The obvious thing that I noticed was that the computer was running (surprise!) Microsoft Windows. (This was assumed?) The interesting part to me, is the sort of thing that I spoke about in my “Electronic Deduction” article.? There were a lot of little icons and clues on the desktop that are listed below.
- Ugly AOTS logo wallpaper (tiled)
- Safari browser icon (which had just been released earlier that week)
- Last.fm icon/shortcut (someone is listening to some music in the studio)
- Yahoo messenger icon (along with some other yahoo icon so someone has a yahoo account!)
- There were also a couple of unidentifiable icons.? Maybe someone else recognized the description or saw it better than I did.
- Some camera icon (It did not look like webshots or picassa, but it could have been an internet shortcut to flickr or something also)
- A default DOS application icon.? Something that seemed very out of place. There was a name under it, but I could not make it out.
- A folder.? This one also had a description that was unreadable.
- An icon with a red letter “S” on it with a white background.? This was certainly an application of some kind, but again, I did not recognize it.
So what does all this mean?? I guess it means that I watch things to damn closely, but I just always find it interesting to look really closely at everything.? I was expecting that a live system in a studio for a live show would be pristine and only have the bare minimum installed to avoid the potential for crashing while live or to prevent embarrassing things from happening on the air.? I guess that they use this machine for whatever they want.
I did not get a screen capture of it before I deleted it, but if someone out there has it, please send it to me and I will post it here.