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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 7:44 am    Post subject: What would you think of a person with this desktop? Reply with quote

http://web.mit.edu/smandal/www/sshot.png

WARNING: Image is quite large ~880kB

Fluxbox w/ Sephiroth theme (different background, pulled from "911" Blackbox theme); XMMS with alpha transparency; aterm; gkrellm w/ dirtchamber theme; Everybuddy

This is on my laptop, so I'm curious what impression I'm making when I'm out and about ....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evil :)
pretty darkish theme... (but you should change your LS_COLORS :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: What would you think of a person with this desktop? Reply with quote

Hypnos wrote:
gkrellm w/ dirtchamber theme

Maybe you'd like to open gkrellm in the slit? You can do this by starting it with gkrellm -w.

I like the look of your desktop but it's a little too dark for my taste.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not bad, my old desktop was the best though, i had this sweet terminator background. I like my desktop dark too
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

line72 wrote:
not bad, my old desktop was the best though, i had this sweet terminator background. I like my desktop dark too


Why "old"?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

back when i had mandrake, been to busy to nicely customize gentoo. And i think gnome-1.4 was more customizable then gnome2
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2002 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still using GNOME apps, but I've eschewed the desktop (session and panel) for the elegance of Fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My impression: Somebody's bored. :)

Seriously, though, I do like it (by the way, that background is "Bodywork" by misery; www.deaddreamer.com.) Slick, modern.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks preatty cool, but I wonder how big your laptop screen is :D
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trythil wrote:
My impression: Somebody's bored. :)


:oops: I must admit that the combination of a new laptop and Gentoo has expanded to fill all available free time. Though, my excuse is that I'm about to start school and I won't have any time thereafter.

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Seriously, though, I do like it (by the way, that background is "Bodywork" by misery; www.deaddreamer.com.) Slick, modern.


That's what I'm going for. My flesh world is similarly styled, to the extent that my finances permit. Also, thanks for the ref to the artist.

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looks preatty cool, but I wonder how big your laptop screen is


1400x1050 SXGA+ on a Compaq Presario 2800. I tried resizing the image to make it smaller, but it made the XMMS alpha transparency look crappy -- sorry if the screenshot soaked your bandwidth.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neat, indeed. though it looks as if you've kinda lack of female contact :D sorry..hehe..just seems as if, cause if my boyfriend would arrange some desktop like that, i'd kill his windowmanager just in case that no seductive wallpaper like that could attract him more than i do :lol:

btw: how come you own some webspace at MIT? Hope you don't mind me asking.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juclesia wrote:
neat, indeed. though it looks as if you've kinda lack of female contact :D sorry..hehe..just seems as if, cause if my boyfriend would arrange some desktop like that, i'd kill his windowmanager just in case that no seductive wallpaper like that could attract him more than i do :lol:


My girlfriend was slightly vexed by the background, but I think she ultimately decided that it has sufficiently mitigating aesthetic value; or, she just doesn't care ... maybe I should make sure ... :D

Among my male friends the reactions are similarly mixed. Half appreciate the paradox presented, of the serenity and composure of the figure in a scene of ostensible bondage; the other half think it's porn and are accordingly disgusted/excited.

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btw: how come you own some webspace at MIT? Hope you don't mind me asking.


I recently graduated from there; MIT IS is courteous enough to allow grads to use there accounts for six months before termination. I'll probably move over to my grad school's webspace once that term is up.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My girlfriend was slightly vexed by the background, but I think she ultimately decided that it has sufficiently mitigating aesthetic value; or, she just doesn't care ... maybe I should make sure ... icon_biggrin.gif


ouha...you better make sure now -- you know how complex and irritating the female mind can be for men :lol:

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Among my male friends the reactions are similarly mixed. Half appreciate the paradox presented, of the serenity and composure of the figure in a scene of ostensible bondage; the other half think it's porn and are accordingly disgusted/excited.


well, when i looked at the background, i couldn't figure what to think. i mean, i like the motif, or maybe, to be more precise, the basic idea behind it. she's presented in a pretty aesthetic way so that her body doesn't ply to the watcher. though, personally, i think that icing on the cake's missing. if you're observing it, you're kinda eagerly scanning it for the very special assertion -- you're even as curious as fascinated. Though, at some point, you realize that no such assertion exists, or maybe i'm just missing it. and so, every time you're looking at it, you're like disappointed and pleased at once by her shiftlessness, situation, and the whole atmosphere.

ah well...it's just a wallpaper...and just my personal impression :roll:

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I recently graduated from there; MIT IS is courteous enough to allow grads to use there accounts for six months before termination. I'll probably move over to my grad school's webspace once that term is up.


congrats on that! is it really that hard to be accepted there?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juclesia wrote:
ouha...you better make sure now -- you know how complex and irritating the female mind can be for men :lol:
I've never entirely understood that. Women aren't that confounding.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe this is just an issue of a subspecies of the male phenomen...well, at least, i was told a bit too often that they couldn't follow my thoughts, and, as far as our last conversation covered the topic "simplicity of the male mind", i got to know that my friends occasionally encounter the same statement :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2002 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juclesia wrote:
congrats on that! is it really that hard to be accepted there?


Yeah, i guess ... a concise picture of how MIT stacks up with other institutions numerically is the rankings at US News and World Report. MIT has an acceptance rate of 16% with an overall selectivity rank of 3.

MIT's a great place if you like to work and party hard, and do research as an undergrad with great people. The literature and music departments are surprisingly good; so much so that I would match them with those from any school in competence, if not star power.

juclesia wrote:
maybe this is just an issue of a subspecies of the male phenomen...well, at least, i was told a bit too often that they couldn't follow my thoughts, and, as far as our last conversation covered the topic "simplicity of the male mind", i got to know that my friends occasionally encounter the same statement


If there's one thing everyone agrees on in the Mars-v.-Venus debate, in both the scientific and lay communities, is that women as a group are far better at perceiving and processing social cues than men as a group -- other differences, like spatio-temporal reasoning, the ability to multitask, etc. are far narrower.

I for one am totally clueless, even more so than most men. Among men it's not such a big deal since I communicate mostly in grunts, but I consistently irk women. :P
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