Monday, June 28, 2010

OCPD much?

Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization. People with OCPD may feel anxious when they perceive that things are not right. This can lead to routines and rules for ways of doing things, whether for themselves or their families. (taken from Wikipedia)

I've recently really seen exactly how obsessive compulsive I am with organization on the computer. It's about the only place im organized...and it's Organized with a capital O.

I'm pretty sure if Justin had to go find something on the computer, he wouldn't know where to even start. I think it's self explanatory and quite easy, but then again, I set it up. I just want it my way, and ill spend hours making sure it's perfect. For instance - my itunes library...i wouldnt even let it automatically name and sort things for me. I have over 4000 songs and each file name is artist name - song name. I have the artists names, the album name, the genres...all consistently named. And I hand typed them. All.

I'm also this way at work. We're in the process of setting up a new online storage system of sorts, and I basically asked/begged my boss to let me be the one uploading things to it. I want it perfect. Not that I dont believe anyone else can handle it...but the current system is hosed up pretty bad in my eyes, and I want it corrected. and i want it consistent. *sigh*

Is anyone else like this? What's the method to your madness?!!?

Mine is like this for personal use:

Hard drive
 - Pictures
   - 2009 (for general photos, specific events have their own folders)
     - January 1
   - Family
     - Thanksgiving 2009
     - Christmas 2009
   - Vegas 2010

For business uses it's more like this...

Hard drive
 - AFamily
   - RAW Files
   - Lightroom Conversions
   - High Res Edit
- MBridals
  - RAW Files
  - Lightroom Conversions
  - High Res Edit

and so on and so on for every shoot.

I just deleted 70GB from my 500GB hard drive that windows runs on.
I backed up every single folder on the drive to another internal drive and 2 separate external drives. 8 hrs a piece to copy everything over twice. I think im a little crazy and I think ima need more space soon.


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