Flickr user D Woo loves his home city of Taipei, and from this angle, it’s hard for us not to love it too. He also wanted a way to blend in a little useful information with his desktop, so he fired up GeekTool to embed the time, date and weather on the desktop.
If you’d like the same look on your Mac’s desktop, here’s what you’ll need:
- The wallpaper from Flickr
- GeekTool to set up the geeklets on the desktop
- Our guide to setting up GeekTool, which includes all of the geeklets required for this setup
D Woo didn’t mention which font he was using in the background there, but he did say it was his first time working with GeekTool, and the results look pretty good. It reminds me of the Offshore Desktop, only on the Mac. He also mentioned he did photoshop the image a little bit to create the rays of light coming up from the horizon, so don’t be alarmed if the wallpaper photo differs a bit from his setup. Still, it looks great, and it’s an excellent example of what you can do with GeekTool, even as a beginner.
Desktop – Taipei 101 [Flickr]