I have been configuring, managing and integrating Unix-type computer systems of all kinds since the early 80's. Today, I specialize in Linux-based solutions. My clients are a mix of private-sector and government organizations. The only common denominator is that they all use Unix-type operating systems.
My services include:
Technical services such as software design, programming and system administration are billed at the rate of $180/hour plus HST, with a one-hour minimum charge for on-site visits.
If travel in excess of 50 km is required, travel time is charged at $60 per hour (to a maximum of $350/day) and mileage is charged at the rate of $0.45/km.
Expenses incurred as part of a project, such as purchasing replacement computer parts or cables to address the client's situation, are charged to the client as a disbursement on an actual-cost basis, original receipts provided.
Payment of an invoice is due upon receipt.
All work is scheduled by appointment. Please call or email me (see the Contact page) to make arrangements. I make every effort to respond quickly to client requests, but I cannot guarantee immediate availability under all circumstances since I may have made prior commitments. In case of emergencies, however, I will always strive to re-prioritize my work to address the most urgent situations.
In particular, if you know you will require my services for a specific date and time (such as assistance by phone for a system installation or upgrade), please be sure to contact me in advance to book that time.