via: [Amazing Superpowers]
Ahhh – the Plus HardCard. I remember installing a number of these on our Compaq 486 series machines in the early 90′s. These were great!
I remember thinking “Wow, hard drives have come a long way where they can fit on an ISA card!” Oh, technology, you make me feel so old.
|Product Name||Capacity (MB)||Access Time (ms)||First Shipment|
|Hardcard 20||20||49||June 1986|
|Hardcard 40||40||35||May 1987|
|Hardcard II 80||80||25 (19 effective)||January 1990|
|Hardcard II 40||40|
|Hardcard II XL 105||105||? (9 effective)||October 1990|
|Hardcard II XL 50||50|
|Hardcard EZ 240||240||16||September 1992|
|Hardcard EZ 127||127||17|
|Hardcard EZ 85||85||17|
|Hardcard EZ 42||42||19|
via: [The Doghouse Diaries]
via: [Doghouse Diaries]
Well, at least your DSL is working, thank goodness…
I learned to curtail and for the most part eliminate these calls from friends and family by doing this:
First time they ask for help it’s free, but I bring them through what is required from them. Generally, they dismiss it off hand thinking I’ll just be there whenever they have a virtual hang-nail.
After that, I’m $75/hr (first hour up front) if I sit in front of the computer, Google their question and it’s on the first page of results. If it’s not on the first page of results, or the person is my mother (Let’s face it, I owe her for time and expenses as it is) it’s free.
This does several things:
They learn extremely fast how to use Google themselves.
They start valuing my time as much as their own. This severely cut down on the whole “refusing to learn for themselves” because it was just easier to ask me.
-I need to start doing this. …the thing about “time and expenses” with Mom – yeah, the whole giving birth thing is kinda hard to forget about… -Rob
Picture Source: [Very Demotivational]
via: [Fail Blog]