Travel from your desk like this

I’m not a digital nomad, but spend my days stuck at a desk. So as the second best thing, I pretend that I’m out there traveling and developing remotely, by setting the desktop wallpaper of my second screen to some exotic place.

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Seriously though, this also helps great in reducing stress on the job, by giving you a philosophical perspective on things that stops you from worrying about unimportant things, try it!

Anyway, I like reddit’s EarthPorn which I use regularly for downloading wallpapers. Looking to automate this task, I was surprised I had a hard time finding something for Windows.

There is a workaround to have Windows use an RSS feed to update your wallpaper, but it expects it in a different format than reddit provides.

So I quickly threw something together and a colleague improved it with a UI.
So here it is as simple as it can be, it sits in your system tray and regularly updates your wallpaper:

http://danpadmore.github.io/WindowsRedditWallpaperUpdater

Enjoy and pretend to be a digital nomad for a day 😉

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Travel from your desk like this

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