The Mad Dog
Starting in the computer industry in 1978, I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. I started when RAM was measured in kilobytes (1,000 bytes) instead of gigabytes (1,000,000,000 bytes). Also before e-mail and before the IBM PC. I started way before Windows and in fact when a client first asked about Windows 3.0, I laughed to myself and wondered why anyone would want to use that instead of DOS! I started in the industry before the Internet became widely available and before hard drives had reached homes and small businesses. In this industry, I’ve setup and operated national and international computer networks and provided support to over 10,000 computer users. In my years, I’ve built over 5,000 custom computers and repaired over 15,000 more. I’m a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), a MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) and a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional).
The Mad Pooch
I’ve been using computers since 1989 and have used a large variety of them ever since. I’ve used PC desktops, laptops, tablets, phablets, transportables (think of 40lb. desktops with a handle!), and Mac’s. My specialties include business management, accounting, Microsoft software products, Adobe graphics products, graphic arts and display advertising. I have turned computer detective work into an art form...If it exists on the Internet, I can find it.
The Mad Pup
I got my first laptop computer for my 4th birthday. This really ticked off many of the parents attending the party because I now had a better computer than they did. It also really amazed the rest of the parents because they were sure the computer would be broken by the end of the party. Fast forward 3 years and see my laptop in such great condition that it is sold on eBay for almost enough money to buy my new one. I know how to take care of computers! Now, at Mad Dog Computer, I am in charge of disassembly, used component evaluation, recycling, rebuilding of computers which have been traded-in and the secure data destruction of all hard drives which have been recycled.