I don’t get all this kerfuffle around wallpapers in Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard. Both have great wallpapers and given it’s art, it’s unlikely that you’re going to like all of the wallpapers in either OS. Personally, I don’t like the characters wallpapers (below) in Windows 7 but I’m sure kids love them.
I love the architecture set though (below) and I some of the Snow Leopard images are terrific. For Philip Elmer-DeWitt to suggest that a taste gap exists based on these wallpapers is just a bit, well, disingenuous. Both OS’es have great wallpapers and deserve credit. The comments on his post bear this out and show that in the real world there is a much more balanced view of things.
Of course if you want a really great set of free wallpapers for either OS, check out Mike Swanson’s beautiful collection – a small sample of which are below
I’ve been a fan of the work of Thirteen23.com for a long time and recently went back to try their Blu client for Twitter again. I’m still not totally sold on it and it as it doesn’t have basic stuff like window resizing or colour options. Oh well, I found something equally beautiful and as useful at their site – a TED Talks Player.
It’s built in Silverlight 3 hence works on Mac and PC. Go grab it
(…and literally as I write this I noticed MarcH blogged about it today too. Great minds etc etc…)
Click the image for the big version. South Korea…wow, you're busy!
Courtesy of Mozy.com
SharePoint in Plain English
It looks like my pal Lee over at CommonCraft has been doing some more work with Microsoft – this time with the SharePoint team. Initially I thought “huh…who’d want a 3 minute guide to SharePoint” but in hindsight perhaps this could be a very useful tool for Microsoft Partners.
SharePoint is a business growing at speed and there are lots of partners doing cool stuff with it – to a non technical person it could sound pretty confusing all that tagging, sharing, publishing, blah blah but a quick 3 minute video explains it in (American) English.
Let me know if you’re a partner and interested in downloading and I’ll see if we can get that sorted.