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Since all posts from me lately are to be about music, I might as well note that the Church and its members have apparently been busy releasing tons of recordings while I wasn't paying attention. If they weren't prog before (they were) they sure are now.

Hearing about what music is on my mind is, I assure you, far more exciting than me talking about work or how I spent hours organizing the home office last night and need to buy new plastic tubs.



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Apr. 13th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
i think the organaizing talk would be pretty thrilling, myself.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
ok, so, i had two overflowing boxes of tech documents and notes from my career as a network thug just sitting around in the office collecting dust. jack also had this old server in a box sitting around collecting dust, i had a box of archived files, and a box of mysterious computer crap. my first goal was to weed out the tech docs that might at all be useful or vaguely sentimental and put them in plastic tubs to put in the cellar to... uh ignore forever probably. so first i had to weed through the cat bed and humidifier and cd player that were strewn about. why the hell this stuff is sitting unused in the office instead of being put away somewhere when not in use, i do not know.

so. i had purchased two tubs at the target. i set them up ready to accept things in the doorway, got a plastic trash bag from the kitchen. then i remembered i had to carry that stupid server downstairs. i put it in the library where hopefully i will waterproof the box somehow before it goes in the cellar. back upstairs i sat myself down on the floor in the midst of the boxes of papers and began sorting; a pile for hand written notes. a pile of certificated from classes. cisco docs. juniper docs. homemade flash cards. i tossed the non-essentials (arguably) and managed to fit all the stuff i wanted into one tub and even then only filled that halfway. in the second tub i put the whole box of archived files.

then i did some little things, like putting all my loose photos in the photo organizer i bought at the container store, and filing some remaining things that hadn't been filed. i stared at the computer parts box knowing i'd need smaller tubs for that so that i can keep it on the shelves for easy access. i also stared at jack's shelves and thought secret evil thoughts about organizing those, too.

then i played a few games of computer solitaire and listened to some music and posted to livejournal.

there! now you have the story of how i started to organize the office.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Apr. 14th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Seconded! I find it inspirational.
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that same thought, actually.

My friend dj_bloomero has been saving for some new shelving for a while and every time we talk it's like, "So. Have you got that shelving, yet? No? When you do, it's going to be sweet!"
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
shelving is one of my favorite topics. oh yes. :)
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Excellent. I will file that away (unintentional, I swear) and use it as justification next time I think about doing a post regarding cleaning/organizing and a nagging inner voice says, "Who cares about that nonsense?"

It's all about being organized and having fun ways of meeting that goal. :D
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
i care!! :)
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Have you tried any of the elfa shelving? They look very neat, and I want some in practically every single room of the house,
starting with the master bedroom walkin closet and the office closet. I love the idea of the flexibility of moving things
around as your amount of stuff grows/changes in type.

I highly recommend scanning in any paper docs, save that to a CDR and recycle the paper. I build up a pile of white office paper
for trips to the county dump every few months (and catalogs and magazines!) I also use my shredder like a madwoman. Thats partially
because it's one of those really nice cross-cut confetti shredders. Practically turns things to dust. Till I put that cdrom in there anyway ;-D
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
i have something kind of like elfa, technically it's the home depot closet maid cheapo version, in my mudroom/laundry room. it holds sports junk and hardware and tools. the shelves i have in the office were built in by the previous owner and are old and look like they were stolen from a public library. they make me happy because they fit the quirkiness of the house. :) that elfa stuff is certainly intriguing, though.

scanning in paper docs would be a good idea, but really most of this stuff i should seriously throw away. and hand written notes are ridiculously sentimental to me. but you make an excellent point!
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
Narf, Steve Kilbey's voice. :) I had almost forgotten them.

And hey, some of their stuff would make fun (weird) bellydance music. Perhaps I need to acquire more.
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
i could um, share some with you as an, er, demo. if you like. damn that is a buildup of things i need to burn for you. :)
Apr. 14th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
that'd be swell. :)
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