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Postby thefiddler » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

Sorry if it's been done, but I searched and found nothing...

Anyways, I'll go first.
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Postby thomasjmaccoll » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:44 pm UTC

at the moment mine is like this:

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the picture is from a big country walk i went on the other day. i'm lucky to live in scotland, it really is lovely here sometimes.
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Postby Aoeniac » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:30 pm UTC

I just like this artist is all.


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Postby Framling » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:33 pm UTC

The resolution on my laptop at work was 1920x1200. The 24" Dell flatpanel monitor I had attached to extend my desktop was the same.

This was my background. I had to go to NASA's Hubble website to find an image big enough to use. Then I worked out the scaling and offset to account for the difference in screen sizes and height so that next to each other, they appeared as one continuous image.

It was goddamned glorious.

(I did have to do a little bit more twerking to get it to align properly, but it's less glorious-looking on it's own after those changes.)
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Postby no-genius » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:05 pm UTC

Thisis my current desktop. But I might change it to one of the comics. I also might take a print screen of the desktop I had before this one - it was a SGR frame where Shelly's making sammiches. I just found that one really funny :P

Also I have loads of crap on my desktop, so I would want to get rid of all that before I posted it here - gives me an excuse to do it, anyways.
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Postby Rat » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:19 pm UTC

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Postby Fluff » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:08 pm UTC

I can pretend to fly the space shuttle from my desk at work.

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Postby Belial » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:19 pm UTC

Rat: Do you know where I can get a clean copy of that picture, for the purpose of desktop-making?

It'd be appropriate for my PC naming-scheme....
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Postby Rat » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:07 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Rat: Do you know where I can get a clean copy of that picture, for the purpose of desktop-making?

It'd be appropriate for my PC naming-scheme....


the pentagram? it's from the loading screen in a game called painkiller..

i thought it looked cool so i print screened it and touched it up a bit/changed the color... there was a loading bar overlapping the right side so i kind of winged it with my noob photo editing skills

you could always crop it out of the picture?

it's pretty old and has been through a lot of edits, so it has gotten worse/better over time...
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Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

Mine is a nutty piece of crap somewhere along the lines of webcomicsquare.

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not sure if that will work...
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Postby niko7865 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:36 pm UTC

all of these are 'click for full size' 1680x1050
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Postby ivnja » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

I'm using Pesh's third drawing from this thread
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Postby Peshmerga » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:44 pm UTC

ivnja wrote:I'm using Pesh's third drawing from this thread


:oops:

Currently I'm using every default appearance with the yellow tulips background on 1280x1024.
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Postby Linoc » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:38 pm UTC

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Postby Pathway » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:52 pm UTC

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It's from Chaoscope which is a great program. I have a 1248x1024 version which I currently use as my background, along with the out-of-the-box steel-gray WinXP theme. I have many other good Chaoscope renders which I'll probably switch to in time.
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Postby Lenale » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

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Actually, my wallpaper is chosen randomly. I've got a few on linux, religion, and pretty space pictures and stuff... but this one I think is rather cute :)

Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)
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Postby Vandole » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:56 pm UTC

This is my desktop. The picture is the cardboard tube samurai wallpaper available from Penny Arcade (At the bottom of the second newspost)
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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:00 pm UTC

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Maccabeus/desktop31jan.jpg

The picture is from Gustave Dore's illustrations of the Bible.
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Postby Lenale » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

Judas Maccabeus wrote:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Maccabeus/desktop31jan.jpg

The picture is from Gustave Dore's illustrations of the Bible.


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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

My desktop. It's a moogle Ian from MacHall modded into Morrowind.

On top of that is just random crap.
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Postby warriorness » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:21 pm UTC

Lenale wrote:[img]
Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)

Gnome-panel is sideways maybe? Cookie pls

Here's a few screens of mine.

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And of course the obligatory Beryl screenshot (sadly my five-year-old integrated graphics card is not good enough to do translucent cube)

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Postby Lenale » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

warriorness wrote:
Lenale wrote:[img]
Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)

Gnome-panel is sideways maybe? Cookie pls


In light of the recent "multiple correct answers" discussion you get a cookie, but no, I don't think that's weird (it's ARTISTIC, man, ARTISTIC! :P)

You were quite close, though.
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Postby warriorness » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:26 pm UTC

Lenale wrote:
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Lenale wrote:[img]
Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)

Gnome-panel is sideways maybe? Cookie pls


In light of the recent "multiple correct answers" discussion you get a cookie, but no, I don't think that's weird (it's ARTISTIC, man, ARTISTIC! :P)

You were quite close, though.

Is it that you have several quicklaunch buttons scattered seemingly randomly around the panel?
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Postby Lenale » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:31 pm UTC

warriorness wrote:Is it that you have several quicklaunch buttons scattered seemingly randomly around the panel?


