Are you the kind of person
that have CD
s laying out all over your floor? Are you always stepping
on one of them when you are in a hurry
? Do you need some kind of way to organize
your CD's? Fear not, for here come I with my brilliant solution. (Note: no, this is not an infomercial :)
What this "brilliant idea
" is really all about, is printing out these small little paper sticker
s about 5x5 mm width with numbers on them, conveniently ranging from 1 to whatever arbitrary
number of CD's in my collection
On each CD
in my archive
there is one of these small sticker
s at the back. Then, if I would like to get one of my record
s, I simply hook in the database
s I've created at my computer, or take a glance at the list sheet I've print
ed out. This is also very convenient
if I think someone has stolen
s, as I can hunt them down
kill them take my record back
With the database
solution I can search for artist, album and song name (wow!)
, and with the less functional, but still valuable printed sheet solution, I can simply let my eyes slide down the the alphabetically sorted list
of artists to find the album that I so desire to listen to. However, the database implementation
I will not
discuss in this writeup (maybe for the best of us all?).
The only, maybe minimal, drawback to this method is that i have to print out more of these damn stickers with numbers every fucking time I aquire a new record for my already too large collection.
CzarKhan says "man, I've had a d-base of my cd's for YEARS but I don't do the sticker thing"
Well, that's the beauty of it, you just search your way through the CD's placed in a row, and rapidly find the CD associated with that number.