Beaverlog Tips:  Volume 59 - November 30, 2012

Holiday Schedule

Beaver Creek Software will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31, and January 1 for the holidays. If you want to make any purchases in the 2012 tax year, please plan accordingly and call early.

The THERAPIST Pro 3.0 Progress Report

The main program is mostly done except for the reports. The electronic claim generators are complete but the X12 claim viewer is only partially done.

One reason we left the reports until last is that we were still undecided on some features. Actually, there are still some that we still have to make up our minds about. The deciding factors will be how long they will take to implement. If the scheduling impact is minimal, we will add them, if it will further delay release of the program by more than a couple of days, we will leave them for the next version.

Another decision that caused us to hold off the reports until the end was whether we would continue with the same user-modifiable report engine or go to something else. After looking at several options, we decided to stay with what we have, though significantly updated.

While I would love to post screen shots of what we've been working on, the electronic claim generators don't have any to interesting sceens, it's just pages and pages of source code.

Here is an interesting figure, The THERAPIST Pro 2.5 has over 500,000 lines of source code. We haven't tried counting the source for version 3.0 but it will be interesting to see what the number ends up being when it's all done. It may actually turn out to be less than version 2.5 because we have consolidated a lot of functionality and have eliminated a bunch of obsolete fields that were used only on old, no longer supported printed and electronic claim formats.

You can give us feedback via phone and email or on our Facebook page. If you don't use Facebook see the progress report page on our web site at www.beaverlog.com/therapist/pro3.

Tips of the Day

We often get appreciative comments about the Tip of the Day and we are always seeking new humorous and inspirational quotes to add to the list. We have already collected quite a few but If you have some favorites you would like to submit, we would welcome them. We do have some criteria though. They should be relatively short. Tweets on Twitter are 140 characters or less and that's about what we are looking for. Tthough this is not an absolute limit, a long paragraph will probably not be accepted. Also anything crude, religious or overly political is unlikely to make the final cut. Finally, if you know the author, please include the first and last name. If it is from a book, play, movie, etc. please supply the source. Quotes don't have to come from the famous or infamous; something from great aunt Bessie is welcome, especially if it is cute, poignant, or really funny.

Here are some of the ones that have already made their way onto the list:

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Fortune Cookie

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

Anonymous

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

Dave Barry

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Groucho Marx

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.

Rodney Dangerfield

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