Sunday, October 21, 2007

Desktop Freeview Meme


Ms Mac has tagged me for a meme that involves me showing you my desktop as it is right this very minute. Lucky then, that I had just cleaned mine up a bit in preparation for projection onto a big screen in front of lots of sharp-eyed students. The wallpaper is a random picture from the Macintosh "plants" set, the image changes every five minutes. At one time, I had my own photographs as wallpaper, but I found that distracting. The files on the desktop are mostly work-related. One of them should be entitled "online discourse" but I see that I have mangled that so that it has become "online disocurse" which sort of says it all. Some of them are things that P. must have downloaded perhaps inadvertently: a "fiche de lecture" for detective novels, two catalogues of sundry items for doors windows and garages (looking for a wide strip of rubber to place over the entrance to our garage under the door — a thing that seems to be impossible to buy). The "Scott" dossier contains files for my last conference presentation, the "Stevenson" dossier is a collection of files for a possible conference presentation in June in Italy. Image 1 is an aborted picture of my screen which I took without having first closed a couple of windows, duh. The dossier enigmatically and unimaginatively called "stuff" contains dozens of torrent files for Grey's Anatomy (crappier and crappier), House (still brilliant), Prison Break (whose head was that in the box?), Ugly Betty (still funny) and Weeds (jury's out). The file in the bottom right hand corner called monster-initial-namer contains this:
So now you know all about my dirty desktop secrets. If you want to see some other desktops head over to
Now, who could I tag? What about Spentrails, Sam, Princesse Ecossaise, and SusieJ. I'm thinking one highly efficient desktop, one desktop with a tartan background, one with pictures of hunky rugby players and one with secret files on industrial espionnage.
Oh, and I haven't been very good at copying out the exact instructions so you'll have to go back to Ms Mac for those.

8 comments:

Samantha said...

Oh lord, I'd be too embarassed to put mine up - I've just got the standard windows background with the blue sky & rolling hills. Everyone always makes fun of me for it!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

cooooool! Thanks for the tag my lovely fellow Ecossaise! I too have the crappy rolling hills...I think this is a good sign to change things a wee bit!

Ms Mac said...

I am one of those people who plays with the settings on everything which is why you'd never catch me with factory sxettings on any of my gadets. So no blue sky and rolling hills for me.

I had a really good laugh today at some of the lines in Ugly Betty. I hope it stays funny, it's about the only thing on tv I watch with pleasure these days (Except ER of course!). I must be getting either very, very old or very, very fussy.

spentrails said...

I also play with all available settings, usually ruining everything until I can work out how to fix it again. See my blog template for starters.

This sort of implies that you watch this stuff on your Mac. How does that work and can I please do the same?

Am away to do mine. Am very pleased to have been tagged, thank you. :)

susiej said...

Sounds very fun. I will have to figure out how to capture that screen shot, via microsoft paint, and mine will be up.
I love how you did the name at the bottom. Very good.

meredic said...

So scary.
Its kind of like sneaking a look in the wrong bedroom .......
Accidentally on purpose....

Oh

Its just me then

*blushes*

spentrails said...

Oh, I had that feeling too! Ever so slightly embarrassing to be looking at someone else's desktop.

Tina said...

I followed the link to find such a wonderful blog full of photos of places that I dream about.