Because there are more pressing things I should be doing (I know, Suzette! I know I should be writing.), I have instead passed the last two days reading, lounging about, wandering the Island (we did a road trip to Nanaimo today) and otherwise "dogging it."
Tonight I thought I would take a stab at making a "clear desktop" -- basically a photo of what is behind the computer screen saved as the desktop so it seems like you can see right through. As you can see, I need to tweak things a bit (notably the colour to compensate for the bluish tones of the LCD screen), but it's a start.
To see the masters at work, check out this Flickr group of Transparent Screens.