my random mutterings ;-)
j.h.veenstra at stud.tue.nl
Tue Feb 4 04:27:55 PST 2003
Ian Molton wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 20:47:32 -0000
> "Matthew Burgess" <ca9mbu at eos.sunderland.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Nice to see someone's appreciated for their efforts! All I get in
>> general is a pat on the back and a "thanks very much Matt, I owe you
>> one". One what, is what I'm asking myself, whatever it is I'm not
>> getting it - but then I help out because I can, not because I expect
>> anything in return (although a couple of pints would be nice).
> Ditto. People do rather take help with PCs for granted these days...
Very true indeed.
Two years ago I build a computer for a friend of mine REALLY cheaply. He
wanted to be able to e-mail and to visit a couple of webpages (2 to be
exact). So I gobbled togther some old stuff, you know an old 486, old 14"
monitor stuff like that. The only thing he had to pay for: a ISA modem (5$)
and a mouse (5$).
Two month ago the computer 'broke' (suddenly some dll's and other stuff were
gone). And he has been bugging me since about when I would come over to
pick up the computer to repair it! Yesterday he was bugging me again, and I
told him that the very least he could do was to ask nicely and to bring the
computer to me. Two hours later ding-dong, the door bell rang ......
First question: "How long will the repair take?"
Maybe I'll just install LFS with ppp, gpm, pine and lynx :-)
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