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zavaboy
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 12-31-2005 06:41

It's about time to do this I'm guessing...

Please show your desktops in thumbnails so dial-up users dont have to wait.
If you have no place to host your desktop screenshot, I suggest you use ImageShack.



eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 07:12

err... this is boring... Unless yalls can guess what the desktop pic would be if it was not blurred.

So... what shot was it?

kuckus
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: GlieBeGe
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 12-31-2005 09:39

Hmm... could use some cleaning up I guess?
Though I always thought that was what those ducks were there for..


http://kussatz.com/asylum/kucktop.jpg

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 09:50

heh, I have a folder called "desktopper" that I stick all that rubbish into.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 11:56

http://www.deviantart.com/view/3239811/

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 12:12



_Mauro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

posted posted 12-31-2005 14:22



(Edited by _Mauro on 12-31-2005 14:22)

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 12-31-2005 18:28

I'm not going to show mine because it's neutral grey. I hardly ever see my desktop so I didn't bother making it aesthetically pleasing.

For the longest time I used that photograph of someone's sister swinging on a line. I think it was Izzay's sister, but can't remember for sure. Awesome photograph and made a damn find wallpaper.

brucew
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: North Coast of America
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 12-31-2005 22:30

While my real-world desktop suffers from chronic entropy, I like my PC desktops clean. As a rule I keep no launchers on them and files and folders live there only temporarily while I work on them. I also lean towards wallpapers that don't overpower application windows. Under XP, I Pin to Start Menu 24 of my most frequently used apps.

My primary workstation is a dual-monitor rig, which presents special problems for wallpaper. To my mind, the two halves should look good both on their own and together. The awkwardness of two inches of plastic and air down the middle should be minimal.

Three years ago I hit on this image from NASA which I use as wallpaper when I boot under XP. It had to be adjusted a bit so that most landmasses aren't split.



I use a similar one when I boot under Fedora Core 3 and a larger, 2560x1024 version on the PC I use at a client's office:



The primary workstation uses the digital imput of the left montitor. Attached to its analog input is a KVM switch connecting my Linux boxes.

My Fedora Core 2 box used mostly as a test server where I can test, crash and burn stuff before updating the production web server. Also used for my backup repository and it has the basic desktop apps installed in case my main PC blows up or something. This photo is from a friend's reef tank:



My Ubuntu 5.10 box, used mostly to mess around and occasionally to support clients' Unbuntu users. It's hard finding something to go with Ubuntu brown. I kinda like this artist's kinda manga style, and it's brown.



And finally, my NT4 box, rarely used now, where I test sites under 4.x browsers and applications pokey old hardware. When I had the time and equipment for photography, I shot rolls and rolls of sunsets. This one is of the North Coast of America. To cut down on clutter, I use TightVNC to access this box, hence the XP frame around it.





(Edited by brucew on 12-31-2005 22:52)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 12-31-2005 23:42


I change mine once a week, wether I need to or not

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 00:55

home desktop

to be continued...



(Edited by JKMabry on 01-01-2006 00:55)

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 05:28

Jason loves Homer like Germans love Hasslehoff: laptop

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 06:22

You had to go and mention germans and homer in the same sentence did you? Now I'm all thristy like.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 09:00

That was my sis, WarJ- a blurry pic from a wallclimbing place? After a little photoshoping it became my background for a while there, too.

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 12:45

Yeah, that's the one, Petskull. Damn fine photo. The things that were wrong with the photo were wrong just right.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-01-2006 16:50

Yeah, man... that was a total action photo. When I posted it, is was straight from the camera with no modifications at all. I still think it's really cool- works out great that I can't take pictures to save my life..

RhyssaFireheart
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 01-01-2006 20:41



Well, I think I did the code for that right. It's a (slightly blurry) pic of my first baby, Orion, who we had to have put to sleep in June after he suddenly got sick and it turned out he had end-stage liver cancer that had gotten to his lungs. Would have been 10 years old in October. Not sure when I'm going to change it, but right now I have the new baby, Cayman, on the work laptop, but it's an older pic of him. He's 5 months old today and is probably over 60 lbs by now, the little cow of a Golden.

EDIT - Tao, where did you get the WoW skin at? That's pretty cool looking.

_____________________

coeur de feu :: GamerGod.com
Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête!

(Edited by RhyssaFireheart on 01-01-2006 20:42)

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 01-01-2006 21:40
quote:
EDIT - Tao, where did you get the WoW skin at? That's pretty cool looking.

Wondering the same.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 01-01-2006 22:56

The Skinny
Windows Skin
Apocalypse_67

WinAmp Skin "umbilical blisters" by intolerant

When we had a thread like this about a year or so ago Share Your Desktop! It sparked my interest. So I got myself a free copy of WindowBlinds I'm thinking of having a go at skinning myself
Also I might like to try an active desktop as a homepage too, see what that's like.
Ah so much fun to have...

I was thinking of getting the WoW game, it sounds great, but at this time that is not to be. So yo console myself I wrapped myself in the skin
::tao:::: ::cell::

(Edited by Tao on 01-01-2006 23:01)
[doh]New year, two edits already.
The first time I remember seeing windows skinned was when I first started to work my way through the Doc's "Hands On" tutorials. This was still before I was an inmate here and I noticed the look of Doc's PhotoShop MMmm photoshop in the screencaps. Old wood and leather style i think it was. This was I thought, totally befitting of a Master Guru and thought he must have made it himself.
It was only when I was an inmate here asking questions about the Docs tutorials that someone told me that it must have been skinned. [/doh]

(Edited by Tao on 01-01-2006 23:14)

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 01-01-2006 23:34



a pic I took from a cabin woman and i stayed at last year.

