I wanted to clean up my desk.
Not a simple prospect, since I have a lot of stuff on this desk that I need to use. But, I had a lot of books and other things that I wasn’t using (burned CDs, game CDs, etc) that I needed to clean up.
First, some pictures:
I removed a bunch of books, got rid of the magazines (moved upstairs to my bookshelf), re-organized the CDs into a CD wallet, threw away unused detritus I haven’t touched in six months, threw away booklets to long-lost gadgets that were donated or thrown away or recycled, and put all of my cords in a CD spindle that I cut the center spindle out of. This is a brilliant way to clean up cords that you don’t use as often as you like. Saw off that center spindle so you can fit more cords (and wall-warts) into the case, recycle the spindle, and put your cords, wall-warts, and other things in it. Screw the top on (which was formerly the bottom) and you have a nice, simple box to hold your cords.
Some after pics:
As you can see, I have a slight obsession with penguins. :) They were my sorority mascot, and they are the mascot of Linux (Tux) so I generally keep them around my computer.
Anyway, I wanted to share my cleanup with the web. I promised everyone that follows my twitter/identi.ca/friendfeed/etc that I’d post before and after pics. So, I did.