It’s no secret that I have a small tendency towards OCD. My CD collection (yes, I still have one, though perhaps not for much longer) is arranged alphabetically by artist first name, with a chronological sub-sort. When I went to college, I was nervous enough about my music collection that instead of packing all my CDs into a book, I burned a copy of each one, and took those. I was afraid that some might get lost, stolen, or permanently borrowed. When digital music began to creep its way into my life, I made it a habit to fill in any missing ID3 information from my ill-gotten collection, fastidiously adding in published dates, album art, and correcting capitalization.
Typically, I did this whenever I had a deadline due. Like a rockstar, I’d lose hours of productivity to manually searching Amazon for lost art and track listings.
With the advent of the iTunes Music Store (and my newfound distaste for stealing music), I no longer can waste away billable hours on that particular tick. But oh, how I roll through time as I attempt to organize the windows on my desktop just so. Adium in a left most column, iTunes mini-player directly to the right, and underneath iTunes go two equally sized and properly stacked Finder windows, in column-view only.
Erin yelled at me once when she saw what I was doing when I should have been working on thesis.
As of today, I’m going to have to find another thing to waste my time with, because I finally found Divvy, a windows manager that automatically resizes your windows to your liking via a customizable grid scheme. Yes, it’s another lightweight app sitting in your ever-growing toolbar (ugh), but it serves a true purpose and utility.
For me, $14 was a no-brainer: well-spent money so that I can stop messing around with my desktop grid and get back to work.