On Tuesday, March 4, 1997, I cleaned my desk.

Total cleaning time was 3 hours, 17 minutes.

During this time, I received 12 phone calls.

A time-lapse QuickTime movie , documents the entire cleaning.

Every item was cataloged and photographed,
and can be viewed in the following ways:

The Whole Desk is about 700k. If you want to see it this way, I suggest you take the link and then take a walk. No browser handles large volumes of images very well, no matter how fast the connection. But if you can stand the wait, which may be as much as 15 minutes, this is my favorite way to view the list, and how I initially thought it should look.

For the sake's of practicality and sanity, I also made files with 10 images each. These load in an acceptable amount of time, and are the most effective way of viewing everything.

To items:
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Or, you can jump directly to anything removed from my desk using these links:

1. Pad of legal paper

2. Stranded steel wire

3. Self-adhesive decal stock

4. Empty applesauce jar

5. Champion paper sample

6. "Life's Little Instruction Book"

7. Ceaser's Palace coin cup

8. 3 x 5 inch white index cards

9. AlphaColor "Char-Kole"

10. Soap-print erosion painting

11. 20 mutant gummi bears

12. Wood Scraps

13. Michelle's Sideboard model

14. Paper milk carton

15. People Magazine

16. package from fake eyelashes

17. Nebraska Roof paper drawing

18. Dirty turpentine

19. America's Choice "seal 'n lock" bags

20. NovaColor Cadmium Red Light

21. 60° triangles

22. 45° triangles

23. Adjustable triangle

24. Assorted ellipse guides

25. Empty Salsa jar

26. Translucent cutting mat

27. 8 Wall Drug Stickers

28. 3 boxes of matches

29. Baseball glove care instructions

30. Soap print erosion painting

31. Plaster block

32. Two 15 Watt light bulbs

33. Instructions from digital clock

34. Clump coarse steel wool

35. French Curves

36. Tent project sketch

37. Bicycle Rider Back playing cards

38. Black stamp pad

39. Wire spring

40. White index cards

41. Centering ruler

42. Magnifying glass

43. Found rubber foot

44. Centering ruler

45. Bottle of Mucilage

46. Eraser brush

47. Architects scale ruler

48. Transparent paper

49. 8 assorted erasers

50. Wint-O-Green LifeSavers

51. canvas work glove

52. "Easy Mask" tape

53. Carpet-Tack adhesive

54. Wallpaper paste

55. X-Acto Bulk-Pak

56. McDonalds plastic cup

57. white index cards

58. Assorted pens and pencils

59. Elmer's wood glue

60. "Texas Chewie" box cutout

61. Assorted paintbrushes

62. Assorted pens and pencils

63. Velcro

64. Kodak Film Container

65. Spool of solder

66. Screwdriver bit set

67. Empty package of velcro

68. Sandpaper

69. Case for Sound Level Meter

70. WebTV flyer

71. 2 Brains

72. 25 Watt

73. Model for wall-birds

74. Case for index cards

75. Assorted coils of wire

76. List of Manhattan streets

77. Research for MacUser article

78. C-Thru flexible curve

79. Manhattan Map drawing

80. X-acto blades

81. aluminum

82. "Eye Speakers"

83. Broken headphones

84. Spool of white thread

85. Audio tape play head

86. Grip strengthener

87. Model airplane hinges

88. Sketch for eye-blink projects

89. Planed wood scrap

90. mounted pear wrapping paper

91. Village Voice

92. Gilbert Flores drawings

93. 2 sketchbooks

94. 5 sketchbooks

95. $1.35

96. 2 Kleenex, 1 paper napkin

97. audio casettes labels

98. Espai Gaudi brochure

99. 5 business cards

100. 7 ink bottles and vinyl cement

101. 1 Belwith hinge

102. Pocket memo book

103. Staple remover

104. "Miracle Eraser"

105. 4 x 6 inch index cards

106. 5 aluminum tubes

107. expansion foam experiments

108. Fake eyelash package inserts

109. 2 lacquered chopsticks

110. Strip of sandpaper

111. "The Indoor Gardener"

112. "Opto-Electric Circuits."

113. Berol Prismacolor 48 pencil set

114. Bubble-wrap envelopes

115. 1 glue stick

116. 2 iron balls

117. Clay tool

118. X-Acto set

119. Makeshift notepad

120. H. Brickman & sons receipt

121. Rubber brayer

122. Drawings, postcards, notes

123. Leatherette binder

124. Three hole punch

125. Gouache

126. # 9 gouge

127. Matte cutter and blades

128. 11 Paint stirrers

129. old starch

130. Halloween bucket

131. 5 push pins

132. 5 binder clips

133. Imitation Post-It notes

134. Contact sheet

135. Video tape

136. Metal clip

137. Used blades

138. 2 boxes of colored chalk

139. 1 scissors

140. 1 calculator

141. Assorted pens and pencils

142. Erasers

143. Prototype glasses

144. Small pencil sharpener

145. 6 pastels

146. Wooden box

147. Almost empty notepad

148. 3 x 5 inch index cards

149. Broken tripod head

150. Audio casette experiment

151. Eraser shield

152. Razor saw blade

153. Automobile file

154. Thread puller

155. Hex wrench

156. Vacuum cleaner belt

157. Miscellaneous wrist strap

158. 5 pen nibs

159. Red balloon

160. Window/paint scraper

161. 1 Lamp spring

162. Plane handle

163. Casette player motor

164. Painting knife handle

165. Round glasses

166. File handle inserts

167. Video light screw

168. Plaster fingertip

169. Mint floss

170. Technical pencil pointer

171. 2 paper clips

172. X-Acto handle

173. Ace bandage clip

174. One sewing pin

175. Wood shaving

176. Dissecting needle

177. 2 copper clips

178. Roofing nails

179. Plastic funnel

180. Adhesive felt strip

181. 35 push pins

182. Assorted hardware

183. NVCS flashlight

184. 2 pieces of Luan

185. 1 rubber band

186. Fabric scrap

187. Plane ticket stub

188. Obituary and weather clippings

189. Weather reports

190. Paper model of printer

191. Clippings from the New York Times

192. Big miscellaneous trash

193. Tiny miscellaneous trash


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A page from "Cleaning My Desk",
a World Wide Web project by Joe Maller.

©1997 Joe Maller