Sunday, June 17, 2007

Digital Spring Cleaning: The Final List!

With this entry, I more or less bring my Electronic DeKluttering Project (EDP) (see Digital Spring Cleaning) to a close, something I'm very pleased and excited to report!

Harboring three computers was bad enough (see a A Tale of Two Computers). However, it may be less obvious that electronic gadgets spawn their own peripheral, klutter-y, flotsam and jetsam. And, as the list below will graphically demonstrate, this just adds up to a big ole' pile of stuff!

Once again, my cousin Julio (see The Diskard) came to the rescue and happily took the whole kit and caboodle off my hands. When he picked it up earlier this past week, he advised that he had already found new homes for a lot of it! This of course delights me to no end.

All I can say is, thanks again Julio!

In any event, I am posting this list in all its klutterish glory, not only to show what exactly had accumulated that I was no longer using, but to also show that with a little imagination, persistence and knowing who to contact, you can actually responsibly dispose of quite a few more things than you might at first think.

Perhaps some of you will be able to create even longer lists than this! Well, I say have at it and happy dekluttering!

http://twigghugger.blogspot.com/2007/05/diskard.html TARGET=NEW> The Floppies

  1. 9 boxes (10-20 disks each) of disk
  2. 4 boxes (10-20 disks each)
  3. a number of blank, never-been-used disks
Hardware
  1. Altec Lansing speakers & subwoofer
  2. BSR External CD-ROM player - 6800MX
  3. Iomega External Zip Drive 100
  4. Panasonic KX-P1180 Impact Dot Matrix Printer w/stand and cables
  5. several computer cables
Related Accessories
  1. Mouse Pad
  2. Plastic keyboard cover
  3. Telephone cords
  4. HP Inkjet print cartridge - black (#45)
  5. 5.25" Disk Holders/Cases - 4 (medium sized)
  6. 5.25" Disk Holder- 1 (large)
Manuals and Books (scads of 'em!)
  1. Advanced Graphics With the IBM Personal Computer by Ian O. Angel (1985)
  2. ACS295 Altec Lansing User Guide
  3. CompuAdd - Color Monitor (VGA) User's Manual
  4. CompuAdd System Manual for Models 212/216 (1989) - loose-leaf, w/ various system disks (8) CompuAdd Model 212/216 Setup Disk MS-DOS v. 401 Install
    MS-DOS v. 401 Operating 1 MS-DOS v. 401 Select 1
    MS-DOS v. 401 Operating 2 MS-DOS v. 401 Select copy
    MS-DOS v. 401 Operating 3 MS-DOS v. 401 Shell
  5. Daily Planner & Calendar for Publisher: 3.0 for Windows (User's Guide) (1993)
  6. Dell D1028L Color Monitor User's Guide (Digital AutoScan Color Monitor)
  7. Dell Dimension Vxxx and Vxxxc Systems Setup Guide (1998)
  8. Dell Dimension Vxxx and Vxxxc Systems Reference & Troubleshooting Guide (1998)
  9. Dell-Installed Microsoft Windows 98 Set-up Guide (1998)
  10. Fast EtherLink XL User's Guide & Quick Guide (1998) - w/ disks
  11. Getting Started: Microsoft Windows 98
  12. Halo DTP Manual (Desk Top Publishing Editor): v. 1.3 - Guide to Operations (1988)
  13. Hand - Scanner Utility Scankit v.1.01 (1989) - w/ 3 Program disks v. 1.3b
  14. HP DeskJet 880C Series Printer: User's Guide (for Windows) (12/98)
  15. Integrator Manual 3rd ed (3/89) - w/ diskettetopics covered include: The Calculator File Manager
    Appointment Calendar Game
    Editor PC-FullBak
  16. Keyboard (Ergonomic) User's Guide
