About

Welcome to the Art of Logic

Since 1999 Art of Logic has performed numerous tech projects around the Gold Country of California.
Mostly it’s behind the scenes for home office users, not-for-profit and small office businesses, plus schools, sole proprietors and many individuals of all ages who live  in our Gold Country.

We don’t have retail or office premises- It’s all virtual, making Art of Logic extremely versatile for support and consulting.
We tend to concentrate on specialized and custom issues rather than mainstream commercial work.

Past & present clients have included Nevada County, SBA, KVMR, OddFellows, Nevada County Land Trust, the North Star House and many more.
Also possibly your grandmother and certainly my neighbors.

I am a sole proprietor and an early practitioner of remote office working  going back to being the Nevada County Community Network (NCCN.NET) systems engineer, Nevada County’s first dial up internet service provider and a not-for-profit that had  well over 2,000 customers,
Also I was a partner in an Auburn internet for-profit provider at the height of the .COM Boom.

I’ve been a  sole proprietor for almost 30 years so understand some of the issues of small scale businesses, as that’s what I am too.
Also I love to share ingenuities so have  been a broadcaster of the call-in Zen Tech Radio Show since 1999, British accent and all.

I inform rather than advertise and facilitate rather than direct.
I enjoy  long standing projects or one-offs, with a client base of several hundred, some of whom live in other countries.

It’s fun to stay up to date and recent projects include VHS tape transcriptions, drone-flying (I am taking the commercial license) high speed video compression, WordPress,  custom Internet integrations, security research and tech journalism.

You can hire me to consult on simple computer recommendations all the way to full small office integration
I will fix simple stuff and specialist in migrations away from useless or obsolete tools or programs.

Mostly it’s been what goes on under the hood, behind the scenes and in the basement of the Internet where I thrive fixing esoteric things like, say, Domain Name Service (DNS)  and Mail Server woes.
I’ve worked extensively with GSuite (AKA: Google Apps) right from the start.

Something funky happening on the Internet?
I’ll troubleshoot it.
Odd Error Message? Send it.
I’ll Check.
Low priority Email inquiries are generally free.
I’ll always tell you beforehand where any cost is involved

Also happy to do more mundane stuff like get you off Hotmail or
find useful free replacements for broken Outlook installations….
I have many smart friends and colleagues I can refer you to when I cannot easily find your solutions, by the way.
I never get bored but occasionally get frustrated with tech design,
– the ‘job’ (I call it ‘Play for Pay’) stays interesting as it changes all the time so I do not have to slow down.
All main platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, IOS, and Android I deal with on an almost daily basis, and specialize on open source and granted hardware and software provision.

I got here via Dialup Bulletin Board Systems (ABC!-BBS) in the early 1990s, then Internet News Groups, then PHPbb for  my  Zen Tech Radio Show Blog, then Joomla! then to This, in 2014 or so.
WordPress. It’s all very Ingenious stuff worthy of slavery to our needs to master security, reliability, usability and simplicity-
Where possible.  

Welcome!