| By Brian Livingston |
It’s not every day that a motorcycle roars up to your house and its rider takes off his helmet to help you fix your ailing PC.
But that’s the experience several lucky readers of the Windows Secrets Newsletter will have when Fred Langa, our editor-at-large, brings his patented Housecall to their doors.
Many applied, four were chosen
I announced in the Apr. 19 newsletter that Fred (at left in riding gear) was taking a sabbatical. He certainly deserves a break, after 10 years of writing for the LangaList (and Windows Secrets, after the two newsletters merged in November 2006).
For Fred, taking a break means riding his beloved motorcycle across the United States and back across Canada. He said he’d choose four readers to visit during his journey, tuning up their PCs and listening to their tales of woe with Windows.
More than 3,000 readers applied to receive a Housecall. Out of the pleas that our readers submitted, Fred selected four cases where he thought he could be of help. The winners are:
- Franz Shattuck, Hillsboro, New Hampshire
- John Rice, Longmont, Colorado
- Gene Foster, Tacoma, Washington
- Daniel Amsler, Mississauga, Ontario
Brian Livingston is editorial director of WindowsSecrets.com and the co-author of Windows Vista Secrets and 10 other books.