Since about 1999 I’ve had the same desktop image.

The shield was made by myself and my friend Mike for a project that never got off the ground and it’s been my symbol ever since.


This image has been the background for every computer I’ve had for over 10 years and it was a little painful to finally change it.


It feels so weird to see it like this and it means that I’ve finally given up on the second branch dream and strangely, this isn’t sad like I always thought it would be.


I’ve replaced it with the new dream, and in the end, I know deep down they’ll converge.