Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

Moderators: Moderators General, Prelates, Magistrates

User avatar
Dobblesworth
Dobblesworth, here's the title you requested over three years ago. -Banana
Posts: 1429
Joined: Wed May 30, 2007 12:06 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Dobblesworth » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:18 pm UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Must be quite the rig to get -1% CPU usage. :lol:

I don't think that monitor element is operational at all. It was just freeware, so I suppose the paid version from Stardock would display the details correctly. From testing it now, that icon was non-responsive while my standard Windows Task Manager CPU usage meter was sitting around 10% from inducing action by spamming windows up and down.
It's a pretty dated 2004 XP rig, in case you're wondering.

User avatar
b.i.o
Green is the loneliest number
Posts: 2519
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:14 am UTC

nsmjohn wrote:Which picture should I use for my work background?

Option A:
Spoiler:
1205304653930.jpg


Option B:
Spoiler:
1207425907048.jpg


!!!

Where are those from!?

I like the first better, but both are pretty damned awesome.

User avatar
taarnling
Posts: 54
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby taarnling » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:26 am UTC

what the heck, I'll toss in my setup. I'm really pretty pleased with it, even if I did spend too much time on it.

Check it out

nsmjohn
Posts: 580
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Location: California

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:38 am UTC

b.i.o wrote:
nsmjohn wrote:Which picture should I use for my work background?

Option A:
Spoiler:
1205304653930.jpg


Option B:
Spoiler:
1207425907048.jpg


!!!

Where are those from!?

I like the first better, but both are pretty damned awesome.


I don't know, I found them on /b/ and haven't been able to find more. Someone said they were linked to The World of Darkness.
Gojoe wrote:Well, I would say something here, but it would only make it worse.


User avatar
JET73L
Posts: 130
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:19 am UTC

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby JET73L » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:17 am UTC

Okay, got screenshots of my two most-often used error message screens. I may actually change it to something welse, though, if I can find a good screen. Something .Hack or FF related would be nice, or the Legend of Zelda wallpapers I edited together on my old computer, if I can figure out how to retrieve them.

Spoiler'd for large
Spoiler:
Image

(If you can;t read the text, it's on my post on the last thread page)
The Summoning of Dragons. Single copy, first edition, slighty foxed and extremely dragoned.
+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++ +++PLEASE REBOOT+++
"I assumed we were walking to the bakery." "You alwaysassume that!"

User avatar
aleflamedyud
wants your cookies
Posts: 3307
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Location: The Central Bureaucracy

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby aleflamedyud » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:47 am UTC

Well, I've made a nice-looking desktop under Ubuntu, and I've figured out what to name my laptop.

BEHOLD SHAI-HULUD!
Spoiler:
Screenshot.png
Gaze upon its distilled awesome.
Screenshot.png (1.35 MiB) Viewed 3813 times
"With kindness comes naïveté. Courage becomes foolhardiness. And dedication has no reward. If you can't accept any of that, you are not fit to be a graduate student."

User avatar
Aleril
Le Rail
Posts: 2279
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:06 pm UTC
Location: Don't make me slap you.

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Aleril » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:37 am UTC

Image
Image

User avatar
Azrael001
Posts: 2385
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:15 am UTC
Location: The Land of Make Believe.
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Azrael001 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:17 am UTC

nsmjohn wrote:Which picture should I use for my work background?

Option A:
Spoiler:
1205304653930.jpg


Option B:
Spoiler:
1207425907048.jpg


I also like the first one, so much so in fact that I would like to steal it for my avatar, at least for a while...

Unless that is you mind...
23111

User avatar
Alexiel
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Location: Ann Arbor

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Alexiel » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:12 am UTC

voila
Spoiler:
Image
Joe Ancis wrote:The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

Walter wrote:Fuck it dude, let's go bowling

User avatar
Kaelri
Posts: 352
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Location: York, New
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Kaelri » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:06 am UTC

I haven't changed mine since the last time I posted, 'cause it's far too pretty. So this is actually an older scheme.
Attachments
Desk 9.jpg
Desk 9.jpg (523.6 KiB) Viewed 3677 times

User avatar
'; DROP DATABASE;--
Posts: 3284
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 am UTC
Location: Midwest Alberta, where it's STILL snowy
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:22 am UTC

Alexiel: that is serious win (even though you appear to be stretching a 4:3 image onto a wider-than-4:3 screen). Upload plz?
poxic wrote:You suck. And simultaneously rock. I think you've invented a new state of being.

|Erasmus|
Branson
Posts: 2643
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:53 am UTC
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:31 am UTC

Kaelri wrote:I haven't changed mine since the last time I posted, 'cause it's far too pretty. So this is actually an older scheme.



