Post Your Desktops Created 5 years ago2013-07-02 22:55:00 UTC by Daubster Daubster

Created 5 years ago2013-07-02 22:55:00 UTC by Daubster Daubster

Posted 4 years ago2014-07-16 19:41:25 UTC Post #320365
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Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-16 23:42:00 UTC Post #320373
Same desktop since early 90's. Black screen of awesomeness :)
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Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 00:17:43 UTC Post #320374
I remember the day when a desktop wallpaper caused a severe performance hit. It hasn't been like that for some 15 years...
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 05:24:18 UTC Post #320384
@DiscoSto: Ahhh yeah. I recall having .bmp for higher quality 'till a bunch of friends came over to my place. A couple of weeks after and I was still getting shite for not using jpegs...
The black screen above is a 16x16 low res stretched jpeg, old habits die hard :P
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 06:27:37 UTC Post #320385
Your efforts are useless if you don't go to MyComputer>Properties>Advances settings>Performance, tick all of those off. Then switch to the classic windows theme.

Now you have performance oriented machine.
But seriously, even if you're running a core2duo, which is ancient at this point, the performance boost is unnoticeable.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 06:55:45 UTC Post #320386
Can't even remember the last time i used WinAmp, its either youtube or my ancient ipod touch with amazing battery life. I shite u not if you don't use it for 3 weeks its still not dead at about 20%, can't say the same about my phone :D
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 07:06:41 UTC Post #320389
I don't know what to do about winamp either, as I'm really used to it. I just performed a fresh install of the OS, and now everytime I listen to a stream on winamp after 5 minutes or so it crashes and the audio gets borked(I hear a constant piece of music repeated, and there's no way to get rid of it unless you restart windows, not even restarting the windows audio service from services). It says something about "BEX" error code, with a dll related to MIcrosoft C++ redistributable 2005.
These redistributables are the biggest piece of shit in computing, because they're so fragmented.
I installed foobar, but it's... spartanic.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 09:24:49 UTC Post #320392
@Striker: Running an i7 with sli-ed gtx 770s, 90% of time underclocked - except when i'm compiling. Not really worried about performance.
I'm trying to keep my UI as classic as possible...cause nostalgia, i guess.
Wish Windows 8 would have a classic windows theme, but alas. Classic Shell should do for now... Dang your cellphones to heck! :(
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 09:29:41 UTC Post #320393
@Striker: With a bit of customisation you can make foobar2000 look quite nice. For example, here's what mine looks like: http://i.imgur.com/Y9ZfliR.png
I don't know how well it handles streams, though.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 09:29:51 UTC Post #320394
Btw, watch out for Winamp. I believe they were under AOL 'till recently when someone else bought it and messed up Shoutcast and what not. Update to the latest version, if you haven't already.
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 11:04:14 UTC Post #320398
The only alternative iv'e found to WinAmp is AIMP, but i understand why you wouldn't want to use it.
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 11:36:07 UTC Post #320399
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Speaking of battery life; My Nokia 5310 X-press music is awesome... I shit you not, once a month I charge it. I hardly use it, but for calls from mom or dad like... 18-20 times a month, it still lasts bloody long. Compared to my iPod touch 4, which now dies in a day...
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 14:33:20 UTC Post #320403
I'll lure Atom in, so watch closely...
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd unfortunately, it does look rather phallus-like.
Moaby MoabyMk. III
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 14:35:00 UTC Post #320404
I like. :)
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 4 years ago2014-07-17 17:01:45 UTC Post #320407
Looks like a fish to me.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-20 14:40:54 UTC Post #338119
My school/work computer
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Wallpaper by Simon Stålenhag
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Posted 1 year ago2017-11-21 11:57:46 UTC Post #338134
Interesting wallpaper.

Is it digitally painted?
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-21 12:00:36 UTC Post #338135
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The background was taken in the Colorado Rockies, around 8,000 ft elevation.
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-21 12:28:50 UTC Post #338136
It's stunning to think that the scene in your wallpaper is on about the same latitude as warm Iberia and Sicily, yet it looks so much like cold northern Sweden.
Interesting wallpaper.

Is it digitally painted?
Yes. I highly recommend having a look at the artist's website. He has lots of paintings featuring alternate versions of the Swedish and American 80s and 90s. They often have a sci-fi or fantasy theme, but despite this they often feel very real and nostalgic.
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Posted 1 year ago2017-11-21 19:46:59 UTC Post #338137
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I've finally found my dream Windows 7 theme.

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Finally. :3
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-21 21:27:51 UTC Post #338139
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-22 00:48:18 UTC Post #338140
argh mess
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-22 03:13:12 UTC Post #338142
Not really, what's the point of not using all of the available space on the desktop? Seems wasteful to me
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-22 05:11:03 UTC Post #338144
I thought my desktop was pretty bad, but when I see other peoples' desktops, mine actually looks pretty decent when compared.

Don't know how you live with that @Admer.
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-22 11:34:04 UTC Post #338145
I use wallpaper engine - how the hell am I supposed to post a screenie of an awesome animated wallpaper? ;)

(Not making a gif)
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-22 14:29:06 UTC Post #338147
Not really, what's the point of not using all of the available space on the desktop? Seems wasteful to me
It's not really wasteful... you're not disadvantaging people with smaller screens by not using it all. Even if it were, is having an attractive background image not an equally viable use for said space?

Furthermore, you have installers on there, which I know you're not even going to use again for the foreseeable future.

In a nutshell, that desktop is a fucking disaster. :zomg:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-22 16:04:42 UTC Post #338150
@James Luke
Well, my desktop's purpose is primarily decorative. What you see is not what I actually use to do stuff.

