Jamie and his parents, Michael Berube and Janet Lyon, wait on the front porch for his Person/Family Directed Support companion to arrive to go to dinner with him. Due to a mix-up in scheduling, she was unable to make it. Jamie's parents are open and honest in discussing disappointments and negative feelings with Jamie, and they encourage him to express himself and his feelings in a constructive and communicative way.
"Portrait of a Young Man with Down Syndrome" is a beautiful, compassionate, unsentimental feature over at Al Jazeera by Michael Bérubé, a father whose adult son, Jamie Bérubé, is different. There's no cloying, phony inspirational payoff in the piece. Just a candid look inside the life of a family doing their best to help their kid build a good life for himself, accepting both his disabilities and the special gifts that make him unique. Terrific accompanying photographs by
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, including the photo shared here.
Where are our petabyte drives? Brian Hayes takes us through the reasons storage is “stuck” in the low terabytes. The tl;dr is that we got such exceptional capacity growth in the late 90s and early 00s we don’t need much more right now, so the focus since then has been on SSDs, networking, interfaces, etc, […]
Amélie Lamont, a former staffer at website-hosting startup Squarespace, writes that she often found herself disregarded and disrespected by her colleagues. One comment in particular, though, set her reeling — and came to exemplify her experiences there.
In this episode of the Flash Forward podcast we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even possible? And what are the consequences? Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon We […]
Vaping continues to become increasingly popular, meaning there is a growing selection of premium vaping products on the market. Here’s one that should get your attention: the AtmosRX Combo Vaporizer Bundle. This top-notch bundle includes the Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer, plus a bundle of accessories and flavors. Grab it now: it’s currently 73% off in the Boing Boing Store.The Atmos […]
We’d all love a 75-inch TV screen on which to view our favorite shows. But not all of us can drop the cash needed to get one of those broadcasting beauties (or even have the space needed to house them).Thankfully, there’s an alternative. With the SainSonic Mini LED Portable Projector (only $59.99 in the Boing Boing Store), you can project a picture […]
If you want to add some real firepower to your programming repertoire, learn Java–one of the most adaptable, widely-used programming platforms around. You can easily do that with this Ultimate Java bundle, now just $69 in the Boing Boing Store.Across 14 lectures and 117 hours of content, the educators at online academy eduCBA will walk you through […]