Jan 23, ’06 4:57 AM
Jan 23, ’06 4:43 AM
4:20am. The quest to synthesize, organize, consolidate and sort through years of digital files is still underway. Currently, I’ve got two processes running. The first is email. I’m importing all my old Microsoft Entourage emails (1.1 GB) into Mail. That should take a few hours. Maybe I’ll sleep during that time. Then I’m considering yanking the whole lot into Gmail just to be done with it. Let Google store the emails.
The second process I’m running is a Full upload of iceplant radio so that I can get up to date XML archives of the weblog posts. I’m then going to take those XML archives and import them into WordPress so that Donovan’s Brain will truly contain most of the thoughts I’ve written over the years.
I’ve eliminated lots of duplicate files and have more to sort through.
Project related files/folders have been broken down like this:
- aHotProjects (Holds my client projects and any hot projects i’m working on)
- Projects (Holds all other projects)
- Projects/zFrozenProjects (zipped projects not to be touched. historical.)
Recent updates I’ve installed:
- DayLite 3 beta
- PathFinder 4.0.1
- WordPress 2.0
- MarsEdit 1.1
- Speed Download
Also, I finally ditched the Dock and I think I’m going to stick with it. I think the dock is a time waster. I don’t want anything popping up at me or turning a color or showing me how many emails i’ve got waiting. Give me back my screen. I turned off the Dock and find my productivity is improving as a result.
No bed for me. I sleep on a thermarest. Not bad, really.
All pictures are now in iPhoto except a few that are clearly marked for dealing with accordingly.
One thing that’s come to mind during this sweep is the notion of file formats. I’ve got some old stuff laying around that I can’t even open anymore because I don’t have the application anymore. Egad. That’s partly what is driving me like a madman to consolidate what I can into the most current applications I am using. All part of my no data left behind program. Though I am tossing out the junk as I come across it.
Must sleep. I’ll hopefully come back to this post and link everything up but for now I’ve got to abide by my itchy post finger..