For example: if I want to go to some files and folders, I just press Windows+E to open Windows Explorer. If I want to launch a game, or a tool quickly, I go to the "Games" or "Tools" pop-up folders in my taskbar and I find whatever I need, because it's all nicely organised. :3

Exceptions, however, are: my work folders on the desktop.
Half-Life, Half-Life 2 etc. are my work folders where I put my stuff related to those games (compiled .bsp files, textures, models, tutorials etc.). But they're so easy to access, no additional "digging" is needed.

If you want, I'll record a video of doing everyday stuff on it, so you'll exactly know how I can live with that.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-23 17:06:52 UTC Post #338173
Cd5ssmffan, that is the worst thing I've ever seen :lol:

I've not got a personal PC since I moved to London (It's still up in Glasgow), so I'll just post my work setup. It's pretty good for gaming as well :^_^:
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-24 03:02:12 UTC Post #338188
So many things have your name all over :gak:

(my dad has the exact same speakers!)
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-24 12:01:43 UTC Post #338192
Haha, I know. It's a big office, though, and things tend to grow legs and go missing if you don't absolutely lay claim to them.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-24 23:32:45 UTC Post #338203
Man you're in London too! I've got to schedule a visit there at some point to have a beer with you and Skals :D.

The situation is similar with me too. I've been using a laptop for the past 4 years where I stay now, having a dual-monitor PC at work. My computer is at home, though it's getting very old at this point (the last game I played on it was The Talos Principle and was at the limit of playability with 20-30 FPS).

I've contemplated getting a new PC, but I usually like investing in a top-of-the-line or at least medium-high spec so it retains its value for years to come (like my laptop, which only at this point I'm starting to think it might need replacement). Lately I've studied the possibility of using the computer as a way of passive income, using it for mining. Unfortunately the profit isn't significant when using one card. Buying a Vega64 or GTX1080 for example would pay itself in Ethereum in about a year, at this point at least (but value and difficulty of mining vary so it might be longer or shorter).

If I ever get serious with machine learning, then I might consider such a configuration. It's a bit of a budget killer, an i7/Ryzen7 + GTX1080/Vega64 + 16GBRAM + 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD + the rest of the stuff needed and a dual monitor setup breaks my arse at about ~2500$. I simply can't justify buying such a monster at this point - mainly because - holy shit that's a lot of money - and if I ever get a desktop, my "desktop-replacement" laptop would make no sense and I'd need a 13-15 incher for just getting around, good enough to code and stuff.

Woops, wall of text.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-25 23:02:56 UTC Post #338209
Steam Trading Cards are good for one thing at least. Wallpapers.
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Also, my new position, stuffed into a corner of the lounge after losing my study. :(
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-26 11:32:43 UTC Post #338215
"at the limit of playability with 20-30 FPS"
How would you play at 4fps, then?
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-26 18:36:35 UTC Post #338219
I run modern games at 8-15FPS :aghast:
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-27 02:48:20 UTC Post #338221
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-29 02:02:08 UTC Post #338244
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Nice 'n minimal. Nothing cleaner than a hidden taskbar
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-29 14:07:50 UTC Post #338247
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Posted 11 months ago2017-11-29 21:58:42 UTC Post #338248
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In a rotation with a couple of other simple H*R-referencing backgrounds.
The icons are a lot cleaner after my reinstalling Windows recently.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-29 22:17:40 UTC Post #338249
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Generic-y Wallpaper Engine wallpaper.
Posted 11 months ago2017-11-30 05:55:34 UTC Post #338251
Posted 11 months ago2017-12-02 11:20:30 UTC Post #338276
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Eagle eyed people may notice the time being different on the two monitors. I moved all the open programs from one monitor to the other while I individually screenshotted them so it would look a bit cleaner.
Posted 11 months ago2017-12-02 15:55:08 UTC Post #338278
That wallpaper is mouthwatering for some reason TJB! Do you have a collection of these, from some sort of place? My go-to place right now is alpha wallhaven but I rarely stumble upon pieces of art like yours.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 11 months ago2017-12-03 07:30:58 UTC Post #338285
I actually found it by accident, I was typing 'woodcut' into Google images for unrelated reasons.
It appears to be part of a series of works by Brian Nash Gill: http://www.bryannashgill.com/woodcuts/
The original was square so I did add space to bring it to 16:9, and I added a bit of vignette so it wouldn't be quite so eye hurtingly bright at night.
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-22 18:18:43 UTC Post #340636
Finally got my own office at work, so I've made some homely touches!
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-22 20:00:11 UTC Post #340638
I'm not usually one for LEDs, but those are some nice colour accents when the room is dim like that.
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Posted 2 months ago2018-08-23 17:39:31 UTC Post #340643
Archie said:Finally got my own office at work, so I've made some homely touches!
That... looks cozy-er than my place. This is a shitty picture to sell yourself as an office worker.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-24 22:20:15 UTC Post #340651
Wow they use Farmer's operating System, right?

I am using only Ubuntu 18.04 now. I am very happy because Ubuntu works under my new computer and it starts very faster than Windows 10.
I already sell soon Windows 10.
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Because I like penguins
Posted 2 months ago2018-08-25 20:41:30 UTC Post #340677
Rainmeter is a gift from GodRainmeter is a gift from God
I'd also share my laptop's current desktop, but I can't, since I'm using my phone at the moment and the laptop is unavailable.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 1 month ago2018-10-09 01:40:01 UTC Post #341009
Striker said:That... looks cozy-er than my place. This is a shitty picture to sell yourself as an office worker.
Not sure I understand
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
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