Hi my name is Taryn and I am a desktop-aholic. Sometimes it seems like I can't go a week without changing the backdrop to my cyber-life. Sometimes it's pictures of friends and good times, sometimes it's just a beautiful image I like, and sometimes (like right now), it's just a simple pattern like stripes or damask. But this desktop idea, spotted at Lifehacker.com, is something that might have some staying power. It integrates seamless information-displaying software with his desktop wallpaper, creating the illusion that it actually belongs on the wallpaper. Can you spot a few of the vital stats on the desktop above? And what's on your desktop right now?
This industrial desktop blends temperature, iTunes status, IP addresses, and the date with the wallpaper in such a way that you can hardly tell it wasn't a part of the background in the first place.
The effect was accomplished using GeekTool, a Mac application that embeds information like a text command output, text files or images onto your desktop automatically and constantly refreshes them at a rate you define. If you're not a Mac person, it's worth knowing that there are Windows counterparts out there like Samurize.
Is this something you'd like to give a try? If not, what's on your desktop?