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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby Dason » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:46 pm UTC

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I may have just set that to my background as well...
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Postby The EGE » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:55 am UTC

Apollo 17 makes for the neatest pictures, because it was the only night launch.
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Postby Whistling Nixie » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:53 pm UTC

wattOS, a lightweight Ubuntu spin. Buggy in a good way:

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby kaimason1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:25 pm UTC

I spent three or four hours drawing this last night, just to realize I had done it in the wrong size. I didn't want to screw with it more so that's why the bars are there.

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Postby The EGE » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:39 pm UTC

Made this myself. Modification of a poster I made (see the Firefly/Serenity thread).

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Postby Whistling Nixie » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:45 pm UTC

Back to Linux Mint 9, on a newer machine (after resetting the BIOS)...

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Postby micco » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:37 pm UTC

Current xubuntu desktop.
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Postby Aleril » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:58 am UTC

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Postby Weertolon » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:22 pm UTC

micco wrote:Current xubuntu desktop.
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red&blue=nice desktop)
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Postby Gypped » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:17 am UTC

Found a nice fan art and I had to make it my desktop.
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Postby Brace » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:15 am UTC

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I wish there was some way to make wallpaper for a dual monitor system with unevenly sized monitors. *sighs*

The monitor on the left is actually sitting on top of the HTPC case that my build is in. It actually makes it look kinda slick, imho
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:25 am UTC

Kilroy(ZTC) wrote:I wish there was some way to make wallpaper for a dual monitor system with unevenly sized monitors. *sighs*

There is. Basically, make a rectangle that'll enclose the two screens in it (plus some extra blank space). That is, if the two monitors are a x b and c x d, and a is bigger than c, then you'd make a canvas that was a x (b+d) since you want it to be the bigger of the two in height, but as wide as both of them since they're next to each other. Then, put the art that you want into the part of that that'll actually be seen on the monitors. Do whatever you want with the remaining space; it doesn't actually matter. Then, depending on what OS you're running, hopefully there'll be an option to display the picture in its actual dimensions and just cut off whatever doesn't fit. (On OS X, that option is "fill screen".)

Hopefully that accomplishes what you want it to.
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Postby Brace » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:04 am UTC

I couldn't find the option in Windows 7
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:05 am UTC

Ah, yeah, I was afraid that'd be the case.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby Ghostbear » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:14 am UTC

Kilroy(ZTC) wrote:I couldn't find the option in Windows 7

I'm pretty sure this will work: right click on an empty spot on the desktop, select "Personalize"*, at the bottom of that screen is a "Desktop Background" option, select that. Then, from there, look at the bottom again, and you'll see an option called "Picture position" with a drop menu. In there will be several options, one of which is "Fill", which should be what you're looking for. "Centered" might also work, depending on how it interprets the two different screens and how exactly you placed the smaller half of the image.

I hope that makes sense.. I've never felt particularly good at giving directions.

* Or from the control panel: "Appearance and Personalization" > "Personalization"

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Postby Chum » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:40 pm UTC

Neat, organized, Jesus and Satan going at it....
I like it.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby Dropzone » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:38 pm UTC

Ghostbear wrote:
Kilroy(ZTC) wrote:I couldn't find the option in Windows 7

I'm pretty sure this will work: right click on an empty spot on the desktop, select "Personalize"*, at the bottom of that screen is a "Desktop Background" option, select that. Then, from there, look at the bottom again, and you'll see an option called "Picture position" with a drop menu. In there will be several options, one of which is "Fill", which should be what you're looking for. "Centered" might also work, depending on how it interprets the two different screens and how exactly you placed the smaller half of the image.

I hope that makes sense.. I've never felt particularly good at giving directions.

* Or from the control panel: "Appearance and Personalization" > "Personalization"

"Tile" is the option you want to use for this purpose - all the others display pretty much the same part of the image on both monitors.

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Postby villadelfia » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:54 am UTC

Or you can just use a program like ultramon to do it, it also offers a task bar on your second screen.

