July 30th, 2007



The last week or so, I've been going to bed late. I've put it down to being crook and getting up unusually late. It didn't seem to matter what time I went to bed, I wasn't close to being asleep by 2am. I took it that I had stuffed my sleep cycles.

The last couple of days I've ahd late nights and early mornings with the desired effect - last night at 10pm, I was knackered and ready to collapse into bed and sleep. I was in bed by 10 past 10, lights out, all snuggled and warm.

And I didn't sleep.

There are times when you don't think you've slept but you've actually been dozing. This wasn't one of those. I lay down and BING, the brain kicked into overdrive and wouldn't friggin' shut down. I was still awake at 2am! Bastard!

Been a while since I had an insomnia cycle. I'd forgotten how much I hate them.
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Been sitting in here in my sleep deprived, brain-dead, condition, sorting through my wallpapers on my PC. I have around three-hundred and thirty pictures in my six wallpaper folders.

There are probably all sorts of great wallpaper monitoring programs out there, but my favourite is Wallpaper Master Pro. I've been using the freeware version for a while, but finally decided to get the paid version, since I was quite happy with the functionality of it.

It can change the background every day at a specified time, change it at various other user-defined intervals, or whenever you start your computer. You can pick the directories you'd like to use, different people using the same PC can have their own configurations, it's quite neat.

But what I really love about it is that you can set it with one overall display setting for all your pictures, or so that different wallpapers are displayed in the ways that best suits them. You can also give each of your pictures ratings and set the program to display randomly with a bias towards the pictures you've rated more highly.

So much for the pitch. Why I really posted about the program is because while going through my various backgrounds, I realised that I had quite a few that had various friends in them. Not actually enough for my liking, but then I hadn't ever consciously went "I must add friends to my wallpapers", I just occasionally saw a picture of one of them and went "I'm adding that to my lists."

Some aren't the best pictures, but the reason I grabbed them was that I think the person in the shot rocks, and when they come up on my background for a couple of days, even if I'm going througha rough patch, it delights me to have them there and they never cease to bring a smile to my face.

So, below the cut, I present a selection of the pictures of people that I occasionally have as wallpaper backgrounds.

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