Welcome to MHPathfinder.Com
A Reflective Weblog in the Era of AI
My name is M. H. Pathfinder, aka Michael Hovey. I am a reflector on the changing nature of being human in this rapidly-changing Information Age, that is revolutionizing how we communicate and automate the many systems of our lives. "The cloud," social networks, issues of privacy and security... There is much to be considered and discussed. These, and other topics will be found at Cyberian Reflections, my web log.
Computers/Open Source Operating Systems/Consultations
I offer my services as an advocate for free and open source operating systems, and as a consultant to clients for computer repair, upgrades or replacement.
This consultation may extend to on site technical diagnostics and/or repair, within the range of a few miles from my Cypress, California base. Many consultations may be conducted via email or telephone.
For reasons of rapidly-changing technologies and a reduction in cost for many computerized devices, many elements of my decades-long profession are near extinction. I am still able to offer experienced advice for the home computer user on some repairs, system recoveries and upgrades. For demanding jobs or issues beyond the scope of my expertise, I defer to profesisonal computer repair and upgrade service departments at Microcenter or The Geek Squad of Best Buy for reasonbly-priced repairs and upgrade.
Links to Enlightenment and Understanding
The following links may be of interest:
- DISTROWATCH.COM This site provides access to dozens of free and open source operating systems. Most of these operating systems are free to download, to take for test-drive via a USB Flash drive, or to install into your personal computer--alongside Microsoft Windows as a dual OS system, or to replace Windows.
- OPEN SOURCE This is a Wikipedia article to explain what open source means for the development of systems and software.
- FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION Established in direct response to the monopolistic practices of Microsoft to force computer users to use the Windows OS> FSF has been a steadfast advocate for free and open source operating systems and software, developed through a "copyleft" patenting of the source code.
- SKEPTIC.COM The home page for the Skeptic Society, dedicated to critical thinking, reason and science.
- TED.COM IDEAS WORTH SPREADING. Technology + Entertainment + Design.
M. H. Pathfinder Gallery
Art work from my creative period of life -- the mid nineteen-eighties