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Postby Brace » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:00 am UTC

I figured out the problem. The actual arrangement of my monitors is opposite to how windows appearance and personalization actually overlays the image. IE, I have the smaller monitor on the left, and the bigger on the right, but when I set desktop wallpaper, the left side of the image shows on the right monitor and vice versa.
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Postby jeorgun » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:19 am UTC

Desktop of what is, at the moment my only functional machine:
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Postby GuitarFreak » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:38 am UTC

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Postby Proginoskes » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:02 am UTC

Here's a link to the image on the desktop on my work computer (Linux):

http://math.la.asu.edu/~checkman/extras ... indows.jpg

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Postby aldonius » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:38 pm UTC

Holy mother of Necro!

I now have three similar background images (OS X Lion and a need to have a visually quiet zone for Geektool...)

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Postby lucrezaborgia » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:01 pm UTC

I have a messy desktop...
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Postby Black Dynamite » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:39 pm UTC

http://i44.tinypic.com/wjcobq.jpg

That's my background. I've Windows 7, I'm picky about having icons on the screen, everything I need is pinned to the taskbar, which auto-hides. Ha.
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Postby philsov » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:54 am UTC

Tracer Bullet on the case!

Normally I have a lot more icons, but I recently installed windows 7 and have yet to reaccumulate them all.
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Postby lucrezaborgia » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:25 pm UTC

Most of my icons are files I've yet to sort into their proper places.

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Postby jakes1487 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:50 pm UTC

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Running Ubuntu 10.10

The background image is a graph of the relation 0 = 5 sin(1/y) - 7 cos(1.1/x) . I believe the domain and range here are about [-2,2], [-1,1]. The middle of the white is where the relation holds; yellow fading into white is when the right side is close to zero but positive, and blue when it is close to zero but negative. The colors approach black as the right side approaches +/- infinity. This was rendered with a small Java program I wrote--PM me if you want the full-size image or the program.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby ExplodingHat » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:36 am UTC

jakes1487 wrote:parametric periodic function graph
:D
I love these things. I had a friend who made something like this, only it drew contour lines instead of using colors.
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Postby jakes1487 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:37 pm UTC

ExplodingHat wrote:something like this, only it drew contour lines instead of using colors.

WolframAlpha will draw this relation for you, but it just draws a thin black line where I have white. My way is much simpler (but much less elegant): just plug in the coordinates of each pixel, find the value of the right side, and map it to a color with the mapping set up so that zero is white. Here's the actual mapping (java):

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    /**
     * value: the value of the relation at this point.
     * fullcolor: the value of the relation at which the returned color is equal to col.
     * col: in the case of my picture, yellow.
     * transp: use transparency for partially-filled pixels rather than making them black with a little color
    */
    private Color ColorValue(double value, double fullcolor, Color col, boolean transp){
        if(fullcolor <= 0){
            return Color.BLACK;
        }
        int fullr = col.getRed();
        int fullg = col.getGreen();
        int fullb = col.getBlue();
        int fulla;
        double d;
        if(value < 0){
            fullr = 255 - fullr;
            fullg = 255 - fullg;
            fullb = 255 - fullb;
            value = 0 - value;
        }
        if(value <= fullcolor){
            //Linear mapping from white to col
            d = (double)(fullcolor - value) / (double)fullcolor;
            fullr = (int)Math.floor((d * (255 - fullr))) + fullr;
            fullg = (int)Math.floor((d * (255 - fullg))) + fullg;
            fullb = (int)Math.floor((d * (255 - fullb))) + fullb;
            fulla = 255;
        }else{
            //1/x mapping from col to black
            d = 1.0 / (double)(value + 1 - fullcolor);
            if(transp){
                fulla = (int)Math.floor(d * 255);
            }else{
                fullr = (int)Math.floor(d * fullr);
                fullg = (int)Math.floor(d * fullg);
                fullb = (int)Math.floor(d * fullb);
                fulla = 255;
            }
        }
        return new Color(fullr, fullg, fullb, fulla);
    }

