Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday 5 for October 21: In the now

 The questions are from Scrivener's Friday 5 blog.

1. When did you last have to MacGyver something?

I can't remember anything specific that I had to cobble together with tape and miscellaneous objects recently.

2. In what way were you spontaneous this week?

I am not very spontaneous. Mostly everything I do I have to think about the consequences and cost of the action... or in-action.

3. What have you recently completed at the last minute?

Last month's newsletter for Assistance League of Hawaii and likely this month's edition too. The good thing is that it is totally electronic and I have most of the pieces sent to me. All I have to do is meld them together into a congruent whole.

4. How good are you at thinking up a quick lie?

See #2 above. I have to think about it first.

5. What’s your personal organizer system like?

For the life of me, I am terrible and hate organizing paper files. I still have plenty of paper, but if you looked at my place, it would be fairly chaotic with paper documents all around.

Since the late 1980s I have done most of my organizing using a computer, such as this Macintosh Plus in 1988. Getting that Plus was the beginning of trying to get typed documents saved and organized.

Through many years, in addition to typed documents, my filing needs had to evolve into storing, organizing and archiving scanned images, digital photos, PDFs, eBooks, numerous audio files of all formats and videos.

Needless to say the ol' Macintosh Plus got replaced with more powerful computers with greater storage options over the years... Mac IIsi, Mac Centris 650, Power Computing Powercenter 150, Quicksilver G4 Mac tower, MacBook Pros, Chromebooks, Android devices and an iMac. Storage and organization also moved or was backed up to the cloud... Google Docs, Google Photos, Google Drive and a few others.

Despite all of this, I still have to struggle to find stuff. At least most of it is not on paper.

Oh and I do have vinyl records, cassettes, CDs and a few DVDs... So there. More media mediums and storage options.