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July 21, 2010 by XX
My most popular screensaver Ice Crystal have been updated, adding support for more OS, including windows 7 64 bit.

One other change is better dialog for settings.

 

I'm curious how much you guys like this screensaver.
April 22, 2010 by XX
Where's "My skins"?

I found something similiar but it doesnt work at all! There is way too many Boxxi skins in "my skins list" because Boxxi contains my entire nickname in it.

Where is real user's own skins list with stats like one we had?
April 10, 2010 by XX
I recently uploaded a new screensaver. It just got approved, but I was wondering how long it was so I checked last skin I submitted.

It was over 2 years. Man. That long.
January 20, 2008 by XX
I just finished rendering my animated wallpaper. It's in 4 multi-GB parts, in raw AVI format.

However, how can I properly convert it into MPEG using some freeware program? One I found sucks. Also, my movie is rendered in 15 FPS ( no option to change it.. argh! ) and I want to double it, and also make movie animate slowly. Right now, it's not only too fast, but it's also jerky due to low FPS.

Sorry about cross-posting, but since first one didn't get a reply, I thought that maybe this is ...
November 28, 2007 by XX
Wow. My Ice Crystal is finally overtaking Crystalized DesktopX object in terms of downloads. I would have thought that skin will be my #1 skin forever. People must really like my screensaver.

Any of you guys using either one of those?
July 9, 2007 by XX
I have this idea for a simple game, so here are the simple rules. If you like this, post that you will join. The ordering of posts will be important later. If you want to ask questions, post away.

The rules is not really fixed till second stage, so if you feel that there is a problem, post away.

Basically I will start off with a single picture. The next person will modify the picture while following rules. So this repeats till last person finishes it.

1: The picture should be largely...
May 19, 2007 by XX
I uploaded 2 DesktopX skins at May 8th and third one a little later, but it seems to be lost?

Hmm I checked the gallery and it wasn't updated since April 29th. Looks like the query wasn't done yet.
May 5, 2007 by XX
I have a problem with the DesktopX object I am working on. That is, Reminders.

I'm not sure what it should do behind reminding users on upcoming appointments.

Right now, it won't remind user if reminder time is empty.

Otherwise it will display an object on desktop and uses message box to remind user about the appointment. Then if it's not one-time appointment, it will sleep till next appointment date.

Will this work ok for you guys? Any ideas?
April 3, 2007 by XX
http://www.freewebs.com/fun419/appthvproto1.dxpack

This is final prototype. Everything works, other than reminder system.

There are still rough spots, such as no AM/PM support for deleting appointments form, but everything should work.

I am working on reminder system right now. I think it will simply spawn new object and the new object will work on its part of reminding you by itself. Makes scriping much simpler.
March 18, 2007 by XX
http://www.freewebs.com/fun419/appthvproto6.dxpack

Note this will download as a .ZIP file. Just rename extension back to .dxpack .

I need people who are willing to test this out, make some appts, etc, and basically test all aspects. Please let me know how interface for creating new appointments works for you.

Just click a date, it should pop a appointment window, select the type you want, and test it out. It will show the text string it had built in order to include it into file. Of cou...
December 11, 2006 by XX
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002045F/surrealism.htm

See the picture with melting clocks? I wonder if someone could alter it so there's no hands on picture itself, then use desktopx to add hands that will account for the current shape of clocks?

I bet it would be great for art fans.

It would entail painting 12 hour hands and 60(!) minute/second hands, however. All custom-sized to fit correctly.
June 30, 2006 by XX
Those ideas is public. Credit me if you want, I would be happy, but you don't have to. Only thing I really want is you to let me know if you created anything based on those ideas.

Icons ideas:
Icon set that's so blended it will show on desktop, but is partially clear yet with good visibility. Great for minimalists.

This may be good for car fans: Icon set based on driving signs. My idea is based on American signs, but with some things replaced. Maybe use exit signs such as exit 24: with ic...
April 13, 2005 by XX
http://www.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SkinID=3071&LibID=3&comments=1

My Crystalized skin just passed 10,000 downloads. I'm still amazed that it was popular (relatively, compared to my other skins).

I really need to finish the service pack that adds more features to this theme.

Anyway, anyone using this theme and likes it?
February 5, 2005 by XX
Are you intrested in helping create GFX elements for my WB skin? I can create WB skins, but I just are not that good on creating graphic elements for WB.