January 02000 to present
- Produce a downloadable, desktop wallpaper image, every month.
- The image should contain a calendar for the month and a few notable events.
Prior to computus.org I had a website at crashposition.com. The site launched in January of 2000 as a personal blog and it was there that I started posting calendars. The site later evolved into a place I could experiment with new web technologies, outside of client work. Not many of those experiments survive but the one ritual I did manage to keep throughout all of those changes was to produce an annual set of monthly wallpapers.
What I learned
This project has now become an exercise in longevity. At the time of writing, I’m 17 years in have produced a wallpaper every month since January 2000. I think the only reason this project has lasted so long is the goals are simple and achievable. I can produce one image, once a month and still have a life …change jobs, move house, get married, have kids… all of which happened along the way.