speeddemon8803 from the Ubuntu forums.
IRC nicknames: Alan_M and speeddemon8803
I am a non-IT professional in Louisiana and a Uncle of 2 wonderful children. I didnt really chose Louisiana, it chose me. heh
The story of "speeddemon8803" is quite an interesting one, I am in a wheelchair and most people outside of IRC and the internet call me "speedy" so..."speed demon" naturally fit.
The Ubuntu Community has been a great resource for myself as I have helped and have been helped by many people (all of which are volunteers). I wish to bring the world of Linux and Ubuntu to all users, beginners and advanced alike, able bodied and handicapped persons alike. I believe my commitment to the community will help support this vision.
I attempted to create a Linux powered wheelchair (that was short lived as it crashed a few times, literally)...so..back to doing normal desktop linux and server linux installations and support for me.
[:Bodhi6: Bodhi.zazen] Speeddemon8803 has been an active member of the Beginner team for almost a year now and it has been a pleasure working with him. I support his application for membership.
[:Old_soldier: Old_Soldier] I met Alan shortly after beginning my involvement with the Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team. During the time I have known him, he has shown a thoughtful, common sense approach to problem solving and conflict resolution. His contributions to Ubuntu and the ideals behind the name reflect great credit upon his nature as a human being, and show the depths of his desire to be a contributing member of our community. I would ask that you consider him favorably for Ubuntu membership.