A giant bee/bug bouncing off of sunglasses at high speed.
A kid on a skateboard looking me up and down before smiling and giving me a thumbs up.
Getting soaked by water splashing off a freeway overpass above.
The street-side band playing along Valencia on a warm night.
Catcalls from people?? Ok!
Chatting with a guy in Golden Gate Park with the same bike as me.
The sudden and very scary pressure spurts from Muni buses.
I found this gem digging through old files recently. It's a screenshot from my Dell laptop while I was in a dorm room at the University of Vermont, around 2007. Talk about a blast from the past.
I'm so happy I kept this screenshot. It's a little time capsule that shows a former relationship with my computer. Fun things to note:
This is the window arrangement I've been using for a long time now, probably ever since I got a second display.
Main tasks and work usually happens on the big Apple monitor, with secondary messaging apps on the laptop screen. I have two instances of Chrome open–juggling Web traffic on my two Google accounts (work and personal). Believe it or not, I'm pretty diligent in choosing which browser to use when surfing the Web.
When in use, all work-specific production apps (Adobe, Sketch, Figma, Google things, etc.) occupy the full screen of the big Apple monitor. I usually close Messages (and sometimes Slack) when doing heads-down work to minimize distractions.
This layout has been serving me well because no one window is 100% obscured by another. Also, having Slack bumped out a bit from the right screen edge allows me see files as they save to the desktop (they're added top to bottom). Though I mainly use the big monitor, I intentionally set the laptop as the main screen to make this happen.
COOL HUH 🤓