Computing stuff tied to the physical world

Getting organized

In Musings on Aug 22, 2010 at 00:01

Nothing like a good vacation to forget everything…

An now, coming back, I’m faced with the fact that I don’t always remember where things are, and having way too much stuff piled up in several places.

Time to do someting about it:

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Simple cardboard boxes with 5×30 and 10×30 cm footprints. Tons of ’em…

I’m already tracking most of my inventory, including pictures and locations, but the problem was that these locations were too broad. Rummaging through various piles of, ehm, junk can get boring and tedious after a while!

Now I’ve got to think about where everything should go. Shop products in one place, projects-in-progress in another, lab supplies in a third, not to mention the shipping department.

Jee Labs is about fun, not size, after all – I don’t really want to expand beyond the current 4 x 7 meter space currently in use (apart from a few large supply boxes and tools in the basement), which is going to require a bit of self-discipline. There’s still a fair bit of unused wall space, so that’s good.

Ah, the wonders of the “atoms” world… :)

  1. next stop : open source ERP app ;-) I have the distinct feeling that I cannot find stuff UNLESS it is buried in the rest of the junkpile.

  2. I believe that useful stuff is actually produced by some complex breeding/chemical reaction at the bottom of junk piles :-)

    That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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