Geek Support is now standing by to take your call


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By Mark O’Neill

dogbert_techsupport.jpgI have been thinking for a while now about how to engage the GAS readers more and answering Melvyn’s question in the last post made me decide to bring this idea forward now.

As a writer for GAS, I often wonder what you would like to read more about. What’s on your mind Mr and Mrs Geek? What would you like to see more of on this blog? Do you have unanswered questions driving you crazy that you would like to see as articles on GAS?

That’s when I came up with the idea of a “Geek Support” feature (which Kiltak loves the idea of) where you send me your burning questions and I will do my best to answer them and do an article on them. A bit like Melvyn wondering if podcasts to email were possible, I looked into it and did an article on it. It even hit Lifehacker just now. So it’s a win-win for everyone. You get your answers and GAS gets its online glory. Oh and I get paid!

So if you have a tech / internet / geek -related question that you don’t know the answer to and you would like to see an article on it, just get in contact with me with details and I will see if I can find out the answers well enough to write an article for Geeks Are Sexy. If I feel unqualified to answer your question, I will try to find somebody who can answer. Perhaps one of the other GAS writers might want to write the article or we can find an outside expert who has the knowledge necessary to put your mind at ease.

Of course, you will be mentioned by name in the article (if you want) and all the other readers will have the opportunity to chip in via the comments if they have something to contribute.

It doesn’t have to be a tech question. It can be anything at all. As Darth Vader says, “search your feelings”. Tap your inner geek, work out what question you most want answered and ask. We’ll then see what we can do. No charge.



8 Responses to Geek Support is now standing by to take your call

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  3. I have a dell (2005) using a radeon x300 video. I bought a new large flat screen but my computer would not support it. What should I look for in a monitor or do I have to replace my card with a larger one. Thanks

    • When you say that your computer doesn’t support it, do you mean that you hook it up and nothing displays? Try putting the old monitor back on and changing the display settings to the most basic available, then shutdown and connect the new monitor and reboot. Then tweak the settings. It should work at minimum settings.

  4. I have a dell (2005) using a radeon x300 video. I bought a new large flat screen but my computer would not support it. What should I look for in a monitor or do I have to replace my card with a larger one. Thanks

    • When you say that your computer doesn't support it, do you mean that you hook it up and nothing displays? Try putting the old monitor back on and changing the display settings to the most basic available, then shutdown and connect the new monitor and reboot. Then tweak the settings. It should work at minimum settings.