Re: How do you know all this stuff?
Almost everything I know I learned own my own. I started by putting computers together, I then found out I liked it enough to make it a career. So, I pounded on mom and pop computer stores hoping someone would hire me as a salesman since I was pretty familiar with hardware. It worked, and that let me get my foot in the door to where I could sneak back into the tech room and the owner let me troubleshoot a little. At first, I sucked...bad, didn't have a clue. But, I eventually got good at everything, so I ended up running the whole shop. Now, I am currently still working in the same shop, plus I have my own business on the side and will be opening my own shop at the first of next year. If you are really interested, just build a few computers, tear apart everything you can, try to get yourself in a small shop like I did, even if it means working for nothing. Man, I'm here to tell you, I have done it all. Warehouse work, frame carpenter, gutter hanging, ops manager for a huge corp. But nothing beats going into work smiling because you LOVE what you do!