You may be looking for the Wallpaper Gallery, where I post a selection of travel photographs that look good on computer desktops—or did, anyway, when I created the page back in 2008.
I also maintain a list of recommended software for Mac OS X.
Odds and ends
Think of this page as somewhere between a Links page and a depository of recommended readings. It will remain in a state of perpetual development.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is indispensable, as is the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Canada’s National Film Board, renowned since the days of Norman McLaren as one of the world’s leading producers of short animation, maintains an online archive of its most notable films.
- For those interested in recreational mathematics, the late Harvey Heinz managed the definitive online resource on magic squares until his passing in July 2013.
- Michael Barton maintains a comprehensive directory of blogs and Twitter feeds about the history of science, largely populated with the work of active professional scholars.
- Complexity Zoo, kept by the computer scientist Scott Aaronson, is a comprehensive wiki of concepts and classes in the field of computational complexity.
- For many years I played Scrabble competitively at tournaments sanctioned by the now-defunct National Scrabble Association, although I am currently on hiatus from the game. The tournament scene is now managed by NASPA, a player-run organization. Cross-Tables.com is the primary online resource for tournament records, player statistics and annotated games.
- I get all of my desktop wallpapers from InterfaceLIFT (aside from the ones I’ve made myself). Once you have perused their collection, you will too.