how did you aquire your computing skills ?

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I made them up myself. :D

    Pieter
     
  2. dog

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    You must have Pieter ... You are an Expert's Expert ...(that's my opinion anyway ... baised on what I've seen) ... your vast Knowledge is scary ;) ... if you said you'd invented PC's, I wouldn't even bat an eye. :) (Joking aside)

    I wish you could donate me 1/10 of 1 % of what you know ... then I'd know something! :D

    dog - *puppy*
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi dog,

    As Mickey said before in this thread: all you really learn is how much there is left to explore.
    Which is a good thing, because surprise will be lurking when you think you know it all. :ninja:
     
  4. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    You ARE SO Right there dog.....I just realised what you said..... "Come to WILDERS for a free education"....that says it all.....God, I wish I'd said that...your right on the button dog my man....have a Cookie..... :D

    Cochise, :cool:
    PS. Soooo looking forward to those mails from M$......NOT!
     
  5. Peaches4U

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    I learned "on a need to know basis" and still needing to know. However, my skills jumped tenfold when I found Wilders and a group of awfully nice people willing to take the time and effort to give me help when requested.
     

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  6. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    You learn all the way from the very basic skill to the ULTIMATE skill. And things do get a bit difficult at times.
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Took computer classes in college after that did a lot of tinkering with my friends computers. After not getting shot working on friends computers I took a two year course in computer repair. Have had my own shop now for eight and a half years. And there are still many years of learning to do. ;)
     
  8. nadirah

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    wow bigc, i think u must be making BIG bucks since u have a shop!What u sell in your shop?
     
  9. Dazed_and_Confused

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    I don't think I have any!
     
  10. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I don't sell any preconfigured computers at all, I build custom comps on request. But my specialty is repairing sick and broken computers.
     
  11. nadirah

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    bigc is like some sort of computer doctor. :D
     
  12. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have actually been retired for quite a few years but I keep my shop for something to do and to keep from going stir crazy. And I meet a lot of real nice people just like here at wilders.
     
  13. SnowGuy

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    Doctor BigC.....very impressive.....take two "chips" drink alot of "bytes" and shut-down for the night.........hey DOC......that about right LOL



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    WHATS THIS!! I always enjoy your posts.....you under estimate your knowledge of pc's...........
     
  14. bigc73542

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    take 500 MHZ of ram reboot and call me in the morning ;)
     
  15. Q Section

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    Well it all started with this -
     

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  16. Q Section

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    The above is punch tape and then we moved to this - punch cards!
     

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  17. SnowGuy

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    LOL......ouch, says the computer...ouch LOL
     
  18. SnowGuy

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    Q

    as a kid we use to take those punch cards and roll them....put lights inside...staple......an hang on outdoor trees at Christmas.........its a wonder a fire didn't ignite....but none ever did.........
     
  19. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I reconized the punch tape I just didn't want to admit I had been around that long. :D
     
  20. SnowGuy

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    Folks...my apology....I was OT on a couple of posts...sorry
     
  21. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I sure don't see any problem ;)
     
  22. nadirah

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    Sick computer : Hey, doctor bigc, help me, i'm sick.

    Doctor bigc: How are u feelin'?
    Sick computer: I keep on rebootin non-stop. think i got the sasser virus.
    Doctor bigc: Well, here is your medicine, its Norton Antivirus 2004!
    Sick computer: Thx doctor bigC.
     
  23. Cochise

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    'NORTON'o_O :eek: .......I would get a second opinion if I was you... :D :D

    Cochise, :cool: (Medicine Man) :-*
     
  24. dangitall

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    The bulk of my computer skills came as the prize in a box of CrackerJacks!

    On a more serious note, I started learning how to fix PC problems when I realized that I couldn't afford to be paying techs to fix all of my assorted ham-handed screwups. A couple of courses later, plus much personal experience, and my friends (yes, I do have a [very] few!) come to me with their problems. Am I a pro? No, I do these repairs and fixes for free; one of these years, however, when I can no longer do the more physical sort of work I enjoy, maybe I'll open up a shop of my own. Maybe.
     
  25. slammer_JvA

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    It was, is, and guess it probably always will be a work in progress...

    My first aquaintance was with a Tandy desktop puter (082 ? ? lol), learning the 'language' "BASIC" (early 80's...)
    From there I learned some DOS; took courses in early officeprograms (Wordperfect a.o.);got a Database degree; before being 'launched' into the m$ environment (...)

    In general I have to say that most 'skills' (especially with using windows...:mad:) were aquired by TRIAL & lots and lots of ERROR...

    Besides that, I always keep my eyes open for new things to learn from anybody (especially people who are considered experts) and I tend to do that with an attitude of "the only dumb question is a question never asked".
    Especially in computing, one person is never able to know everything about everything, so we all can benefit from each others skills and knowledge. Ask - ask - ask!
    This is why I find this forum so attractive.

    Regards,
    Slammer
     
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