Office cleanup

This is the main reason for my vacation this week. 🙂 I have about 6 years worth of junk that has travelled with me from place to place over the years, and every attempt to clean it in a short time period usually ends up in a bunch of stuff getting disposed of, a bunch of it getting sorted and filed, and a bunch sorted but not filed (which then winds up back in my way again), and boxes of stuff still not touched because I didn’t finish cleaning it all.

And then, because internally, I’m pretty much a perfectionist, the new stuff winds up getting added to the pile, because the sorted/filed places it was all supposed to go never got finished/caught up, so it all gets added to the pile for the next time I get back to working on it.

So here’s what my office looks like right now. My goal is by the end of this week to get this organized that I can actually use it as a workplace again.

Whether I get to it or not is still up in the air. Also on my plate this week is an ISP move. The ISP that hosts my personal website (and this blog, and the mail for is moving this week, and I volunteered to help them move. They’re the victim of an upstream network provider that’s eliminating their presence in the geographic area, so it’s either move or die. Personally, I don’t want to see my website die. 🙂 Unfortunately this was also the only network provider with business-class service there (southeastern Tennessee), so it’s a physical move to a new colo facility (and thus new servers) as well, not just changing the IP addresses. Fortunately, the main chunk of the services is only two servers, and they get a lot more bandwidth at the new provider. 🙂

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