Monthly Archives: September 2011


I was expecting an email from the Catholic Diocese of Johannesburg in response to my original email to them. So far, nothing. Either my email didn’t go through, or they simply don’t care. Some anti-vaccination group has declared October “Vaccination … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness, Life

Repost – The first one diagnosed

(This was originally posted on the 24th September 2010 at The Atlantic, a magazine in the US, had an article on Donald Gray Triplett, the first person to ever be diagnosed with autism. Born in 1933, Donald Triplett was institutionalised at … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Awareness, Background Data | 2 Comments

Repost – Autism Researchers want your input

(This was originally posted on the 19th September 2010 at Thanks to blogger Sullivan at Left Brain Right Brain for mentioning these two research projects. The first one is from Columbia University. It is a request for stories from parents of autistic children. … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Awareness

Repost – Positives, Negatives and the SIGiST

(This was originally posted on the 18th September 2010 at This week’s been busy, and a lot better than last week. Firstly, the server has been fixed. I had a very productive week at work. On Monday and Tuesday I … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Work

An open letter to the Catholic Diocese of Johannesburg

Dear Sirs and Madams, A few weeks ago, I was sitting in mass at my home parish of St Therese Catholic Church when the seminar on marriage and sexual health was announced. I listened with interest. Then I heard something … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination

Spring, autism and Tori Amos

Several things have happened since I last posted eleven days ago. Firstly, Spring has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere. I can now wear short-sleeved shirts and short pyjamas, and I no longer need my electric blanket. Also, it’s getting warm enough … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Awareness, Life

Virus, antivirus software, antivaxx dishonesty and a death

Apologies for not blogging in over a month, but my computer caught a virus. My laptop was acting incredibly slowly and refusing to connect, so I took it in to Dial-a-Nerd. When the tech opened Task Manager, he found a … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Life, Software