How Do You Use Tech to Indulge Your Inner Organizer?

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Everyone has something that they work on and keep obsessively organized. It could be a calendar, a Bitcoin mining rig, or an entire life, but we all find that meditative, Container Store satisfaction somewhere.


I've noticed a bunch of things I organize obsessively. My sock flow (new socks with the tags on, socks currently in circulation, socks with holes that need to be darned, this is totally normal right?), my magazine pile, my medicine cabinet. But I've also noticed that I can really indulge in my digital life. Labeling systems in GMail, bookmarks, RSS, collaborative spreadsheets, notes and to-do lists that sync everywhere all make it possible to be pretty intense. So what's obsessively neat and what's the junk drawer of your digital life? Put everything in its place below.

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I am very anal about my files, specifically, anything related to school and programming documents. Thus, my Dropbox, with expansion from many invitation bonuses, .edu bonus, and the college Space Race bonus, is at 36 gigs, and I use it to back up these important docs, so I will never lose them.

As for my software development, I use Github to store these things. My company also has a private repository so that's for internal stuff.

My iTunes folder is also backed up on Dropbox. I never had a need for a 100+ gigabyte library, and my library is only like 12 gigabytes, so I use that to synchronize my music between my Mac and PC.


I also have a folder where I store my favorite internet pictures. It's huuge. Excerpt: