In October 2010, I published a photo gallery here on TechRepublic of images I found on the various NASA websites. The images range from planets to galaxies and everything in between. The purpose of the photo gallery is to provide a source for free, public domain Windows desktop wallpaper.
Space-themed background and desktop wallpaper have always been my favorite category. For me, at least, the vastness of space and the insignificance of our little corner of it, has been a good source of perspective and introspection. Both are something I need to regain from time to time as the day-to-day frustrations and complications build and overwhelm my more natural state of mind. Serenity now!
I am currently working on the 2011 Geek Gift Guide, and the benefits of a view of deep space has been very helpful. So, I thought I'd reprise the gallery for everyone's benefit. Perhaps a little perspective and introspection is exactly what you need going into the holiday season. I mean, after all, Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.