Closer still! The ones on the left aren't quicklaunch buttons, actually, they're the... hm... "currently active screens" buttons? Only the names aren't in them in text because the panel is vertical.

Cookie for trying, too :)
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Postby hermaj » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:34 pm UTC

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There's mine!


My first thought was "That's a freakin' tiny ladybeetle!", though I suspect that is not really what you are after at all. :P
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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:35 pm UTC

Lenale wrote:Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)


Beetle bigger than a nebula?
You apparently live in a house 2-3 meters to the side?
The name Bleyenberg? (okay, that's probably not quite as silly to someone from the Netherlands ;) )

...okay, I think I'll stop throwing out the ridiculous answers. :P
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Postby hermaj » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:39 pm UTC

You thought it was a big ladybeetle? I just imagined I could see cell detail and even chloroplast, you know, so I think to see that sort of microscopic detail on a leaf, if you put the ladybeetle to scale wouldn't it be small? I really have no idea. I just woke up, and I do not really know what leaves other than our leaves look like, and ours are all really hard and tough and waxy-ish. It might not even be chloroplast or anything. I just like to babble.
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Postby Lenale » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:40 pm UTC

Judas Maccabeus wrote:
Lenale wrote:Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)


Beetle bigger than a nebula?
You apparently live in a house 2-3 meters to the side?
The name Bleyenberg? (okay, that's probably not quite as silly to someone from the Netherlands ;) )

...okay, I think I'll stop throwing out the ridiculous answers. :P


Maybe it's for the best that you didn't see it, as that would make you a Debian geek :)
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Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

The trash bin has stuff in it! zomg!!!


Am i close?
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Postby warriorness » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

Lenale wrote:
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Lenale wrote:Oh, a free chocolate chip cookie for the one who spots what's weird here :)


Beetle bigger than a nebula?
You apparently live in a house 2-3 meters to the side?
The name Bleyenberg? (okay, that's probably not quite as silly to someone from the Netherlands ;) )

...okay, I think I'll stop throwing out the ridiculous answers. :P


Maybe it's for the best that you didn't see it, as that would make you a Debian geek :)


Debian specifically? Perhaps that's why I don't get it... though I don't see anything distro-specific there.

I seem to get cookies for each guess though, so I'll keep at it. Is it that you have KDE's default Computer/Home/Trash desktop icon setup (and what seems to be a kde icon theme?), but are using gnome-panel?
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Postby Lenale » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:05 am UTC

warriorness wrote:Debian specifically? Perhaps that's why I don't get it... though I don't see anything distro-specific there.

I seem to get cookies for each guess though, so I'll keep at it. Is it that you have KDE's default Computer/Home/Trash desktop icon setup (and what seems to be a kde icon theme?), but are using gnome-panel?


Well, alright, have some more, I'll bake new ones :)

I didn't know those icons were KDE... Shame on me! I picked the one with the prettiest home, since I'm a girl and I care about that stuff :)

It's a good suggestion too, by the way... the icons aren't weird an sich, but they COULD be weird because I'm not using KDE. Stay on that line of thinking. :)
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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:06 am UTC

Lenale wrote:Maybe it's for the best that you didn't see it, as that would make you a Debian geek :)


Considering I had to look up what Debian meant (and still didn't really understand after I looked it up), no, I figure I'm not one.

Hey, why didn't I get a cookie for try--oh, right, I didn't really try. :P
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Postby thefiddler » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:10 am UTC

warriorness wrote:Image (panel unhidden)

I believe this is the same desktop my friend has. :) Where'd you get it?

@Lenale - I have no idea. I feel less nerdy, all of the sudden. :(
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Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:10 am UTC

You have gnome panel but you arent using gnome! or something...

And if that doesnt work i said before that the trash bin had stuff in it, which i reckon is wierd
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Postby Lenale » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:17 am UTC

Aaaww, you're all great! Cookies for everyone.

Do you want me to just tell? I'm afraid it might be an anti-climax, after all these great guesses... (although for a lot of people on this forum, maybe getting an anti-climax from a girl is better than nothing... WHERE did this come from, I should go to bed.)
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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:19 am UTC

Lenale, you hurt me. You hurt me right here.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:19 am UTC

I really couldnt care less. My experience in linux amounts to being able to install mozilla firefox. And play a few games, screw around with settings and back up windows files.
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Postby Lenale » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:20 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:I really couldnt care less. My experience in linux amounts to being able to install mozilla firefox. And play a few games, screw around with settings and back up windows files.


Yet you just mentioned the buzzword.

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Postby Judas Maccabeus » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:26 am UTC

Well, I see the firefox symbol thingy on the right sidebar. What's that symbol below it? Is that part of the riddle?
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Postby Lenale » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:27 am UTC

Judas Maccabeus wrote:Well, I see the firefox symbol thingy on the right sidebar. What's that symbol below it? Is that part of the riddle?


That would be the Iceweasel icon. :)
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