I may not drive a van for the cable company, or a cute little black and white Geek Squad VW beetle, but that’s just because I’m more a tech mercenary. A lone geek for hire…

Well less for hire, and more for support of family members.

And even I get stumped sometimes.Today we headed off to my grandmothers to get her remaining electronics hooked up and going again. It’s been a long time since I have had to think in analog terms of the VCR… EP SP SLP… and unfortunately, one of them just would not work. The remote was half dead but the worst part of it was that the video signal just wouldn’t make it from the VCR to the TV… very very odd…

I hate being defeated by electronics…but sometimes the equipment just fails…

I don’t know how many more times I will have to be of help and use to my Grandmother, but I hope this counts in that column even if I wasn’t totally successful….

DB