Too Much Mediocrity

I shall warn all you readers right now. This will be a random and incoherent post. With that aside…

First off, to address the title of this update. Why is it that everyone seems to be content with so-so, doing things to a mediocre state? Why don’t people want to do more, do things better? I’m not trying to say I’m good at everything. Hardly. But I definitely do try my best. It’s probably the fact that people just don’t care. Well, if everyone did something they actually liked, I think it’d be different. Unfortunately, that’s not the way this world works. It truly is unfortunate…

Why does Rogers lick nuts? I’m not saying this only because I work for Bell currently. Sure, that could be part of it, but seriously, getting Rogers High Speed was one of my worst decisions in a long time. Absolutely TERRIBLE upload speeds and they cap traffic from stuff like BT, etc. That’s not to mention the terrible download speeds as well. I paid for 5mb/s downlink high speed. I did not pay $44/month for 2mb/s downlink. Give me my goddamned bandwidth kthxbye. I guess I’ve been spoiled with my upwards of 10mb/s Cogeco connection back in Niagara Falls, but really, this is a little too horrible for what I’m paying. I’ll have to give Rogers a ring and share my mind.

You’d think that all things technology would decrease in price as time goes by right? Wrong. I think RAM is one of the only parts of a computer that’s heavily commoditized. That means it doesn’t just generally trend downwards. It’s heavily influenced by supply and demand and the prices customers (me) pay can vary quite wildly over a short time frame. Take for example, well, right now. RAM prices are sky high. Towards the end of last month (August) when I started budgeting parts for a new computer, 2x1GB DDR2 800 was going to cost $200 give or take $20. Now that exact same model of RAM is pushing $300. Yes, that’s right. One month and a full 50% higher prices. Now the question is, where does RAM prices go from here? I hardly want to shell out $300 only to have it drop back down in a couple weeks. On the other hand, it could rise even further. Decisions, decisions.

I’ll end it off with some comments about the new John Mayer album, Continuum. At first I wasn’t terribly impressed by it, but after listening to it over the past week or so, it’s really growing on me. Generally, his lyrics are quite a bit more mature. This is exemplified by my favorite song (mmmm, I’ll regret saying that) from this album: Belief. I’ll indulge you with the lyrics. I’d suggest go getting the album if you enjoyed his previous stuff.

“Belief” – John Mayer

Is there anyone who ever remembers
changing their mind from the paint on a sign?,
is there anyone who really recalls
ever breaking rank at all
for something someone yelled real loud one time?
oh, everyone believes
in how they think it oughta be
oh, everyone believes
and they’re not going easily

Belief is a beautiful armor
but makes for the heaviest sword
like punching underwater
you never can hit who you’re trying for
some need the exhibition
and some have to know they tried
it’s the chemical weapon
for the war that’s raging on inside
oh, everyone believes
from emptiness to everything
oh, everyone believes
and no one’s going quietly

We’re never gonna win the world
we’re never gonna stop the war
we’re never gonna beat this
if belief is what we’re fighting for

We’re never gonna win the world
we’re never gonna stop the war
we’re never gonna beat this
if belief is what we’re fighting for

Is there anyone who can remember
ever surrender with their life on the line?

We’re never gonna win the world
we’re never gonna stop the war
we’re never gonna beat this
if belief is what we’re fighting for

We’re never gonna win the world
we’re never gonna stop the war
we’re never gonna beat this
if belief is what we’re fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand?
belief can, belief can
What puts a folded flag inside his mother’s hand?
belief can, belief can

4 thoughts on “Too Much Mediocrity”

  1. Man, so I found out earlier today that it’s not just Rogers, but cable companies in general that are throttling BT. In fact, Cogeco seems to be much better than Rogers in throttling it. I still can get 30-40kb/s with Rogers, but I get 0-1kb/s with the connection here at home.

    So in conclusion, Rogers sucks at sucking as well. Still, I think I prefer that over the 0kb/s I get here…

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