Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We Don't Have Bionic Eyes Yet, Save Yours

Its been a long while since I've posted anything of real, practical value. Sure railing against the corporations and illuminating the futility of choice through determinism are fun. But how does that help you? Right now? Well actually they both help you but you just haven't ascended to that plane of intellectualism to understand their usefulness yet. So here is something easy that even you can do.

Like many of you I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen. And a lot of the time its very straining on my eyes. But I didn't really realizes just how much unnecessary stress I was putting on my eyes until I started darkening certain things. So here is a list of things you can do to relieve the stress on your eyes.

Dark wallpaper. This one is the easiest. Just go download a darkish wallpaper and even though you may not spend that much time staring at your desktop, its must less jarring to see when you close your active programs.

Custom FireFox Extensions: This one I highly recommend. If you use FireFox (and you should), go and install the "Stylish" extension (link below). Now go the other link posted below and search for the sites you visit regularly. People have submitted a lot of custom templates that modify specific sites that change the background color, font, and other things. Take a look through them, find one you like, and install it. I recommend the dark versions of Wikipedia and Google.

Word Background: I'm really surprised I didn't figure this out sooner. Just open Word, go to Format and then Background. After a few seconds of staring at the default white background, switch to black. I don't know about you but as soon as I do that I feel like all this tension is listed off of me. I feels so much better to look at a dark screen.

Get Stylish

Customize Web Sites

My Browser is very eye friendly

1 comment:

J - Beezie said...

it looks like you're using aerofox as the skin? it's what I use and it looks the same. if anyone is looking for a good dark desktop image, I recommend my custom FunkNation Logo wall paper :p