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Cloatus
Apr 30, 2004, 09:52 PM
It's May already!

Powerbook G5
Apr 30, 2004, 10:26 PM
Nothing spectacular, although people always ask how I got an aquarium on my desktop with a "live" fish. All I can say is "Mac-tacular". http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/may.jpg

blue&whiteman
May 1, 2004, 02:26 AM
one of my fav dtp

virividox
May 1, 2004, 04:50 AM
how did u geet ur dock to show up on all 3 sides of your screen?

edesignuk
May 1, 2004, 05:13 AM
http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_small.jpg
Click for large (2560x1024) (http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_large.jpg)

http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/pcdesktop_small.jpg
Click for large (2560x1024) (http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/pcdesktop_large.jpg)

edit: new desktops :D

Cloatus
May 1, 2004, 05:16 AM
It's righteous

http://www.gideonsoftworks.com/dockit.html

MatMistake
May 1, 2004, 07:04 AM
I drew the robot using illustrator on the macs at college when I was meant to be doing work :D

Sabbath
May 1, 2004, 07:48 AM
Just my main monitor this month.

Thanatoast
May 1, 2004, 10:05 AM
anime, as usual. i think anime makes the best wallpaper, for some reason; it just looks good. also, i find that i look at my desktop less now that exopsé has come around anyways.

King Cobra
May 1, 2004, 10:19 AM
It's May already!

Where did you get that desktop?


Anyways, here's mine: The Aluminum Sky (http://www.macsnaps.com/snaps/desktop/1083368464.jpg)

g30ffr3y
May 1, 2004, 10:21 AM
Nothing spectacular, although people always ask how I got an aquarium on my desktop with a "live" fish. All I can say is "Mac-tacular". http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/may.jpg


is all that about the cpu use, itunes, and email konfabulator???

and how did you get a live fish???

crap freakboy
May 1, 2004, 10:47 AM
First sign of summer in England, as well as my 2 year olds first play on a sandy beach.

pepeleuepe
May 1, 2004, 10:54 AM
A slightly modified picture from Alcatraz during my trip to San Fransico a couple months ago

edesignuk
May 1, 2004, 10:58 AM
and how did you get a live fish???
Backlight (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16015) probably.

g30ffr3y
May 1, 2004, 11:05 AM
Backlight (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16015) probably.


thanks edesignuk... you dont change your desktop much... : )

musicpyrite
May 1, 2004, 11:16 AM

Espnetboy3
May 1, 2004, 11:40 AM
HOW THE hell do u get pictures uploaded, i go to attach files and it says 100kb is the largest and my desktop jpg is 188kb.Help?

MatMistake
May 1, 2004, 12:17 PM
HOW THE hell do u get pictures uploaded, i go to attach files and it says 100kb is the largest and my desktop jpg is 188kb.Help?

increase the compression on the .jpg
diffrent programs seem to have diffrent scales of compression, I used paint shop pro, and set the compression to 12, on a scale of 1-99 (where 1 is the best quality).

also make sure it is progressive, and not standard. progressive .jpgs seem to take up less space (and load nicer)

maradong
May 1, 2004, 12:40 PM
Well here it is (some of the most important Internet Nodes and their connections):
http://pictures.hentges.lu/screenshots/macrumors/01_05.jpg

edesignuk: holy christ :eek:, you don't have by pure coincidence the "Think Sexy" Wallpaper?

Powerbook G5
May 1, 2004, 12:55 PM
is all that about the cpu use, itunes, and email konfabulator???

and how did you get a live fish???

Yeah, I use Konfabulator and have the "Better What's Going On", "CPU temp", and "Widescape Weather" widgets running. The background is Marine Aquarium with Backlight 2 being used to control it as my desktop background.

nuclearwinter
May 1, 2004, 01:56 PM
gotcha! :cool:

Wes
May 1, 2004, 02:15 PM
My obligatory entry.

Cloatus
May 1, 2004, 02:50 PM
[QUOTE=King Cobra]Where did you get that desktop?


