Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ouch

Server room during a rain shower

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Nurse Ratched's Place: Change of Shift with Nurse Chapel

Nurse Ratched's Place: Change of Shift with Nurse Chapel

Excellently done Change of Shift...great Star Trek themed round-up of excellent posts for the week.

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Life Before Death at the Wellcome Collection | Society | guardian.co.uk

Life Before Death at the Wellcome Collection | Society | guardian.co.uk

I'm not sure what to say about this, except that it's one of the more moving things that I've seen. Portraits of people before and after death (not scary, or gross).

The quotes are thoughtful, and the images are incredible...I think that I'll be thinking about this for a long time.

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Several SF Canada members on Aurora Awards final ballot

SF Canada Members' News: Several SF Canada members on Aurora Awards final ballot

Canadian SF award nominees.

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One of those stories that sounds like it should be an April Fool's Joke

The Diesel Tree: Grow Your Own Oil : TreeHugger

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10 Ways History’s Finest Kept Their Focus at Work | LifeDev

10 Ways History’s Finest Kept Their Focus at Work | LifeDev

Very interesting, and some great practical advice (especially the getting a massage part!).

via Lifehacker.

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Impressive child!

5th-grader finds mistake at Smithsonian - Yahoo! News

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Best Rickroll EVER.

YouTube - Hilarious Muppets Bloopers!

I love Beaker more than I can say.

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Karen McCarron is sentenced to 36 years.

The Associated Press: 36 Years for Killing Autistic Daughter

Nothing can ever bring little Katie back, but hopefully this might at least deter some other parents.

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Study Links Preemies With Autism Signs

The Associated Press: Study Links Preemies With Autism Signs

Interesting...I've always wondered about this, as the rate of autism seems to skyrockets with triplets and more (who are obviously preemies). It's good to see so many positive avenues of research opening up.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Strange Molelike Animal Melts Ice Tunnels With Its Head | Unusual Organisms | DISCOVER Magazine

Strange Molelike Animal Melts Ice Tunnels With Its Head | Unusual Organisms | DISCOVER Magazine

Classic April fool from Discover.

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Happy April Fool's ...Youtube Rickrolls everyone

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Just click on any featured video.

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Mother of Shrek: Let us not forget


At the beginning of Autism Awareness month, let's not forget how lucky our children already are if we live in the developed world. Hopefully at least a bit of the energy that we spend on our own kids can be channeled in even a small way to help those who are much less fortunate.

Mother of Shrek: Let us not forget

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Four Years

And I still miss my mom every day.





Doctor David has a great post on melanoma right now. Unfortunately when my mom was first diagnosed, lack of information and medical mistakes meant that by the time it was found, she had years of struggle ahead of her before submitting to malignant melanoma. Make sure that you have enough information to protect yourself, because it IS generally avoidable.







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One day online autism seminar with Donna Williams

AWARES Conference Centre

I've heard great things about the online AWARES conference although I've never been able to attend. But Donna Williams was the first autistic author that I ever read, and if nothing else she convinced me that my kids had more potential than anyone could imagine. I'm looking forward to this.

Via Casdok.

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Funny Toilet Signs



Toilet Signs

I love these two!

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The Bacon Flow Chart






via List of the Day

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Autism Awareness Month- a positive sign!

Fear over vaccines and autism - The Denver Post

Another major newspaper prints an article about vaccines and autism, with actual facts! Maybe we're getting somewhere!

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MMR Doctor Denies Submitting Kids To Painful Tests Just To Prove His Theories

MMR Doctor Denies Submitting Kids To Painful Tests Just To Prove His Theories

More on the Wakefield hearing.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dith Pran, ‘Killing Fields’ Photographer, Dies at 65 - New York Times

Dith Pran, ‘Killing Fields’ Photographer, Dies at 65 - New York Times

What an amazing person he was.

I re-watched The Killing Fields a few months ago, and it's no less heartbreaking than it was when it first came out.

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