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“If what you’ve done is stupid but it works, then it really isn’t that stupid at all.” – David Letterman I answer a lot of questions on a daily basis. They come in the form of face-to-face interactions with current customers and walk-in strangers, phone calls, emails and via our Facebook page. Also, I’m frequently approached…

Dear Santa…..NO!

“Nothing’s as mean as giving a child something useful for Christmas.” – Kin Hubbard Back in the day, Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Connelly (nee Lawrence) were notorious Black Friday shoppers. It was not uncommon for those two to be up and out by 4:00 AM to take advantage of the “best bargains”.  I, on the…

Calm Down, It Was Inevitable

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else” – Will Rogers There are 195 countries in the world. 196 if you count Taiwan, which for some reason, isn’t counted outside of Taiwan. Within the borders of our world, there are approximately 7.1 billion people, roughly 6,500 spoken languages and 46 different…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleaon Bonaparte The bad guys do their homework. They don’t just go willy-nilly infecting any old website. Oh no, they constantly research the most common searches, at any given time, and then infect those websites. More bang for the buck, as they say. Special events, like the…

Crapware. You’ve Got It.

“As long as people accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.” – Dick Cavett We service a little over 1,000 machines a year. I know this because I’m a meticulous record keeper. (You say anal, I say meticulous).  And after 6 1/2 years of business, I can accurately say that only a…

And That’s Why I Hate Vacations

“Hello….is there anybody in there?” – Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb I just returned from a week long vacation at an incredibly beautiful and peaceful location. And I’m stressed out of my mind. As you may, or may not know, Mrs. Lawrence and I own our own separate businesses. Mine can be described as “busy”, whereas…

When Is Enough, Enough?

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”….Unknown (Often incorrectly attributed to Albert Einstein) Back in the mid ’90’s, as my daughter rapidly approached her teen years, I was elated to see that she was developing a voracious appetite for reading. Indeed, during those lean years, some minor sacrifices were made…

Things That Make My Head Go “Boom”

“It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.” – W.C. Fields I was out running some errands on a recent Sunday morning.  As is normal, Mrs. Lawrence was along as co-pilot, navigator, and the “wealth of all knowledge“.  As we drove north on a major highway, the only major highway through the…

Dear Mr. Dell

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein I’m not very well liked by my peers in the computer repair field. Why you ask? Well, aside from my surly, sarcastic attitude, I spend a considerable amount of time trying to educate my customers so that they may do a…

Hey Microsoft! What’s New?

“Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me.Is there anyone at home?…..” – Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb I had some calls this week from people wondering about all the recent news concerning Microsoft.  Warmed the cockles of my heart to find that a few, albeit a very scant few, actually…