Geek freaks. Not me.

I just got tired of Chrome crashing. Other things were not as they should be.

After speaking with daughter Sutter, who came up from down under for her annual meeting in Boston, I mentioned I might get a Surface Pro 3. This week I bought it. Today it works just fine!

I've mentioned The Neighborhood Computer Guy at least once before in my blog posts. He really considers himself an Apple/Mac guy. Sutter considers herself an Apple person. I thought my Lenovo was about 4 years old. "Uh, no," Kyle said. "I think you got it in 2009!" Really? In my version of time, 6 years is now about 100 years.

I don't ever want to say I'm too old to change or that change is hard...but both Kyle and Sutter (a Project Manger for a tech company) said if I wanted to stick with Windows, the Surface would do fine. I'll take that all the way to the, I can't do that...I need to withdraw from the bank to pay for this.

In just about 3 hours he did what companies take 2-3 days to do. He comes to my house. He speaks to the computer, urges it to do what he wants it to do. He asks me about passwords. If I can't find them we do a work-around and he gets it all in order. He explains what I may need to know. The best part is...I have his phone number! And he picks up!

Image result for gonzo muppetWhen Kyle is at his home working, his wife wanders by the door to his office and asks "Who are you talking to?" He says "Gonzo."  He has some close ties with the Muppets and Gonzo sits near his machines.

We needed to order a new ScanSnap scanner...the current one was doing okay...but not great. I think I've had mine for at least 9 years. Now they work off Windows 8. So buh-bye Mr. ScanSnap scanner! Mr. Amazon-Prime says I'll get the new one tomorrow:1 day delivery!

I wish I could say how much I really appreciate what he does for me and most of my friends. I think the primary item is that he is NOT a geek-freak, know-it-all, in front of us. He doesn't make us feel stupid. I get enough of that from others.

When the geek-freaks work out the geek-kinks in Windows 10 once it's released, Kyle says he'll come over and update my 'stuff.' I've never, ever been a first responder to the tech world...let the geek-freaks do what they do best (or worst).

The one thing that I need to get used to is that there is no 'perfection' in what goes out to the public, via the tech industry, these days. I think most of us get that...but the those of us who embrace the thought of perfection, never really leave it behind, we just continue to strive for it.

And so it is with me.

Live richly! marilyn


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