01 August 2005

geeky procrastination

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.

clear_desktop

To see the masters at work, check out this Flickr group of Transparent Screens.

2 comments:

Z├ęzette said...

That's very funny! I spend a bit of time on my desktops; I see them as artworks in their own right, and it's an image that I look at so often, so it's worth getting right. I love this idea, though.

On the writing: as I said, you know if you're progressing or not, so don't sweat it too much...which doesn't mean I'm not still watching you. ;)

Cheryl said...

Thanks. :)