What got me into working on computers
The first computer I purchased weighed more then a small car. It intrigued me so much in how it worked that I intentionally crashed the machine numerous times just to see if I could fix it. Once I got to the point that I understood exactly how this box/computer worked I started opening it up and upgrading parts and pieces to give it more power and capacity. Keep in mind back then it was K, KB and MB not GB and TB. It was also back in the 8” floppy disks. I started with DOS and did however upgrade to Windows 3.1 as soon as it came out. I got to the point where I could work on any part of the computer blindfolded. The one thing I learned is they are not as fragile as they appeared to be. I have always been the curious type of personality. I was the kid that had to pull it apart just to see what makes things tick. And like Tim the tool man Taylor from the tv show Home Improvement I always wanted things to go faster and be better then when they were new. So I started working on the internals of desktops changing processors, graphic cards, ram memory chips and so on. Before I knew it I had people asking me questions like how can I get my computer faster and how do you do this or that. I started working on other peoples desktops upgrading this and that depending on their requests. I found something kind of calming about working on them especially when it was someone else’s money buying the parts and paying the bill. Don’t get me wrong I am a shopper. I always make sure the people get the best bang for their buck. It really irritates me to see good hard working people get ripped off by techs that have no problem taking all your money for doing very little.