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johnhattan

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OK, in the spirit of everyone else posting their "developer desktop" pictures, here's mine. I didn't do anything to "sweeten" the picture. This is pretty-much what my world looks like. Here's a description of what's on the screen. . .

  • That little start-menu that's hanging in the middle of the screen is the Windows CE emulator, currently running in Palm mode. When running a program, the space above it contains your app.

  • I'm running two copies of Embedded Visual C++ (the beta of MS's new CE tools). One instance has two projects --the main DLL and the main static library. The other instance is running a test app project. I could probably put all three projects in a single workspace, but I'm worried that it'll become unruly. I tend to have lots of projects. As you can see, I shut off most of the toolbars and made the editor font small. I like to see as much code as possible.

  • The little toolbar to the left of the system tray is the PowerDesk toolbar. On it I keep the stuff I run most, It's showing Explorer, IE, Outlook, VC++, a text editor, a command-prompt, and a calculator. I only use the calculator when the little HP on my desk gets buried, which is more often than I like.

  • From left to right, my system tray's got the following: Fix-it utilities 2000 (weekly virus check and defrag), iDriveSync (daily source code backup), AnalogX popup killer, MS ActiveSync, SETI@home (292 blocks complete), NetNote, Magic Mail Monitor, MultiRes, sound volume, and ICQ. By a weird twist of fate, ICQ is actually connected. It's often down, as it seems to have trouble on my machine. Dunno why.

  • You can't see it, but here's my desktop picture. It's a beautiful grayscale mountain from Brycetopia, and probably the first Bryce image I've found that doesn't look like the a garish planet landscape or the inside of Salvador Dali's head. The picture also stretches nicely to 1280x1024. I also like it because it matches a gorgeous Tao calendar I keep near my desk. It's full of serene B&W images that calm my sanguine mind.


On the whole, I prefer the Fix-it utilities to Norton's. They're a lot less intrusive and don't seem to want to take over your machine with funny toolbars and bits in your system tray. Their little automatic web-update, for new virus definitions and such, is a model of simplicity. I also love their Explorer replacement.

I'd sell off my copy of SystemWorks, but I really like the free included web-editor
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