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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

Happy belated blogoversary to me

A little over six years ago, I created my first blog on the iBlog platform. My first proper post on that blog was put up on the 29th May 2010. The tagline for my blog was “A blog on Autism, … Continue reading

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Bravo to the Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company has teamed with the Autism Alliance of Michigan to hire autistics in the Product Development Department. The press release is here. Bravo, and Thank You Ford.

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Lawsuit against Gardasil dismissed

Last week, Special Master Lisa Hamilton-Fieldman dismissed a suit brought by two sisters, Madelyne and Olivia Meylor, that the Gardasil Vaccine had caused them to suffer premature ovarian failure. The two plan to appeal the verdict. Madelyne suffered irregular periods … Continue reading

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Circumcision as a cause of autism? Seriously?

Sometimes, I see something so mindblowingly stupid, my only response is “WTF?!?!” That was my response today when I saw an article on the Time website about a hypothesis that circumcision is a possible cause of autism. To be fair, … Continue reading

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P.R.A.T.T.s

If you look at the bar at the top of my website, you’ll see a new page alongside “Home”, “About me” and “Comments Policy”. Namely, “P.R.A.T.T.s”. A P.R.A.T.T. is a “Point Refuted A Thousand Times”. It is a claim that … Continue reading

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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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