I found it on Deviantart.com last week; "The Hive Mind"

TBR
May 1, 2004, 02:55 PM
Here's mine, photo was taken on a lovely sunny day in Lytham St Annes.

http://www.tbr.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/desktop.jpg

TEG
May 1, 2004, 05:36 PM
My Desktop. The Guys are the main Characters in (T)raumschiff Surprise: Periode 1, a German Language Parody of Star Trek, Star Wars, and many other Sci-Fi Movies/Shows, including The Fifth Element. OK so I don't know much German, but it looks hilarious. And I'm hoping that at some point it is Dubbed to English, and released in the US.

http://www.periode1.de/

edesignuk
May 1, 2004, 05:42 PM
edesignuk: holy christ :eek:, you don't have by pure coincidence the "Think Sexy" Wallpaper?
What one is that? Both of these I made from other pics, none were titled Think Sexy :confused:

maradong
May 2, 2004, 01:37 AM
What one is that? Both of these I made from other pics, none were titled Think Sexy :confused:
The picture on the left. I once had a wallpaper with these eyes. Actually it was pretty much identical to the yours, but it had got in the bottom, just bellow the eyes, in the middle the "string": 'Think Sexy' and in the next line, again in the middle was an apple icon.
It s difficult to explain :mad: But well. :o

trebblekicked
May 2, 2004, 03:30 AM
just a pic of my sister's puppy.

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 03:38 AM
http://www.ballookey.net/monica.jpg
This is an illustration I just completed this morning based on a photo of Monica Bellucci. I was so happy with it that it's now my desktop and a glossy of it is hanging on my wall. I usually have my dock hidden, but my husband likes to see what apps other people are running, so I held it open for the screenshot.

TBR
May 2, 2004, 07:49 AM
Thats a bloody good image you've done of Monica Bellucci. Is it a piece of work for a client or something you've done for yourself.

Basically is it going to be available to download?

blue&whiteman
May 2, 2004, 08:04 AM
decided I liked this one better.

Diatribe
May 2, 2004, 09:14 AM
My Desktop. The Guys are the main Characters in (T)raumschiff Surprise: Periode 1, a German Language Parody of Star Trek, Star Wars, and many other Sci-Fi Movies/Shows, including The Fifth Element. OK so I don't know much German, but it looks hilarious. And I'm hoping that at some point it is Dubbed to English, and released in the US.


Yeah, it is quite good. Actually, it's awsome. :D

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 09:49 AM
Thats a bloody good image you've done of Monica Bellucci. Is it a piece of work for a client or something you've done for yourself.

Basically is it going to be available to download?

Thank you - I just made it for my portfolio. Here's a link for a 1280 x 1024 desktop image. (1MB download)

http://www.ballookey.net/wallpaper/monica_1280x1024.jpg

AmigoMac
May 2, 2004, 09:51 AM
My Desk for this month is a very popular Colombian Transport Car, It's a pic a friend of mine gave me but I did the extra work on Illustrator. ;)

Greetings from Germany... :)

P.S... Had to edit this post, I was forgetting the pic.. :o

TBR
May 2, 2004, 09:51 AM
thanks

blue&whiteman
May 2, 2004, 10:13 AM
Diatribe: very nice :)

Freg3000
May 2, 2004, 10:52 AM
I went to Six Flags Great Adventure on 4/30, so here is my desktop for May...

http://homepage.mac.com/freg3000/may.jpg

straphound
May 2, 2004, 11:09 AM
This is a picture I shot last month at the shooting range. I am getting into target shooting and was at the range with a friend. While he was off doing his thing, I was bored and took this picture.

jamdr
May 2, 2004, 11:14 AM

Diatribe
May 2, 2004, 12:49 PM
Diatribe: very nice :)

Thanks, I have so many awsome desktops that I cannot decide sometimes, I wonder if I will be able to use any of them if I'd decide on a 15" instead of the 12"pb since all of them have standard resolutions.

