Hehehe! I used to work as an escalation engineer (title inflation - I haven’t a degree in this) on ProLiant servers a decade or so ago. Naturally people ask me to fix their computers when they find out - troubleshooting really obstinate hardware and O/S problems was what I did for a living. To these entreaties I usually reply:
- I’m retired now.
- I’m 10 or so years out of date.
- When I was working, my time was charged at $250/hr (in 2005 dollars).
- I don’t do these things for free.
- Oh, and did I mention that I’ve retired from the business?
For some reason, the fourth point in conjunction with the third seems seems to quench their burning need to fix their computer problems… <wry grin>
Funny thing, that. Yeah, so my Google-fu is on steroids: if I can find an answer, so can others, maybe just a little more slowly. (I miss AltaVista’s search interface though. You could use it like Google’s, but, with the addition of “+”, “-”, “and”, “or” and quotation marks. you could craft a Boolean query on the fly that would bring up a page of purely relevant results.)
J̞͕͚͓̟̗ ͏p͇͚̩̜̯̘̟͡r̫̣̥̠̦̬̮o҉͈c̡e̜̠̥͍̰ͅsș͙͇͍in̰̲͙̮͖g̪ ͈̺̫̫͚̫ͅt̨̟h̟̰̻e͞ ̧s̲̬̹o͏̹̭̜̪̲̤̫ụ̜̭r̲̺̖̠c̦̟͕e͇ ͖̱̟͍̟̺͉ć̘͎o̵̗̖͈̖̗d͟ẹ͉͈̱͔̖͡?̰̻͙͉͎ Í͕̳̺̟͍̲̹s̞̪̩̱̻ǹ͉̥ͅ’͈͎͙ͅt ̸̞̞͍̟̯̣t̰͓̫͕̰̹̙́h̨̠̻̣̗̖̺a̮̳̪̼̞̩ͅt̡͓̬ ̜̱̤̻̙͕t͘h̞́e ̶̦͉͈͖̞̜̻s̙̦̦͜u͢c̬ͅc̡e̯̙s̱̬̕s̗̜̝̗͍o̟̣̬̕r̫̪̰̥̕ ̛̦̖͍ĺ͇͉̜̦͈̝̟a̭n̼̰̦͉g̥̥͙u͞a̼̹̥̰͇g̢̺̪̰̰͇̘ͅe̫̰̗̳͉͡ ̩͠t̤̠͓̬͍̤o͈͔̘̠̼̻͜ ̠̗̭͈̙͔̰A̧P̙̠̗̲L͎͜?͕͎̗̱͎͙̟ ̥͎̼̱̞̟͔ ̞̲̀Į̘̲̙ ̶̣̼̗t̼͙̖̜h͙̲̩̞̟i̢͔̯͓̲̼n̻̯̬͍͕kͅ ̤͕̼̞͉̲I̶͖͖̪̖ ̴̠͎͉̦̯ͅm͔̫͜i̷̟̣g̛h̺͓͚̱̱͖t̳͍ ̷͈̙̙̙͕̞l̡͖͍͖̯̯ì̥̰̭̟ke̠͕̥͔ ̤̙̰̬̺͍͇y̺͇͖̹̦̰o҉͎̮͖̰̠u͏̺ͅr ̟s̘̦̬̩c͜r̷̦̭̥̫͕̜̹i̞̝̟̦͎̙͖͝p̧t̫͓̗͢s͕̘̳͘.͞.̬̪͕̗͉͠.̣̤̣̱̙̘̮