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

Experiences in weight loss

A few months ago, I went for my annual check up and got a wake up call. My blood cholesterol and weight were both at unhealthy levels. Also, when looking at myself side on, I could see I was starting … Continue reading

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Denialism will be the death of us

It is frustrating that people would rather accuse experts of lying than acknowledge the existence of a major issue. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump once again dismissed Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as a hoax after a report warning that … Continue reading

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The tragedy of Mmalusi Gigaba

Last week, Mmalusi Gigaba resigned as Minister of Home Affairs and then as a Member of Parliament. His story is a sad one. A former head of the ANC Youth League who had been viewed as a potential future President … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War

100 years ago to the day, a truce was called in the ‘War to end all Wars’. What most combatants had believed would be a short affair lasting a few months had taken four and a half years and cost … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Learning about autism, learning about myself

I realise this is a few days late, but such is life with a full time job. Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve learnt a great deal about autism, and about why I am the way I am. This will be … Continue reading

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New TB Vaccine successfully completes a small trial

A new vaccine against Tuberculosis has successfully completed an early trial. Developed by Glaxo Smithkline amd Aeras, the M72 vaccine reduced TB rates by more than half. The current vaccine against TB is Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG). Its effectiveness in children … Continue reading

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Crisis point in South Africa

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Although about bankruptcy, the above quote easily applies to crises. Jacob Zuma is out of office, but he … Continue reading

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