If you’re like me (and heaven help you if you are… seek professional help immediately), you probably spend a fair amount of your workday staring at a computer screen.

This posture is recommended by optometrists and chiropractors… the ones that need business.

And if you’re like most people, you probably still have some sort of default background on your screen all day.

Bill Gates isn’t known for his artistry.


Why not add a smile or three to all that screen-staring, by personalizing your desktop background. I have double monitors (it looks like “multi-tasking” but really it’s just ADHD) and this morning when I logged on, here’s what I saw:

Screen #1: Replacements, circa 1986      

Screen #2: Inspiration from Hugh MacLeod

I have an entire album of desktop background photos, ranging from the profound:

… to the ridiculous:

There are 66 photos in the folder now, and the photos rotate every 30 minutes, so every day is a new grab bag of visuals. Bands and artists I love:

A picture of my childhood home:

Deep thoughts (most courtesy of the brilliant Hugh MacLeod):


Sports shots:

Goofy photos of my co-workers:

Goofy shots of me with co-workers too:

Screen shot from a buddy cop spoof video we did for a company meeting. I’m “Cheese” but you probably could’ve guessed that.


It’s just a little something to make me think or make me chuckle, and keep The Man from getting me down. Give it a shot… or give it 66 shots. Here’s how for PCs: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17144/windows-10-change-desktop-background

And here are instructions for a Mac (but if you own a Mac you are an artsy-fartsy person and you probably already have done this): https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/personalize-your-desktop-mchlp3013/mac.

Happy viewing!