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Abraham Brody - I presently am offering both part time consultant work, and am looking for full time employment using my skills in GIS on all platforms, and Macintosh Tech Support and repair. My current résumé (in Acrobat), and résumé (in zip compressed Word) can be downloaded. You can download my certificate to the workshop NEURISA offered in Program Management. You can also download various references written by coworkers and people in my field. My LinkedIn profile is also available.

I am based in Lakeville, Massachusetts, and will work at offices remotely, and on site in southeast Massachusetts, eastern Rhode Island, Boston, or Providence. Freelance rates below should in no way be used to consider what I would accept as a full time or part time worker. Rates are negotiable depending on my distance I need to commute. With 20 years of experience both in the Geographic Information Systems field using Windows, and Macintosh consulting and repair I offer a plethora of services to whomever may desire to hire me. I have worked with local governments, Federal government, and government contractors.

Macintosh Consultant & Repair services in southeast Massachusetts and online

You may call at least 24 hours ahead of time to see if an appointment time is available at 202-538-1017, or write abrody AT (replace the word AT with the @ symbol).
Note fees below are set for in basic amounts. The additional Services link can adjust the final quantity by the dollar.
For larger projects, we can determine in advance how much time you wish to spend on it, and what the final outcome is that is desired.

I have a section for reviews of my work at the end of this page.

I accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Union Pay via the based website:

visit my online store

Tech Support is available via one these options:

1. Half hour tech support ($50)

2. One hour tech support. ($75)

3. Additional services ($1 - purchase additional time in quantity of dollars). Serving towns of Assonet, Carver, East Taunton, Freetown, Lakeville, Middleborough, Plymouth, Rochester, or Wareham, or upper and mid Cape Cod. Travel is from Lakeville Massachusetts. Foreign (to the United States) service with the credit cards supported is available, though rates will have to cover currency exchange on both ends. I can do both video Facetime and Skype communicate and Microsoft Remote Desktop computer access.

Repair services include out of warranty installation of hard drives, RAM, PRAM batteries, data translation of spreadsheet, word processing, database, image formats, and software repair of directories. Services include data recovery to the maximum extent allowed by the fees ( DriveSavers offers a much more thorough recovery process for thousands of dollars when hardware is at issue, though we can at least isolate if it is an issue), installation of video cards on Macs that support self installed cards, and discovering if unessential software is installed on your Mac, and/or compatibility issues of software installed. Data can be backed up as a clone, or setup for Time Machine. Data recovery will be best effort. No guarantees are made. I also offer in house testing services for Intel Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.4 applications and drivers.

My self help pages are currently available for free, although a donation of your choice may be purchased on my $1 purchase amount in any quantity of $1 purchases you desire.

Currently those pages are
  • The Mac backup FAQ
  • Creating a bootable Mac CD
  • Macintosh web browser FAQ
  • Crossplatform application solutions
  • The Mac Directory Repair FAQ
  • The Kernel Panic FAQ
  • Migration from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X and Intel Mac FAQ
  • Mac OS X Speed FAQ
  • Files that are safe to delete or move in Mac OS X FAQ
  • Mac OS X operating system upgrade FAQ
    Store return and other policies:

    Allow 48 hours for communication unless this policy is updated. Unused time may be returned for a refund. Travel time under one hour must be purchased in advance. Note, purchases can be made checked out as "guest", and you do not have to register for for the purchase to go through. A street address is only necessary for the credit card company to verify the validity of the credit card. Don't worry at the present time about sales tax costs. This website will update if sales tax is needed. There are no promotional codes available at this time.

    Travel charge for beyond one hour from Lakeville MA may be purchased upon my arrival by cash (not check), or online by credit card. Note, time unused after 60 days must be refunded via personal check to your home address (due to policy). DISCLAIMER: These services are not provided as part of any Apple Inc support plan. You are liable for data not backed up. Attempts at data recovery can not be guaranteed. Any hardware that is marginal beyond my ability to observe I can not be held accountable for. While I have over 20 years of experience, and will make the best effort to find a solution to your problems, services are provided as is.

    Reviews from my freelance support and references

    Abraham was not only professional in showing up on time for our appointment, but he was very knowledgeable and diligent in his work taking care of a few issues with our Apple computer, printer set up, re-establishing email connections, etc. His knowledge is the key as he can get the job done correctly and efficiently. B&K P

    Many times in my early mac years I was saved and my computer and data restored to pristine condition by the diligence of Abraham; in reinstalling operating systems; and diagnosing the various issues that may affect a Mac at one time or another. Highly recommended; highly knowledgable. His credo: Back up, Back up, Back up.

    Abe is a competent MAC expert. I worked with Abe for the FAA and can attest to his expertise!

    I would like to thank you very much for promptly and efficiently identifying the problem my wife had with her IMAC, and finding a way to get it going again without introducing new problems or having to purchase a new set of programs. My wife owns a mid-2007 IMAC with one GB of RAM originally installed. For some time she had been having trouble with slow processing and frequent crashes when she was online using our Comcast WIFI connection. Then, quite suddenly, she ceased being able to connect at all to the internet. I was impressed with your ability to identify that the problem was Comcast's decision to drop support for the version of the MAC operating system she was using. The solution you came up with, and which you had the tools on hand to implement, was to upgrade the MAC operating system to a level that was still supported by Comcast. Together with cleaning the machine of accumulated garbage, and your recommendation that I use the two 1 GB RAM chips I had replaced with two 2 GB RAM chips in my own mid-2007 IMAC to give her more power, she ended up with a smoothly functioning machine with a good connection to the internet through Comcast. And you were able to do all of this in a single session. You made it possible for us to extend the life of this old machine at a very reasonable cost. I look forward to using your expertise to continue to maintain our machines.

    Abe has been a computer Mac and Windows expert since the 80s and knows the insides of a computer better than anyone I know...

    Checking my calendar this morning, skillfully thanks to you, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your patience in out tutoring session. You're a born teacher... thank you, thank you

    Checking my calendar this morning, skillfully thanks to you, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your patience in out tutoring session. You're a born teacher... thank you, thank you

    Abe - thank you very much for getting us straightened out with our computer, I-pad, and I-phones and most importantly, getting them to work together as they should. We appreciated your patience and your willingness to explain the things we were confused about - some of which were surprisingly simple. Jane

    A letter reference from Rob Sousa

    A letter of reference from Dan Bryder

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