MoparShaha
May 2, 2004, 01:12 PM
TEG, how are you getting the application name next to the Apple menu to show up as the app icon? Thats very cool.

maradong
May 2, 2004, 01:15 PM
http://www.ballookey.net/monica.jpg
This is an illustration I just completed this morning based on a photo of Monica Bellucci. I was so happy with it that it's now my desktop and a glossy of it is hanging on my wall. I usually have my dock hidden, but my husband likes to see what apps other people are running, so I held it open for the screenshot.
I don't know very much about photoshop & the rest, but is there a possibility to put a picture in the resolution of 1440x900 up :confused:

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 01:47 PM
I don't know very much about photoshop & the rest, but is there a possibility to put a picture in the resolution of 1440x900 up :confused:

Because it's not a simple scaling matter, I made up a wide version for you (or anyone):

http://www.ballookey.net/wallpaper/monica_1440x900.jpg

markjones05
May 2, 2004, 02:02 PM
can someone please explain to me what is going on. Ive been posting pictures here for a long time. I would push shift option 3 take a sceen shot open up the pdf and export the image to a jpeg at 102400bytes. now when i do that and try to import it onto these forums it says the file is too big. so i look at get info for the jpeg and it say 136 kb wich is in fact over the limit of 100kb for this site. So i go back and cchange the target size to a lower number and yet it still saves at 136kb. Why?

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 02:16 PM
can someone please explain to me what is going on. Ive been posting pictures here for a long time. I would push shift option 3 take a sceen shot open up the pdf and export the image to a jpeg at 102400bytes. now when i do that and try to import it onto these forums it says the file is too big. so i look at get info for the jpeg and it say 136 kb wich is in fact over the limit of 100kb for this site. So i go back and cchange the target size to a lower number and yet it still saves at 136kb. Why?

Well, never mind. I thought I had the answer, but I just tried it again and it worked. Since I can't delete this post, I'll just edit it and send myself to the corner to think about what I've done. Sorry.

At any rate, I'd suggest using an image editor for that sort of thing. They work more predictably.

markjones05
May 2, 2004, 02:23 PM
The "target size" in Preview is just another option for setting the JPG quality. You can either adjust it with the slider, or by setting a "target size". Preview will TRY to hit the target size by decreasing the JPG quality, but even at low quality, it may not be able to reach the target size if it's set low in relation to the size of the image - which is the problem you're encountering.

What you need to do is use an image editing program, such as Graphic Converter, PhotoElements, Photoshop, Fireworks, or whatever and scale the image down to meet your kb needs. Then save it on the maximum JPG quality that you can while staying within your allotted size. (no one likes to see crappy JPGS. If it's worth showing an image, it's worth showing a decent one.)

Wich one of those is free? And why am i suddenly encountering this problem when it has always worked perfectly in the past?

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 02:26 PM
Wich one of those is free? And why am i suddenly encountering this problem when it has always worked perfectly in the past?

You can get a free trial of Graphic Converter from download.com. I've used it on the free trial indefinitely. But I just changed my original post, because I realized it does work as you described. I can't say why it works inconsistently, though.

markjones05
May 2, 2004, 02:44 PM
You can get a free trial of Graphic Converter from download.com. I've used it on the free trial indefinitely. But I just changed my original post, because I realized it does work as you described. I can't say why it works inconsistently, though.

Ok can u explain to me how to use graphic converter because i go to save as, and then change the kb to 100 and yet it still saves it as a jpeg at 220 kb.

windowsblowsass
May 2, 2004, 03:41 PM
i like southpark

Benjamin
May 2, 2004, 04:01 PM
http://web.pdx.edu/~bhartig/images/thumbs/todaymay22004small.jpg (http://web.pdx.edu/~bhartig/images/thumbs/todaymay22004.png)

thecow
May 2, 2004, 04:12 PM

ballookey
May 2, 2004, 04:18 PM
Ok can u explain to me how to use graphic converter because i go to save as, and then change the kb to 100 and yet it still saves it as a jpeg at 220 kb.

-Open the image in Graphic Converter, go to Picture > Size > Scale.
-Make sure "Keep Proportions" and "Scale Picture" are checked.
-Enter new values either in inches, or enter a percentage to reduce to (75%, for example).
-As you do so, the size of the image will update under "Memory", so you can see how large the new picture will be. Continue to fine tune your measurements until you've got the size you want.
-Save as a JPG and you should be ready to go.

virividox
May 2, 2004, 04:36 PM
where can i get the image of the internal structure of the pb 17"?

