My name is Victor Truong, and I am currently a high school student (junior). There's a chance you may know me by my onlne pseudonym, ifvictr. Currently I live in sunny California, where the weather is warm (sometimes too warm). Besides criticizing the education system for its flaws, doing homework, or reading up on computer-related subjects, I find time to do some other things.
I was able to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi a few months ago, and has since learned quite a bit on the operating system Linux (though I was using another distribution of it). After running into some of the hardware limitations of the Raspberry Pi (a credit-card sized computer can only handle so much), I decided to look into computer building to possibly building a machine that could replace my Pi to handle the more intense tasks.
The amount of time I spend in front of a screen does indeed take a toll on my body. My eyes hurt when I'm on for too long, and I feel really lazy. This is the time when I decide to disconnect and get in touch with nature. I feel a sense of pride when I have successfully grown a tree, or even a small vegetable plant. I am not interested in just traditional soil-and-seed planting, I am also interested in growing things using hydroponics and aquaponics systems. I plan to make my own mini hydroponics system at home very soon.
I've dreamt of being a fish, swimming through the water swiftly and gracefully, since I was a young boy. My mother eventually decided I should learn how to swim. Some complications held me back from fully learning, and took a few years break from it. Eventually I decided to return to the sport, and have learned all of the strokes. During my sophomore year at high school, I participated in my school's swim team. Though I haven't had enough time to practice, swimming still remains one of my favorite sports.More things about me will be added soon...