I wasn't sure that this was the best forum for this but I guess that it is kind of a casual topic. I have noticed that like me, many of you are junkies.
As for me, while I have a little bit of software that is expensive, I have shitloads that is either old or cheap. I work at a clearance store that gets old 98 games and sometimes older xp games cheap (plus I get 20 percent off). As an example, I got civilazation 3 for 30$ at frys and two months later they got it at work for 10$ (8$ with my discount) and it was still 30$ at fry's (some stores had it as cheap as 20$ though). They get slews of games and software for 4$. Mainstream vhs movies for 2$. dvds as cheap as a dollar (I recently got a 25 pack of old scifi movies for 16$ with two movies per side so 100 movies. I am a pack rat. I still have movies from when I was a small child (not many but a few), back in the days when the the only vcr's were 2000$ and total shit quality (consumer anyway). I have been a software junkie, movie junkie etc. forever. Last time we moved, we had about 7 boxes (large boxes) of vhs movies and at least a dozen smaller boxes of disks (dvd, software etc.). I have tried to make backups of all my software so that I could pack away the originals and use the copys and have never succeded (to much to copy and organize). Same for dvd, data and downloaded shit. God knows what is where.
This is not a newbie thread (how do I store my 50 disks). This is a I have a thousand disks and have to search for an hour anytime I try to find anything and have decades of accumulated shit thread. I have tried many labeling systems, various cases and wallets, books, sleves, tower case holders (I don't think I have even unpacked all of it from when I moved last (and cannot find my shit).
So for all of you who are trully mentally ill, have decades of accumulated shit and have tried many ways to organise it, how do you do it. Throw it away is not welcome on this thread but I am such a pack rat my wife throws my shit away behind my back is. Hopfully I will be able to transfer all my vhs to dvd within the next year or two so it can be packed away (you didn't think I was going to throw away the originals, did you).
I'm not nessasarilly looking for the best shelf or library software or case. Just a discussion of how everybody generally does it. I have too many stacks of dvd or spindles of burned stuff (I'm starting to think that spindles might be a cheap and decent alternative for series stuff). Various shelf, software or case recomendations are welcome but haven'e we tried them all?
Horror stories about dealing with the stuff, or your wife throwing it out or acidentally running it over when you last moved are of course welcome too.
Anybody wany tell about thier version of the madness????