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IT engineer clears his cluttered desktop as part of Diwali cleaning

30, Oct 2018 By @jurnoleast

An IT Engineer from Bengaluru today undertook the long pending task of cleaning his computer desktop, which was cluttered with icons accumulated over 5 years since he joined the company. Ranjit R, had joined Infopiles Technology fresh out of college and just like most trainees, he too was given a new desktop. “At that time it had only a few icons such as My Computer, Recycle Bin and so on. But thanks to my laziness my entire screen is now covered in icons,” he said, almost feeling proud of his achievement.


“There was no space on the desktop for any more icons. I was left with no option but to free up some space. Had been postponing it for quite some time but now after seeing everyone cleaning their homes, I thought I’d give it a shot,” he added.

The cleaning, which took around 5 hours resulted in around 10 gb of unwanted icons and files, also resulted in Ranjit finding some long lost items such as pdf of his offer letter which mentions his pay package, much to his embarrassment.

His efforts however didn’t go unnoticed, the HR department named his star of the month and apart from his regular coding job, gave him the additional responsibility of cleaning up desktops on all the computer systems in the company.