What is that? cause the theme is really quite nice...

User avatar
Alexiel
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Location: Ann Arbor

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Alexiel » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:39 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:Alexiel: that is serious win (even though you appear to be stretching a 4:3 image onto a wider-than-4:3 screen). Upload plz?

yeah, I know... it's not really 16:10, but I like it

EDIT: not the best fix, but hey
Spoiler:
Image
Attachments
964218768_1162802195__1600x1200.jpg
964218768_1162802195__1600x1200.jpg (331.17 KiB) Viewed 3636 times
Joe Ancis wrote:The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

Walter wrote:Fuck it dude, let's go bowling

User avatar
'; DROP DATABASE;--
Posts: 3284
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 am UTC
Location: Midwest Alberta, where it's STILL snowy
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:15 am UTC

Do what I do: scale it up proportionally to the width/height of the screen (whichever you reach first) and fill the rest in with a pattern or something.

I may as well post a new one, as a lot has changed since the last one (still running Windows!). The old one still looks nicer though. I miss the Windows taskbar, that theme, and Samurize (Conky is nowhere near as nice). Oh well, guess I'll just have to hack together some replacements. :P On the flip side, Compiz is awesome.

I'm looking to change that background on the right, not sure what to put there yet.

Spoiler:
desuktop.jpg
Multiple monitors = win!
desuktop.jpg (669.63 KiB) Viewed 3359 times

[edit] Oh yeah, if I don't put the attachment inline, it does it for me automatically, and doesn't spoiler it. :roll:

[edit] Replaced image because I changed the background, and used JPEG this time (600KB vs 4.8MB <_<).
Last edited by '; DROP DATABASE;-- on Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:11 am UTC, edited 1 time in total.
poxic wrote:You suck. And simultaneously rock. I think you've invented a new state of being.

User avatar
Shizo
Posts: 736
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Location: almost-Canada
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shizo » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Eh, not much has changed. Spoilered because I like the element of surprise.

Spoiler:
Image
Image

User avatar
Kaelri
Posts: 352
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Location: York, New
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Kaelri » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:
Kaelri wrote:I haven't changed mine since the last time I posted, 'cause it's far too pretty. So this is actually an older scheme.


What is that? cause the theme is really quite nice...


Windows XP running SlanXP 2.0 and the Samurize theme I posted earlier. Glad you like it. :)

User avatar
Mr. Beck
Commencing Countdown, Engines On
Posts: 1469
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Location: Albuquerque, NM.

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Mr. Beck » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:55 pm UTC

Shizo wrote:Eh, not much has changed. Spoilered because I like the element of surprise.

Spoiler:
Image

What OS/theme is that? Looks quite nice.

User avatar
Shizo
Posts: 736
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Location: almost-Canada
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shizo » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:11 pm UTC

It's Windows. I just have the taskbar hidden and at the top with this theme. Plus Rocketdock.
Image

User avatar
aleflamedyud
wants your cookies
Posts: 3307
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Location: The Central Bureaucracy

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby aleflamedyud » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

Shizo wrote:Eh, not much has changed. Spoilered because I like the element of surprise.

Spoiler:
Image

Gas-mask zombie! RUN AWAY!!!!!!
"With kindness comes naïveté. Courage becomes foolhardiness. And dedication has no reward. If you can't accept any of that, you are not fit to be a graduate student."

User avatar
DuSTman
Posts: 192
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:11 am UTC
Location: Lancaster, UK
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby DuSTman » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:38 pm UTC

Shizo wrote:Eh, not much has changed. Spoilered because I like the element of surprise.

