Author Archives: T.Rob

Who am us anyway?

The post Why “High Functioning” Autism Is So Challenging over at About.com’s autism section is a more comprehensive and yet more concise write-up of some of the same ideas I’ve covered in past blog posts, especially the “but you don’t … Continue reading

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Can I just be a functioning autistic?

My response to ‘Why This “High-Functioning” Autistic Really Wishes You’d Shut Up About High-Functioning Autistics’ (original linked from my post). Continue reading

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I hope it’s casual day

Posted on the inside of the front door at my house is a list of all the things I need to remember before heading to the airport. I’m laser focused on some things like computer security, which is good because … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Facebook’s Monika Bickert and Justin Osofsky

Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Product Policy and Justin Osofsky, their Vice President of Global Operations co-wrote this letter about Facebook’s Community Standards. Among the principles they claim Facebook is guided by are: Keeping you safe. We have zero … Continue reading

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Out of my Gourd!

This blog and it’s sister The Odd is Silent are coming soon as a book!  I have a request for my author readers and friends. I am trying to learn about the mechanics of publishing books and, as you may … Continue reading

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Overcoming social anxiety

There are many Aspie groups on Facebook and naturally I’m in a couple of them.  The following question showed up in my feed and my response sort of outgrew Facebook. My 18 year old daughter is high functioning autistic and … Continue reading

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Intentcasting…to a roach?

OK, so it’s a robot and not a roach. But it is a robot that *looks* a lot like a roach. Researchers at Bielefeld University are experimenting with emergent behavior on a robot platform they named Hector. Their software thus … Continue reading

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