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XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Commander Bob » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:49 am UTC

Recently, I have found some fun in compiling Randall's comics that are similar in nature into funny little collages. I design them to the proportion of a 1280 x 1024 monitor, and I think they make decent wallpapers. The message at the bottom of each describes the theme of the collage, and isn't visible on Windows operating systems unless you pull the Start bar down.

The first one I made: Black Hat Man.
And the second (maybe not as good as the first): Graphs.
(Now made with room for icons!)
The third: I should warn you: I'm kind of strange.
The fourth: My Hobby.
(Now, once again, without icon room!)
The fifth: Adventure.
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Re: XKCD Collages

Postby Julie » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:13 am UTC

I really like them, and might use one, except there's nowhere to put the icons that wouldn't obscure the comic text.

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Re: XKCD Collages

Postby Plague » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:53 am UTC

I'm taking one, making it negative, and plan on using it until something nicer comes along.
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Re: XKCD Collages

Postby lowbart » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

I have seen so many people at my high school spell "college" with an "a" instead of an "e" that every time I see the word "collage", I think it's just a mis-spelling of "college".
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Re: XKCD Collages

Postby Commander Bob » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:57 pm UTC

Yes... I also noticed the icon problem, which is something I think I'll fix in future editions. And as for mispelling "college," I had a feeling somebody would think that.

Stay tuned for more installations. Any ideas?

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Re: XKCD Collages

Postby Commander Bob » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:21 am UTC

Hey, guys. Sorry for the double post, but I've made another:

I should warn you: I'm kind of strange.

I think this one came out really well, especially since about halfway through making it I thought it was going to be garbage. There's now room on the left for two rows of icons, which I guess is better than no space, but poses a problem for people with less or more rows.

Again, sorry for the double - hopefully the new collage justifies it a little bit.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Plague » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:34 am UTC

Compile all the My Hobby posts.

Also, it's okay to overlap... Tip for overlappage: Make them look like they've been ripped out of a notebook, or off a piece of paper. Could take some work, but it'll look good.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Commander Bob » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:49 pm UTC

I'd already started Hobbies before I read your message, Plague, but I'll take that into consideration. You were thinking of like, frayed edges for a more thrown-together, notebookish look? I might just try that...

Hobbies took me just 40 minutes, which isn't long compared to the rest. I think it's all right.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby wst » Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:21 pm UTC

I would use hoobies, but it says cunt in it. Nice 'grounds though. Liking the work. (Using Hat Man atm- I only have 3 icons on desktop)
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:25 pm UTC

wst wrote:hoobies
lol
but it says cunt in it.
So edit it out?
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby joeframbach » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:57 pm UTC

For desktop icons, I prefer to right-click on the desktop, click 'Arrange Icons By' and unselect 'Show Desktop Icons.' Then right-click the start menu, go to 'Toolbars,' and select 'Desktop.' So my desktop is part of the start menu, and I can access my desktop without minimizing my windows.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Commander Bob » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:22 am UTC

Ah... Interesting.

So, would you guys prefer that I did or did not leave icon room?

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Aleril » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:10 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
wst wrote:hoobies
lol
but it says cunt in it.
So edit it out?



That would take away the entire meaning of the joke =P
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Plague » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:32 am UTC

I don't care much about Icon room.

Some different resolutions would be nice, and negative versions for those of us who get eye strain from bright colors.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby wst » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:19 pm UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
wst wrote:hoobies
lol
but it says cunt in it.
So edit it out?


Lol at hoobies.

If I remove cunt it kills the joke :(

Pun seriously not intended.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Unicyclist » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:29 pm UTC

Plague wrote:I don't care much about Icon room.

Some different resolutions would be nice, and negative versions for those of us who get eye strain from bright colors.


Neither do I, always hidden. I'd like an xkcd wallpaper, but I wouldn't want all the text everywhere. Maybe just a single image of the classhole in the corner doing something cool. -Ideas soon to emerge-

Even MS Paint inverts colors.

edit: Had my friend make this, I inverted it: http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3193/wooro7.jpg

I'm trying to find a way to edit the "You stumped me" comic, so it will go in accordingly: http://xkcd.com/41/
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:01 am UTC

wst wrote:If I remove cunt it kills the joke :(
Well you don't have to remove it entirely. Just change it to c*nt or something.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Shizo » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:36 am UTC

Plague wrote: negative versions for those of us who get eye strain from bright colors.


ctrl+I. c'mon.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby wst » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:50 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:
wst wrote:If I remove cunt it kills the joke :(
Well you don't have to remove it entirely. Just change it to c*nt or something.


Damn, I don't plan ahead enough. Thanks for the idea. I'll use it after I've used an awesome fractal from the desktops thread.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Commander Bob » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:15 pm UTC

Every day is an adventure.