  17. Logitech Paintshow Plus: User's Manual (1989)
  18. Logitech MouseMan User's Guide - w/ diskette
  19. Making the Most of Your Money (Intuit) Quicken 2000
  20. Managing Your Money: User's Guide for 256K IBM(R), PC and Compatibles - v.5.0 - by Andrew Tobias (1988, Meca)
  21. Managing Your Money: The Official Guide to Version 6 - by Andrew Tobias (1989, Brady Books/Simon Schuster)
  22. Mars 105 Hands-Scanner Users Manual (Marstek)
  23. Microsoft Works Suite 99 Manual w/ disks
  24. Norton Antivirus User's Guide - v.5, Windows 98 / Windows 95 etc.
  25. Outlook 98 10 Minute Guide: Master the Essentials You Need in 10 Minutes or Less by Joe Habraken (1998, Que)
  26. PC-FullBak - Manual w/ disk
  27. ProComm Reference Manual (1986) v.2.4
  28. SD-M1202/ATAPI DVD-ROM: Technical Notes v.A0, 6/98
  29. Software CineMaster DVD Playback: User's Guide - w/ CD
  30. VGA Card Software Manual: A Supplement to the VGA User's Guide (1988)
  31. VGA Card User's Guide: For IBM PC/XT/AT & Compatible Computers & IBM Personal System/2 Models 25 & 30 (1988)
  32. WordPerfect Manual (1989) - v. 5.1, loose-leaf w/ 11 diskettes Install/Learn/Utilities 1 Spell/Thesaurus 1
    Install/Learn/Utilities 2 Spell/Thesaurus 2
    Program 1 Printer 1
    Program 2 Printer 2
    PTR Program/Graphics 1 Printer 3
    PTR Program/Graphics 2
Miscellaneous Software (mostly DOS based)
  1. 3Com U.S. Robotics CD-ROM
  2. Art Gallery BAK-UP Diskette
  3. Best EGA/VGA Tetris Clones (Reasonable Solutions, 4 disks)
  4. CityMap - NY (Softkey) 5 diskettes
  5. Crossword Puzzle Creator (Reasonable Solutions)
  6. Dell/AT&T ConnectDirect CD
  7. Dell Dimension ResourceCD
  8. Epson Driver(?)
  9. Grammatik II original disk & BAK-UP
  10. HealthAide (Reasonable Solutions, 2 disks)
  11. Home Buyer's Guide Collection (Reasonable Solutions, 2 disks)
  12. Inmagic
  13. Kedit
  14. Managing Your Money (1987) 4 disks
  15. Managing Your Money (1988) 5 disks
  16. Managing Your Money (1989) (v.6) 5 disks
  17. Meal-Master (Reasonable Solutions, 3 disks)
  18. Microsoft Works Suite 2003) - 6 disks
  19. Mouse Software v. 4.10 - original disk & BAK-UP
  20. Music Trans Sys II (Reasonable Solutions)
  21. Paintshow Plus (Logitech) v. 2.21
  22. Pianoman (Reasonable Solutions)
  23. PC Outline (Shareware Express)
  24. PCWrite Utility BAK-UP Diskette
  25. PCWrite Program BAK-UP Diskette
  26. PrintMaster
  27. Procomm 2.4.2 - Premier Computer Innovations (1988)
  28. Sierra Entertainment Demo w/ Manhunter & Goldrush
  29. Software Labs Print Shop Graphics Library
  30. Unicom RemDat2(?)
  31. VGA Card Utilities (2 disks)
  32. Wheel of Fortune (3rd ed)
Miscellaneous DOS-based Games
  1. Beyond Columns, VS2 Demo
  2. Blocks, Fallout, Dlink, Stetris
  3. Blockout
  4. Brix
  5. Egaint
  6. Carmen San Diego
  7. Colors
  8. Comrade
  9. Flip
  10. Frac
  11. Paga2
  12. Paga3
  13. Quatris2
  14. Rampcube
  15. Sitris

1 comment:

Will said...

Well, I scanned the list of things you have in software on disks and I admit, it's quite impressive. I now wonder if you still have any of it. I think I have a few disks stashed away somewhere and I have a lingering feeling that I may (still) be able to use this antiquated software. Perhaps I need to keep reading your blog to find out if you were able to give it to somewhere or someone other than the trash man.

You are very interesting.