Later,

C:\

OlssonE
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Eagleshieldsbay, Sweden
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 01-02-2006 18:02



Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 01-02-2006 19:45

Well mines a lot less clean than it used to be, but I lurve the Union Jack at the moment.



Cheers,



(Edited by Blaise on 01-02-2006 19:48)

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-02-2006 23:30

office

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 01-03-2006 16:53

My Desktop -


(Edited by WebShaman on 01-03-2006 22:40)

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 01-03-2006 22:41

my current desktop

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 01-04-2006 00:45

http://reisio.com/desktop/index.xhtml

quote:
warjournal said:

For the longest time I used that photograph of someone's sister swinging on a line. I think it was Izzay's sister, but can't remember for sure. Awesome photograph and made a damn find wallpaper.


I'd like to see that.

InSiDeR
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Elizabethtown, KY
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 01-04-2006 00:54

I remember +Fav'ing that image on DeviantArt WS =).

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 01-04-2006 00:58

Dream



Reality

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 01-04-2006 07:01
quote:

InSiDeR said:

I remember +Fav'ing that image on DeviantArt WS =).




I love that graphic.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

_Mauro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

posted posted 01-04-2006 13:42

(@lan, create a folder called "mess" or "desktopper" or whatever. It will become the messy spot of your comp, which helps organize the rest)
(@people who look for a way to efficiently organize theyre comps, my way is: one programs partition, ~20GB, one data partition, for the rest, one swap partition, for the speed, and on the data partition,
data is organised by media types: images, demos, videos, music, games, etc. which is exactly the same as the beyondwonderland structure. One "junk" folder on the desktop, and every once in a while,
I grab all files in the junk folder by media type, and move them to the relevant data folder)

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 01-04-2006 18:08

Yeah seriously, people should stop using their Desktops as storage, it's so inneficient, I don't even think it's a good idea to use for commonly used applications, that's what the XP start menu is for and hell, even the Quick Launch.

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 01-04-2006 18:34

Current at work is just the default winxp wallpaper, with windows classic style, filled with e-postits and documents.

Regarding the documents organization issue, i think it entirely dpends on the person's preference. I for one, despise winxp start menu, it's too huge, and never use the programs menu there, takes too much time :P For programs, I prefer to use the quick launch (my task bar has two levels (top for quick launch and bottom for windows) and is set on autohide). My desktop holds documents and images i need quick access, either from an open dialog (its easy to press the "go to desktop" button, and much faster than the tree) or when windows starts; that also means there is a decent amount of icons in there.

__________________________________
Something else

Sexy Demoness cel

_Mauro
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

posted posted 01-04-2006 19:09

Yeah, I quite agree with Alevice, to each his preference, to quote my words:
my way is:

Plus lan was maybe kidding and in reality, has a super clean desktop (after all, which pic is the real one?)
It's just that after years of spending time structuring, maintaining, organizing, classyfying files, I find that this classification worked for me.

And I am glad somebody once gave me the "messy spot" tip which led me to be able to find my files quickly.
I had computer users remove the "my comp" & "network places" from theyre desktops, some browse their pc using windows exlporer exclusively, others remove explore.exe altogether
as a graphical environment. To each his own really.

A tiny detail about my organisation: in my mind, the sequence is human => media types => media related activity => applications and file types associated to activity => activity
So when I want to do "2d graphics" of any kind, I immediately relate it to the proper locations and paths.

It is nothing brilliant at all, just easy to use and relate to for ME.

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 01-04-2006 20:57

It's my winter theme



(Edited by bitdamaged on 01-04-2006 20:58)

(Edited by bitdamaged on 01-04-2006 20:59)

GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Here and There
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 01-04-2006 21:16

I haven't customized anything on my computer since I rebuilt it and lost everything recently. My old Desktop was Dark Portal from WoW. Either that or Mind Circus that was posted by... uh... Nimrod(raw) wasn't it? I had a regular selection of fractals that I had taken a liking to but alas... most are gone.

My preferred method of organization from my desktop is to create a new toolbar and point it at a folder full of shortcuts. Efficient Man's Start Menu... Show me what I want... not all that other crap. In point of fact, I also point a new toolbar to my working directories. That way my active files and programs are available at all times. Not to mention hot keying programs and voice activation (which I need to set up again).

GD

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 01-05-2006 04:11

reisio: I have the original picture, but no place to host it.

I'd like to change the buttons on the right side of the save widget in WinXP to allow me to jump to another directory- anyone know how to do that?

outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 01-05-2006 04:19

edit: oops



PII 233 RAM256 Win98SE with (unofficial) SP2.01

bah

(Edited by outcydr on 01-05-2006 04:25)

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 01-05-2006 06:17

I hate to have to admit it, but the reality is in fact reality

That's not the worst; I also have 3 x mess/accumulated crap files on my d/top as well

Can't seem to help myself - sometimes I just shut the whole show down because I can't bring myself to sacrifice any of the 12 => 15 windows I just gotta keep open for some reason

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 01-05-2006 08:13

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/17910270/

(Edited by mas on 01-05-2006 08:17)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 01-05-2006 16:50
quote:
I hate to have to admit it, but the reality is in fact reality

Can't seem to help myself - sometimes I just shut the whole show down because I can't bring myself to sacrifice any of the 12 => 15 windows I just gotta keep open for some reason


Ian, these are also the classic symptoms of being under prescribed. Better have a word and get
your dosage increased

::tao:::: ::cell::

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