July 13th, 2006

Brad @ Burning Man

She Makes Me Do the Wild LibraryThing

To get the air conditioners repaired (which is still not 100% done, there are still problems with condensate drainage on both of them) I had to disassemble the main bookshelf structure in the living room. Because I was too poor to buy all the bookcases I needed after moving out of the Libertalia, it was a chore, because books were crammed in there 2, 3, and 4 deep. In the meantime, two more bookcases showed up. (Thanks becka_kitty!) So I got a wild hair and decided to catalog them all while hauling them off the floor and putting them more-or-less away, and alienne recommended .

And with Auto Assault down for the afternoon so they can merge servers (all 7 into 1), I have lots of hours to work on it, and I'm about 75% or 80% done already. Other than the occasional database slowdowns (obviously the man needs more paying memberships!) I'm pretty favorably impressed. So if you ever wondered what I kept after winnowing 80% of my library out so that the remainder would fit into a 37' motor home, here you are.

P.S. If you've got any of my books out on loan, would you either reply here with the ISBN or email it to me?

P.P.S. Done. 477 books (not counting the dozen or two out on loan) in less than 2 days. It's that easy.