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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Vencorr, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Vencorr

    Vencorr New Member

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    Hi, my handle is Vencorr but my actual name is Nicholas George. I am a 17 year old living with ASD Level 1.

    I live in the state of Missouri, and am going to college in the near fall. I graduated High School using the High School Equivalency test, getting a great score on my GED.

    I am (I think) an average linux user that is currently learning web development aswell as some application development in the near future. I want to learn to develop and create open-source software for not only the community, but for any other user who needs what I maintain.

    I have been using linux for a few years now. While I may not be using it consistently, I have been trying to use it more often than I did before. I am currently, as of writing this, using Kubuntu 18.04 for more of ease of use rather than advanced and complex things. I use it as a day-to-day desktop operating system. I don't do a lot of gaming, nor do I do anything that is only for Windows or even macOS. So, I use linux.



    I hope to get to know you guys in the near future. Thank you for this forum!


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  2. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    Hello @Vencorr & welcome to linux.org ... hope you enjoy your travels with us :)

    Nicholas if I call you by name, do you prefer Nicholas or Nick?

    I have Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning, so we may share some paths on the Spectrum.:p

    If these good folk here make you a fraction as welcome as they have made me over the last 13 months I have been here, then you will enjoy your time!

    Cheers

    Chris Turner
    wizardfromoz ... that's DownUnder
     
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  3. Vencorr

    Vencorr New Member

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    Hello! Nice to meet you. I usually don't mind what you call me by, as long as it ain't offensive or insulting. Nick, Nicholas, Vencorr, all fine by me, plus more. I will be honest about how I feel about the names though if there gets to be a nickname or two.

    I was actually diagnosed almost a year ago. I was a late diagnosis because of issues with my father, but thank god it is over. I have noticed I have obsessive behaviors, social anxiety, and I don't understand things as easily as others. Hope you can find someway to relate to me on those! :)

    Oh, I already feel welcomed by your message, plus the linux community as a whole has pretty much had a huge welcoming party from the feel of it. I have no doubt in my mind that this place is going to be great.

    Thank you for your reply!
     
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  4. wizardfromoz

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    Very likely, young fella. :)

    I myself was not diagnosed until I was aged 43 - 46 years of age, would you believe? So at least you are getting the help you need now, at such an important time in your life.

    Over three years under 2 psychiatrists, I had the following diagnosed:

    • (Adult) ADD/ADHD
    • Agoraphobia (mild to moderate)
    • Asperger's Syndrome
    • Narcissism
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Paranoia - Mild and
    • Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
    I call it AAANOPPP for short ;)

    I'll share some funny stories sometime, if you are interested.

    Approaching 61 now, I am very very happy, and self-manage and self-medicate.

    A large contribution to my wellbeing can be credited to my wife of 20 years, Elaine. She has BiPolar Disorder and Panic Disorder, and a range of physical ailments as long as your arm. I am nominally her Carer, but it is sometimes a question of who cares for whom? :D

    Anyway, welcome to the site, again, and enjoy your Linux.

    Avagudweegend

    Wizard
     
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  5. Vencorr

    Vencorr New Member

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    Wow, that is a lot of diagnosis. I have actually started trying to get the help I need. Didn't really see it necessary until I got to a certain point in my life and now I am in the process of getting what I need. Haven't gotten far yet, but I plan on getting there.

    I have gotten a small list of things I have been diagnosed with, but I have a feeling that will actually be getting larger as time moves on.

    I would indeed, be interested in some funny stories sometime.

    Wife of 20 years? That is pretty cool.
     
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  6. atanere

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    Sorry to be late, but also want to welcome you to the forums, Nick! It's a great group of people here and we'll be glad to help you along in your Linux journey.

    Cheers
    Stan
     
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  7. Bayou Bengal

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    Welcome to the forum, Nick! Glad you are taking interest in Linux at such a young age!
     
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