First day of February break almost over. Oh god I’m getting lazy already.
Today I want to talk to you about a phenomena you may or may not know.
You are aware that something sucks, terribly. You want to switch to something better, but can’t. Why? You’re waaay too accostumed to your shitty stuff so that you can’t do without it anymore.
I’ll give you a personal example.
I’m on a Mac, and use Microsoft’s Messenger for Mac from the Microsoft Office bundles. It sucks terribly. No video and/or audio chat support, it can’t recieve offline messages, and is pretty unstable in general.
Office for Mac 2011 is out. I download it, everything working fine. Except for Messenger. It doesn’t re-use any of the stuff from my previous messages. Contacts are out of their groups, display pictures are gone, and so are the emotes. Shitty thing; it uses a new format, so no way of batch-re-entering them. Fuck.
This only goes to show how shitty of a Messenger it actually is.
It is, however, the first, and only, messenger client I have ever used in my entire life. I have grown so accostumed to it, and I honestly can’t be bothered switching to a better client because that’d mean learning a lot of the tricks and stuff again. (Not that there are many tricks to Messenger Mac, but that’s besides the point.)
Same goes for the text editing app I use for essays and the likes; Microsoft Word. I’m on a Mac, I could be using the grand and powerful Pages! But alas, I don’t.
This one’s a bit different, though. Word offers all I need (for now), and pages offers more or less the same. It’s just more stable and makes for a better workflow in general. Why do I stick to Word? I can’t be bothered switching, learning where all the stuff I need is again.
Maybe I’m a little bit of autistic in that aspect; I can’t stand (major) changes. I am learning to cope with them more and more though, but I’m still not really looking forward to move out and live on my own, and go study and all that jazz. I like the way things are now, so why can’t they stay this way?
Meh, time moves on, so I guess I should keep moving, too. Nothing more I can do than just go with the flow.
Well, I’ll be seeing you guys!