Oct
27
2009
1

Want to be a beta tester?

Anyone want to kick the tires?

Anyone want to kick the tires?

I’m working on a new calculator and I could use some beta testers. [1]

If you’re interested, leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

Thanks!

  1. Photo courtesy of CaptPiper []
Oct
23
2009
0

SCAM ALERT: Antivirus Pro 2010

Antivirus Pro 2010 SCAM

Antivirus Pro 2010 SCAM

My father in law’s laptop is infected with a very nasty program called “Antivirus Pro 2010.”  It disables a bunch of core Windows functions, messes with other programs, shuts down the computer randomly, tells you the computer has a virus (which is technically true), and then offers to help you out for $40.00.  In reality, this program is itself malware/spyware etc.

The problem is that it really looks like its an official MicroSoft or Windows program! [1]

After several attempts and trying to use numerous different programs, I’ve been unsuccessful in deleting it.  It installs pieces of itself all over the computer – and if you don’t delete each piece it will install the entire thing all over again.  The various recommendations I’ve seen on the internet have been ineffectual.

If When I finally remove it, I’ll post the information here.

  1. Photo courtesy of bleepingcomputer.com []
Oct
20
2009
0

WCAB Sacramento has moved!

Original photo entitled, "Evil U-Haul Truck"

According to the WCAB Newsline, the Sacramento WCAB has moved as of 10/19/2009. [1] They are now located at:

Sacramento WCAB 160 Promenade Circle Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 928-3101

I’ve got a hearing there this afternoon.  Stop me and say hello!

  1. Photo courtesy of Mrjoro []
Written by Jay Shergill in: Author,Workers Compensation Resources | Tags: , ,
Oct
19
2009
1

These aren’t the breads you’re looking for

... move along, move along

... move along, move along

I went grocery shopping this weekend and stopped by the bakery area to pick up some bread.[1]

I asked the clerk, “Do you have any pumpernickel bread?”

She responded, “What kind?”

“Any kind of pumpernickel of absolutely any type.”

Her answer:  “No.”

  1. Photo courtesy of jumbledpile []
Oct
12
2009
1

Ogilvie Calculations Made Simple, II

Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board

DOWNLOAD THE MATHEMATICAL PROOF AS A PDF!

A little while ago William S. Morris, an Applicant’s attorney, told me that the Ogilvie adjustment calculation could be further simplified. [1] He suggested the following[2] :

  1. Earnings Loss[3][4]
    1. L = (PIESSE – PIEA) / PIESSE
  2. Individualized Proportional Earnings Loss
    1. = (WPI / L) / 100
  3. DFEC Adjustment Factor
    1. = ([1.81/a] * .1) + 1
    2. = ( (1.81 * .1)/a) + 1
    3. = (.181/a) + 1
    4. = 1 + (.181/a)
  4. Ogilvie DFEC Adjusted Rating
    1. = WPI * DFEC Adjustment Factor
    2. = WPI * (1 + (.181/a) )
    3. = WPI * (1 + (.181 / Individualized Proportional Earnings Loss) )
    4. = WPI * (1 + (.181 / ( (WPI / L) / 100) ) )
    5. = WPI * (1 + (18.1 / ( (WPI / L)  ) )
    6. = WPI * (1 + (18.1 * (L/WPI) ) )
    7. = WPI + (18.1 * L)
  5. Conclusion
    1. If the injured workers’ individualized proportional earnings loss is outside all of the FEC ranks, you may calculate the Ogilvie adjustment by adding (18.1*Earnings Loss) to the WPI.

The only flaw with the proofs offered by William and myself is that they are too exact.  The WCAB in Ogilvie never sets forth the exact process for performing the Ogilvie adjustment calculation – so the only official method involves rounding to different significant figures at different places.  Thus, a calculation performed in strict accordance with the WCAB in Ogilvie and through one of these mathematical proofs would differ very slightly.

What do you think? Leave a comment or drop me a line.

  1. Photo courtesy of Dahveed76 []
  2. I’m paraphrasing here []
  3. PIESSE = Post Injury Earnings of Similarly Situated Employees []
  4. PIEA = Post Injury Earnings of Applicant []

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