AmigoMac
May 2, 2004, 04:44 PM
She wanted to post as well... As we share the mac at home... ;)

markjones05
May 2, 2004, 06:05 PM

markjones05
May 2, 2004, 06:07 PM
-Open the image in Graphic Converter, go to Picture > Size > Scale.
-Make sure "Keep Proportions" and "Scale Picture" are checked.
-Enter new values either in inches, or enter a percentage to reduce to (75%, for example).
-As you do so, the size of the image will update under "Memory", so you can see how large the new picture will be. Continue to fine tune your measurements until you've got the size you want.
-Save as a JPG and you should be ready to go.

What am i doing wrong the picture has to be this small in order to fit on the site. Why in gods name doesnt my old method using preview work anymore?

mnkeybsness
May 2, 2004, 11:37 PM
using my chameleon message them and a custom desktop to go along with it

Awimoway
May 3, 2004, 03:37 AM

Koodauw
May 4, 2004, 12:21 AM
In honor of Wangchung, who taught me the way of the Mac.
awimoway... Could you send me your desktop or tell me where I can find it?

markjones05
May 4, 2004, 01:01 AM

Awimoway
May 4, 2004, 01:12 AM
awimoway... Could you send me your desktop or tell me where I can find it?

It's my own photoshop of two desktops found at Mandolux.com in the New collection. They can also be found in the Morning/Spring collection. They're called "Spring: Daisy in Pink." The original is actually much more beautiful with pink petals against a black background, but as a slightly insecure red-blooded male I didn't fancy having pink flowers on my desktop, so I also inverted the colors. :o

Let me know if you'd prefer my version instead—and what resolution you'd like—and I'll gladly send it to you.

oldschool
May 4, 2004, 03:07 AM
decided I liked this one better.

hey b&wman, how did you get the time in words?

(for example the time on your screenshot says five to nine)

blue&whiteman
May 4, 2004, 04:59 AM
hey b&wman, how did you get the time in words?

(for example the time on your screenshot says five to nine)

its a small freeware app called fuzzy clock. I love it.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/11278

wordmunger
May 4, 2004, 05:49 AM
Pretty boring.

sandmann41
May 4, 2004, 07:18 AM
I love homestarrunner

TEG
May 4, 2004, 08:34 AM
TEG, how are you getting the application name next to the Apple menu to show up as the app icon? Thats very cool.

That would be "Fruit Menu", part of the APE group of Applications. However, when you use it, I suggest that you not allow it to modify the Apple menu, as it just makes things more cluttered.

TEG

nesbitt_a
May 4, 2004, 08:55 AM
In honor of Wangchung, who taught me the way of the Mac.
awimoway... Could you send me your desktop or tell me where I can find it?

What is that application in your dock with the three windows of decreasing size? Just out of interest.



Andrew

eyeluvmyimac
May 4, 2004, 09:00 AM
http://web.pdx.edu/~bhartig/images/thumbs/todaymay22004small.jpg (http://web.pdx.edu/~bhartig/images/thumbs/todaymay22004.png)

wow who is this? and do you mind sharing? :p

TBR
May 4, 2004, 09:02 AM
You so know the reply to that will be

"My daughter"

eyeluvmyimac
May 4, 2004, 09:04 AM
yea i know, i was thinking that after i posted im like....hm what if....nah....lol -- i really hope hes not related to that person...

chibianh
May 4, 2004, 09:41 AM
here's mine... click link in sig for a live desktop snapshot :P
I just noticed Preview's "Target file size" feature when exporting.. really helps. :)

Benjamin
May 4, 2004, 02:05 PM
wow who is this? and do you mind sharing? :p

You so know the reply to that will be

"My daughter"

Answer: "My daughter" :eek: :mad:

No. lol, she is from canons sample images at bebit. I think she is the same girl as the other desktops I have made from some of the sample images but I was lazy to post that one that I have on my desktop. http://web.pdx.edu/~bhartig/gallerygirls.php

*I have added my desktop if anyone wants it to the above url.

Koodauw
May 4, 2004, 02:30 PM
What is that application in your dock with the three windows of decreasing size? Just out of interest.



Andrew

It is called SnapNDrag. Its a basic screen capture program, that is is pretty handy. you can find it here.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19919

ExoticFish
May 4, 2004, 03:24 PM
my may desktop:

MorganX
May 4, 2004, 04:32 PM
FragX

ChrisFromCanada
May 4, 2004, 05:20 PM
It's May already!


