Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

Oh, the joys of dealing with government bureaucracy

Yes that’s sarcasm. I am sick and tired of the inefficiency and incompetence of government offices. Earlier this year, I got a letter in my postbox from the SABC Licencing Department. For the previous owner. Who moved nine years ago. … Continue reading

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Autistics testing software

It appears that autistics are disproportionately good at software testing. The Israeli military uses autistics as intelligence analysts and software testers. Ultra Testing, a software testing firm based in New York, is actively hiring autistics as testers. SAP has a … Continue reading

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Adventures in new car buying

I have a new car. Last month, I was driving to attend a SIGiST Meeting when I was in an accident. I can’t go into any more detail as the matter is not yet finalised. Weirdly, I’d left work earlier … Continue reading

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Mad March? More like Mad April

April is Autism Awareness Month. Several organisations and areas (like Guam, for instance) have “lit it up blue”. I, like many self advocates, am “toning it down taupe”, as “Light it up blue” was started by “Autism Speaks”. There has … Continue reading

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Running back towards the cliff

On Tuesday, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the Budget Speech. One fact was abundantly clear: the tax kitty is depleted. South Africa’s government doesn’t have the money to fulfill all its obligations. In the same week as Gordhan’s Budget … Continue reading

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That’s all. I’m out.

This is my Farewell Post. I’m done. In January 2010, I read a news report while googling news stories about autism and autistics. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct for a case study he’d done … Continue reading

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Not done yet, but…

I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up. Blogging, I mean. In a few days, I turn 40. All that talk about staying “forever young” is naive bullshit. Even if you live an exceptionally healthy life, as … Continue reading

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