Author Archives: autismjungle

About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

Thoughts on the death of a musical Prince

Earlier this week, Prince Rogers Nelson, the most prolific songwriter of modern times, died at his home aged 57. Despite the fact that an autopsy is still to be performed, some of the more ghoulish antivaxxers are claiming that he … Continue reading

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The lessons from eNATIS were not learnt

Nine years ago, an electronic system for license renewals was rolled out in South Africa. It was called eNATIS, and the rollout was a mess. After a lot of money and time was wasted fixing things, it was eventually a … Continue reading

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Well this is interesting

So this story appeared on my Facebook Feed. Forget the proverb ‘opposites attract:’ A massive Swedish study suggests that men and women who have a psychiatric condition such as autism, schizophrenia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to pair up … Continue reading

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On Autism Awareness Month and Vaxxed

Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. I did not “light it up blue”. Instead, I had what for me was a typical Saturday. I did my laundry and went shopping for groceries. Life doesn’t stop just because there’s an advocacy/awareness day. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Robert De Niro misguidedly gives a podium to Andrew Wakefield

UPDATE Tribeca has taken “Vaxxed” off the schedule. The following statement was released yesterday: My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But … Continue reading

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It is done

So I presented my talk “Autism and Software Testing – A good fit”. I started by explaining what autism was, and what the most up to date science says causes it. I then went on to the attributes of autism … Continue reading

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SIGiST Event – Autistics and Software Testing: A good fit

Abstract Employment Equity is law in South Africa, but those with learning impairments are still underrepresented in the workforce. One way to narrow the gap is to find areas where the attributes of the conditions are strengths, not weaknesses. With … Continue reading

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