I’ve been a fan of the Solarized colour scheme since the beginning.
It is a palette meant for people who stare at text all day and is configured for use in a variety of text editors and terminals.
I like it so much, I even played with using the Solarized Dark background as my desktop background colour.
Alas, even for me, it was a bit too simple. So I adapted my previous wallpaper, and colourized the default grey linen wallpaper from OSX Lion to match the Solarized Dark base colour.
The texture is subtle, and yet it isn’t 100% bland. It also doesn’t conflict with displaying the information I usually keep on my desktop provided by Nerdtool.
Once again, I am providing the wallpaper to anyone who wants it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I’m starting the New Year with new software.
I am trying to journal once again, and started using Day One (available in the Mac App Store and in the iTunes App Store).
So far I am really enjoying it. It is one of those quintessential get out of your way applications that lets you focus on the task at hand, in this case, writing journal/diary entries.
I’m also making the switch to BBEdit from TextMate. I really, really like TextMate, and yes I know version 2 is finally starting to see the light of day, but I want something that is updated and improved on a more regular basis.
One last piece of software I got, which was a holiday gift for myself, is Tags from CASEapps. This is the year I am going to switch to a tags-based filing system, and that application makes it easy. It actually does a lot more than I need, so I expect I won’t hit any limits soon.
There are a bunch more tools that I have added to my collection lately, but those three are the big ones I wanted to share.
P.S. Sorry for no links, but I have faith in your ability to find them yourself!