I was just wondering how you got the three docks I have tried a few programs but nothing works very well. Here my Plain old Toronto Maple Leafs Background.

Dr. Zauis
May 4, 2004, 05:39 PM

Freakk123
May 4, 2004, 07:08 PM

Cloatus
May 5, 2004, 01:42 AM
I was just wondering how you got the three docks I have tried a few programs but nothing works very well. Here my Plain old Toronto Maple Leafs Background.

Now THIS is a Maple Leafs Background!
I wish he was still on the Rangers.


Try Dockit: I'm on 10.3.3 and it works perfectly.
http://www.gideonsoftworks.com/dockit.html

tekno_geek911
May 5, 2004, 03:48 AM
Heres mine :cool:

JDar
May 5, 2004, 08:39 AM
on an iMac 17 (whose keyboard has caps-lock glued so that it is in-op.) Various Hubble shots alternate with textured colored backgrounds with an occasional aircraft thrown in.

Linksgolfer84
May 5, 2004, 12:50 PM
one of my fav dtp

WHERE CAN I FIND THIS PICTURE??

blue&whiteman
May 5, 2004, 01:07 PM
WHERE CAN I FIND THIS PICTURE??

private msg me your email addy and I will send it to you. I didn't get it on the web. it needs to be a non web account since the raw image is about 4 MB.

iMac-G5
May 7, 2004, 03:13 AM
Since I found them I can't stop using these switcher desktops. :)

sandmann41
May 7, 2004, 07:48 AM
Since I found them I can't stop using these switcher desktops. :)


lol, nice
were did you find them?

Powerbook G5
May 7, 2004, 04:21 PM
You can find a lot of those switcher desktops from MacDesktops (http://www.macdesktops.com).

Powerbook G5
May 7, 2004, 09:07 PM
I just changed my desktop again, for how long, who knows.

http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/may2.jpg

Jdawg19
May 8, 2004, 12:01 AM
Powebook G3 333mhz 160meg ram

Dippo
May 8, 2004, 04:08 AM
Here's My Win2003 Desktop

blue&whiteman
May 8, 2004, 07:07 AM
its crazy how many windows desktops have been uploaded here. shows that at least some pc users are down with macs if they hang here. i'm just used to flat out mac bashing from most.

Powerbook G5
May 8, 2004, 12:04 PM
Yeah, we have a good and diverse crowd here. By the way, I like the new avatar b&w.

blue&whiteman
May 8, 2004, 01:18 PM
By the way, I like the new avatar b&w.

thanks. I felt it was time for a change. I may bring the tower back down the road :)

1macker1
May 8, 2004, 01:39 PM

Dippo
May 9, 2004, 04:13 AM
its crazy how many windows desktops have been uploaded here. shows that at least some pc users are down with macs if they hang here. i'm just used to flat out mac bashing from most.


For some of us, Windows is a necessary evil :(

dragula53
May 9, 2004, 07:02 AM
Moo

eyeluvmyimac
May 9, 2004, 01:10 PM
Here's My Win2003 Desktop
very nice, where do you people find such beautiful women? :p

thatwendigo
May 9, 2004, 03:52 PM
Sure, I'll hop on this one.

adamjay
May 9, 2004, 09:31 PM
i just found these threads...

here's my desktop. One of many buildings bombed in Belgrade, Serbia years ago during Nato's 70 day bombing campaign. I just got back from a 2 week tour of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, and this is one of the pics i took.

flyfish29
May 9, 2004, 10:12 PM
Here is mine. My son Harry (3) and my daughter Molly (9 months). Here is the thing though...is he hugging her :D or choking her :eek: ...you make the call!?!?

ToddW
May 9, 2004, 11:10 PM
how do you do a screenshot in osx anyway?

Powerbook G5
May 9, 2004, 11:11 PM
Command+Shift+3

ToddW
May 9, 2004, 11:16 PM
i can't seem to get it to work

Powerbook G5
May 9, 2004, 11:20 PM
Make sure you are in Finder and not some other application and then hold down Command (the "apple" key) then shift and then 3. It will make a PDF of your desktop which you can export to jpeg with Preview.

stevietheb
May 10, 2004, 12:53 AM
My lovely wife doing her best Speed Racer pose. I played with it a bit in photoshop...a work in progress really...

