Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
My computer desktop has many things on it. So does my actual desktop but that's another, much messier, story. The wallpaper is a picture of the 6th fairway of the Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course in Palm Beach County. I took the picture one morning while Tom and I were playing one of our usual rounds of golf. Tom was 81 at the time and could hit the ball like a much younger man. He also chipped and putted much better than I. We played "skins", a quarter a hole with carry-overs. He beat me as often as I beat him. We started early in the morning, just after sunrise. I use that as wallpaper because it reminds me of Tom. And that course, and that morning. Looking at that picture, I can still smell the wild flowers, feel the damp early morning summer warmth, see all the colors of nature, feel the pain of my ball drifting left into the water. But I digress.
There are a number of icons, shortcuts, for games, websites, useful programs, and folders. They are not arranged in any particular order, mostly just for convenience or because that's where they popped up when I (or the installation of a program) created them.
I have recently begun to play with icon images. So, now I have a few icons that are more representative of where they take me or what they open. At least, to my mind. I picked up an Icon Editor, which allows me to manipulate existing icons, create new icons from images, or build an icon from scratch. This a lot of fun to do. I don't always like the icons that come with the programs I install and this is a great way to deal with that. Also, Firefox is incredibly unimaginative when it comes to icons for websites. Unless the website has its own icon, Firefox uses its own. It's a nice icon but I hate seeing it all over the place. So I am in the process of changing them to fit my mind's eye of what they should be.