Computers are one of the wonders of the 20th and 21st centuries. Computers have allowed us to process information that would take years to do through non-electronic means. They have connected the world in a gigantic global network, without which this blog would not exist. Computers have made it into our homes, our workplaces, and even our telephones. Undoubtedly, computers have changed our world; and often, you might think, for the better.
Well, that is, until you see an obscure error when trying to connect to a Website. Or until your first encounter with the Blue Screen of Death. Or until a virus infects your computer and makes everything slow as molasses. When these and a host of other revelations blossom into your awareness, the idealistic view of computers usually flies out the window, and you believe that the computer would surely work better when struck multiple times with a heavy blunt object. If nothing else, this would at least assuage some of your frustration.
And trust me, knowing more about computers does NOT reduce the rate of average encountered problems per day. They just get deeper and more difficult. And while I firmly believe that computers are wonderful, they are also tremendous pains in the butt.
Thus, I offer you a shoulder to cry on. And maybe a bit of help. If you're having trouble with your home computer or home network, just send out an email to email@example.com, and if the problem catches my eye, I'll write up a blog post for ya about it. Remember, this is for basic, practical, home-based computer stuff that other people might want to know. I won't build applications or plugins or Web sites for you, I won't tell you how to install Microsoft Server 2008, and I absolutely will not tell you how to crack other people's computers or networks.
With that said, I'm happy to read through any problems you might be having, and hopefully I can help bring a little joy back into your computing life. Remember: