JOBFINDING: Boston IT

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Job Title: Developer/Programmer
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Boston
Duration: 6-12 months with potential opportunity to go permanent
Functional Area: Information Technology working with Tax Department
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Prestigious, well-established, multi-billion dollar investment management firm seeking a software developer to develop, maintain, and enhance our investment operations systems, working closely with the operations team. The ideal candidate has experience in financial services/investment management industry and has the desire to expand his/her business knowledge.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

 Create, design, develop, document, and implement new software programs
 Develop SQL stored procedures and write reports to support multiple back office departments
 Maintain and enhance existing reports and software applications
 Develop technical specifications based on business requirements

Requirements:

 Must have 4-6 years in SQL development preferably in the investment industry.
 Experience working with C# or VB.
 Previous experience working with reporting tools, such as Crystal, MS Reporting Services, or DEV Express XTraReports is strongly preferred.
 Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
 Ability to gather and understand requirements in the financial sector
 Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize work and to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects while adapting to rapidly changing work demands
 Willingness to take initiative and see problems through to completion
 BS in Computer Science or equivalent
 Tax and Accounting knowledge a plus


FUN: Birthday wishes from my new “friends” at Social Security; probably want to kill me as cheaply as possible!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dear FERDINAND J REINKE,

Happy Birthday from Medicare! We wish you well in the upcoming year and want to remind you of the preventive services Medicare offers to help you stay healthy.

Our records show that you have not taken advantage of some of the preventive services which are available to you now or in the future and listed in the table below.

Month/Year Preventive Service Name and Due Date
January PROSTATE(01/12) PSA(01/12) COLORECTAL(01/12) PPV(01/12) PHYSICAL(01/12) CARDIOVASCULAR(01/12) DIABETES(01/12) ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM(01/12) ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT(01/13) CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (BEHAVIORAL THERAPY)(01/12) DEPRESSION SCREENING(01/12) OBESITY COUNSELING(01/12) HIGH INTENSITY BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING(01/12)
February
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May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

To see more details of the services you are eligible for, visit www.MyMedicare.gov and select “Preventive Services” under the “My Health” tab. Or, talk to your doctor for more information.

Remember, Medicare is your partner in health.

Sincerely,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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INTERESTING: Discovery About Galaxy Distribution

Sunday, January 13, 2013

http://science.slashdot.org/story/13/01/06/2138243/teenager-makes-discovery-about-galaxy-distribution?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Teenager Makes Discovery About Galaxy Distribution
by samzenpus

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Janek Kozicki writes “It has been long thought that dwarf galaxies orbiting Andromeda galaxy (M31), or any other galaxy for that matter, are distributed more or less randomly around the host galaxy. It seemed so obvious in fact that nobody took time to check this assumption. Until a 15 year old student, Neil Ibata, working with his father at the astronomic observatory wanted to check it out. It turned out that dwarf galaxies tend to be placed on a plane around M31. The finding has been published in nature. Local press (especially in France) is ecstatic that a finding by a 15-year-old got published in Nature. However, there’s another more important point: what other obvious things didn’t we really bother to check?”

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So we don’t know what we don’t know and we don’t bother to check either?

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