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24 December 2011 @ 08:47 pm
2012 Scrapbook  
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special. Think about all your past layouts, default icons, mood themes or whatever you consider worth remembering. The 2012 Scrapbook Post is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.

That's what you will find here: my equipment and desktops, currents, my monthly entertainment favourites, links to picspams, links to entries worth remembering (my own as well as posts from others), lists, my default userpics, screenshots of past layouts, new discoveries, books I've read and the yearly resolutions which I won't keep anyway.






Equipment


Chewie: My computer with 4 GB RAM, 2x2.7 GHz dual core processor and 1 TB hard drive. May he live long and prosper and be less capricious than his predecessor.
The Matrix: Windows XP Pro SP3
Flagship: Mozilla Firefox 17.0.1 with currently 32 enabled extensions
Kaylee: 320 GB 3.5" external hard drive, saved my day when Saxon (my old PC) kicked my bum once agxain.
Emile: 320 GB 2.5" external hard drive, powered via USB. For very special pleasures.
Hawkeye: 19" widescreen Dell TFT monitor, deeply loved after some issues in the beginning.
Speedy: My Microsoft mouse, black like the night and hopefully looking forward to a long life.
Scotty and Phlox: My 4 and 8 GB USB flash drives. Whatever they might be good for.
Spock: My old Minolta digicam. Quite a diva, stubborn and very independent. Doesn't accept me as its captain.
Colin: My MP3 player without which I couldn't bear the noise Saxon made. Now it serves me just for the fun of it.
The Tricorder: My HP scanner back from the Stone Age. Scans everything I feed it with.
Lots of Green and White Tea: Mostly flavoured blends, with and without milk. I don't function properly without my daily dosage.

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Desktops


Modifications
QTAddressBar and QTTabBar | Seven Remix XP | SkyMOD Style UPD | Vista Drive Icon

Additional Tools
Dexpot Virtual Desktops | John's Background Switcher | Stardock ObjectDock (older version) | Taskbar Shuffle | Yellow Icon


Alice and Her Dragon | Full View: 1-2
(since December 2011)

A dragon, lots of my favourite blue, snow - Vladstudio just knows what I love. These are definitely among my Top 10 wallpapers.
Starry Night | Full View
(since January 2012)

A lovely (and quite blue) image of the night sky by Stuck in Customs @ Flickr, discovered via blowdry.
Mountain Lion | Full View
(since July 2012)

A new addition from Vladstudio. I love the idea to make the lion look like a cloth patch. There's also a grey version and an icon set (scroll down, it's below the wallpaper) available.
The Whale Rider and Christmas Snail Mail | Full View: 1-2
(since December 2012)

The first new wallpapers since July, again from Vladstudio and - as usually - mostly blue. I hope that cute snail is on its way to me. ;o)

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Currents


Currently Reading
Down Under - by Bill Bryson
Perseids and Other Stories, The - by Robert Charles Wilson

( Darciana @ Goodreads )


Currently Watching
Returning Series
NCIS - Season 10  (Status: 10x10 "You Better Watch Out")
Once Upon a Time - Season 2  (Status: 2x09 "Queen of Hearts")
Person of Interest - Season 2  (Status: 2x10 "Shadow Box")

Cancelled/Ended Series
Early Edition - Season 2  (Status: 2x17 "The Fourth Carpathian")
Johnny Staccato - Season 1  (Status: 1x15 "Collector's Item")

( Darciana @ Follow My TV )

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Monthly Favourites


January
science fiction (books and TV series), Calvin & Hobbes, The Peanuts, Once Upon a Time, Lee Pace, classical music
February
Once Upon a Time, Wonderfalls, books, science fiction, Lee Pace, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Calvin & Hobbes
March
books, science fiction (books and films), Calvin & Hobbes, Once Upon a Time, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston
April
Data (Star Trek TNG), science fiction novels, Calvin & Hobbes, Stargate SG-1, Once Upon a Time
May
Data (Star Trek TNG), Calvin and Hobbes, Once Upon a Time, science fiction novels, film scores
June
Data (Star Trek TNG), Calvin and Hobbes, books, film scores, classical music
July
Data (Star Trek TNG), Calvin and Hobbes, books, science fiction (books and TV series)
August
Data (Star Trek TNG), Calvin and Hobbes, Brownie, Johnny Staccato, British murder mysteries (telly), science fiction
September
Data (Star Trek TNG), Brownie, science fiction in general (books in particular), Calvin and Hobbes, Johnny Staccato
October
Autumn!, Data (Star Trek TNG), Brownie, science fiction in general, Calvin and Hobbes, Star Trek Voyager
November
Puppies!, Data (Star Trek TNG), Brownie, Damian Lewis, science fiction books, Calvin and Hobbes, Star Trek Voyager
December
Puppies!, snow, Data (Star Trek TNG), Brownie, Alastair Reynolds, Calvin & Hobbes

