The Internet is an inexhaustible source of resources and also of information and advice. It just so happens to read a newsgroup considerations at work and make more. A user, project, pulled out the following. I find it terrific.
"I am a former genius of the computer. Actually, they are even now. my friends call me when they have problems to solve and when it's right in exchange invite me to dinner. in this way they save € 50-100 that they should pay for a service, sent forth by the fine folks but not with the belly hairy boor who do not understand nothing about computers but that format everything and reinstall windows a fake and in this way they to pay the rent of the shop, and maybe even to keep their family, including his son precarious as it passes from one call center to another. If you are not friends, are employed by some big company or even the town, that in this way they save money for a service to be bought in packages of annual hours for full vacuum, in which hours shall also be taken transfer times, the cost of a van driven by a boy any that is not a computer whiz, gasoline, accountant ... When I was a genius all the time I spent hacking away on your computer, while my friends were graduating smarter instead in law, economics and trade, political science, and medicine were competitions in the ministries, local health authorities, practitioners in law firms ... I was learning new programming languages, they became lawyers, state officials, public managers, directors of the bank, and did not understand nothing about computers , nothing at all! called me when they had problems, the computer genius! maybe less intelligent friends opened a pizzeria, a copy shop, a delivery service, did the same competitions but instead became leaders just clerks, and while I continued to fiddle around on the computer getting better maybe they were beginning to pay for a home with a mortgage. In the evening when I went out with friends talking about computers with the girls. is not that they were very interested and then I could go home before to continue to play around with the computer. But when a few friends with the store or with the law firm called me because he had a computer problem, I risolvevo immediately, if needed an operating or a site in two or three days to find him I was ready, if the secretary is the impicciava paper in the printer spicciavo him, if he would send the attachment would not open the rimediavo the new version of word processor owner: I was a computer genius. I though I had my own office, I was not buying a house (but then, what mattered to me, not I bring girls), I could not even buy the printer! but who cares, I was the computer genius. I was then introduced to friends of friends who had an architectural firm, one of those graphics, and used computers of other brands I did not know why they cost too much and did not talk with computers that my friends were in the office. I somehow managed to get them to talk to him or at least exchange files. I said: try to give file names without strange characters, please save as and put the version of this program, use standard formats ... they looked at me with amused face: "you sound just like a computer genius," and continued to do whatever the fuck he thought, so there was a computer genius who put everything in place. when it came to money, the speech was always the same: "oh you know, care makes us spend a lot, thank goodness you're here you're so good for you what it takes five minutes and you did, you yes you're a genius (computer) ". as the years went by, they put on family and told me huh, you mean that you're a genius, you just need the motor, do not have to keep the machine, you do not need all the money you need us, you ensure that you competitive, you're a genius ... and so here I am, a 40-odd years. are always a computer genius, call me to set up the printer to latch, word for remedying you hacked ... some of my friends now have children, they ask me the toys cracked them too, but I can not find the toys for the children, therefore some doubt about the fact that I'm really a computer genius begins to circulate. to school at the bottom of all the kids will exchange the games, just call every now and then the computer genius friend to disinfect laptops blocked by any virus in the world. my friends have all bought the AIFON and ask me to give him the aps or if you can crack the sale to 1.05 euro to spare, but I have money to buy the AIFON do not have it so I can not tell say, and my computer genius as prices continue to fall. I also like a fool because they have read in the newspaper that doing the aps you become millionaires because they are cheap and buy them all, and what looks to invent an app if you really have money problems? and what looks to put on a service that goes around to solve computer problems? enough that I invent a logo with photoshop do me that if I want to copy them, I buy a van and go around ... (wait, but I've already read the beginning is the story?). there is a connecting them such that the one thing you can clearly see on the monitor and has no computer genius friend here ... 30 €, 30 € there are always 60 euro, not cock. so I'm a computer genius, I have no family to support, I have rent to pay, I can do it. bah, the pension begins to be a not-so-distant horizon. my lawyer friends, officers and directors to whom I have always adjusted the computer and made sites as long as the company or ministry did not give the millionaire contract to an agency will not have serious problems. also my friends employees or shopkeepers will have it a little bit. I wonder what I'll have. when I was young there were the "old guys honest," the old mechanical type with a beret Cipputi Altan that you could take your bike or scooter in all possible conditions and their two aggiustavano you the money. who knows if it will work with your computer. but I do not think, I do not see many more around 486. And to say that I was a genius on the computer. "
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