Started conversation Nov 18, 2011
I keep my computer very tidy. I can find anything I want, pretty much; the documents I have most of are scores, sorted into:
Backup scores (automatic)
Beethoven (current project, a new edition of Beethoven's Irish songs; the paper edition I am finished with, but the online extras are still in production)
Others (i.e. scores for other people)
Sibelius Example scores (came with the program)
Of these the most scores are in 'Andrew', which subdivides into:
Academic (lecture materials)
Aravon (summer school stuff)
Choice Psalmes (a long-term (i.e. stalled) project to publish an edition of Henry and William Lawes's psalm settings of 1648)
Twangling Consorts (music for lute, treble and bass viols, recorder, cittern and bandora)
Zeralda's Ogre (a piece I wrote for Dublin Youth Orchestras when I conducted one of them between 1985 and 1992)
And of these folders the fullest is 'Viols' which has over 1300 items sorted into nine folders, the biggest of those being 'English', with 29 sub-folders.
All in apple pie order; even better order now than a few minutes ago, since I sorted some of the folders just now while writing this.
My room on the other hand . . .
It used to be said, 'show me a person with a tidy car and I'll show you a litter lout'. Smokers were the worst for throwing empty packets as well as butts and wrappings out their windows. (Said as though there were no smokers any more. True, I only know a few.)
Tidiness is not a simple habit. Tidiness and slovenliness reside together in a single personality.