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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 11:50 PM

6. Mini-unblock is on the pdd/nos. During his testing, we realized I was, too

It became a joke with Mrs unblock and I answering the long list of diagnostic questions.

Everyone was this is the answer for mini, and hey, same for me. Virtually every question was like that.

They didn't diagnose autism well when I was kid unless you were profoundly autistic. So I just went through school with more than the usual social awkwardness and some learning challenges outside of math.

I had a great career with computers though i kinda burned out on that. Starter programming when I was 8, which is nothing these days but rather unusual in the early 70s. I do financial analysis now.

At some point I learned I'm really really good at analysis and pretty lousy at most other things. Fortunately, I learned to use my analytical skills everywhere. For instance, my vocabulary improved immensely when I learned etymology and root words and such. Great! Now I can reason out what some words mean instead of relying on my lousy memory!

Anyway, Mrs unblock and I courted mostly over video games, which mini-unblock learned to play before she could talk.

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