You know what Grinds My Gears? People that are ignorant with computers. Ok, I should really change that around a bit: people that are ignorant with computers and don’t know they are. Sure, I work in an IT field at a computer company, but still. People that tell me they need something are in for a debate that only I can win. “I need more RAM, my system is slow”. That’s by far my favorite. Or “I didn’t know that things would change around when I got a new system”. Oh man, clever! This is pure gold!
I’m not good with Math, so I don’t pretend to be. I don’t go up to a Math professor and tell them how to do their job. I also don’t go up to a CCIE and tell them how to setup port trunking on a router. As a final note, I don’t go up to an auto mechanic and mention my flam-shooter axis module is running lean. It just doesn’t make sense! So if you’re bad with computers, either a) learn more about them or b) rely on those who already know more about them to guide you. And that’s what grinds my gears.