18thTomorrow
May 10, 2004, 10:51 AM
This is my 1 1/2 year old brother running through the winter-wheat field on our acreage in Dorr, MI. I shot this picture just this past weekend, and I'm pretty proud of it
:)

http://blh.nexuswebs.net/screencap.jpg

Britt

sethypoo
May 10, 2004, 11:25 AM
No matter how many times I change my desktop, I keep on coming back to this background. :)

MoonShadow
May 10, 2004, 01:02 PM
My desk top, two photos shot in Baja and combined in photoshop

billyboy
May 10, 2004, 02:13 PM
Never fails to get a reaction

JDar
May 10, 2004, 05:09 PM
MoonShadow--that is a fantastic composite photo! Is that a commorant?

billyboy--if there was a way to animate the flames, that would be scary. I can see why that background gets comments. BTW, I got to walk through a BA Concorde in Seattle recently/see photo in aviation thread.

MoonShadow
May 10, 2004, 05:25 PM
It's just a pelican diving for bait in the early morning

abhishekit
May 10, 2004, 09:17 PM
here is mine

ExoticFish
May 11, 2004, 11:01 AM
here is mine

wait, your weather widget says it's stormy in akron??? that can't be right, it's never stormy in akorn! :rolleyes: :D

that by chance wasn't from last night was it? the wind almost took the chairs right off my balcany!! sure was fun to watch though!

abhishekit
May 11, 2004, 11:32 AM
wait, your weather widget says it's stormy in akron??? that can't be right, it's never stormy in akorn! :rolleyes: :D

that by chance wasn't from last night was it? the wind almost took the chairs right off my balcany!! sure was fun to watch though!

he he..yah it was yestrday night.. :D ,

1macker1
May 11, 2004, 09:07 PM
Ha! found some good transformer wallpaper!
http://www.tfw2005.com

zach007
May 12, 2004, 01:13 PM
i know i know... doz.. powerbook scheduled to arrive monday. (cool pic anyway..punta del este, uruguay, if anyones interested.)

Juventuz
May 12, 2004, 01:19 PM
billyboy- what program shows the iCal icon with the date in the bar?

mnkeybsness
May 12, 2004, 02:15 PM
here's mine... the desktop is just some inspiration to keep me working on redesigning my website.

ExoticFish
May 12, 2004, 02:24 PM
here's mine... the desktop is just some inspiration to keep me working on redesigning my website.

i love your setup, what are you using to show the information at the bottom like that?

mnkeybsness
May 12, 2004, 02:35 PM
stattoo from panic (http://www.panic.com). it's pretty limited, but i find it less obtrusive and a lot more pretty than konfabulator.

bella
May 13, 2004, 01:23 PM

csubear
May 13, 2004, 01:49 PM
here's mine

parrothead
May 13, 2004, 03:49 PM
billyboy- what program shows the iCal icon with the date in the bar?

I can't speak for billyboy, but I do not that the iCal icon will show the correct date when you open it. After you quit iCal, it will continue to show that date until you sleep or shut down your computer. Note, if you opened iCal today, the icon will show 5/13, and if you dont sleep or shutdown, the icon will still show 5/13 tomorrow, you will have to open and close iCal again.

Now for my desktop....

edit: it is a photo I took standing on the beach at Orpheus Island looking towards Hitchenbrook Island in North Queensland. If only the ugly barge wasnt in the way. :mad:

spriter
May 13, 2004, 04:49 PM
one of my fav dtp

blue&whiteman do you have link to a full-size version of this one (girl with sword). Also seeing the floating torii you posted reminded me when I was looking out to it earlier in the year, when I was in Japan and visited Miyajima island...ahh good memories. Do you have a full-size link for that too... :) Both are great desktops.

TIA
spriter

Awimoway
May 13, 2004, 04:50 PM
I can't speak for billyboy, but I do not that the iCal icon will show the correct date when you open it. After you quit iCal, it will continue to show that date until you sleep or shut down your computer. Note, if you opened iCal today, the icon will show 5/13, and if you dont sleep or shutdown, the icon will still show 5/13 tomorrow, you will have to open and close iCal again.

