Tidy desk, tidy mind

A cluttered desktop is a distraction and, with that in mind, I've spent the last dozen years or so trying to find the perfect marriage between functionality and a Zen-like tranquillity. It's a tough battle and requires discipline befitting a martial artist. Too many times to mention, I've blinked only to discover that my desktop is littered with hundreds of orphaned files, begging for a permanent home. The desktop is such a handy place to drop stuff and reasoning that I'll sort it out later is fair enough. The trouble is, I never do.

In theory, on the Mac at least, it should be just as simple to save files to my Documents or Movies folders, but I guess my fingers automatically press the desktop shortcut (Command-D) faster than my brain can figure out the correct location for my latest movie or logo design. The desktop is the comfort blanket of saving locations.

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