I am using my own photography for my desktop wallpaper. Today I switched to some images I took a couple of days ago on a hike to the Dawn Falls Trailhead. The hike is one of my favorites with huge Redwood trees, ferns, and a stream.
I have been learning about photography recently. I purchased a camera with a large aperture (F/1.4) so that I could get Depth of Field (DOF) effects. I like the look of DOF where things in the background are blurry and the subject is in focus. The camera I use is a Panasonic Lumix LX10. I am using Adobe Lightroom to organize and cleanup my photos.
The taskbar is normally on the bottom of your screen. You can optionally move it to the top, left, or right. I decided to try a different location for one reason: I need more vertical space.
Since I need vertical space, I did not consider placing the taskbar on the top. So the question is: left side or right side?
I decided to go with right side. Why?
Muscle memory: The clock placement is in bottom right, same as bottom taskbar
Muscle memory: The Action Center button is in bottom right, same as bottom taskbar
Muscle memory: The Notification Area is in the bottom right, same as bottom taskbar
Muscle memory: The peek desktop in in the bottom right corner, same as bottom taskbar
Minimize mouse travel: When you click on Action Center it opens on the right side. With the left taskbar, you click on the left side of your screen to open Action center and interact with it on the right side. With the right taskbar, you click on the right side to open and interact with it. For dealing with Action Center, Fitt’s Law says it should be on the right.
Left to Right: We read left to right. With the taskbar on the right side, it stays out of the way of our natural vision pattern. I also put my primary app on the left side, which allows me to focus better with less distractions from the taskbar.
The Black Cauldron is a Disney animated movie that is hard to find. I was interested in seeing it after I read it was the first Disney animated movie to receive a PG rating and use computer generated imagery. It is not available on Disney+ nor will it be. It is not available for streaming. It is not available to rent. It is not available on Blu-ray.
It is available on DVD. I bought that so I could see it.
And…it sucks. It looks like TV-quality animation. It was boring. The characters were awful (think Jar-Jar).
I started a blog back in 2003. I was pretty good about updating it on a regular basis until…Facebook. Facebook killed the blog for me because I loved the instant gratification you got when you wrote something and then you could see those “likes” rolling in. I eventually dropped my blog completely and used Facebook as the replacement.
I started to question my Facebook use over the past few years. It is addictive and depressing. I’ve weened myself from Facebook but long for the ability to keep in touch with my friends and family.
I decided this weekend to give blogging another go. I set up my own WordPress blog site…so I have complete control. It was easy to get WordPress going but I noticed I destroyed all the links to my old blog. I’ll look into fixing that later.