on biting bullets

Alex Halavais summarizes very well in a recent posting on quotidian IT hassles: “when it needs to be something that is consistently maintained, and when I want to consistently be able to do something a bit more fun on a Saturday, I need to bite the bullet and leave it to the pros, even if—like paying someone to change the oil—it grates just the tiniest bit.”
These are, after all, productivity tools… and what matters to me is what can be done with them, not the details of how they work. “Now the dependencies start stacking up”, as he puts it.