I Got Nothing

Friday, June 20, 2008
I'm having one of those days where I can't think of fucking thing to write about.

So for today's exciting topic, we'll talk about what your wallpaper looks like.

No, not the wallpaper on your wall. Friends don't let friends wallpaper their houses. Your PC wallpaper. Because I really can't think of a fucking thing to write about.

Here's the photo I use for my home PC:


This is a photo I took when the Smart Man and I went to Puerto Rico a couple years ago. The trip was a reward vacation paid for by my company, and we stayed at the El Conquistador. The resort has a private island, and this picture was taken from the lookout on the private island, facing the main island. That blurry bump on the left side of the horizon is the Roosevelt Roads Naval Base. That was a really fun vacation, especially since the company paid for most of it.

Here's the photo I use for my work laptop:

The spots of Jupiter. Because they're cool.

What do you use?

10 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

For me, a picture of Stonehenge that I took in May of 2003. I craftily framed out most of the people and guardrails. i am so clever!
Work is the Marshmallow Peeps oeuvre "Peepshow". A masterpiece of modern art.

Nathan said...

I'm not sure of the difference between your desktop and wallpaper. I just have a black and white picture of some waves crashing on some rocks.

But the other day I downloaded a screen saver from uselesscreations.com. When it activates, it looks like my desktop is now half filled with water and then, a bunch of dolphins start swimming around and leaping out of the water and stuff. The 3d effect is really good and the kittens love it. The bad part is that every time one of them gets mesmerized by it, they want to touch the dolphins, but by stepping on the keyboard, they turn the screensaver off. It's hysterical watching them look behind the screen trying to figure out where the dolphins went.

Anne C. said...

At work, I have a picture of the Taj Mahal. I honestly can't remember what I have at home. Vacation picture, I'm sure.

I love your Puerto Rico photo!

Michelle K said...

Heh...

My desktop pictures at work tend to change on a regular basis.

Right now on the Desktop, left monitor has Moya from Farscape, right monitor has the dark purple clematis picture I took a few weeks ago.

Work laptop 1 has the Defiant from DS9 shooting at something off screen.

Work laptop 2 has Serenity from Firefly

Home desktop has a different picture of Serenity from Firefly.

Home laptop has the picture of my cousin's twins in their matching WVU outfits.

My screen saver on all work computers cycles through the pictures in the My Documents folder, so I get a LOT of science fiction and comic TV/movie screen shots combined with a lot of flower port, and then occasional strange thing I've come across.

And I tend to limit my desktop pictures to starships and flowers now. Last time someone came into my office and saw Garak from DS9 shooting at someone off screen, they kinda looked at my funny.

Weirdos.

Tom said...

My work wallpaper is similar to http://snave.org/evalut/media/pizza.ready.jpg

You can get filled up just looking at the monitor.

MWT said...

mine

I'm using that on both my work and home computers.

Jeri said...

I'm using various cool stock Mac wallpapers - closeup nature pics of leaves and flowers and etc. When I get tired of those my photog son has tens of thousands of shots I can choose from. ;)

If he ever gets his deviant art page updated I'll post the link.

Ilya said...

I used to run the Webshots wallpaper/screensaver manager on my office PC, which cycled through hundreds of gorgeous travel shots. Because I always have so much stuff open on my monitors all the time, I personally had very little time to enjoy them. Other people in the office enjoyed them a lot more when I would lock the PC to step away... So, after some upgrade or other, I just left the boring corp logo...

Same story at home - there is always something open on the screen, so the wallpaper is just the Azure thing that comes with Windows.

On a different note, I stayed in El Conquistador in 1997. It was more than nice...

vince said...

I change my wallpaper fairly often as I like to change it semi-regularly. Some wallpaper is Hubble images, some is wallpaper from the new Dr. Who series, some is fantasy art I no longer remember where came from, some is pictures I have taken. My curent wallpaper is this.

Janiece Murphy said...

Ilya, you're right about the El Conquistador. I could totally live there.

Except for the whole "I have to earn a living" thing.