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Vista SP2 Compatibility Mode Builds Character... on Windows 7
The kids have gotten to the age where they’re pestering us to play Dungeons & Dragons with them. Well, my oldest son is and he’s dragging his sister along (kicking and screaming, metaphorically-speaking). Heh. Unfortunately, this isn’t his Grandpa’s D&D anymore (or his Dad’s). We didn’t have...
21 Jul 2009
I would’ve blogged this yesterday, but...
I got distracted. Heh. The Brain: Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State I’m not sure I buy the “inebriated zone out less” theory, though. Oh, if I read more carefully, it looks like the researchers agree: But when we are drunk, that figure doubles. In other words, inebriated subjects...
25 Jun 2009
Fictional characters with autism
Not exactly mainstream fiction, or even mainstream scifi, but it’s based on an Xbox game published by MSGS. Mass Effect: Ascension The central character (not the protagonist) is described as having autism and several parts of the book are from her perspective. I thought it was interesting and a generally...
29 Sep 2008
Role reversal: are neurotypicals the crippled ones?
Wow. Are people with autism trapped in their own world? Or are the rest of us just trapped in ours? The Language of Autism - Well - Tara Parker-Pope (New York Times Blog) At risk of sounding Chomsky-esque: We humans often mistake strong linguistic communication facility [in our own language] with intelligence...
28 Feb 2008
Book addresses teen issues (with an autism twist)
Sounds like a book any teen could benefit from, not just teens with autism! Damian, who was diagnosed at the age of 5 and is now a college student, defines a term like acne, kissing or gossip. Then Josie describes the same issue from a parent’s point of view. Autism Society of America: Book Addresses...
3 Jan 2008
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