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Site Update (1Nov16)

Every year or so I update this site. Unfortunately, my options are limited since it is a Google Sites, site. I am only able to use the tools that Google gives me instead of the preferred method of coding it myself. The only reason I keep the site here is because it is free except for the $10 per year for the domain name. 

By the way, Google no longer gives free Google Apps accounts out, which is how I utilize Google Sites. I am grandfathered in from the days when they were free.

That said, it does an adequate job and has a few nice add-on features. I had a mini-forum on here a couple years ago. I removed it since nobody used it. Other add-ons are still here, like the customers reviews and my video catalog, as well as the contact widget. I may add a Hangouts widget soon.

It is rumoured that Google will finally be updating Google Sites in the not too distant future, hopefully. It is well overdue to be upgraded and I am hoping they cut loose some of the restrictions for those of us who know how to build dynamic sites. We will see.

The Changes

Most of the changes I've made are aesthetic in nature. For instance, I've changed the logo to better represent the site and to match my Paypal billing invoices and receipts, for customers. I've also made some style changes, like fonts, content area background color, etc. And I am updating some content.

The Purpose Of This Site

This site merges personal and business content into one compact, and hopefully efficient, package. On the business side, folks can see the services I provide, browse referrals from satisfied customer, contact me, and even make secure payments--all right here on the site.

On the personal side, folks can find out more about me, watch my videos, download my software and send messages.

What is it that I do exactly

I do lots of things. Besides being a technician class Amateur radio operator (K7KOJ), I also write software from time to time, build websites (not so often anymore), and I offer computer repair and tutoring locally (Granite Falls, Wa., although I also do remote repairs via remote access over the Internet, out of state).

I also do limited local labor, including, but not limited to, mowing and weed whacking in season. Whatever I put my hand to, I like to do the very best I can for a fair price.

Computer experience

My first computer was a Franklin Ace 2200 (shown here) I bought around 1985. It was a short-lived (due to lawsuits by Apple) Apple IIe clone which ran Apple DOS 3.3 or ProDOS. Of course, when I got it I didn't know the first thing about computers, but became addicted and obsessed from the start.

I've had numerous computers since then; many Apples including a prized Apple IIGS, Macs, and eventually MS-DOS and Windows machines (which I have prefered for decades now). For years my interest in computers have occupied most every day, constantly learning and evolving as the technology has.

Eventually I gained a reputation of being knowledgeable and started getting queries for help when folks had problems with hardware, software or malware. It got to a point where I was getting extremely bored with teaching people the most basic things, repairing problems they shouldn't have had in the first place, and instructing them over and over on how to keep a clean machine and avoid malware, ad infinitum, until I decided I would have to start charging for this service.

Service techs charge a lot of money and often make shortcuts in order to fix problems quickly and make a good profit without having to do any tutoring or explaining of how and why the problem happened, and how to avoid them in the future. Most of my customers are also students. Rather than just reinstalling the Operating System or such, I find the problem and fix it. Then on a personal level, I try to teach the customer what happened and why, how to prevent it from happening again, and how to keep their system optimized and safe. I also charge way less than a tech would.

What other type of work I do

Even I have to get away from the computer from time to time. To this end and to supplement my income, I also do general and skilled labor type work. I am a general handyman of sorts and have experience in a wide variety of disciplines. I'm getting a bit older now and these days I keep it pretty simple. The main type of labor service I provide is lawn mowing and weed whacking, in the Granite Falls, Wa area. I have regular customers in season, and a new one is added now and again. I do other things too, but I don't advertise.

Who can hire me

Anyone can request a service at any time. My motto is: Need help with something? Contact me, maybe I can help. It never hurts to ask. I will let you know if I can do it, and if so, when and how much. If I can't do it for whatever reason, perhaps I know someone who can.

How to contact me

Select 'Send A Message' under the 'Home' menu. This site has general Feedback for any questions, quotes, concerns or comments you might want to send my way. Customers also get my phone and direct email address.

How to pay me
This site also has a hook into Paypal, where you can pay me for services and goods, right on this site using a Credit Card or Paypal Account. Customers can opt for an online invoice which contains a button for easy, secure payments. To make an online payment, simply select 'Online Payment' from the 'Services' menu. When you land on that page, click the icon or link to make a payment.

Where is that banner picture from?

The picture in the banner is Granite Falls in Washington state. It is actually only the bottom-left part of the picture. It was taken by me June 8th 2016 with a Nikon Cool Pix camera. What you see is the runoff from the falls and the large granite boulders which surround the falls. I was standing on the fish ladder as I took it.





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