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I think people think of computer technicians as annoying nerds until they need them to fix their computer. Many times I have thought this. People can't use computers, either.
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Under normal circumstances if the operating system crashed, it would have restarted, so I know it wasn't a BSOD. I first look to see if it's plugged in properly into the wall socket. It is, so I then look at the computer itself. The power cord is loose, but still in it far enough. I notice, though that it is dusty.When I grab the power cord, it makes a hissing sound, then sparks. I take the plug out, blow hard on the plug. I plug it back in. When it's in, it starts right up. She immediately sits in her chair and waits for the computer to finish booting. She's happy. She can't use a computer.
When I'm not fixing her computer, I'm sure she thinks of me as just another annoying student.
My grandmother had a cheap Toshiba sitting on a desk for a month before mentioning that it had a virus to me. She puts it in my hands expectantly. I plug it in, and boot it up. The Windows 7 symbol comes up, then the blue spinning circle. I wait, and notice the fans kick up high. I touch the bottom, and am surprised at how hot it is. I wait ten more minutes, the loading symbol still on the screen. I glance at the H.D.D light, and the light stays on the whole time. I push and hold the power button, wait for the laptop to shut off.I shut the lid. “Do you want me to Install Windows 10, or 7?” I ask. She hadn’t taken the free update to Windows 10 yet. She doesn’t answer me, and she has this confused look on her face. I then use her other laptop to download an .ISO image of 10, put it on a USB stick, boot from it, and install. I hand her the laptop back to her. She puts it back on the desk, plugging it in. She’s happy.
I respect my grandmother, but she needs to be careful. She shops online all the time.
My father sits in a LA-Z-Boy, on the phone with AT&T. He just got a routemodem combo, and the Wi-Fi connection plummets when a new device connects. Some devices can’t even see the network, but that’s because he chose a 5 GHz network, not a 2.4 GHz. I don’t say anything as he yells at the Customer Representative. “What’s your router, sir?”
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This goes on for about 15 more minutes, me trying not to say anything. There wasn't a serial number, but he should've known what model he was getting when he ordered online.
All the stuff I’ve learned was from reading books. I never had the chance to put my skills to the test. My father never wants me to do this stuff. He never told me why. He said he had his reasoning, and I didn’t need to know them. He's a mechanic, and I think he wants me to be like him. I know I’m never going to be anything like him. The only thing I can do it change the spark plug, oil. I can fix snow blowers/lawn mowers, but that’s about it. I remember someone saying he doesn’t want me doing this stuff because he thinks I don’t know what I’m talking about. I find this funny, because he doesn’t know what I do and do not know. He and my step mother call either “Miniature Bill Gates” or just “Bill Gates”. I totally respect Bill. He’s like a brother. He helped make PCs what they are today. They’ve said I’m either going to be in jail, or on the side of the street. I’m just waiting until I’m 18.
I remember studying for a CompTIA A+ certification a year ago, even though I was 12. I thought it’d be important to at least study. I plan on getting certified when I’m 18, even though you could be any age.
People just see people like me as just a keyboard-typing, socially awkward person. Calling me a loser because I sit on my computer all the time. But how funny how they come to me when they need me.
I hate kids that say they can fix computers, but ask them a simple question, something like how to reinstall Windows, or list things that a UEFI can do that a BIOS can’t do. I find it funny.
I know I can tell if someone is scamming me. This person was trying to sell me a computer with a Pentium 4, saying it was an Intel i7. Said it had an SSD in it. I went along with it until he asked for 200$ for it. I then pointed out everything wrong with it just by looking at it. 3 out of four screws in for the heatsink.
I guess it all started with a cheap eMachines. It had a 2.6 GHz Quad Core processor, with two gigabytes of RAM. It originally ran Windows 7. But when the free Windows 10 update came, I didn't think it would handle it too well. As it was, it was paging terribly. I put 400$ into it. Put in a 500GB SSD into it, 8 gigabytes of RAM.I left the processor because I thought it didn’t need it. I then put that computer on the shelf and got an Optiplex 780, minitower. Then upgraded, and put that one on the shelf.
