Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC, submitted by hornett
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Terrence Andrew Davis, sole creator and developer of TempleOS (née LoseThos), has passed away at age 48. Davis suffered from mental illness - schizophrenia - which had a severe impact on his life. He claimed he created his operating system after having spoken with and receiving instructions from god, and he was a controversial figure, also here on OSNews, for his incomprehensible rants and abrasive style towards OSNews readers and staff. We eventually had to ban him, but our then-editor Kroc Kamen worked with him in 2010 to publish an article about his operating system despite his ban.

Davis was clearly a gifted programmer - writing an entire operating system is no small feat - and it was sad to see him affected by his mental illness. I mourn his passing, and I wish his family and friends all the strength they need in these trying times. His family and friends are asking people to donate to "organizations working to ease the pain and suffering caused by mental illness", such as The Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

I hope he found peace - wherever he may be.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by acobar on Sat 8th Sep 2018 13:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
acobar
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Kroc,

I hope you find good professional advice to take care of your child and help for your own struggles. Our brain is really, really complex and many things affect its capacity to work "properly".

I had on uncle and still have 2 cousins that display mental disabilities at some level. Find a good doctor and if he/she prescribes some medicine, take. Also, have friends and go out with them, fight against self-isolation and/or the impulse to deal with your problems only by yourself.

Best regards.

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