Back in the Saddle

By on 8/14/2010

It's been a heck of a whirlwind over the last month or so. I've moved to New Jersey, began working in MidTown Manhattan, and have so far managed to *not* drop dead.
Now that I'm starting to get into a daily groove, I'm finally able to start focusing on other interests and projects. Brought my laptop on the train (40 minute train ride in the mornings) and just started to clean house of old files and programs that I don't really use any more. I'm a bit flabbergasted at how many applications use "My Documents" as a dumping ground. As it stands, I have the following folders that I did not create myself
  • Battlefield Heroes
  • Digsby Logs
  • Fiddler2
  • Integration Services Script Component
  • Integration Services Script Task
  • My Meetings
  • My Stationery
  • OneNote Notebooks
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2010
What ever happened to using the AppData directory to store application level data? I mean, I guess I can maybe understand the OneNote Notebooks as it just stores notebooks that I create myself. But some of the others, like Digsby logs, or Visual Studio 2008 simply should not be there. It's braindead simple too to get the path to the application data folder:
Although I know many (all?) of these apps aren't written in .net, I know the APIs are available.
P.S. As I sit on the njtransit train writing this, I'm overhearing some lady who is *utterly appalled* and complaining at length to some colleagues about women who wear *flats* in a professional environment. Wow, the level of pomp and over-entitlement in this lady is just insane.

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