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Let's fix that computer!

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30 per session - Virtual OK

I can take your description of the trouble you are having with your computer and translate it into a plan on how to solve the problem. Many times, computers can be optimized with just software, de-duplication of files and a few tweaks. Those are the easy problems to fix. Unfortunately, sometimes, the computer problems are hardware. It may be a power supply, (yeah, I've replaced those), wifi card or it could be a driver problem that renders your hardware somehow inoperative. I've dealt with all those situations and more. Most of the computers I own, I have either built or refurbished. Not only the hardware, but also the software and/or the operating system.

I can not fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon pitcher. If the computer's drive is full, it will not work correctly, but I am able to diagnose that and give you guidance on how to either:
a) better manage the space you have or
b) upgrade the storage to your computer

I replaced the hard drive on my PlayStation3, and it's been money well spent. Long story short, I've had to make my old computer equipment last a very long time (the computer I'm using currently is from 2009), and am a firm believer that I don't need to buy computer equipment frequently in order for it to work well.

Training & Qualifications


A programmer.
A chronic tinkerer.
Very cheap.
Patient enough to make my hunks of junk work.

Availability & Preferences


Most nights and weekends. If I can't do it in your requested time frame, I'll let you know.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Scott


Judi left review for Scott
Mar 25, 2018
Scott was very helpful and generous.
Jamie received session of Let's fix that computer! from Scott
Apr 04, 2017
This was so helpful! My computer was all gummed up with over 30,000 photos and other junk, and he painstakingly held my hand through over an hour's w...orth of de-junking it, plus sent me several useful articles to continue tidying up the computer. Thank you Scott!show more
Jacqule provided package of How to get the girl! for Scott
May 13, 2019
Scott was highly helpful with graphic arts and video editing. I consider our trade valuable.
Aïta received hour of Software design review from Scott
Jan 13, 2019
Scott provides an excellent service. Thanks to him I know now where to focus to make things work. I am looking forward to our next session. Highly Rec...ommended.show more
Adam received hour of Software design review from Scott
Dec 27, 2018
Great listener, lots of technical knowledge and happy to freely share his experience. Pleasure to talk with Scott. Seems like a very grounded person w...ith a calm and rational approach to evaluating problems. I'd recommend talking to him if you have questions - certainly helpful for me!show more
Josh received hour of Software design review from Scott
Apr 01, 2018
Scott is very knowledgable and was a pleasure to talk to. He clearly knows his stuff and was able to provide me with some pointers and resources which... I'll surely be taking advantage of. Highly recommend working with him for IT related services (though he also mentioned working in digital marketing and may have other strong skillsets).show more
Thomas received Help with What Condiments to You Like? from Scott
Feb 10, 2018
Thanks for the great info.
Alex received Help with ML/Deep Learning Mentor from Scott
Jan 28, 2018
Scott was a pleasure to talk with. He was kind, friendly, and very knowledgable about data. He's a very smart guy and gave me some great advice as I b...egin my new career path. I will definitely be speaking with Scott again. Thank you!:)show more
Julia at received Help with Need a Website Audit from Scott
Dec 23, 2017
Scott was very helpful with my website. Thanks
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Dec 13, 2017
very thoughtful and eager to help!


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Currently working as a developer. My primary duties range from managing a large, normalized Oracle database to creating and maintaining php, perl and.net websites. I have also created real time matchi...ng applications. I am a member of a customer account support team for a very large customer. Specialties: SQL, statistics, software testing and design, data mining, perl, .net, mysql, oracle, linux, coldfusion, data exchange over http.show more

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