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Aaron Shi
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Gentoo Space (orange version)

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by ashi
Score 50.0%
Dec 01 2004
It is original. I was inspired by some NASA stuff I saw a while go (some gases and nebulas or something), but I decided to go for a much more dramatic effect in the wallpaper. - Dec 02 2004
Gentoo Matrix Code Wallpaper 1024x768

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by ashi
Score 50.0%
Mar 07 2004
Hey guys, I would make one for the other distros, but...

1) If you look closely, the letters used in the code streams are the official letters from the Gentoo logo.
http://www.gentoo.org/images/gentoo-new.gif

2) See my reply to aaron below. It would take a *lot* of time if I had to do that over again using letters from distro logos for every requested distro... Plus, the Mandrake logo font is kinda generic and SuSE only gives me 3 letters to work with (won't be too randomized).

Tell you what, I can maybe make a Linux one for all the other distros? Maybe use Tux the penguin as the impression in the code cascade? =] - Mar 01 2004
Hey guys, I would make one for the other distros, but...

1) If you look closely, the letters used in the code streams are the official letters from the Gentoo logo.
http://www.gentoo.org/images/gentoo-new.gif

2) See my reply to aaron below. It would take a *lot* of time if I had to do that over again using letters from distro logos for every requested distro... Plus, the Mandrake logo font is kinda generic and SuSE only gives me 3 letters to work with (won't be too randomized).

Tell you what, I can maybe make a Linux one for all the other distros? Maybe use Tux the penguin as the impression in the code cascade? =] - Mar 01 2004
As I mentioned in the description:
For the complete listing visit:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=143218

The other resolutions have much larger files that are over the 500KB limit on kde-look.org.

I didn't want to compress them too much, otherwise you'll notice the compression artifacts. PNGs produced even larger files, so I resorted to JPG with 20% compression (not really noticeable in our case). =/

The originals were in 1600x1200, but I haven't had a chance to test them out as my monitor only goes up to 1280x1024 max. Let me know how it looks!

Personally, I think the lower resolution ones look better, i.e. 1024x768. - Mar 01 2004
Thanks, I tried to randomize the code streams and give them depth. Each code stream was individually crafted and tweaked. All in all over 200 layers. =O

The randomization of the code *sequence* was done by making an array of the letter images in javascript and using a random function to generate a table of the images. Then I just used each column of the table as a code stream. - Mar 01 2004