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subego
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Dec 25, 2014, 06:10 AM
 
I started to clean out my "Apple Drawer". It felt too full. I wonder why.

     
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Dec 25, 2014, 07:32 AM
 
Like little baby birds in a nest tweeting feed me feed me!
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Dec 26, 2014, 12:23 AM
 
If that's how many are tucked away in a drawer I can only imagine how many are actually in use. I'm guessing at least 2 for every room in the house.
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subego  (op)
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Dec 26, 2014, 12:51 AM
 
You would think, but I only have three total.

Part of it is I'm crazy OCD about neat wires and cables.

I used to be a Best Boy Electric, so hiding cables is very near and dear.
     
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Dec 26, 2014, 01:12 AM
 
Anything more visible than this and I start to get twitchy.





     
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Dec 26, 2014, 06:04 AM
 
I used to line the plug parts up along the window ledges of my workshop. When I got to about 75 I threw them all away.
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subego  (op)
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Dec 26, 2014, 08:33 AM
 
The drawer had a half-dozen Euro plugs, and a pair of spare US ones. I had a gallon ziploc bag with all the rest, but pitched it at some point.

I know it's wasteful, but I'd rather buy a another power adapter if I go outside North America or mainland Europe instead of having this sack of shit lying around dormant for a decade.
     
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Dec 26, 2014, 08:38 AM
 
Whats worse than the army of power adapters is the ziploc bag full of Apple stickers. Why the hell can't I throw these things out?
     
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Dec 26, 2014, 08:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Whats worse than the army of power adapters is the ziploc bag full of Apple stickers. Why the hell can't I throw these things out?
I not only have my Apple stickers since 1994, but plenty of the old Think Different ads saved away somewhere as if they weren't printed by the trillion.
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Dec 26, 2014, 11:28 AM
 
I recently found a tie dye Apple t-shirt that I got free with a Bondi Blue iMac, still in the bag. That's probably a collector's item now.
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Dec 26, 2014, 06:34 PM
 
I still have my "The Power to Crush the Other Kids" Macintosh t-shirt from MacWorld Boston 1995.
     
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Dec 27, 2014, 08:51 AM
 
Keeping most of those makes sense.

I'm never going to do anything with these stickers. Not even get nostalgic about them, because they never stop coming. All I get out of it is something to jam up in the overhead drawer stop.
     
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Dec 27, 2014, 11:06 AM
 
Give them to the little kids you know, they love stickers.
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subego  (op)
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Dec 27, 2014, 11:11 AM
 
This right here shows how ****ed up I am.

I don't want to do that because I find the consumerism aspect off-putting.

But I seemingly refuse throw the goddamn things out.
     
subego  (op)
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Dec 27, 2014, 11:15 AM
 
Speaking of how ****ed up I am, I walk by here a few times a day.

The cord on the floor drives me absolutely batshit.

     
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Dec 27, 2014, 07:01 PM
 
Can't post image, damn. Will be back. Sorry

OK part of post minus pic That cord would drive me nuts too, humans trip, fall, bang head into sharp edge, and pets chew, and zap. Sloppy. Snake on the floor!
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Dec 28, 2014, 10:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
The drawer had a half-dozen Euro plugs, and a pair of spare US ones. I had a gallon ziploc bag with all the rest, but pitched it at some point.

I know it's wasteful, but I'd rather buy a another power adapter if I go outside North America or mainland Europe instead of having this sack of shit lying around dormant for a decade.
You know those duck head adapters are worth 13€ EACH, right?

Or at least, they were when I was still in sales.
     
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Dec 29, 2014, 10:48 AM
 
It's not just you. Aside from my history of being "Mr. Safety Man" in I don't remember how many different jobs, I'm clumsy enough to see that cord as a personal threat to my safety. There's a toe kick under the part on the right, correct? Duct taping that cord up into the top of the toe kick is quick, easy, neater, and safer. And it avoids a fire hazard citation too.

Somewhat related note: I'm constantly amazed that Starbucks doesn't have OSHA on their tails for how FREAKING LOUD the place can get. Mixers, grinders, steam machines and everything else all going at once, and it's painfully loud for me on the OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTER. It's gotta be damaging to employees' hearing...assuming that there's a way to determine whether or not any of 'em could actually hear before being hired to take orders...

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