I'm not sure if you're speaking of the menu thingy or iCal in the dock, but as for me and my computer, I leave iCal open all the time and it automatically changes the date for me every day.


Now for my desktop....

edit: it is a photo I took standing on the beach at Orpheus Island looking towards Hitchenbrook Island in North Queensland. If only the ugly barge wasnt in the way. :mad:

I think the barge adds a rustic quality to the pic. What resolution is the original in? I might be interested in asking for a copy.

AhmedFaisal
May 14, 2004, 04:59 AM
Well, here it is:

Sakuya from Tenchi in Tokyo, my own homebrew Wallpaper. Interestingly I used to hate this character back 5 years ago when the show came out originally, because I was a rabid Tenchi fan back then, started off with the first OAV and TV series and just couldn't stand the fact that instead of focussing on the Ayeka/Ryoko/Tenchi love triangle they brought in Girl X that snatched the guy. Now with a few years between and rabid fandom drastically toned down, I finally decided to watch the show and found myself rooting for her, since at least in this storyline she is the nicest girl in the bunch. Funny, how time makes your perceptions change.
If anyone is interested in the WP, P-Message me.
Regards,

Ahmed

krimson
May 14, 2004, 09:38 AM
Here's my may work desktop :)

ifjake
May 14, 2004, 11:19 AM
well i suppose i might as well contribute. i just got that fuzzy clock thing and konfabulator after checking out this thread. fuzzy clock is definitely a keeper, but konfabulator is still in the trial stages.

ToddW
May 14, 2004, 08:13 PM
well here is mine, what do you guys think of the wallpaper? i made it myself.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9661/desktop1.jpg

billyboy
May 17, 2004, 05:50 AM
MoonShadow--that is a fantastic composite photo! Is that a commorant?

billyboy--if there was a way to animate the flames, that would be scary. I can see why that background gets comments. BTW, I got to walk through a BA Concorde in Seattle recently/see photo in aviation thread.

I never did answer my own riddle about where I get to see Concorde and a nuclear power station on the same bike ride. Filton near Bristol is the resting home of one of the Concords, and Oldbury on Severn is the nuclear site.

The other riddle about iCal in the menu bar is that it isnt iCal, but Menu Calendar, which will open iCal if you double click it. One click is to bring down the basic Menu Calendar calendar.

Disposition
May 19, 2004, 05:17 PM
Heres my desktop, iBook G4 running Panther:

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/supersaiyajin4/desktopmac.jpg

blue&whiteman
May 19, 2004, 08:02 PM
my newest:

zach007
May 20, 2004, 06:11 PM
heres mine.. I've only had this computer for 2 days now.. love it.. and this is my first mac.



ok my pic was too big.. maybe next time

musicpyrite
May 20, 2004, 07:11 PM
It's still May right? Well I've changed my desktop again. Here it is:

ipacmm
May 20, 2004, 08:50 PM
gotcha! :cool:

Where did you get that desktop?

Powerbook G5
May 25, 2004, 02:22 PM
My new desktop for the last week of May, I wish you could see this thing in motion, it's beautiful and mesmerizing.


http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/insane.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/insane2.jpg

edesignuk
May 25, 2004, 02:31 PM
Very nice PBG5, looks great!

I gotta post my updated desktop(s)!

http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_small.jpg
Click for large (2560x1024) (http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_large.jpg)

http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/pcdesktop_small.jpg
Click for large (2560x1024) (http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/pcdesktop_large.jpg)

(I know they are on the first page of this thread, but that's only because I edited my original post, besides, they're good enough to be posted twice!)

edit: BTW, Uma (Kill Bill) desktops are here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=72480).

virividox
May 25, 2004, 03:11 PM
loving the kill bill

edesignuk
May 25, 2004, 03:14 PM
loving the kill bill
The desktops or the new 'tar? :D

Rower_CPU
May 25, 2004, 03:29 PM
Work desktop - hat tip to edesignuk for the pointer to 9xmedia (http://www.9xmedia.com/Pages-products/2000-Backgrounds.html).

