What are you a perfectionist about?

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  1. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    Everybody's got a quirky little thing that they are anal about on their computer I'm sure.

    For me it's making sure I have all of my iTunes music with album art haha.

    What are you quirky little habits?
     
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    ~iTunes Album Artwork for ALL albums
    ~All music MUST be in correct format...
    ~Keeping all files on my macbook in there correct files
    ~Keeping my Macbook clean (a very tough task)
    ~All of my movies on itunes MUST have all available info(thank god for MetaX)
     
  3. munson macrumors 6502

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    I completely understand your OCD obsession with iTunes artwork, but I do it for Artists, Songs, Artwork, Year, Disc #, and Track #. I even have to change all the songs with featured artists to one format: Song Title [feat. Artist Name]

    I'm also like this with all the media files on my comp. They're all outrageously organized to an almost obnoxious level, ha ha...
     
  4. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, Year, Disc #, Track # is pretty crazy haha. I would never have the patience to go through my collection of about 1,500 songs to do that.
     
  5. munson macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha, you act as thoguh that is a lot of music. Try 6,500+ songs.
     
  6. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, I know it's not a lot of music. I originally was going to put my small collection of music, but edited it out.

    I'm slowly beginning to add my older CDs to iTunes, until recently I only added songs I really liked or listened too. Never had entire full albums on there.
     
  7. munson macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I gotcha. Yeah, I'm a CD guy as well. I'm a freak about having full albums. I don't like having single songs at all. It did take forever to rip all my music at first. Now, though, it's not a big deal because keeping it up to date isn't a problem at all.
     
  8. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty bad when it comes to music tags. I use MusicBrainz to retag my library of almost 10,000 songs. I color label a lot of my video media and keep most of my documents in Completed-On Hold-Dropped type folders, which are color coded as well.
     
  9. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    the links on my mozila tool bar MUST stay in order. ( yes firefox...NOT safari. sorry.)

    only having the applications i use atleast once a week in the dock.

    MAX 4 folders on the desktop. NO CLUTTER!

    i check coconut battery way to much. i am OCD about cycle counts

    crap on the track pad or palm area.

    finger prints on the screen.

    thats all
     
  10. siorai macrumors 6502

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    Bah... Try 16,000+... :p That's not even half of all that I have actually. It's just what I have on my computer at the moment. The rest is sitting on archive cds and dvds in my closet. I think my last count was just shy of 40,000 tracks and I've added to the collection a bit since then. So I should have topped 40,000 by now. I just haven't been motivated enough to copy them over onto my harddrive just yet.. It's a daunting task to say the least. One day I'll do it though. One day... :)

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    Oh yeah... My computer OCD traits? Can't leave miscellaneous files on the desktop, the trash is always cleared, and I always have to clean up my bookmarks in terms of titles format and positioning after I've added any.
     
  11. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty anal about my desktop being clean as well, right now I only have my HD on it, on the other hand my windows machine has a pretty messy desktop.
     
  12. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes

    All my music must be AAC, Have the correct album, year, genre, picture and gapless thigy checked or unchecked. Also, I avoid 128kbps like the plague. With the rest Im not so anal, my desktop is intriguingly clean and organized, same goes for the documents and stuff. The interesting thing is my rooms is very messy but everything related to my computer and/or audio equipment is surprisingly clean and organized.

    Victor
     
  13. Mr Black macrumors member

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    Cleanliness - literally to an obsessive degree

    Organization of types of files then further into subject then into specific subject (Basically only for things like PDFs, Design Stuff, Types of media, etc..)

    Naming of files

    Removing old app support and .plists

    Those are my big ones at least.
     
  14. munson macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I could have that much music, but what the hell is the point? I see no point in having music that you do not listen to (Don't even try to tell me you listen to all of that).
     
  15. siorai macrumors 6502

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    I find it pretty funny that whenever the topic of having a huge collection of music comes up, people always whip out the "Oh you can't possibly listen to all of it" retort. Well... Since it's pretty much impossible to listen to more then one cd at a time, why have more than one? With that logic you should have maybe a dozen cds at most. That would be enough to cover the time a person is typically awake in a day. Anything more than that would just be pointless extravagance wouldn't it? :p It's called variety. Yes, I tend to listen to certain albums more than others. Some I haven't listened to in quite some time. BUT when I do want to listen to them, they're there. Unlike some people who stick to a narrowly focused area of music, I have very, very wide ranging musical tastes. I can go from the most ambient of atmospherics to the most intensely chaotic metal and everything in between. Electronic, metal, industrial, world, jazz, blues, rock, classical, pop, whatever. I listen to it. The only genre I don't listen to much of is country. I like some, but it's just not my thing. I can distinctly remember getting my father to put on his Black Sabbath album, Paranoid when I was about three and a half years old. I owned my first album, Kiss - Destroyer (gift from my father) when I was four years old. I'm now 36 years old. That's 32 years of being pretty seriously into music. So not surprisingly my musical tastes have grown to be pretty far-reaching in that time. I need variety. I need options. So my musical collection tends to be quite a bit bigger than most people's.

    Out of curiosity, what is your cut off point? I mean, you say that you "see no point in having music that you do not listen to," so how long does it take for you to have not listened to a particular album before you throw it away? A week? A month? Six months?
     
  16. Queso macrumors G4

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    My work. Networks have to be secure, optimised, and documented with correctly configured SNMP monitoring hierarchies (authpriv v3 of course :cool:), trend analysis, change control, standardised versions, and plenty of redundancy built in. Anything less completely and utterly offends me to the point where I start throwing strops :D
     
  17. munson macrumors 6502

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    Well, I understand that my argument is sort of ridiculous, and a personal belief, but I would say anything above, say, 15k songs is borderline too much. Of course, it has no bearing on me, so have as much music as you please. But, I would consider having a ton of CD's that you have collected throughout the years slightly different than an an outrageously large music library on your computer. The only way I could see it acceptable is if you for some reason you felt as though putting all of those CD's on to your computer was necessary. I was more referring to the people who download music because they can, and always insist on getting artists' discographies, including all the stuff they're not eve supposed to have. I'm sorry to have made the incorrect assumption about you, but you're one of the great anomalies to my ignorant assumption.

    It is nice, though, to see someone who has such a love for music in all it's forms that I do. Albeit, my music collection is not as vast and expansive as yours is, but you've got a good 20 years up on me.. ;)
     
  18. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Going to update this, because I noticed that I always empty my trash when I delete something. Might not be a good thing though haha
     
  19. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    File names, folder structures, swatches within STARTUP documents, desktop, external & internal drive CHRIST I NEED HELP!!! but I do everything the same & HATE:mad:anything out of sync!!

    I can understand the reason to put your cd collection onto your Mac, isnt that the point of iTunes???:)
     
  20. munson macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but when you have hundreds and even thousands of albums, it becomes QUITE tedious.
     
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    My widgets are perfectly lined up down to the pixel hahah.. I also never let a file stay on my desktop.. thank god for my "Desktop Stack".. it's basically everything that would go on my cluttered desktop but in a stack. Love it.
     
  23. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    • Certain windows must be positioned correctly, for example: Safari window is dead center in the screen, this also applies to Finder windows. Adium contact list is on the top-left hand side lined up under the Apple and the message window is aligned with the top of the contact list.
    • Music collection is sorted correctly. Always.
    • No files are left on the desktop.
     
  24. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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    I'm just really nit-picky about keeping my system (not external) clean. I'm always running OnyX cleaners and stuff. When my system starts to slow down I reinstall lol

    I guess you could call that "perfectionism over optimization."
     
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