I hate bugs, especially pesty, infesting bugs. So consider this my penance, or me trying to come to terms with it. Joergermeister’s desktop is a study in how interesting some insects can be at super-close range, but it doesn’t stop him from getting some work done either. Here’s how he set it up.
Even if you don’t particularly care for the wallpaper, the rest still works well without it. It’s worth noting that the wallpaper is actually colour inverted in Photoshop to get that otherworldly blue-and-white appeal, and the original image (linked below) is actually a straight closeup of the same fly. Here’s what you’ll need for your Windows system to get the same look:
- The wallpaper by the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab on Flickr
- The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for Windows
- The Google Now skin for Rainmeter to create the clock, weather, and Now Playing music displays
- The Bricks skin for Rainmeter to add the system status monitors, Google search box, and shutdown/hibernate/logoff shortcuts
- Blzos Tray Icons to replace the icons in the taskbar
- The Grade 2.0 background pattern for Rainmeter to give everything the background texture
That’s all you need! Not too many components in this one. If you have questions about how Rodrigo got everything working just the way he did, head over to joergermeister’s Flickr page to ask your questions! Don’t forget to let him know we sent you!
Pimp My Desktop Part 49 [Flickr]