day. What it buys is misery we would not inflict on a terrorist. I cannot count the number of times fellow physicians have told me, in words that vary only slightly, “Promise me if you find me like this that you’ll kill me.” They mean it. Some medical personnel wear medallions stamped “NO CODE” to tell physicians not to perform CPR on them. I have even seen it as a tattoo...

The article goes on to explain why the doctors at times “enable” decision makers to choose to attempt to save a loved ones life — although they may not want the same for themselves.

It’s actually a great read and not that long.

Link to actual article: click here.

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Music can be shiny

Any-who-bobble  in no particular order:

Skrillex – Kill EVERYBODY
I just love the drop on this one, I think there were days I just played this on repeat as the only song. Awesome to work out too as well. Actually all the Dubstep below is pretty fun to workout too.

Chrispy – Inspector Gadget
This is one is just plain fun. Chrispy has some really good stuff. I feel that Skrillex is pretty much known to all my friends, but not too many people that I know are aware of Chrispy. Look em up.

Paris is Burning – Ladyhawke (HavocNdeeD Remix)
Dubstep with female lyrics almost always sounds good. Haha, On the topic of women that reminds of another song I’ll post after this one.

Pornstep feat. the Highbury Whore – Dodge, Fuski
Not Safe For Work – Sounds (aka Moans)
Now keep an open mind before you hit play and hear it out for a bit. The drop is good, and aside from the embrassment it may cause you to play this in a work place, you have to agree it takes talent to remix something like this.

We Don’t Eat – James Vincent McMorrow (Adventure Club Remix)
I usually don’t like men rapping or singing with my dubstep — but this one turned out well. Adventure Club has some good stuff, I need to remind myself to get more of their tracks.

I shall add more later.

Installed a few scripts

So I installed a few things I wanted to play with using simple scripts. Simple scripts is an option available on my cpanel that allowed to me add scripts where I want and set up an admin account for them.

I added the following

A survey script  using limesurveys,

A project management script using phpprojekt,

and A forum script using phpbb

Limesurveys:
It offers a ton of options but unless you read the users manual a lot of it doesnt make sense, also its not very intuitive.

PHProjekts:
I can’t figure out how to make other users… seriously. I spent like a good 30 seconds looking, I shouldn’t need to spend more. But the options it has looks very cool.

EDIT: I found it like a minute after I wrote this — I had to Google it. It tells you how in their wiki…

phpBB:
I have used it before, I know its solid.

I will probably write more on the scripts above once I get a chance to play with them more.

It’s all about the SCRUM Master hat.

This is a great video that explains scrum development. It is something I want to use personally when my current programming team gets a little bigger.

This following is the introduction to Scrum Development on Wikipedia:

Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management often seen in agile software development, a type of software engineering.

Although the Scrum approach was originally suggested for managing product development projects, its use has focused on the management of software development projects, and it can be used to run software maintenance teams or as a general project/program management approach.