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“Okay, okay, calm down. What happens?” He walks me over to the computer, and presses the power button.Nothing happens at all. I know immediately what is the matter. I unplug the computer,wait for all power to leak out, then proceed to jump the PSU with a paperclip. The guy stops me, then tells me that it’s his only PSU, and it’s unique to the motherboard. He tells me that there’s an 8-pin CPU power cord, and he can’t find another PSU with that cord. I tell him to just let me do my thing. I go back to the PSU, and stick the clip in the green wire and black wire. I plug the PSU back into AC power, and the PSU starts up. My friend watches in awe as the computer starts without the power button being pressed. My friend goes to touch the paper clip still in the motherboard plug. I smack his hand and tell him not to do that. He does it anyways. I guess he won’t do that again. A little while later, I found out the computer repair teacher told the kid to get me. I asked the teacher why he asked me when he could have done it. He said he wanted to see if I could figure it out. “Bullshit,” I said. “You didn’t want to be shown up by me. Don’t be getting up on your high horse. You know I can do that.”
This same teacher told me I was in the middle of his “advanced class.” I was shocked there was something more advanced than the little kiddie class I was walking into. The next time I went to his class, I made sure the advanced class was in session. They were in the middle of discussing the difference of three VM’s on an i5 vs an i7. I look at the computers they were using, and all of them had dust in the front bezel. I took a look at some of the papers they had done, and it was on networking. I glance at the first question: Which of the following answers refers to a system containing mappings of domain names to various types of data, such as for example numerical IP addresses?(this was copied from the internet and pasted on the paper, in case you couldn’t tell) The kid answered this: SQL I stopped reading, looked at the kid who answered. He had a laptop halfway apart, prying at the processor pipe with a flathead,making scratches in the motherboard, trying to get it up and off the motherboard. I smirk, then leave without telling him he’s doing it wrong.
I know I’m more advanced than that class. I could go on and on about the prick who teaches the class. The teacher has a few “class pets.” People who he thinks they know what they’re doing. I met all of them when I was walking in there every day. I watched as a girl was replacing a HDD. She got it all set, plugged in the computer, and started to reinstall Windows 7. She then finds something sticking up out of the case, and grabs a hammer, and hammers away at the case. I shake in horror as the plastic breaks. She then picks up the computer, and slams it back down somewhere else on the table. The installation errors out, and the girl forces a new installation disc in the ODD. I stop watching, and ask her if she wants me to help her. “No, fucker, this is my project and mine only. Go find someone else’s stuff to destroy.”
I refuse to be one of the teacher’s class pets. Not only is that promising being around shitheads who don’t know what they’re doing, they will also try to “fix” your computer. Found that one out the hard way. Had a water cooled gaming computer(for a customer, not me), and it was all built, I just let it sit there for a moment as I was going to overclock. I stepped out of the room for a moment. Some asshole moved one tube, and it wasn’t on all the way. Not knowing, I turned on the computer. That’s the last time I’ll bring something worth 200$ or more into that room. Lucky for them, they didn’t have to pick up the 900$ bill it cost. I’m also looked at with hate.
Before I went into that classroom when high school first began, I made damn sure I could answer every networking/CompTIA A+ quiz I could find. I thought there’d be some of the quickest IT technicians in that room, and I wanted to be up there with them. I thought there’d be no room for slow people who had to pause and think about what they were doing. I was so wrong. Almost all of those kids didn’t even know what IT meant.
I’m leaning on the wall outside of the class, on a laptop that was in for RAM upgrade. I hear the door open, and I look. This 17 year old was walking out with a group of other 17 year olds. I look back down at the laptop I was fixing. “This isn’t a place where you want to hang out. Go to your classroom.” The first kid spoke. I look up and say, “This is my class. And you’re right. It isn’t for people to hang out here. It’s for people who actually can fix computers without being annoyed by pricks like you.”(It wasn’t my class. I never took that class, as it’s like a scratched disc, and they just repeat everything over and over) His buddies gasp, and I grin as the guy’s mouth drops open. “I’ll get the teacher. You shouldn’t be out here” I think, then say “Okay. Go ahead. You know what? Fuck it. I’ll help you get him.” I walk past them, and get the teacher. I tell the teacher the guy wanted to talk to him. I finish the laptop, and put it away in my back. When I’m done doing that, the teacher is walking to me. Mind you, I’m not on this guy’s nice list. “You need to get out of this classroom. That is not the right way to talk to someone.”
