I just spent 24hrs picking a desktop image after a forced reinstall of every piece of software I use.
It used to be that I had a picture of the Assasin
character from Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo 2
game. It was actually from the Battle.net1
website and I had modified it a little bit and organised my icons
around it. As I said I used
to have it as my desktop image.
The forced reinstall
was after a long running battle with various complaints my system
threw at me, and as such, it spent a lot of time in a computer store
in a busy local shopping centre
. I remembered to hide the links to the various sections of my harddrive that I wouldn't want easy public access to, I remembered to remove the cd I would normally have left in the drive and I even remembered to disconnect the T-piece
and the cable from my DVD decoder card
to my soundcard
.. But I didn't remove the desktop image of the half-naked
assasin with the flaming wristblades
The cheeky grin on the shop assistant show was the first sign that something was up when I went back later that day..
"People kept asking us about your background picture, everyone wanted to know where to get it."
Beware the Perils of Picking a Desktop Image