Just to make myself look even more crazy

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I'm following the lead of VDog and showing you my desktop for the desktop meme. I'm actually quite proud of mine (and yes, slightly incredibly anal retentive about it). When I got my 24" iMac (aka my Baby), I spent quite awhile deciding which programs to use and which to have in my dock, and replacing all the system icons with cuter, more hip icons.

And yes, you too can have a kickin' desktop! These are the two programs I use to change my system icons and organize all the icons I've collected. They're both free for a limited time, although I paid for them because they rock that much. Oh, and you have to have a Mac to use them. Because anything else is just not cool enough. ;)

  • CandyBar2 - Trick out your Trashcan. Decorate your Drives. Mix up Mail.
    CandyBar 2 lets you change the Mac OS X icons you usually can't!
  • Pixadex - Pixadex is to icons, what Apple's iPhoto is to images. Brought to you by Panic and the Iconfactory, the team who created CandyBar, Pixadex lets you import, organize and search huge numbers of icons quickly and easily. Pixadex lets you store all of your icons in a single place, organized into collections that you create.

And here's a list of places I get wallpapers and icons from. Sharing the love.

My wallpaper actually changes every five minutes because I love my collection and can never decide which to use. So I took two caps, just for fun. These are actually on different days and I have changed the icons since the first one was taken, hence the different docks. My screen resolution is 1920x1200. Fabulous.

desktop

treedesktop


And just so I can be a total geek, the apps in my doc are, from left to right: Finder, Email (yes, that's Hedwig the owl!), iTunes, System Preferences, my camera uploader, Adium (instant messenger), Firefox, Photoshop CS3, jUploadr (Flickr upload client), Chicken of the VNC (to connect to my old computer), Safari, Preview. And the green monster on the far right is my trash can. :)

And here is my Dashboard. Flickr upload client, pictures from my stream, Threadless, Gmail widget, Bloglines notifier, Harmonic, and your standard weather and time widgets.

dashboard

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 9:35 AM  

5 comments:

Melban said...

I wish I had a nice blogger plug in like you have :(

One day I'll have a nice 24' monitor. Then again by the time I get that you'll have a 54' or something like that.

I love looking for cool desktop images but my problem is I never have my desktop showing.

Sun Oct 14, 11:14:00 PM EDT

 
Chic Mama said...

So cool! I am going to have to try some of that out!

Mon Oct 15, 01:59:00 AM EDT

 
Jenni said...

huh, I have never messed with the standard display my I-mac came with. Yours is making me jealous, lol.

btw, the girls at VV are asking after you:)

Mon Oct 15, 11:28:00 AM EDT

 
Al_Pal said...

That radiant pink apple is super pretty! :P
Here via VDog!

Tue Oct 16, 06:47:00 AM EDT

 
VDog said...

I love them all, but the pink i my favorite!! LOVE it!

You are SO talented!

(Obvs I read this before but forgot to comment! Sorry!)

Love the new look, too!

Sun Oct 21, 12:02:00 AM EDT

 

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