Desktop Background – December 2014

Been a bit since I uploaded one of these, but came across this gallery on imgur.

I’m a big Portal fan. My wireless network is named “Aperture Science Innovators” and my devices are all Cave Johnson related, so I figured this was fitting.

First the separate images.

And for people using dual monitors:


Enjoy. Now you’re thinking with portals.

It seems a bit silly, but I’ve always loved this quote from Cave Johnson in Portal 2. He realizes he’s dying and in one of his final audio recordings he becomes enraged and frustrated which you can see in the quote:

“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”


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John Hartley is a Director of Product Engineering at Beam Dental in Columbus, OH. With 7+ years of leadership experience he has worked in startups, agencies, and began his career as a freelance Front End Developer. Always looking to iterate, this blog is a place for him to share his knowledge as well as hone his craft, challenge assumptions, and build a strong base of leadership and management knowledge. Connect with him on LinkedIn

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