desktop of the month – august 2011

This month’s desktop image comes from our recent trip to the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado. This also explains why there has been a pause in activity on the blog and why the desktop calendar is late this month.

This scene was captured at Bear Lake. You can download the full sized image here. Let me know if you need another size.

desktop of the month – july 2011

Some readers of this blog may well recognise this months desktop calendar. If you need a clue – it’s in Europe, and a river runs through it (well, technically, to the south of it!).

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an adobe hotel


The Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe. This is an opulent hotel in Santa Fe, in the very distinctive adobe style. It is not the hotel that I stayed in.

church in santa fe, new mexico


My trip to Santa Fe in March was my first time to Southern US (I’m not counting California). This was the first time I had seen, first-hand, the Adobe architecture that this region is famed for, as characterised by this church near the centre of the town. I found it fascinating, but I was there for just 5 days (and most of the time was spent inside a hotel attending a conference) – I wondered how the residents feel living with this style over many years.

desktop of the month – june 2011

For those of you who recognise and know the subject walking the beach on this month’s desktop calendar, will also know why June is a good month for this. Enjoy.


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iMac saga finally over, situation normal

The months of March, April and May were essentially written off for me. Not only do I find myself incredibly busy at work, but in the beginning of March, my iMac died a white screen of death. Two days before I was to leave for a conference in Santa Fe. So the next day, I rushed it to the local Mac Made Easy shop in Hilo, greatly concerned as I couldn’t remember if my iMac was still under warranty or not. A quick check of the records by the staff confirmed that it was, just, two months left in the warranty. Great, they would look at it, find out what was wrong, fix it, and have it ready for me on my return from conference. If only life really were that simple.

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desktop of the month – april 2011

Better late than never, as they say. This month’s desktop calendar comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was there early in March for a conference. It was my first time in Santa Fe and New Mexico, and my first exposure to the adobe style.

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