Hello. My name is Stephen Hackett. I live in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. My wife and I have three children, a dog named Eva Corndog and a cat named Albert Queso.

I make podcasts and write for a living. I’m the co-founder of the Relay FM podcast network, where I host several shows. You can learn about these projects and more below.

Stephen Hackett

I’m a collector of all things Apple. As such, old computers outnumber people in our house, and I have a dogcow tattoo on my ankle.

You can contact me here or follow me on Mastodon or Threads.

About 512 Pixels

Here’s how you can follow along and help keep the lights on here:

I host Apple history videos and other nerdy content on the 512 Pixels YouTube channel. Go subscribe!

Sometimes people ask me what the name “512 Pixels” means. The original Macintosh’s screen was 512 pixels across, making the screen resolution 72 DPI. The Mac’s GUI paved the way for computers and design as we know them today.

macOS Wallpapers in 5K 6K

Every default macOS wallpaper, with the old ones remastered for our modern Retina age.

The macOS Screenshot Library

I have assembled a detailed screenshot collection of every major version of macOS.

Book: ‘Aqua and Bondi’

Aqua and Bondi is a book I wrote looking at 90s Apple, the iMac and what it took to build Mac OS X. It is available in Apple’s Books Store and as a PDF on my Gumroad store.

Gear List

You can see a list of gear I use here. This page also shows off photos of the PodCabin, my studio.

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Relay FM & Podcasts

In 2014, Myke Hurley and I co-founded the Relay FM podcast network. We have shows with topics ranging from Apple and Google to pens and feelings. We get to work with the best people in the business.

I currently co-host a handful of podcasts on Relay FM:

  • Mac Power Users is a podcast I host with David Sparks. We interview interesting people about how they use Apple gear, dive into nerdy topics, review categories of apps and more.
  • Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. I co-host it with Myke Hurley and Federico Viticci of MacStories. We each have a unique accent and perspective, making Connected special. And weird.
  • Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Myke and I dive into the strange corners of the world’s most amazing website, so you don’t have to.

Cross Forward Consulting

In late 2023, I joined David Smith’s company and work with him on his portfolio of apps, including Widgetsmith, Pedometer++, Sleep++ and more. My work there focuses on communication and customer support. You can read more about this addition to my work in this blog post.