Life Lessons Through Technology

I'm in college currently to be a Computer Information Systems major, or something like that. Basically, computer guy. You'd think that I must be amazing at computers to want to go into this field. Well, I'm really not. Most of the time, I'm just really good at guessing which buttons to press. Some of the time, I'm really not. I was trying to get this old Hi8 camcorder to turn on, and it just wasn't working. I couldn't figure it out. I tried making sure the connections were all solid, I tried turning it on and off, I even tried turning the power switch half-way on thinking the connection inside the switch was broken. I gave up. It simply cannot be turned on. That is until I put it down and my girlfriend picked it up, and immediately realized the hold switch on. Oh.

Even just now, I couldn't understand how my i7 laptop with 8 GB of memory could be so ridiculously slow. I yelled to the world "What is wrong with Windows 7?!" Then for some reason I thought to open the battery menu and noticed it was on power saver, with the "high performance" option just not on below it. Ah.

So the moral of the story is there's always something new to learn, and you're not always as smart as you think you are. And sometimes you really need to stop and just read what is in front of your face. Otherwise known as patience. I really need that.

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