Archive for January, 2009

Pictures in my Windows 7 Theme Pack

January 28, 2009 10:29 am

In case you’ve seen my Windows 7 Theme Pack, here are the pictures that are in it. You may want to know if they’re worth it before you download the 12+ MB of .themepack file.

Old, eroded brick wall 

Clouds in the sunset

Sunset 2


A huge mural of Peanuts comics

Downtown skyline with Mount Rainier in the distance

Loom heddles 2

Dale Chihuly's glass ceiling at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

View from the Crab Shack

Grand Canyon sunset

Freshly cut strawberries

My first Windows 7 Theme Pack

January 27, 2009 11:21 pm

Just so I can say that I jumped on a bandwagon once: Mike Swanson inspired me to create my very own Windows 7 Theme Pack. It contains 12 pictures I’ve taken over the past year or so with my trusty old Canon PowerShot S30 (yes, I’m still running around with a camera that only does 3 megapixels.)

I’ve included a few photos in the pack that I managed to have included in the Spring 2009 software for the HP TouchSmart PC. They’re in the Personalize – Background area, should you be interested in finding them. Here’s one you may recognize:

Downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier and the harbor

While I didn’t put this one in the Theme Pack, I did pick a similar shot of downtown Seattle. Come to think of it, maybe this post will be inspiration for doing a “picture of the day” type of thing. Hmm. Been wanting to do that for a while.

All I can do now is hope the size of the pack (12 MB or so) won’t blow my bandwidth allowance…

Crayon Physics is out now!

January 9, 2009 7:48 pm

Just in case you haven’t seen it, this is probably the neatest geek game out there right now (next to World of Goo).

Crayon Physics Deluxe from Petri Purho on Vimeo

Go get it at

Perfect for the HP TouchSmart PC, by the way!

HP TouchSmart software in CES 2009 keynote

January 7, 2009 9:49 pm

I just caught the replay of the CES keynote by Steve Ballmer. I think this is the first time ever that I’ve seen Microsoft allow non-Microsoft software to be shown in a keynote product video. I was blown away to see the HP TouchSmart software actually shown and interacted with instead of the Windows Desktop. Thank you, Microsoft!