I get a little OCD with statistics about things. I don't know what it is about tracking and analyzing stupid shit, but it just fascinates me. Here are a couple of examples of things I'm looking at for not good reason whatsoever.
I have an app for my phone called iMapMyRide. There's a website that goes with it that stores the information that the app tracks. What the app does is it uses GPS to record my walks. It creates maps of the routes I walk. I tracks the number of miles I walk, the amount of time I walk, gives me the number of calories I burn, tells me my speed. All the stupid shit. I was poking around the website the other night and found a calendar which has all my info. So far this week, I've walked 34.29 miles and burned 3147 calories. Finding this information is only going to fuel my OCD and make me want to walk more, which isn't necessarily a good thing because I'm trying to take it a little easier. The last thing I want to do is really hurt my old man self.
Back in April I wrote a little something about my OCD and iTunes. I'm in the process of making sure everything in my iTunes has been played at least twice. Most of the stuff has been played way more than that, but not since uploading my cd collection to this computer. Back in April, the number of "once played songs" in my "once played playlist" was 19,131. Today that same playlist has 12,370 songs in it. Keep in mind any new song that I add to iTunes needs to be played twice to get it to fall off the list and since I'm a huge music whore, I've added a lot of stuff. So a drop of about 6,000 songs isn't too shabby. At the rate I'm going, I'll have listened to my complete library at least twice by the end of the year.
And to prove exactly how much I need to get a life, I can tell you that there are still 2,335 different albums that have at least one track that is in my "once played playlist" and there are 1,520 artists.
You were warned that this post was only interesting to me.