Mar 14, 2009

Tinkering with computer wallpaper

The wallpaper above has the HP logo in center-right. The computer, however, is a Toshiba laptop but I didn’t like the wallpaper supplied by Toshiba. Proves I’m an incurable tinkerer.

This wallpaper, on an HP desktop computer, was changed to show a pencil drawing I made as a teenager.

The drawing was made on newsprint, which has turned quite dark over time.

In both illustrations the Windows Vista “bubbles” screensaver is in use. It looks really cool and is fun to watch but it can’t possibly “save” a screen.

Screensavers were originally designed to prevent burn-in when the old RGB (red green blue) monitors were left on for hours at a time.

In the 1980’s it was fairly common to see a monitor with something permanently burned onto the screen such as the menu of a DOS program.