Kia ora koutou katoa. Hello everyone. I’m known as TrisquelWhare across many online communities, but feel free to refer to me as just TW if you wish. My username denotes that I use Trisquel GNU/Linux, and that I am from New Zealand. The word “whare” is the NZ Māori word for house or home, hence “I use Trisquel GNU/Linux at home”. I was raised and live still in suburban West Auckland, where I am currently a sickness beneficiary after having had a major heart attack and seizures a couple of years ago. My working life mostly involved computer hardware, including OEM system building, running my own business doing upgrades and repairs, and teaching CompTIA A+ certification courses. I have been away from the computer industry for many years now though, and would consider myself to be more of a “power end-user” rather than any kind of computer professional now. I have been exclusively running GNU/Linux-based systems at home for about 10 years, and I am a bit of a “script kiddie”, only capable of wrangling existing code to make it suit my needs. Basically, I am a computer jack-of-all-trades, and have a little experience of a wide variety of technical pursuits.
As an older adult, I was diagnosed recently with Asperger Syndrome, meaning that I am on the Autism Spectrum. For myself this means that I tend to hyper-focus on narrowly-defined interests, being able to concentrate for long periods of time on minutiae. My focus tends to jump from one obsession to another, but while my interest is piqued, I can be quite productive. I hope to make use of some of that energy by contributing here to the MusicBrainz database. There are often other, less desirable side-effects of being on the Spectrum, and I will strive to keep those in check in my interactions here, but your tolerance would be appreciated.
I look forward to getting to know other contributors here, and learning more about how to improve my own music collection’s metadata, as well as how best to contribute to the wealth of information being made available through MusicBrainz.