Contact me for the date and time.
Text, call, email, message, whatever.
Do I know anything about your web page problem?
Well I've been a computer operator since 1975, Apple since 1987, Microsoft since 1990, and Unix (now Linux) since 1994. I've coded HTML since 1996 and Internet shopping (CGI programming) since 1999.
Hey who knows maybe I've already spent dozens of hours at the same Internet program you're working on right now. Small world!
So yes it's possible.
Contact Chuck Williams
Have an Internet question? Are you a local senior? Meet me in Lawrence. Or just contact me. I'll publish the question-and-answer here and on my "Around Van Buren" Facebook page and let's see what develops.
Most of the time all I do is listen and the other person solves the problem themselves anyway.
Like what? Do it yourself and fixit advice for Internet websites, social media, email.
Bill Faison (pictured) recommending Chuck Williams' computer instruction.
Don't hate your Internet web page, do something about it. Audio here of my friend Bill. He publishes a newsletter but after his son upgraded his WORKING computer from ancient to the latest Microsoft, it all became a confusing mess. We fooled around for a while trying different things and then I wrote up a procedure for him to follow to get his newsletter written and published again. My conclusion is that if something ain't broke, don't fix it!
Newsletter won't print! Why not?
My wife's a member at Organic Fruit Growers and through her I've been talking with their newsletter editor, Anton Ptak, about problems they had printing their PDF newsletter. Using my LibreOffice suite and his "Impress" file I got it working.
Solved problem of PDF that wouldn't print.
"Save this file or save it with a different name," the computer screen asked me.
"Save it," I mumbled while clicking.
"Sorry, it can't be saved on this medium," it stated.
"It better save somewhere," I shot back and nervously tried navigating to a different folder. It wouldn't save there either. "There's an hours worth of work down the drain," I cried.
Adobe Photoshop crashed and the blood vessels at my temples beat. My mouse froze after a short frantic dance and it was over.
I should have taken a break but I restarted instead and searched futilely for my Photoshop file but it was gone. I was sick about it.
That's how it was for me quite a few years ago. I was way too hectic back then. Flash forward to now. Things change.
What changed for me is my strategy towards this problem. It became manageable after I changed my routine.
Now I save once when I create the new file and then I keep on saving it repeatedly as I work.
Previously I'd create a file, work an hour, and then save it. I was getting slaughtered with that method.
Does it matter?
If I never save, or save rarely, the changes I'm making pile up in temporary memory. This is bad. Temporary memory gets fragmented and cluttered easily.
Aggressively saving to permanent memory solves the problem. Click 'save' often. Even 'save as' to the same file name.
Use this tip with any of your computer's programs, wrestle that computer down to the mat, and win big.
If you're still not confident and you're having problems like this then please see my contact information and look me up, OK?
How much does a free computer system cost anyway?
No really I'm serious.
There's a cost associated with everything and the free Linux computer operating system I use is no different.
How my system works
The hardware components I select are old, or cheap, or used devices that inter-connect with each other reasonably well.
Meanwhile the software I choose is:
Currently I use Fedora, Vi, OpenOffice, Gimp, SFTP/SSH, Perl, WordPress, Google, Shopping Cart, HTML+CSS, Evince, and Renderx.
My website hosting and my Internet service cost money of course. Besides those necessities the rest is mostly sweat equity of maybe 60 hours a year.
Is it worth it?
It works for me. But I'm curious if you have any similar experiences. Let me know at .
I'm always getting involved with Internet and computer projects.
Like fixes and upgrades to apps, email, social media, PDF, WordPress, Google, website maintenance, HTML + CSS.
Then comes Linux, Apple, Microsoft devices.
Other things come my way from time to time. It's all good.
For some seven years I taught Internet and computer use to adults and I've seen just about everything there is to see in the way of Internet problems. Nowadays I'll just poke my way through something new and usually figure it out too. Since 1975 I've learned, unlearned, and re-learned hundreds and hundreds of programs.
Bad things happen to good people from time to time. I've seen it all. Doesn't necessarily mean I can do anything about it but at least I can offer my opinion.
Have a question? Local? Contact me and let's talk. If there's any advice I can offer I'll publish the question-and-answer on my Facebook page and here at my blog too.