I've taken out the room for icons, because that seemed to be the consensus. And I think inverted versions are easy enough to do on your own... As for the "overlapping technique," I'm lazy and only using MS paint, so I'm not sure that that will happen in the near future.

Hope you guys like it!

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby seifer » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:25 am UTC

Unicyclist wrote:I'm trying to find a way to edit the "You stumped me" comic, so it will go in accordingly: http://xkcd.com/41/



something like this? http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ ... tumped.jpg

i used your original jpeg. i assume thats what you were going for.

edit: opps. i guess photobucket downscaled it =(
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Numquam » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:02 am UTC

Those are awesome. The "My Hobby" one is my new desktop.
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby joeframbach » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:18 am UTC

I didn't like the atheist spin on the future-tree comic, so I took out that frame and added the party-tree comic. http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/2074 ... urekn8.jpg
I also resized to 1000x800 to better suit my 1280x800 while showing my taskbar on the left and pidgin on the right.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Unicyclist » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:35 am UTC

seifer wrote:
Unicyclist wrote:I'm trying to find a way to edit the "You stumped me" comic, so it will go in accordingly: http://xkcd.com/41/



something like this? http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ ... tumped.jpg

i used your original jpeg. i assume thats what you were going for.

edit: opps. i guess photobucket downscaled it =(


Nice, but I was going for: http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8007/near2st0.jpg

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby tylerwylie » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Someone care to make a 3360x1050 wallpaper of not comics really, but just the awesome characters? Just a white background with a floor and all of xkcd's greatest saying "Fuck you Tyler" or something like that would be sweet.
Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why?
Some are born; some men die
Beneath one infinite sky.
There'll be war, there'll be peace.
But everything one day will cease.
All the iron turned to rust;
All the proud men turned to dust.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby joeframbach » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:57 am UTC

tylerwylie wrote:Someone care to make a 3360x1050 wallpaper of not comics really, but just the awesome characters? Just a white background with a floor and all of xkcd's greatest saying "Fuck you Tyler" or something like that would be sweet.

Kinda like http://ava7.com/wallpapers/simpsons-1-1280.jpg but with xkcd characters?

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby tylerwylie » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:04 am UTC

joeframbach wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:Someone care to make a 3360x1050 wallpaper of not comics really, but just the awesome characters? Just a white background with a floor and all of xkcd's greatest saying "Fuck you Tyler" or something like that would be sweet.

Kinda like http://ava7.com/wallpapers/simpsons-1-1280.jpg but with xkcd characters?

Sorta, but really wide for 3360x1050, and the characters should be pretty big.
Who are you and who am I
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Some are born; some men die
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Master Gunner » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:41 am UTC

Unicyclist wrote:Nice, but I was going for: http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8007/near2st0.jpg

As far as I was willing to try, my photoshopin skills are horrible... I'm content with it though.


I cleaned up the grid lines from the image, and messed around with it a bit, and came up with this: http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... ed2lg9.png

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby elephantitis » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:56 am UTC

wst wrote:If I remove cunt it kills the joke :(

Pun seriously not intended.


Hah! That was just convenient, then. :lol: /high five
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby eijkaibjck » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:09 pm UTC

Thank you very much for the careful collage. I normally use feh to set up my wallpaper, and I was just thinking to use the collage or montage option to make an xkcd wallpaper. But a human edited one is so much better.

Also: is somebody hooked like I am on thecutest.info? I can't choose just one as a wallpaper
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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Gamma Ray » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:44 am UTC

I was googling for xkcd wallpapers and found this thread. It inspired me to make this: http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i96/G ... o/xkcd.jpg

It's much more of a personal one though i.e. my favourite comics/themes. Also left space down the left side for icons.

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby hintss » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:07 am UTC

I couldn't view the images on my dumb netbook: all the links redirected to the upload pages

may i suggest image-host

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby matthudson » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:31 am UTC

Here's one I ran up today when I found myself reaching for the reference manual one too many times. Who says a wallpaper can't be useful?

Designed for windows 7 (you'll see what I mean once you snap a few windows around). Contains two references; PCRE and PHP date. Made for 1920x1080, but I can redo in a different aspect ratio if someone wants it.

If you want to edit it, feel free to. I can provide .psd (photoshop cs4) files if you want/need them

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3286/83382423.jpg

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby hintss » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:07 pm UTC

you know what I'd like? I'd like something that is white on black like that, has the same xkcd in the bottom corner, with comic numbers 30... ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW WHAT?! i'LL DO IT MYSELF! *snickers*

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby matthudson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:47 am UTC

Redone version. Changed PHP date to PHP array, and inverted the comic (so it's now in original 'colours')

http://a.imageshack.us/img827/936/79304957.jpg

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Re: XKCD Wallpapers

Postby Vaskafdt » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:45 am UTC

Sorry for necroing this a bit. but here is what I use on my desktop.

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