I am definitely a Mac person. I started in the computer world with Windows, but once my company made the switch to Apples, I was a true believer and Macs are all I own now. To me, they’re so much more user-friendly than Windows that I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want a Mac once they’ve tried one. But that’s neither here nor there. There is one little thing about my Mac that annoyed me and that was the ability to put the time at the top of the screen, but not the date. Oh, they make widgets that show calendars and I have one, but I wanted something easier and quicker to see.
That’s when I discovered “wallpaper clocks” from Vlad Studio, the brilliant Russian designer who also designed the header to this blog. In addition to creating regular wallpaper designs, he also offers wallpaper that includes the date and time right in the picture! I’ve been using them for a couple of days now, and I really like the idea. First you have to download a clock application and he has one for Macs and Windows. Once you’ve done that, you’re free to browse the wallpaper clock designs and there are over one hundred! Some are just for registered users, but he generously offers enough free downloads to satisfy anyone. Here’s one of the one’s I’ve downloaded to give you an idea. As you can see, the date and time are always there (as long as you’re connected to the Internet.)
He has everything from sophisticated artwork to fun whimsical styles, like these birds.
Or these friends…
One of my personal favorites is one he calls “the letter eater.”
Well, you get the idea. I find these so interesting that I put up a new one every day. So, if the snow or the world in general is starting to get to you, do something fun! Go to Vlad Studio and download yourself some wallpaper clocks! Or, if you’re not into that idea, he also has plenty of wonderful plain wallpaper, too. Life’s short. Why not make it silly, too?