Later that day the kid sees me walking down a flight of stairs, on the opposite side. He yells ‘Get on the right side!” Everyone moves to the right. I don’t because I will not be told what to do by him. He pushed me out of the way as he walks up the stairs. I stumble, but I don’t fall. I then hurry around the corner, wait, then follow him. He walks to a teacher. He gets a handful of Chromebooks, and tells the teacher that his laptop was “awaiting parts.” He told the computer teacher that 3 months ago. I step away from my hiding place and walk to him. “You told the teacher that 3 months ago. Where are these parts coming from, huh? China? And whose pocket is it coming out of? Most certainly not yours as you don’t work. I know! It’s coming out of your parent’s pockets. Don’t lie to people. I know you can’t fix that laptop. That’s why you failed the test a week ago.”
I talked to the teacher about that the next day. I was told he was the most “professional” person he had, so he couldn’t do much. “So, swearing at people is professional?” The teacher made a point that the kid was his best. “Dude, you have no idea what that kid does. You think just because he can talk to customers, he’s the best? I heard him talk to a customer. He kept going about how a SSD is different from a HDD. The person couldn’t get a word in edgewise.”
I could tell this was a losing fight. Who’s going to win? The 14-year old or the 45-year old? “Look, I’m honestly surprised you remember my name. Just tell the kid to leave me the hell alone.”
I had asked a kid if he wanted to trade a 240GB SSD for two 120GB SSDs. I had put the 240GB in my school laptop( Lenovo IdeaPad Z565, bought recently after I fixed my neighbors). The kid was cool with it. He then asks, “Can I give you one SSD and one 500GB HDD?” I don’t think he quite got the point that I didn’t need that much space, and only put HDDs in my PC’s for long term storage and, even then, I have it plugged into a SATA-to-USB.
All of us kids used to play a game. Once a month we’d participate in a game where we’d show off the fastest computer we’ve built. I, of course, had to compare my skills to others. The was only two rule: You have to have Windows 10 installed, and you have to boot it up when testing. And it just wasn’t booting time that we tested. Benchmarking your processor, too. So you’d have to know how to overclock well. You’d have to have decent cooling power. Here I come with 900-1300$ builds every month. Who do you think won every time? I stopped participating after 3 times I won. The reward? We had to buy the winner a drink during lunch. I never took the drink. When they handed it to me, I pushed it back and told them what to improve.
All of those kids in that class are absolute dickbags to people like me. Individuals who are ahead of that class, and learning something different like pentesting and networking. They walk around like their balls are too big for their pants because they have an RGB computer with AI overclocking, then say they did the overclocking. I asked a kid what his voltage was for an Intel Core i5, and he has to go into his BIOS to look. I then tell him to lower it down a little because it’s maxing out at 87C, and his processor has a T Junction of 92C. He looks at me, then goes to the keyboard. He pauses, then says “I’ll be honest. I just used AI overclocking.”
They don’t understand encryption keys. They don’t understand torrenting. They don’t understand risks of torrenting when I told them. It’s sickening. They can identify a YouTube symbol, but they can’t identify a programming language by a few lines or identify a hard drive.
I told some of the people I don’t use Windows on my computers. I told them I use BunsenLabs, and it runs almost like Debian. They had no idea why I went with a Linux installation. I showed them on a projector what it looked like and what it ran like on a HDD with 1GB of RAM(it was just a piece of junk awaiting upgrades). They were shocked that it ran so smoothly.
I think I know what you’re thinking. “He’s just a 14 year old prick that thinks he can fix a computer because he’s on it all the time. He has quite the attitude, and he needs some help.”
I am not on a computer all the time. Remember how I said my father didn’t want me to do this stuff? Well, he meant it. Nothing with wireless functions(his words, not mine), and nothing with wires. As for my attitude? YOLO. My father used to have to pay 100$ out of pocket to have a babysitter for me when I was in elementary school. All the while he was working his ass off to pay for the trailer we were in(in a trailer park). He had to choose between paying the electricity bill or getting food. He had to make something to eat out of peanut butter and Saltines, because that was all there was in the house. My father and I had to spend at least 4 hours a day getting the rims out of tires to scrap them. We had to go out at 3 in the morning everyday to get gas for the generator because the lights were out. I will not go back to that. I make damn sure I always have at least 10$ cash on me.
