– aka singer/songwriter/producer Sharron-Idol –
as well as entertaining, can build hand-crafted computers that are tailored to your needs.
In April of 2018 – after having planned to take a break from making music and concentrate more on promoting the well over 100 tracks that she’d already created, a certain chain of events re-ignited Sharron’s geek-streak in a big way, and caused her to try my hand at something which she hadn’t done as a full-build for a number of years: PC building.
Being a qualified electronics technician, and having also been a tech-geek pretty much all her life, it was like second-nature to Sharron, and she caught the bug… Maybe that should read “She re-captured the rapture.”?
Oh come on – entertainers need computers just as much as anybody else, if not more so. Yes many well-off or signed artists buy a Mac and use it as a status symbol; but in fact a Mac isn’t as adaptable or versatile as a PC, and the legend that a Mac is immune to virus infection is total bullshit.
Never Giving Up
Sharron has no plans to give up entertainments and go back solely to tech; nor does she have any intention of abandoning technology and concentrating on entertainments only… So she’s looking to do both; in her own unique and individual style.
I’ll build what YOU want. (As long as it’s a PC, as long as you’re having it delivered to an address in the UK, and as long as you can afford it.) The retail stores will sell you what THEY think you should have. – For as much money as they can get out of you, regardless of the quality. I’m not really interested in how much money I can get out of you; just as long as I’m giving you a fair deal and I’m not making a loss / more than breaking even. – I’m interested in building the machine that’s right for you: If it’s an * Idol’s Budget Premium PC * because that’s all you can currently afford or it’s all you want to pay out for then so be it: It’s actually a great little machine, and I’m going to be putting one to work for my own purposes shortly in the near future: Quad-core with a minimum of 8 gigabytes of RAM plus a Solid State Drive for under £300.00 UKP. – That’s a great deal! https://tech.buggerallon.tv/idols-budget-premium-pc/
Yes, Sharron is more than an entertainer: Sharron is a technician with experience.
Long before she embarked upon her music & entertainments career; Sharron built & ran tech & computer advice website * kkomp.com * : It still exists too; though it’s no longer regularly posted to. – It just gets basic maintenance.
Sharron has always been a tech; it’s in her blood, just like entertainments is also a part of who she is. – It’s a duality that pulls her both ways; but Sharron has managed to make herself the perfect unison of technology and entertainments.
Sharron is a qualified electronics technician, and she knows not only how to put computers together; but also a lot about how and why they work on an overall and component level. – Also how the components themselves interact to make up the complete unit.
Sharron will build you your own, unique, hand-built, quality computer. – Whilst it’s true that you can go to a store and buy a factory-built PC that “works well”; that factory-built machine wasn’t built for you. – It was built for the manufacturer because it was the easiest and cheapest design that the manufacturer could mass-produce using proprietary low-cost components, and then sell via a retail outlet at up to 100% markup.
When you go to a store you get much less, not more.
Sharron’s worked in sales too; and she knows what goes on. The following might surprise you: –
‘You thought the off-the-shelf computer’s manufacturer had the customers’ interests at heart? ‘You thought the retailer wanted to give you the best service and sell you the best product possible? – You’re so wrong.
The manufacturer built the machine as cheaply as possible; designing in a ‘lifetime’ period during which the proprietary components used would function: ‘Usually around 5 years. The manufacturer had very little concern for the end customer, other than making sure that the machine would look acceptable and would work as specified at point of sale to the end customer.
The manufacturer probably used proprietary parts in the retail-build that you bought from the store wherever it was possible to use proprietary parts; so that when something went wrong, only their company-trained engineers could repair it to anything more than the standard of a botch-job. Another reason for using proprietary components is that once the machine needs upgrading, it’s very difficult to perform the upgrade when only specially-made components are able to be fitted in place of the old ones. – It’s much easier to go on out and buy a new machine off-the-shelf from the same retailer, made by the same manufacturer. – That way the retailer is quids-in, and the manufacturer can keep producing proprietary junk and keep selling it.
The retailer has only one concern; and it’s not the customers’ best interests.
The retailers’ main concern is to make as much money out of each customer as possible.
The retailer may or may not use any and every tactic – ethical or not – in order to accomplish this.
They’ll tell you that gold contacts on plugs make a better connection… Just so that they can sell you a more expensive product with gold in it. They’ll tell you that they do have nothing but your best interests at heart… Which begs the question: If they actually do have your best interests at heart; why are they telling you lies and trying to fleece you?
Sharron’s breaking the mould. Sharron will build you something of better quality that is upgradeable and that will last.
Your Idol-machine won’t last forever, it wont be eternally upgradeable, and it will one day fail; Sharron is Human, not superhuman… But it will give you better service for longer than a factory-built device that you buy from a retail-outlet. – It’ll also be made specially for you, and better suited to your particular needs.
Contact Sharron using this form: –
Sharron only currently maintains the computers that she sells under warranty. There are other experienced technicians out there.
Only someone who will put their name and reputation behind any work they do for you, or indeed anything they build for you, is a professional technician. – Anyone else is a tech enthusiast, probably without qualification or experience; or simply a bullshitter.
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