Annoyance at its Core

I have been annoyed at things that don’t matter or are very small but something like getting classes in college is not small, it is very big,  it’s like planning for the rest of your life! Why is it that when I’m in real life situations like this that makes me want to write about them though? Annoyance is a great motivator for writing and I always have my computer with me to take advantage of that fact. The fact is that when I am annoyed I want to write about it, my words about it are sparing and fleeting as I type my annoyances out of my system and by the end of it there is none left to yell at the person or organization that is being annoying because at the end it really might  not be their fault at all. Most likely it is getting to the end of the day and people are humans and WILL make mistakes eventually.

Life has many mistakes but at least it helps to work them out, even though I can be waiting 30 minutes to straighten it out I will be pleased with the result unless it messes up my schedule. Anytime I can exchange time for annoyance I will do it, being mad, angry, or having steam coming out of your ears while getting something done is not good, just relax, take your time, and try to be patient.

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Keep a happy face

My Truck has broke down once again and I looked online for an answer about the problem right after I took it to pepboys and I’m glad I took it in immediately! According to aa1car.com it might be a BIG engine problem that I am especially not geared to deal with and not ready to pay for, meaning this might be the last time I have a big problem with it or still be a nuisance to me for a few more years.

Any time that I have tried to look into a problem I seem to find the most expensive solution online then go in ready for it, this time the oil pressure was down 2 days after getting my oil changed! So it might be an engine problem or they might have put something on loose and it came even more loose after I left and drove it around. Why  do I keep a car that is having problem after problem? Well it might stem from my dads drive it till it dies mentality (which in Michigan meant 10 years at most for general cars) or it might be that I have $500 to fix it but I don’t have
$7000-$10000 to buy a new truck, I’ve seen one with $18,000 listing price and one of the mirrors were broken and he’s constantly working on it! (I know, I am completely overusing exclamation points)  Either way my ’92 Sonoma has over $2000 in labor and parts cost in it and according to bluebook it is worth about $1,800 I really hope that no one crashes into me otherwise I am completely screwed because there is no way I can keep up with the repair bills I’ve been getting and getting a new car because someone totals mine (which happened to my 2002 Ford Escape last year.

I really hope that I will spend less than a newer used car would cost to keep this truck running but I am getting skeptical at this point.

Google: We compete with ourselves

Google is a great and large company that spans many businesses that compete with each other. One notable one that is most interesting is that they bought Motorola and still have the Nexus brand devices made by Samsung. Companies that compete with themselves are few because many companies aren’t large enough, for instance, Microsoft also has competing brands but only in a few areas: Microsoft office and Microsoft Works, both have strong features but Works is always the lower end so they aren’t really competing while Google has ChromeOS, which originally was pegged for tablets, and Android, which originally was only used on phones and very low end tablets. Both ChromeOS and Android are now being used on low end laptops and competing directly and ChromeOS is the better one for Laptop hardware but still Android is getting there as well.

So, why care about a big company competing with itself? I don’t it is just an interesting dynamic that is not used in all business’s but is a good solution to having arguments about who’s product is better if there is a fight about which way to go with an operating system or program. Also, as Microsoft has proved over and over again, it is a way to eliminate ideas constructively, I love Microsoft Encarta but when Bing came it was obsolete and could be disposed of, but instead of just outright getting rid of it they brought out the last edition and integrated it with Bing so it would still be somewhat useful in the age of “search and receive” instead of keeping the type of software that was dying they came out with a happy marriage that ended up Killing off Encarta but it still exists in disk drives in some places like my bedroom if not only for the Calculator program that was bundled with it the last year.  Hopefully Google will stop trying what is apparently not working and just try to integrate ChromeOS’s best features (such as the browser and having a tab button for google Docs) into Android and start merging them more to have one great Operating System instead of 2 competing ones that are good but browsing in Android s sometimes annoying and working offline in ChromeOS is near impossible. Just Merge them it’s doomed to happen even though I love ChromeOS I will not buy a laptop restricted to only work online when I can barely use my schools wifi to write this post.