All these kids talk like they have such a hard life. “Oh, my mom made me fold my own laundry. I had to pick up my room. My father made me work in the garage with him. He also told me I had to get off Xbox.” These kids should be lucky they have their mom. They should be lucky they have a tight relationship with their father. The only thing my father and I have in common is that we made it through some rough some stuff. They’re coddled their entire life, while I’m here fighting for what I want to do when I’m older.
I hate to rely on anyone for anything. I try to chip in some money with my father, but I can’t give too much as I don’t want him to know I get paid for what I do(no, I don’t “work’). I hate to look up to someone. I never looked up to anyone when doing this. Not even Bill Gates.
This person told me he could fix any computer, no matter the issue. I told him he couldn’t, because he couldn’t even answer me the voltages that a PSU runs at. Sure, it wasn’t really enough to see if he could fix computers, but he didn’t even know what PSU meant. “Alright”, I say, grabbing DDR3 RAM. “Is this DDR3 or DDR4?” He squint at the stick, then says “Neither. DDR5.” I shake my head at him, then motion him to follow me. I tell him to turn around, then I open an older HP computer. I yank the HDD out, then rip all the RAM out. I then take out the GPU, and disconnect the motherboard power cord. I tell him to see what he can do. He pours over the computer, and looks. After about a minute, he turns around and says “Hard drive is missing. Other than that, nothing is the matter.” I grin, then tell him to turn it on. I first tell him to plug the HDD in so he doesn’t fry the PSU. He just waved me off, but does so anyways. He presses the power button, and nothing happens. “Well, Mr. IT professional, what’s the matter?”
He looks at me, then sneers and says” You don’t even know what’s the matter. You just took me to this computer to have me fix it because you can’t.”
I look at the floor, thinking, then say, “Alright. Answer this: Let’s say you have a Windows installation, and a Linux installation right next to it. It’s in an Ubuntu server. You have a Linux .ISO on the Windows half, and a Windows .ISO on the linux half. Change the passwords to something you don’t know. I guess you could have a USB stick, but only 4GB. QuickBooks is installed on Windows, with no known password. Wiping Quickbooks is futile and suicidal, and you fail immediately. Now break in, reset the passwords from the Registry. Repartition the drive to get rid of Linux. Enable Hyper-V. Set up a VM as a firewall/router with ShoreWall, set up another VM as lamp with Wordpress or Joomla, Set up one as a Samba Fileserver with Node-Red. Set one VM with asterisk and configure Trunk and one extension. You have 4 network cards and one cisco switch. Partition machines and switch into virtual network for Lamp, one VLAN for phones, one VLAN for Filesharing and automation. Insure no traffic crosses between. Also set up a vpn to the fileserver network with openvpn. Firewall port 5060 udp to allow only traffic to ISP. All subnets must be within 192.168.0.0/24 and set up as a /28. The basic test should be completed in less than two hours.
“While taking this test you will be interrupted by random people, asked questions, mistaken for an intruder, told you are on the wrong computer, asked to fix a jam in the xerox machine next to you and your power may be cut off once just to simulate real life conditions. If I'm in a bad mood the e key will be removed from your keyboard and usable only by poking it with a pencil. Part of the test is seeing how someone responds to stress and interruptions.”
I always was proud of myself when I made a 20-10 year old computer work beyond what it could handle. I have a few that are just beasts locked in a cage, and no one else is happy to see a computer that still has a floppy drive cage capable of running Windows 10 with 4 power hungry applications all the time.
I’m now to the point where I can get a computer started with nothing other than a thin little piece of metal. And no, I don’t mean jumping the PSU.
I never had a friend that knew how much I know, and I sure wasn’t going to help someone who didn’t care. I’ve tried teaching one person, and he just wasn’t cooperating.
My user name on Reddit was “RookieOfTheYear04”, and most people thought just because I was born in 04, I was just another kid trying to fix computers. Twice, I had to argue with people.
The last picture? They were saying “good job” for a kid turning his wrist 4 degrees with a pair of tweezers to pry some pins on a processor. I never had that. “You’re going places!” Why? Because he had patience to bend all of the pins back? I was told I was going places, and those places weren’t places you wanted to be.
