With COVID19 running rampant, it is important that we isolate as much as possible. It is the best way we can stop the spread of this virus.
We have stopped offering our callout service for the duration of this. We can still offer a remote service (PC to PC) but this assumes your PC can boot to Windows.
Any other issues, you are still welcome to message us and PreTech will do its best to assist via messenger, email etc.
If you are worried about keeping in contact with loved ones, services like Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger all offer video calling and works with phone, laptops, tablets etc. And as long as they are connected to WiFi are free.
Any questions about these or help getting them setup, feel free to message and we can talk you through it.
For now and for the duration of the pandemic, face to face and callout services now unfortunately have to be put on hold.
We can still offer remote services and web site design service (consultation via Skype, email etc). For anything else, please feel free to message and we will help you as best we can.
The Facebook page will be continued to get updated as normal.
It has been quite a long time since I have posted here and although it appears not much has been happening it has infact been the complete opposite. Aside the normal work we do, we have teamed up with others to produce a web series 1 Tantrum 2 Many.
First, rest assurred Pre-Tech isnt or hasn’t gone anywhere. Since the last post, work has certainly picked up which is one of the main reasons we havent been posting here as time simply hasnt allowed me to.
We have taken on more ship and schools aswell as small businesses who need help with either their IT or web hosting etc. We have seen an increase in the private / home user sector with a wide range of computer issues we have been able to help with.
Last year saw our first RetroGameBlast which was a one day event helping raise money for SpecialEffect, we intend to do the same again soon, although we may have missed the boat on a full event for 2020 we still aim to do something and hope to host again in 2021.
One of the other things is as previously mentioned is “1 Tantrum 2 Many” which has become a side project of ours. Its a comedy page in a nutshell, its for parents by parents, not only a place of advice but somewhere to vent. The page includes stories, videos and jokes. One of the main things I am involved with is the production of Audio and Videos that go on the page. I will be involved in setting up the website at somepoint in its future, I also star in many of the videos too! One of the other things it covers is game style reviews of a series we have coined “Best Worst”.
The second of the websites is now live. BusyBee Millbrook a preschool based in Southampton.
A wonderful colourful site for a wonderful colourful preschool!
We had to resort to a fair bit of stock photography (thank you to all the wonderful photographers and artists on Pexels) this was done to largely safeguard the children, there are however many wonderful pictures in the gallery that show you the school and the setup, including the lovely garden they have.
Sunday gone, I was called out to help assist the bridge crew of the Sajir to get two of its computer systems back online.
The Sajir is classed as a HAZ – A cargo ship and is the biggest in her fleet, she certainly was massive.
She needed two computer systems back up and running that were stuck in a loop, lucky enough they had nothing to do with ship navigation or guidance systems.
The problem took a bit more creative thinking than most, the system was stuck in a boot loop if attempting to get into safe mode or simply freezing out if booting normally. A quick fix would have been to format but the system contained a lot of information regarding sea charts and weather systems, so it was quite important to get it all backed up.
Using another drive to boot from, we was able to locate the files causing the problem and deal with it. After a few hours and much testing the computers came back to life and all was good.
Although it was a longer day than normal and had to be more creative with the repair (lack of Wifi was certainly made things interesting!) but the fix was achieved and by 11pm that day the Sajir set sail for its next stop in China.
It was certainly an experience and I would like the thank the crew for being so friendly and welcoming, I wish them well on their travels.
If you want to find out more about the Sajir you can look up its various stats etc here