Jeff Cigrand

Autistic job search

Getting a job is a life choice for many people. A choice that seems simple, just apply and someone will employ you. But for autistic people, it is not that simple. It is a process that can be very stressful and exhausting. The process is not uniform, it is different for each company. What does belong in my CV what should I write in my cover letter? It is just the start of a journey.

Where are the revolting children?

I have just watched the Netflix original “Matilda the Musical” and it gave me some thoughts. What is the story actually about? While I did never read the novel from Roald Dahl, I still have formed my opinions on the story and what it is trying to convey. It was not my first encounter with the story of Matilda. I’ve also watched the 1996 movie interpretation, yet I’ve found the musical to be much more interesting.

Is eltrona spying via IPTV?

While having to pay for cable TV had become a norm, it also seemed revolutionary to be able to just slip the card into a TV to use it’s integrated tuner/receiver. No need for rental fees or being forced to use a device with limited features. Eltrona had, until now, been a great cable provider but it seems that their intentions of solely being a cable and internet provider has shifted towards data collection.

Do they actually know?

I was reading up on mastodon and came across this image tooted by which made me finally write about something that is annoying me for so long. Meme about the complexity of the internet As a coding instructor for kids I get confronted way too often with the saying that kids nowadays are so great with computers and that would be because they grew up with it. But honestly I do not believe that.

Mastodon and the old ways

Do you remember the old days? When there was no Facebook nor Twitter? Back when everyone had their own blog and was solely responsible for that? That was not all too long ago you know. Now with Elon Musk having taken over Twitter and his weird and economically bad decisions on that platform we all are seeking a new place to moan about our life. Well now there is a surge in Mastodon instances.

Being autistically self-employed

Finding a full-time job nowadays is very hard, especially with the global inflation that has been going on for at least as long as I am alive. People can’t all afford the basic minimum to actually live and most are just working to survive. Now imagine all the struggles that most people encounter while having a full-time job and add a whole bunch of triggers into it. Try imagining how it must feel to constantly be on your toes to fit in the professional climate and constant demands employers make to be the perfect robot for their company.