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911 – Silence

Another year has passed and another year that the culprits of 911 are at large while the war on terror (aka the war on YOU) continues.

The only ones beneficiating from 911 war on terror are the same calling for more wars, more security at the airports (of course, they have the contracts for those machines causing cancers and the security agencies are all from the same group of people)

In order to keep the wars, they need more taxes.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Follow the Money….before, during and after 911

A Conspiracy Theory that happened to be truth…

To Mossad from Dick Chenney – The Elephant in the room…

Methodical Deception

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O PAPAGAIO – Anne Simoni

I recently found a CD I bought years ago from a Brazilian friend. We used to hang out in the Philly area and finding this CD brought me good memories.

Anne has a lot of talent and a great voice. My favorite songs from the CD are: Longe de Mim, Unidos da Lavra, and Papagaio.

Foi bom lembrar os bons e velhos tempos. ..lembrando de você..

O PAPAGAIO GRITOU
QUANDO LIGUEI O ASPIRADOR
SÓ FALTOU ME PEDIR
DESLIGA ISSO, POR FAVOR

MAS NÃO PODE FALAR
ELE AINDA NÃO APRENDEU
VEIO LÁ DO BRASIL
PRA GAIOLA DO GRINGO ENFEITAR

ENQUANTO ASPIRO A SALA DO SOBRADO
EU FICO PENSANDO NO COITADO
FOI CAÇADO, VENDIDO, EXPORTADO
PRA VIVER ENGAIOLADO
E AINDA POR CIMA, VAI TER QUE APRENDER INGLÊS.

FALA, FALA, FALA PAPAGAIO
VOU TE ENSINAR O PORTUGUÊS
FALA, FALA, FALA PAPAGAIO
VOU TE ENSINAR A CONTAR ATÉ TRÊS

 

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Motto of the Month

‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.’ – Unknown.

Even though many websites attribute this quote to Socrates, it is confirmed he never said it. It is still a nice quote and I’m sharing it with you this month.

 

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Want to become an {EDC} Developer? Take this test

I have been contacted on multiple occasions in recent years about how to become an {EDC} Developer or clinical programmer.

If you are currently working in the industry, the transition should be swift.  But for those working outside the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, I recommend you take a SAS programming course or data analytics/ visualization course since {EDC} training only is available for those already in the industry and for those sponsored by your employer.  There is no official public training for a specific {EDC} tool. Your company must be a user (Customer) of the tool for you to gain some knowledge.

Here are some examples of custom programs. Test your readiness.

Example 1:

Comparing two (2) strings a and b:

string dbtool=”Rave”;

if (dbtool == “Rave”)

if (dbtool.Equals(“Rave”))

OR how about…

String strA;

String strB;

If (strA == strB)

{

System.console.writeline (“StringA’s value is same as StringB’s value.”);

}

 

Example 2:

Switch case:  to store a value in int x if the value of n is “RAVE”, 2 if y is “INFORM”, 3 if y is “OCRDC”, and 0 otherwise.

switch (n)

{

case “1”:

Console.WriteLine(“You choosed RAVE”);

intVarEDC ==1;  break;

case “2”:

Console.WriteLine(“You choosed INFORM”);

intVarEDC ==2; break;

case “3”:

Console.WriteLine(“You choosed OCRDC”);

intVarEDC==3;  break;

default:

Console.WriteLine(“Invalid selection {0}”, n);

Console.WriteLine(“Please input 1, 2, or 3”);

intVarEDC == 0; break;

}

Example 3: Arrays

Can you guess the output to this program?

public static void printf(params object[] args)

{

for (int i = 0; i < args.Length; i++)

{

Console.WriteLine(“args[{0}] = {1}”, i args[i]);

}

}

public static void Main()

{

printf(“Thank you”, 4, “visiting”, “EDC Developer.”, “Says”);

}

Some tips or best practices when working with Rave Edit checks and custom fuctions:

  • Always put record position 0 in Edit Check Steps and Actions for standard DataPoints
    • Note: In the recent release of Rave, this is mandatory.
  • Use ChangeCount Property wherever possible to execute only for the submitted datapoints.
    • ex: If (dpAETERM != null && dpAETERM.Active && dpAETERM.ChangeCount  > 0)
  • Avoid using “true” parameter in the FetchAllDataPointsForOIDPath for Log forms.
    • Bad example: datapoints dpAE = CustomFunction.FetchAllDataPointsForOIDPath(“AESEV”, “AE”, “AE”, subject, true)
    • Good example: datapoints dpAE = CustomFunction.FetchAllDataPointsForOIDPath(“AESEV”, “AE”, “AE”, subject)

If you wrote similar programs or are comfortable writing these types of programs then you are ready for your next challenge. But if you do not know anything about C sharp programming or {EDC} in general, don’t despair. We are here to help.

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