The first of every month comes a fun little ritual — I pick a new calendar desktop image for my computer. Smashing Magazine has a brilliant win-win for everyone concept: A) Offer up and coming designers, photographers, and illustrators a chance to show off their talents, B) Offer beautiful (and free) calendar desktop wallpapers to computer users, and C) Advertise their online magazine all month long on who-know-how-many thousands of computer monitors around the world. What’s not to like. I’m a two-monitor user (I use two monitors side by side to extend my working space) and I love having a calendar for the month always at the ready. Go to Smashing Calendars and select your fave (there are 70 this month to chose from, in a wide variety of colors and styles). Right click on the image, select “set as desktop wallpaper” and that’s it. Smashing Magazine is a fantastic repository of tutorials, news, and resources for graphic designers and creative types. Enjoy!