[clug] USB to RS232 DB9 Adapter

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Aug 12 05:16:31 UTC 2019

> On 12 Aug 2019, at 14:27, Bryan Kilgallin <kilgallin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>> It didn’t improve my day, my knowledge or give me any insight.
> I am here to serve you, not the other way round?


You’ve cited on this list many, many times that you’ve been diagnosed with a ’spectrum disorder’ or something similar.
As this isn’t a medical or support list, it’s inappropriate to discuss here  diagnoses, treatments or related medical issues.

This condition means that you don’t mean to offend, but - as I understand it - you’re unaware of the emotional content of conversations, that you’re ‘deaf’ to the emotional tone of conversations.

Your response here interests me because it’s predicated on you understanding precisely the emotional tone of the conversation - well beyond the literal phrasing.

Otherwise why would you respond with an observation of who ’serves’ who when, if you were completely literal, it wasn’t mentioned by me, hence wouldn’t need a response from you.

You’ve added this emotional content / concept to the conversation, which seems odd for a literalist person 'on the spectrum'.

To make that connection requires a sophisticated model & understanding of what’s happening within yourself and the counter-parties in the conversation, which by your previous explanations, you’re incapable of.

Would you like to explain in a little more detail the burden under which you suffer?

As a self-described very literal, fact-based person, I’m sure you’d jump at an opportunity to achieve perfect clarity in conversations.

It would be helpful to myself, and the rest of the list I suspect, to understand how to parse your statements,
especially so we avoid taking them ’the wrong way’ - which I’m sure you are anxious to avoid.


Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design 
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