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Postby ExplodingHat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:52 am UTC

jakes1487 wrote:My way is much simpler (but much less elegant): just plug in the coordinates of each pixel, find the value of the right side, and map it to a color with the mapping set up so that zero is white.
Yeah, this is the thing to which I was refering, except he would just color in a pixel black if the value was "sufficiently close" to a given arbitrary "equipotential" line.
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I was inspired to emulate your work. Green is positive, gold is negative, black is near zero. The color intensity scales as the hyperbolic tangent of the value, such that it turns white at infinities.
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Postby jakes1487 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:30 am UTC

ExplodingHat wrote:I was inspired to emulate your work. Green is positive, gold is negative, black is near zero. The color intensity scales as the hyperbolic tangent of the value, such that it turns white at infinities.


:D I wonder what happens if you invert the colors in your image? Oh! You get the UK flag! (almost...) By the way, if you change the render size of the image, the patterns in the center will change, since they're in effect interference patterns with the size of the pixels.

At what value of the function does your program make the color full, before it starts fading to white? (Mine is 1.) Or am I not quite getting what you mean by "color intensity"?

Also, this isn't the only function that looks cool in this program. Pretty much anything with sines and cosines of x and y. Try as many twisted combinations as you can think of!

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Postby ExplodingHat » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:41 am UTC

jakes1487 wrote:At what value of the function does your program make the color full, before it starts fading to white? (Mine is 1.) Or am I not quite getting what you mean by "color intensity"?
Basically the "intensity" value is (e^(sharpness factor*value)-1)/(e^(sharpness factor*value+1). This sigmoid function yields values between -1 and 1, with the sharpness factor determining how quickly the output approaches 1. The green(32,255,180) is full at .5, and orange(255,180,32) at -0.5.
jakes1487 wrote:Also, this isn't the only function that looks cool in this program. Pretty much anything with sines and cosines of x and y. Try as many twisted combinations as you can think of!
10*sin(5x+y^2-y)*cos(3y-x^3)
graphing2.jpg
I made the middle color a grey instead of black; it makes the overall contours sharper. I added parameterizations for the positive color, negative color, zero color, and infinity color, so now I can make it any colors I want.
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Postby jakes1487 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:07 am UTC

ExplodingHat wrote:I added parameterizations for the positive color, negative color, zero color, and infinity color, so now I can make it any colors I want.

I think you've beaten me. :) Glad I was inspiring though! Only remaining question is, do you hard-code the function into the program and run it to render it, or does the program parse functions typed in by the user? Mine was intended as a general graphing program that also could do these relations, so it had to take user functions. It also takes a long time, because the only way I could figure out to represent functions internally was just leave them as strings and use string manipulation to substitute in values and calculate the result, which takes a very long time (~20 minutes for my desktop picture at that resolution).

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Postby ExplodingHat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:17 am UTC

jakes1487 wrote:Only remaining question is, do you hard-code the function into the program and run it to render it, or does the program parse functions typed in by the user? Mine was intended as a general graphing program that also could do these relations, so it had to take user functions. It also takes a long time, because the only way I could figure out to represent functions internally was just leave them as strings and use string manipulation to substitute in values and calculate the result, which takes a very long time (~20 minutes for my desktop picture at that resolution).
The function itself resides in a single line within the code. Since it's already coded in, it takes about 4 seconds to generate. As a general rule, since no one else really uses my programs, I tend to avoid setting things up for user input (the exception being, of course, games).
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Postby sourlemon » Wed May 02, 2012 7:01 am UTC

Chum wrote:Neat, organized, Jesus and Satan going at it....
I like it.


That's really neat. For a moment there, I had to look carefully to see if Jesus was digitally drawn or a "real" person.

mine:
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Postby LinuxPenguin » Thu May 03, 2012 12:59 am UTC

My iMac:
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