My Flickr photostream has outgrown its original structure of sets and groups.

My iTunes library is a metadata trainwreck.

My document management schema is a hodgepodge of notes about naming conventions, redundant backups, and the six local volumes that contain the entire mess, all scribbled in a battered Moleskine.

And my books? Oy, the books. Probably 700 volumes in my office alone, neatly shelved but not organized in the least1.

The list goes on and on. If you know me personally, you have a good idea of how much nerd-rage this situation produces inside me.

It looks like 2009 is going to be The Year of Getting My Collective Media Shit Together.

  1. Though meticulously cataloged.
posted 1/12/09 at 3:02pm to Geekery, Me me me · 1 reply · permalink


I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed today.  Here is my Tuesday status, by the numbers:

# of unread feed articles:  1392
# of unread emails in inbox:  214
# of read emails needing response:  112
# of unsorted items on MBP desktop:  97
# of unsorted items on MacPro dektop:  81
# of unread magazines in my house:  44
# of unreturned calls/voicemails:  29
# of new podcasts in queue:  27
# of unfiled index cards for current project:  24
# of looming deadlines:  3
# of days I have to get my shit together:  1

I know for some of you these numbers are on the low end.  But keep in mind that I’m never prone to panic, and I’m rarely disorganized.  And I’m almost always in complete control of my infosphere, no matter how entropic it may look to observers.  Yet for some reason today, I’m losing my head over all this undigested information.  Hmm.

posted 7/29/08 at 10:50am to Me me me, Random · 1 reply · permalink