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

Going silent for a short time

I’m going off line for a few weeks. Wednesday, Thursday and today I was on training for the ISTQB Technical Test Analyst Certificate. I write the exam on the 20th July, so for the next few weeks I’ll be studying … Continue reading

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A recipe I wish to share with everyone

Today is my sister’s birthday. Yesterday, we had the party for her at our parents’ place. They arrived home from an overseas vacation last week. I’d promised them I’d make them a meal that I had accidentally discovered, and found … Continue reading

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Farewell lilady, and some good news to soften the bad

A few weeks ago, I learnt something very sad. Lilady, a regular commenter around the internet and a ferocious opponent of quackery and antivaccine drivel, passed away a few months ago. From the various in memoria to her, I learnt … Continue reading

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Fortnight from hell

Work has been bad the past two weeks. I’m a member of a test team that’s working with test teams in other countries to test a new HR system for a multinational company. The system is being rolled out to … Continue reading

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Mind Blown

Totally and completely blown. Many years ago, epidemiologists discovered something strange. A few years after vaccination against measles, deaths from other childhood diseases would plummet. This was consistent across countries. A few years after measles vaccine was introduced in a … Continue reading

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From bad to even worse for anti-vaxxers

It’s been another horrible week for antivaxxers. A study, Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism, was published. The researchers used data in the Optum Research Database. This database contains anonymised data … Continue reading

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Australia pisses off antivaxxers

It’s official. Australia has decided that people who don’t vaccinate will not be eligible to claim certain rebates. Update The religious exemption has also been tightened. From now on, only Christian Scientists will be eligible for the religious exemption.

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