NASA’s Image of the Day Gallery provided this cool infographic showing Alan Shepard’s brief flight into space — America’s first. It appeared magically on my desktop courtesy of John’s Background Switcher — a cool windows desktop wallpaper application that manages and displays many image sources.
My wife has been using this image as a desktop background for about a year now, but recently I took a good look at it. Initially I thought this was simply a photo of a tree in silhouette, sliced, colourized and laid out as you see it. But on closer inspection, it seems that these […]
Recently I’ve been reorganizing my image libraries, and came across a few that I’ve used as desktop images. I don’t claim to have shot all these, just modified them from their original size to fit my desktop. Rather than having them all over the blog, I’ve built a page to host them So if you’re […]
Lately I’ve been trying to keep my windows desktop icon and clutter free. In my case, this has meant that I’ve been saving less to my desktop (my default save-to location) and more to working directories. And, since a cluttered desktop reflects a cluttered mind, I like to think of this as a bit of […]
I felt the need for a new desktop image for my computers, now that the Apollo 11 excitement has died down, and I was tiring of my Apollo 8 Earthrise image. I found this neat shot of Atlantis transiting the Sun, by Thierry Legault. The following sizes at the NASA site: Full Size 1024×768 800×600 […]