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Memorable Picspams


Entertainment
  • none yet

Other
  • none yet

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Memorable Entries


Annuals

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

Reviews
  • none yet

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Lists


Entertainment
2012 Films and Mini-Series | 2012 Short Films | 2012 Concerts and Documentaries | 2012 TV Series
DVD List | HD List | Films To-Watch List #-G | Films To-Watch List H-Q | Films To-Watch List R-Z | Mini-Series To-Watch List | Documentaries To-Watch List | Concerts To-Watch List | TV Series To-Watch List | Wanna-Have List

Graphics & Resources
Artwork Master Post | Goodies Index | Resources

Miscellaneous
About Me | Contact Info | Firefox Add-ons | Telly Favourites | Wishlist

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Default Userpics


Statistics
Userpic Spaces Available: 272 | Currently Used: 218 | All Userpics


The Peanuts - Forever Friends
(made by me | since August 2nd 2011)

I had my daisy icon for over a year now. Time for a change and back to my beloved Peanuts. This icon is even a little older than the daisy one and was a hot candidate for my default userpic back then, but for some reason I decided against it.

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The Ghost of Layouts Past


Dolphin Joy | Full View
(stylesheet coding and graphics by me | since Sept. 10th 2007)

This is probably the first layout ever I'm really content with. I thought this would never happen. I won't the change the concept anytime soon, but maybe there'll be new graphics and another colour scheme one day. Maybe not.

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Discoveries


Authors & Books
  • Alastair Reynolds - I've read 3 of his books last year, and he was an immediate new favourite. I love well written Big Idea space opera, and he is brilliant at it, with great characters and fascinating plots that keep me perfectly entertained until the end.

Books

Miscellaneous
  • none yet

Music
  • none yet

Web
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction - Authors, books, TV series, films, artists, musicians and everything even remotely science fiction related. So far it's text only, but nonetheless an excellent source for everything sci-fi.
  • Worlds Without End - A site and forum dedicated to award-winning science fiction, fantasy and horror literature. Several lists help readers new to those genres to discover notable classics.

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Books


My Bookshelves:  Darciana @ Goodreads
My Wishlists: Science Fiction and Everything Else
2012 Reading Challenge:  30 Books


( 2012 Books & Periodicals )

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Resolutions


  • Buy reading glasses so I can finally read more.   (Will this EVER happen?)
  • Read more!   (Looks good so far.)
  • Update my journal more regularly. No three months silences anymore.
  • Continue to try to lose at least some weight.
  • Paint the hallway.
  • Clear out some chaotic areas in the flat.   (Halfway there.)
  • Stop thinking too much and learn how to distract myself in such cases.
  • Be a little more radical in certain situations.
  • Stop making plans which ultimately fail anyway. Like the ones listed here.   (Logic obviously isn't my strong point.)
  • Keep my finally pretty little room clean and tidy.
  • Worship my beloved sofa Karl every day.   (That should come naturally to me.)

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( 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 )

Based on an idea by telltale | Meeting point for all 2012 scrapbookers: 2012scrapbook
Banner images © Bill Watterson | Calvin and Hobbes


Resources
Images: Blue Bison, Getty Images, InterfaceLIFT, my own screencaps, unknown sources (hard drive)
Brushes: my own
Textures: Hybrid Genesis (Xclusive), coffeeforcloser, erniemay, ownthesunshine, Tre-Xture, my own

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Rules
1. Credit is not required but appreciated.
2. Textless icons are no bases.
3. No hotlinking! Never ever! Otherwise you'll locked up with Mr. Rochester's wife in the North Tower.
4. Enjoy. :o)