One thing you may have noticed here (aside from the almost complete lack of updates) is little or no mention of the recent presidential election. Part of this is due to my lack of desire of being just one more voice in an already loud crowd of folks spouting their political views. The other part is just a complete sense of bitterness over how the whole thing turned out – not just the election results (although, criminy…) but also how the whole thing went down, how the Democratic party is just in a free fall, how heinous criminal lies have gone completely unchecked and how, ultimately, it doesn’t matter anywhere near as much as the media would have you believe.
The way I’ve decided to deal with this recent blow is to take on a new attack. When you keep fighting against the current, all you really do is tire yourself out. Sometimes your best plan is to swim along with the current for a while until you can find a new vantage. Hence my new coping mechanism: I have now taken on the mantra, “Rich or Canada”. I’ve decided that if I must live in George Dubya’s world, I must either become blindingly rich, since those tend to be the only folks who have any shot of making real change around here, or, failing that, move to Canada. Since my “aboots” still sound rather forced, I’m going to have to work on becoming rich.
All of this is a rather roundabout way to announce that I’ve officially launched TechKnowMe. TechKnowMe is my foray into doing something that, up until now, I’ve always done for free – personal technology coaching. I will come to you at your location on your equipment and not only show you how to do the things you need done right away, but also give you the skills you need to truly understand your computer and your electronic equipment without getting bogged down in the details.
If you or someone you know is trying to get a handle on technology – whether it be computers, handheld devices, personal electronics or anything in between – call 510-390-4452 to set up an appointment today. We’ll cover such topics as how to keep your computer free of adware and viruses, how to use any piece of software installed on your machine without using a manual, how to get the most out of your digital camera or PDA, and how to use the deices you already own to make profitable, productive and efficient.