Archive for the 'Pictures' category

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

A Lego Christmas

December 22, 2007 8:35 pm

The Christmas spirit struck today at the GeekTieGuy household. Here are a few pictures of the Lego Christmas trees I built.





Merry Christmas!

Apple’s new campus in Cupertino is taking shape

September 11, 2007 12:37 pm

Here are some pictures of the activities around Apple’s new campus in Cupertino. It doesn’t seem like they’ve started on the “main campus” yet.

Repainting an old HP/Compaq/Tandem building. From white to gunmetal gray.

More of the old building. Very brown.

Signs are up already.

Big dump trucks on the street.

An old Tandem building.

Another old Tandem/Compaq/HP building.

And another.

Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition unboxed

January 30, 2007 12:46 pm

Update 2008-02-18:  It seems like this post is getting a lot of hits, which is kind of odd to me. I suspect it might be because there’s a mention of the phrase “key sticker” in here, so that makes people think I’m publishing my activation key. I’m not. The key is digitally erased with a bunch of black pixels. There’s no key here.


Call me a fanboy all you want. I went out to a local Best Buy this morning and got myself a copy of the Vista Ultimate Signature Edition. I figure Vista put bread on my table, so I need to give back a little. And no way am I going to do that without getting something a little out of the ordinary.

I got to Best Buy a little after ten and checked the shelves. No Signature Editions to be found. Luckily I went to the service desk to ask, and just as I was doing so, they brought out the four boxes they had at that store. Two got put aside by (for?) the employees, and I grabbed one of the remaining two. Talk about good timing. I think I also picked a good store to go to. It’s fairly new and people don’t seem to know it’s there, so there was very little “competition”.

Here are some unboxing pictures for your viewing pleasure:

Box front


Open back


System requirements on the side


Feature comparison list on the back


Other side

Outside cardboard box and inside plastic box


Inside plastic box front

Inside plastic box back with Bill Gates comments

Plastic box side

Opened plastic box with DVD / media holder

Leaflets inside media holder


CD order information


Back of media holder with key sticker