You may be looking for the Wallpaper Gallery, where I post a selection of travel photographs that look good on computer desktops.
I also keep 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.
- I read Randall Munroe’s xkcd, and so should you.
- Jazz.com, edited by Ted Gioia, is the premier online magazine of jazz music.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is only somewhat indispensable, as is the Oxford English Dictionary.
- For the mythologically inclined, I recommend Encyclopedia Mythica.
- For many years I played Scrabble competitively at tournaments sanctioned by the 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 predominant online resource for tournament records, player statistics and annotated games; my progressively disconcerting stats page is here.
- I get all of my desktop wallpapers from InterfaceLIFT (aside from the ones I’ve made myself). Once you’ve seen their collection, you will too.
I work on a late-2006 15-inch MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6. It gets rather hot in there.
I am presently hosted by DreamHost, and the weblog itself runs on WordPress. I adapted my current template from the Organic theme; as much as I like hand-coding websites out of thin air, taking advantage of modularity leaves me considerably more time to do valuable things like reading Homeric epics and eating potato chips.
I primarily administer (read: fiddle with) the site as a whole using Coda, which is the finest website software of any sort I have ever seen in my life. I’ve been doing this stuff since about 1996, so I think that’s a qualified recommendation.