seattlemaclover
May 28, 2004, 12:42 PM
No matter how many times I change my desktop, I keep on coming back to this background. :)
Where did you find that desktop!

seattlemaclover
May 28, 2004, 12:43 PM
My new desktop for the last week of May, I wish you could see this thing in motion, it's beautiful and mesmerizing.


http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/insane.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/resurgo/.Pictures/Misc/insane2.jpg

That is an awesome desktop!, where can I get it?

virividox
May 28, 2004, 01:34 PM
The desktops or the new 'tar? :D

desktop i miss kiera

steely
May 28, 2004, 02:48 PM
Got a couple desktops here for you guys, one Windows, the other Mac. Credit goes to Gabe over at Penny Arcade for that excellent rendition of the Cardboard Tube Samurai.


By the way, serious props to ballookey for that fabulous illustration of Mrs. Bellucci earlier in this thread. I'd be interested in picking up some prints of that thing if you ever decide to go that route.

eyeluvmyimac
May 28, 2004, 02:55 PM
Got a couple desktops here for you guys, one Windows, the other Mac. Credit goes to Gabe over at Penny Arcade for that excellent rendition of the Cardboard Tube Samurai.


By the way, serious props to ballookey for that fabulous illustration of Mrs. Bellucci earlier in this thread. I'd be interested in picking up some prints of that thing if you ever decide to go that route.

wow you need to put your monica desktop on all three computers, with the third being mine :p

Mudbug
May 28, 2004, 02:57 PM
as drab and boring as it is, i've been rotating this month thru a set of colorfields: (as well as about 10 others - it only allows 5 attachments)

steely
May 28, 2004, 03:10 PM
wow you need to put your monica desktop on all three computers, with the third being mine :p

Haha. What resolution are you running on your computer? The original image is 1600x1200 but I can tweak it to fit on your desktop.

MacsRgr8
May 28, 2004, 04:02 PM
Here's mine

Powerbook G5
May 28, 2004, 05:56 PM
That is an awesome desktop!, where can I get it?

It's a screen saver I got from Version Tracker called "Flux" which I custom tuned myself over the course of a couple of days. Now that I have 10.3.4, I have it set to an even more intense level since the new OpenGL/ATI update is killer with this update. On a side note, I just changed a lot of my icons and tweaked things even more, but I'll just save it for the June desktop thread. I wish I could take screenshots of my custom login window, too, I spent most of a Sunday afternoon in interface builder making it and figuring out how to get it to work through a series of trial and error but it looks awesome.

edesignuk
May 29, 2004, 03:01 AM
desktop i miss kiera
Maybe she'll make a come back ;)

seattlemaclover
May 29, 2004, 11:44 AM
It's a screen saver I got from Version Tracker called "Flux" which I custom tuned myself over the course of a couple of days. Now that I have 10.3.4, I have it set to an even more intense level since the new OpenGL/ATI update is killer with this update. On a side note, I just changed a lot of my icons and tweaked things even more, but I'll just save it for the June desktop thread. I wish I could take screenshots of my custom login window, too, I spent most of a Sunday afternoon in interface builder making it and figuring out how to get it to work through a series of trial and error but it looks awesome.

Thanks! BTW How did you get your apple toolbar to be black?

Powerbook G5
May 29, 2004, 12:21 PM
I use ShapeShifter with the DSX Plus Blue theme for that.

Sabbath
May 29, 2004, 01:17 PM
Very nice PBG5, looks great!

I gotta post my updated desktop(s)!

http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_small.jpg
Click for large (2560x1024) (http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/images/macdesktop_large.jpg)


Applegeeks backgrounds are so good ive had various ones for a couple now. Pirokiko) and Bunisher are my current favourites

adn rcd dly
Dec 4, 2004, 09:53 PM
It's May already!
how did you get 3 docks?

Arodweb
Dec 4, 2004, 10:05 PM
http://img79.exs.cx/img79/8969/50-dec-desk.th.jpg (http://img79.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img79&image=50-dec-desk.jpg)

Cloatus
Dec 4, 2004, 10:14 PM
how did you get 3 docks?


The app is called Dock-it.
You can get it here:
http://www.gideonsoftworks.com/dockit.html