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March 17, 2011

Shine a Light on Autism

Help me raise awareness by wearing blue on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day

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Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue

Shine a Light on Autism


people are joining Autism Speaks to shine a light on autism by raising awareness in communities across North America.

Join them and sign the pledge.


On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.

We’re aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities.

World Autism Awareness Day

The fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day is on April 2. People, schools, organizations, and companies are hosting events around the world.

Click here to find out more


March 16, 2011

AT&T puts broadband users on monthly all

This is NOT good news and I'm ticked since I just switched back from Comcast to AT&T three months ago. We'll see if this sticks.

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AT&T puts broadband users on monthly allowance

(WIRED) -- AT&T broadband users will soon face a cap on the amount of internet data they can download a month.

Traditional DSL users will be capped at 150 GB per month, while subscribers to the fiber-backed UVerse system have a 250-GB limit. Usage over that will be charged at $10/month for 50 GB, the company says.

So, how could a user end up hitting these caps? Streaming video such as HD movies from Netflix, using bittorrent to download movies and heavy gaming with services like Steam can easily eat up lots of data, especially in households with multiple heavy internet users.


March 14, 2011

Less than perfect moms need to unite!

This goes triple for "less than perfect special needs moms;" there's no such thing as perfect people, even weebles wobble!

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Less than perfect moms need to unite!

Blogger Jill Smokler loves her kids but admits there are days when they drive her crazy.

(CNN) -- Glance at any parent's Facebook page, and you'd think that parenthood is a picture-perfect joyride, filled with constant sunshine, never-ending ice cream sundaes and breathtaking double rainbows. With the occasional unicorn trotting by.

Facebook has become the brag book for modern parents to showcase their budding superstars. Only the very best pictures, most precious stories and most flattering videos make the cut. It's the equivalent of not leaving the house without a full face of make up and an expensive designer suit.

But when's the last time you actually saw a mother in a designer suit that wasn't stained with spit or snot? Even if they've gotten the suit meticulously dry-cleaned, the bags and dark circles under their eyes give away the sleepless nights they've spent thanks to bed-wetting and night terrors.

There is no such thing as the perfect parent. Or the perfect child, for that matter.


Exemption for special-needs scholarship

I hope his passes and becomes law; the wait can easily be more than a year, since schools go out of their way to drag out the IEP process with SST tracking order to delay providing services.

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Exemption for special-needs scholarship clears House

The Georgia House on Monday approved a measure that would lift the one-year requirement for students to qualify for a special-needs scholarship.

House Bill 181 would let families petition the state Department of Education for a waiver of the requirement that students spend a year in public school under a Individualized Education Program before qualifying for the scholarship that can be used at private schools.

The bill passed 115-33. It now moves on to the Senate.


iPhone clock bungles time change

Just for the record, my 1-week old Droid X handled the time-change perfectly. So did our Blackberry Tour. And to think that Verizon tried to talk me into an iPhone when I had to replace my Blackberry last week.

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Users complain iPhone clock bungles time change

NEW YORK — It's hard enough to get your bearings when the time changes twice a year. It's all but impossible when your phone starts playing tricks on you, too.

One user complained of missing church, another of almost missing yoga. One called her iPhone stupid and several just asked for help.

It turns out some users' phones fell back one hour instead of springing forward, making the time displayed on the iPhone two hours off.