This one, this person was fretting over an SD card. It wouldn’t format, and they thought technology was stupid. I forgot one word: Diskpart.
I never really had a friend to just… talk to normally. I mean, I never had a friend that knew as much as I do. I don’t mean to sound like a snob. Whenever I think I might have a friend, they go and do something stupid. Something that wouldn’t happen if they actually paid attention. I don’t really have friends, actually. People just see me as a acne-riddled slob that does nothing but sit in a chair. I mean, I’ve only been complimented once in school for what I did for someone. “He did it faster than I expected.” Other than that, I’m just a target for jokes. “Look at the fag over there! Wonder where his stupid laptop is?” “Maybe he just says he fixes computers to look smart and to get attention.” Fuck that. I asked the kid what his issue was. “Forgot to wash your letterman jacket?”
I feel like a total badass when I overclock or am telling people about all the bad shit I did with my school’s CIC. Speaking of CIC, they don’t really prepare for the worst.In 7th, I learned how to overclock. In 8th grade, I cleared admin password in the BIOS, and installed Windows 10 on a seperate drive. In 9th, I figured out how to install apps, despite the fact they had admin privileges blocked. Figured out how to run scripts to disable/enable certain things. When I pointed all this out to CIC, they just looked at me like I was bullshitting them. I shrugged, walked out to the library, hopped on one of the computers that the school owned, opened Command Prompt(this was blocked as well. Read above), then typed shutdown-i. Before I shut everything down, I made sure to write a script to repeat the command every 15 minutes.
I just want to be recognized for how well I can do this, despite my age. I was told what I can do isn’t that cool. I was told if I was writing exceptional code, it’d be different. Do you know kids(10-14) that can correctly block/disable stuff with Group Policy settings? Do you know any kids who can program by themselves for a robot that no one gives a shit about? Do you know any kids who have the balls to go along with Windows Support scams on a physical computer, and not worry about the other computers on the network? I’m not saying I want everyone to think I’m a hero for what I do. I’d just like to know that I’m doing the right thing. When I was in elementary school, I was just learning(4-5th grade). In middle school, I tried to prove myself many times. To teachers. To CIC. To kids. I’m sick of feeling like I have to prove myself to people. I have to dumb down my vocabulary when talking to kids in the “PC Repair and Maintenance”.
I helped my neighbor with her computer (Lenovo Ideapad Z565). She said it was slow, and some files were disappearing every time she turned the laptop on. I looked at the laptop, opened it up, and it was full of dust. Which was to be expected, as she used the laptop in her lap. As I’m doing this, I see a computer that was obviously built. I asked her who built that. She said her son did. I asked her if he helped her with the laptop. She said no, she didn’t want to make him mad by bothering him. I pause, then quickly put the laptop back together. The next time I went over to my neighbors house, I bought a Sony VAIO laptop with me. It was blue, and she liked the color. I put an SSD in for her, installed Windows, activated it, put all of her files (even the ones gone from the failing HDD) on her new laptop. I then ask her if I can talk to her son. She said yes, and pointed me to his room. I walk in the room, and I see him in a chair with chips and cans of soda on the desk. The room is a mess,smells like alcohol but that’s not important. His mother is gone at this point. He spun around in a chair. “What the fuck do you want?” I didn’t hesitate when he said this. “First of all, don’t be getting pissy with me. I just saved your mother about 200$ to spend on your lazy ass. Why didn’t you fix her laptop?” I know this wasn’t the right attitude for an IT technician, but this kid was just begging to be made fun of. Not that I’d do that, as I know what it’s like. “Because I don’t have time.” I shake my head. “It’s literally 10 minutes of your time. Just ten minutes.” I think back to the computer that I saw earlier. “Did you even build that computer in the living room, or did you have someone do it for you?” I guess he found someone to build it.
Many times I have thought about learning about a new industry. Through being put down many times to be second guessed by my own parents, it becomes a lot. Why is something so simple so hard to deal with?
I would only use linux when it came to OS’s. Not to put myself out from other people. It was just because I like the idea of a challenge when it comes to computers. I used Ubuntu/Peppermint(for when I needed a decent OS to boot up in a decent amount of time).