Spoiler:
Image



...are you my mummy?

User avatar
b.i.o
Green is the loneliest number
Posts: 2519
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:09 am UTC

Shizo and Kaelri: very nice themes! I'll post a new one of mine soon...have a few ideas for making it a bit more interesting.

User avatar
aleflamedyud
wants your cookies
Posts: 3307
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Location: The Central Bureaucracy

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:48 am UTC

DuSTman wrote:
Shizo wrote:Eh, not much has changed. Spoilered because I like the element of surprise.

Spoiler:
Image



...are you my mummy?

KA-CLICK.

This is my shotgun, a weapon well known for its ability to destroy the brain of any creature living or dead. I don't know if you can still understand me, but get any closer and you die.
"With kindness comes naïveté. Courage becomes foolhardiness. And dedication has no reward. If you can't accept any of that, you are not fit to be a graduate student."

User avatar
Mr. Beck
Commencing Countdown, Engines On
Posts: 1469
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Location: Albuquerque, NM.

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Mr. Beck » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:22 am UTC

Shizo wrote:It's Windows. I just have the taskbar hidden and at the top with this theme. Plus Rocketdock.

Shweet. I figured it was windows 3 seconds after posting realizing I saw Source games.
Oh, and here's mine. Gotta love Royale Noir + Sysmetrix + Fractal Art
Spoiler:
screenshot.jpg
downscaled for your scrolling pleasure
screenshot.jpg (473.34 KiB) Viewed 3400 times

User avatar
b.i.o
Green is the loneliest number
Posts: 2519
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:40 am UTC

I've been experimenting a bit:
screenshot_13-06-2008(00-07-43).png
screenshot_13-06-2008(00-07-43).png (799.99 KiB) Viewed 3412 times


All of the buttons on the bottom change on overlay to reveal the apps/folders they launch when being left/middle/right clicked--for example, the one that says 'C:\ | E:\ | Program Files' has the mouse hovering over it, otherwise it would say 'Disc'.

Mr. Beck wrote:Shweet. I figured it was windows 3 seconds after posting realizing I saw Source games.


Not a good assumption--Steam itself is one of the top 10 platinum apps in the Wine AppDB, and Source games comprise 2 more of the 10.

User avatar
'; DROP DATABASE;--
Posts: 3284
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 am UTC
Location: Midwest Alberta, where it's STILL snowy
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:13 am UTC

Replaced image in previous post. Note to self, check filesize before uploading. >_>
poxic wrote:You suck. And simultaneously rock. I think you've invented a new state of being.

User avatar
Arjy
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:59 am UTC
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Arjy » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:48 am UTC

Spoiler:
Image


Word of warning: 1920x1200 pixels.
Image

User avatar
Shizo
Posts: 736
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Location: almost-Canada
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Shizo » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:24 am UTC

b.i.o wrote:bblean stuff


oh how I wish I could get bblean to work properly.
Image

User avatar
Sam Knight
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:30 am UTC
Location: A fighter jet made of BICEPS!

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Sam Knight » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:27 am UTC

Two I had before, and then the one I have now.

Image
Image


Image

Yeah they're all very same-y, but if it ain't broke don't use a cliché.
Image

User avatar
seawolf167
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby seawolf167 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:16 pm UTC

Here is what my desktop currently looks like.

Notes:
-I decreased the size by a factor of four so it would look ok viewed at once.
-Actual resolution is 1680x1050 + 1280x1024
Attachments
desktop1.jpg
Current Desktop
desktop1.jpg (140.32 KiB) Viewed 3295 times
The Cake Wasn't a Lie!

nsmjohn
Posts: 580
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Location: California

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

Azrael001 wrote:
nsmjohn wrote:Which picture should I use for my work background?

Option A:
Spoiler:
1205304653930.jpg


Option B:
Spoiler:
1207425907048.jpg


I also like the first one, so much so in fact that I would like to steal it for my avatar, at least for a while...

Unless that is you mind...

Why would I mind? It is a badass pic. I am using the other one as one of my work desktops.
Gojoe wrote:Well, I would say something here, but it would only make it worse.


