Opal tagged me wanting a free view of my desktop. How can you deny a request like the following?
My favorite Microsoft Guy in the universe. I make a point to stop by Thomas spot a few times per week. I enjoy his mix of technical, gaming, and a few personal shots of his every day life. He doesn’t talk down to people and is warm and friendly. Get comfortable, loosen your belt, and prepared for a full course buffet when you stop by his place. Thomas brings new flava to technology. Watch him. He’s blowin’ up. Check out his post What Do You Add To The Conversation?
Yes that was under my name! What a glowing report, according to Opal, I bring new flava, and I am blowin’ up. How can you say no to that . . . I know I can’t. I have to laugh because Opal has mentioned my site as a “full course buffet” before. The reason this is so humorous, when I teach I tell people “if knowledge is a meal, prepare for the all you can eat buffet.” So I am uploading screen shots of my desktop and my laptop.
My desktop is the system I use at home. I don’t like a cluttered desktop, so I keep it clear of icons. The programs I use most frequently are located in the quick launch area, with some on the task bar.
As an FYI, I used SnagIt from TechSmith for my screen captures. It is an excellent screen capture utility.
My laptop is the system I use at work. Again I keep my desktop clear of icons. At this point, both my systems just have default backgrounds that are included with Vista, Usually I have some type of picture of a Zen Garden. I like my desktop to be a nice soothing picture, and my desktop to be clear.
My Desktop Free View Instruction:
A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.
You can do a screen capture by:  Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).  Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).  If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it. I used SnagIt, it is an excellent screen capture utility.
For MAC users: Press [ Apple] [ Ctrl ] [ Shift ] and [ 3 ]
B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that. – I added my information above.
C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well. – If someone who reads my blog would like to participate, that would be great, but I am not much of a tagger.
D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.
Update 9/23/07: Apparently there is a banner as follows for this Desktop Free View, banner added to top of post.
Update 10/2/07: Update to link to other participants, after the break. People have some really interesting desktops.