One of the things I’ve found in reading random autism-centric blogs, written by people on the autism spectrum, is that much of what has been known about autism has been wrong. This is likely because previous information was gathered by non-autistic people observing autistic people.
With computers, the Internet and the Web, people on the spectrum are able to start telling their experiences in life. I find it interesting to read the experiences of others on the spectrum and see just how similar their experiences are to my own. Within the past few years, I’ve gone from seeing myself as someone abnormal in a world of normal people, to seeing that there are plenty of people out there just like me.
Today at work was a good example of where my mindset operates differently from the neurotypical mindset.
MediaWiki recommends against using the top level of a domain to load wiki pages from. If only a section of the site contains a wiki, http://example.com/wiki/Main_Page makes sense. MediaWiki supports this. If the entire site is a wiki, then http://example.com/Main_Page makes sense. MediaWiki does not support this, and recommends against it.
The problem with the latter is that it renders files such as robots.txt as a wiki page at http://example.com/Robots.txt. This can be avoided by using MediaWiki’s extensions capability.
To get around this issue, I wrote an extension.
Last night I did an upgrade of my Arch Linux system. Today I opened my e-mail to find all my e-mail missing except my inbox…!
Recently I bought “Nutcracker and Mouse King and The Tale of the Nutcracker” (electronic book format). Thank goodness it’s easy to strip off the DRM!
The Nintendo 3DS has some pretty bad cameras. So why not use a powerful camera, such as my Nikon D40, then convert those to a format the Nintendo 3DS can use? That’s what I’ve done here.
Note to self: When installing KDE and using Oxygen as the widget style, run “oxygen-settings” to find the “Windows’ drag mode” option. Set to “Drag windows from titlebar only”.
How did I go so long without watching a Tinker Bell movie? I figured they would be dumbed-down movies for little kids. Continue reading
It was probably the early 2000s when someone contacted me via AIM and inquired on my familiarity with Asperger syndrome. This is another one of my “writing down my history” articles, following my Programming for PFS-ICD post. Continue reading
A couple of weeks back, I had to rename ~/.kde and ~/.local to fix a whole bunch of issues that had been building up for a long time. Can’t remember specifically what they were by now, but it was necessary.
I own the GuruPlug Server Plus, and have had nothing but problems with it. It stopped acting as a wireless access point, so I had to buy the JTAG hardware to be able to get into the device and fix things. Continue reading