Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Nice Watch Site: Worn & Wound

If you’re into classy but not-too-pricey timepieces, why not check out Worn & Wound? I like the focus on interesting, lesser-known brands that you don’t have to be a drug lord to afford. The overall site-design is also pretty autistic-friendly, easy to navigate and easy on the eyes too. The articles are well-written and video reviews well-made, worth checking out if (like me) you’re the visual type.

worn&wound is your resource for reviews and commentary on beautifully designed, well crafted and affordable watches.  Both watch enthusiasts and new collectors will discover something new through in-depth discussions, beautiful original photography, video reviews, guides and much more.  At worn&wound, we celebrate the entire breadth of the watch industry from the largest swiss brand to the smallest independent.  We see watches not just as mechanical wonders but as the quintessential accessory to a design and fashion conscious lifestyle.

[From the site]

Dance Interlude: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Airport

Etiquette Series: Lots of Tips on Business Etiquette

A common problem with austistic spectrum disorders is difficulty understanding the ‘unspoken rules’ of social interaction. The videos in the etiquette series spell out some of these ‘unspoken rules’ for different situations (just look for the tag ‘etiquette’). The following video is on business and dining etiquette.

Courtesy of:

SCPD CBA CSULB

Student Center for Professional Development

Colleges of Business Administration

California State University, Long Beach

Musical Interlude: Buddy Guy – Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues

Musical Interlude: Richard Marx – Endless Summer Nights (Acoustic)

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

Mirror Watch

Because people on the autistic spectrum tend to lack the ability to ‘mirror’ other people’s body language, autistics often have trouble making the right facial expressions on cue. If you have this problem, it may help to check your facial expressions in a mirror, but using a mirror discreetly can be a challenge. I get around the problem by using a mirror watch. It’s basically a mirror on your wrist (the time only shows if you press a button). That way, you can check your ‘look’ while pretending to read the time. If you’re buying one, make sure to check the size, because they tend to be a little larger than the average watch.

Writer: The Internet Typewriter

I’ve been looking for one of these for some time. Like many autistics, I get distracted easily, and often put off writing while I fiddle endlessly with the formatting, etc. Writer is a stripped-down online word processor that (pretty much) only allows you to type. There’s three fonts and line-spacings to choose from, and you can pick the colours for text and background. That’s about it. You can also choose to make it sound like a manual or electric typewriter, which helps to set the writerly ambience. Text can be exported for formatting elsewhere. Also available as a Google extension.

Etiquette Series: Fine Dining Table-Setting & Etiquette Tips

A common problem with austistic spectrum disorders is difficulty understanding the ‘unspoken rules’ of social interaction. The videos in the etiquette series spell out some of these ‘unspoken rules’ for different situations (just look for the tag ‘etiquette’). This video on fine dining table-setting and etiquette is courtesy of Replacements Ltd.

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