"A consultant is a person who asks you for your watch and then tells you what time it is."
-some wisdom speaker

personal computer consulting services

I supplement my income now much as I did when I was a teenager.  Back then, I mowed lawns.  Now I help people with computer problems.

I do a lot of things.  I have a solid working daily knowledge of Microsoft Windows (through version 7), Mac OSX, and the Debian-based variants of Linux.  I can install hardware, move you from an old computer to a new one, or help you make something work.  Generally, whatever people do using a computer at home falls well within my area of expertise.  I also act as a purchasing consultant for people buying computers or associated equipment for the home, i.e., you can have me as your computer geek friend along for a trip to the computer store, or for some online shopping.

I am not a computer consulting company.  I am an expert who is available to help people with computer problems.  I set appointments for the next 90 days.

If you would like my help, please forgive me, but I have just a very few hard and fast rules:

  1. I do free-lance personal computer consulting on the side.  I am not the person to rely upon for some mission-critical functionality or equipment.  If you need someone to be on-call for troubleshooting 24/7/365, keep looking.  Be prepared, those people are a lot more expensive than I am.
  2. I charge $80/hour for working on-site and $60/hour remotely (over the phone, Internet, or some combination).
  3. I accept payment by Pay Pal and in cash.
  4. Payment is desired at the time of our appointment.
  5. I will gladly provide a receipt and provide the tax numbers and such for an IRS form 1099 upon request, but I do not bill.  If you need a bill from your consultant, see Rule #1.
  6. There is no Rule #6.

I have these rules to keep my services as inexpensive and easily available to you as possible.  Please feel free to contact me so we can discuss your problem.