Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mission Control

Even with 3 daisy-chained displays, I still didn't have enough screen space. Ordered a $99 USB display from Amazon. One USB connection for both data & power. Works with the other 3 connected thru monitor port. I can mouse across all 4. And -- it rotates and stands on end so can be landscape or tall and skinny. Flat, light, fits in my laptop case. Fab! Like I said, looks like "mission control" around here!
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Friday, June 14, 2013

DSM-5 is Finally Here!

The 947-page Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is now available (after a long wait). The DSM-5 is a must-have if you write about mental disorders. Often joked about as the authority for seeing if you’re crazy or not, the DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the US. And, know that insurance companies use it also. Not in the DSM? No coverage for you!
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Or Out Of Style?

Are you in style? The AMA Manual of Style (10th edition) is an essential book for writing in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. But, it’s not the only one we use. Occasionally I get asked to use: Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style, or Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). I have the AMA on my bookshelf (hardcopy), but mostly I use the online versions of all so I am always in style!.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wanna Be a Real Pro?

Long drive down the east coast for a 4-day weekend visiting family. Do my clients leave me alone Fri & Mon? (Yes, they knew I was on "vacation.") Noooooo! So between parties and golf games I am laptopping in my hotel room. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. We had some critical items pop up -- and no, they couldn't wait. Wanna call yourself a 'pro'? This is what it takes.
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