Hi guys, Today I got a series of emails (all from different family/friends) that looked like this (shortened of course because some were quite lengthy): -"Hey, I started my own business can you make me a website and design me a logo? I know you are good with computers and photoshop." (What??? Who says that??? Not to mention there is no mention of what this business is. Oh, and I'm not a graphic designer or a web developer.) -"Hey, I have a video I shot on vacation but there is a plane in the way and also a boat under the waterfall. Can you use Photoshop to remove them for me?" (Um...1. You use After Effects, Mocha, Nuke, or some other software package/plugins not Photoshop and 2. No.) -"Quick question, my Weatherbug stopped working is there a way to fix it? Also I have some error that keeps popping up on my computer is there a way to fix it?" (Um...what error? Also I do not bring my work home with me so no, I won't fix it because I'm a scrooge. And WHO the hell told you to install Weatherbug??? Oh, and there is no such thing as a quick question. Saying that only pisses IT guys off). -"What home theater system should I buy? Should I get one with blue ray and HDMI?" (I know nothing about home theater but since I use a computer I must be an expert at anything electronic ). -"HEEEEEELLLLLPPPP! My computer is acting wonky can you take a look at it?" (Wonky? I'm sorry is that the only adjective you can think of that correctly describes your computer issue? Unfortunately I can't fix wonky.) -"Hey I know you like iPhones and such can you make me an iPhone app that is a game for my kids that has all of our faces in it? My kids like Mario and Zelda can you make something like that?" (Um..games take a VERY long time to make, not to mention if its not on the app store I can't put it on your phone unless I add you to my dev account, so no. Did I mention games, even simple ones take a LONG time to make?) Anyway usually I do not get this amount of requests (usually only 2 or 3 a week) but when I do I politely tell people that I do no fix computers for a living (a blatant lie) and that I only use Macs and am unfamiliar with Windows (another blatant lie since I know far more about Windows than Mac). Anyway those of you that know computers well know that helping friends/family is a trap to which you can never escape. Once you fix one thing any issue they have after "only happened after you touched it" and eventually all your free time is sucked up by requests for every little computer issue. So, for those who are the "computer guy/gal", do you have any stories to share?