This is Teknidermy. We write about skinning: customising your computer to your liking. Straying off the beaten path. The name is a combination of technology and taxidermy.
Or perhaps we can best say wrote, as the peak of skindom lies some twenty years back and it has slowly been riding the long tail into oblivion.
What lead to this? I can only speculate. Perhaps it's that people are more on their phone or tablet these days than on a regular computer. Or maybe that the walled gardens of social media have been laying waste to communities.
There's very little activity going on, though programs like WinSTEP are still going strong.
So what does this mean for Tek?
Are we still going to publish articles? That's doubtful.
Will there be news? Well, considering the drought of the last five years, don't expect much on that front either.
What do we provide then? A time capsule of a time long past.
As far as I am concerned, Tek is going nowhere, even if there's nothing happening.
/aside: About a decade back I bought a netbook, thinking I could sit on the couch and be more productive that way. Little did I know that the only activity taking place there would be falling asleep looking at cat pics.
Not to mention the impossibility of doing graphics work with a trackpad... || craeonics | comments