After two hours of major cleanup I have disposed of about 100 kilograms of paper, floppies, CD-ROMs, and other useless junk. I have thrown away 99.9% of all my college notes and course outlines, motherboard manuals, soundcard drivers, MS-DOS user guides and what not. All these activies have freed up a lot of cupboard and wardrobe space, so we won’t have to buy any.
In the process of doing it I have seen things which changed my mood from joyful to sad and back again through angry. I have found a bunch of Internet.Cy magazines from 1996 with Cyprus URLs and mIRC documentation spanning pages. I have found few printouts of Eric Raymond’s essays from the time that was before I learnt who ESR actually is.
Nostalgy and freshness are two strongest feelings I experience right now. Third one is tiredness.