Who We Are

Picture of Jay Lacher     Hello and best wishes to all that venture in to the wonderful world of these contraptions called computers.

     My name is Jay Lacher and I must admit that I have never bought a brand new computer. My first computer was an Atari 400 that I bought from my mother when she wanted to upgrade to a stronger machine. She called me one day to come over and look at her "new toy". She showed me a game called Star Raiders and I was lost to the real world from then on. Once I got her original system I began to play -- and I literally mean play. Computers quickly became things to play with and see how I could make them do what they weren't supposed to be able to do. This was well over thirty years ago. On this first machine I didn't even have a floppy drive. My storage device was a cassette tape deck.

     Then I discovered the fact that I could make changes to the system that I had. I thought that I was lost before, now I knew I was. Since that discovery I have been building the perfect computer and figure that I will still be doing so thirty plus from now.

     We'll skip over a quarter century and then some to what I am doing now, which happens to be the exact same thing. I still strive to find ways to make these mysterious boxes do what they are not supposed to be able to do. I am now retired but still like to help others.

     I was awarded Microsoft's MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Not too terrible for someone that is 100% self taught.

     I truly hope that I am able, in some small way, to make your experience with these strange boxes an easier and more fulfilling one.

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