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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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