I'm playing music in Winamp and the volume is too loud. It's at this point that I realize I'm going to have to find the fifty places that control volume on my machine. They are:
Winamp - has a volume slide thingy
Windows - has a volume slide thingy for "Wave"
Windows - has a volume slide thingy for "Main"
my laptop - has a master volume which is adjusted by the Fn and VolUp and VolDn keys
my headphones - has a volume thingy between the headphone jack and the headphones
There seem to be a lot of things in computing and life that are like this.