2005 I wanted to end my homelessness of 15 years so I decided to cash out the medical portion of a Workmans Compensation claim. And since SSA finally admitted I was totally disabled and was giving me benefits so I could afford a place to live I ended my 15 years of homelessness. I was able to get an apartment which left a decent amount left I thought after all I had lost it was time to replace it and a little more.
Photography being not just a hobby with me it is a passion I decided to get my dream camera, the Nikon F4 and all the goodies that made it capable of capturing any and everything and being the computer age I thought I would add a PC capable of replacing a darkroom. Then I thought with the computer I could do video so I got a Sony Hi8 video camera capable of stereo and low light capabilities.
Now you must know I am a mechanic/machinist/carpenter jack of all trades kinda guy, I don’t do computers. I was called the Lead Crasher when I was at Ampex in 72 when I worked as a data entry clerk to help debug the fingerprint system for the Los Angles Police Department, twice I brought the system down that required sending everyone home for the rest of the day because my crash was so bad it took the several hours to undo what I did. Second time back I couldn’t touch it for over an hour to be sure it was going to run, ah but before the end of the day I brought it down. I have this gift.
The computer I got, an HP Media Center running XP Professional, ran over 1600 dollars, I got it from Frys on sale for 1100 hundred, just for the tower, wireless mouse and keyboard, I use my Sony Bravia 32” as the monitor, yea I went all out. Well after 3 months of , several recoveries HP sent me the OS Discs twice because they thought the first ones were corrupt. With the second set I got on the phone with HP told them my ticket number and they turned me over to a tech that was going to be my personal tech to take it to the end of getting my PC up and running. First he took me trough the erasing, reformatting and the installation of the XP OS, we did this in steps we erased and reformatted both drives and I was left with installing from the discs the OS and then wait for him to call back to do the service packs one at a time and then setting up the internet and the rest.
When this all failed they decided that the PC was corrupt so they swapped me out for the machine I have today which is the HP m9150f running Vista Home Premium which I have had to factory reset so far to date over 30 times. I must say that innocent little PC user is long gone, I now help others with their PC’s
Well that is me in nut shell, cuz I am a bit of a nut.
But as you can see I am here because the problems with HP/Microsoft/Windows is still ongoing, and goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on,……….