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Ack! I’m Becoming a “Default” User!!!

I remember the first thing I did when I setup Windows 3.1 back in the day was cutomzie most of the icons and sounds. Homer Simpson’s “to start press any key… where’s the any key?” never grows old. There was this crazy “psychadelic mouse trail” cursor that I would use to run all over the screen. While the concept of backgrounds wasn’t prevalent too much then, I did have some fun gif’s that I had downloaded from a BBS that I would peek at from time to time. I had probably a dozen specialized apps for just about everything I did on that machine [including a self build Z-Modem batch download script], and I was proud of my tricked out computer.

Fast forward about a quarter of a century. As I finished finding some old photos last week, I found myself settling into the Photos app groove. I initially thought I’d just take advantage of it being able to scan all of my import directories, but I liked the final result and started doing facial recognition too. There’s nothing “whiz bang” amazing in here, but it gets the job done in a familiar way with a few extra perks, like some simple photo tools. After a recent rebuild, I think the amount of “custom” software that isn’t work related can be counted on one hand. What’s happening to me?! Next thing I knew, I was drifting into iTunes…

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