Socal Swimmer
Posts: 944
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Location: I'll give you one guess

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Socal Swimmer » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:35 pm UTC

seawolf167 wrote:Here is what my desktop currently looks like.

Notes:
-I decreased the size by a factor of four so it would look ok viewed at once.
-Actual resolution is 1680x1050 + 1280x1024


where did you find those pictures? can you post links?

pretty please? :)
Yawgmoth wrote:Girls who play "hard to get" are the fucking-devil incarnate.


I Am Raven wrote:"I don't wear underwear and like to swing the goods from left to right!"

nsmjohn
Posts: 580
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Location: California

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nsmjohn » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:47 pm UTC

Socal Swimmer wrote:
seawolf167 wrote:Here is what my desktop currently looks like.

Notes:
-I decreased the size by a factor of four so it would look ok viewed at once.
-Actual resolution is 1680x1050 + 1280x1024


where did you find those pictures? can you post links?

pretty please? :)


They're from the MMO RF Online.
Gojoe wrote:Well, I would say something here, but it would only make it worse.


User avatar
b.i.o
Green is the loneliest number
Posts: 2519
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:38 pm UTC
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby b.i.o » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:55 am UTC

Shizo wrote:
b.i.o wrote:bblean stuff


oh how I wish I could get bblean to work properly.


I or the good people at http://www.lostinthebox.com would be more than happy to help :).

*edit* Slightly updated version with more sexy curves:
screenshot_13-06-2008(22-55-31).png
screenshot_13-06-2008(22-55-31).png (795.62 KiB) Viewed 3183 times

User avatar
Qoppa
Posts: 694
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Location: Yes.

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Qoppa » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:38 pm UTC

Image

Debian Lenny
Fluxbox
Conky

Code: Select all

_=0,w=-1,(*t)(int,int);a()??<char*p="[gd\
~/d~/\\b\x7F\177l*~/~djal{x}h!\005h";(++w
<033)?(putchar((*t)(w??(p:>,w?_:0XD)),a()
):0;%>O(x,l)??<_='['/7;{return!(x%(_-11))
?x??'l:x^(1+ ++l);}??>main(){t=&O;w=a();}

User avatar
Mensch
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Mensch » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:01 pm UTC

Trying to keep it sleek, hope you dig <3
Attachments
ich-vill.gif
ich-vill.gif (342.2 KiB) Viewed 2995 times

User avatar
Babam
the Nearly Deleted
Posts: 1170
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:05 am UTC
Location: A multiverse, wandering the couch
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Babam » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:16 am UTC

Here's mine or soon to be mine..
I'm debating inbetween two..
1
2

Also are there any good windows skin programs that aren't system hogs?
Spoiler:
crucialityfactor wrote:I KNEW he could club bitches!

SecondTalon wrote:Reality - More fucked up than Photoshop.

s/notwittysig/wittysig

User avatar
aleflamedyud
wants your cookies
Posts: 3307
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Location: The Central Bureaucracy

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby aleflamedyud » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:35 am UTC

Definitely #1. I find that I can't deal with large areas of black in my background text.
"With kindness comes naïveté. Courage becomes foolhardiness. And dedication has no reward. If you can't accept any of that, you are not fit to be a graduate student."

User avatar
Unicyclist
Posts: 241
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Location: THIS is my title, top dogs.
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Unicyclist » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:49 am UTC

Sam Knight wrote:Two I had before, and then the one I have now.
Spoiler:
Image


Could I get that original image? It's pretty win.

I picked up bblean a week or two ago; quite like it. The date and media display are from rainmeter.
Image
don't plow that beautiful field!

Ended
Posts: 1459
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Location: The Tower of Flints. (Also known as: England.)

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Ended » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:38 am UTC

Mensch's desktop wrote:Since I Left You

What are you using to display that? (Samurize?) Also, kudos for awesome music :)
Generally I try to make myself do things I instinctively avoid, in case they are awesome.
-dubsola

Mercy
Posts: 52
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Contact:

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Mercy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:50 am UTC

Image

And shush, yes the OS is ancient.
"I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem." -- Ashleigh Brilliant


Return to “General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 16 guests