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silcndrgn

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Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 2 comments

I would eliminate the text, it's just too distracting. Also, the bevels on that overlay are extremely ugly! What's behind the overlay is really interesting though...

If you tone it down some, make it less distracting, I think this would be a spectacular wallpaper!

Good work overall! - Oct 11 2002
Underwater Sun

Wallpaper Other by heli 3 comments

...but I suspect that the low rating has something to do with a degree of irrelevance to the KDE proeject. I don't really see the connection to KDE that this image has. That's all fine and good in my opinion (I rated you up :) but a lot of voters rate based on KDE coolness factor. So don't take your score to indicate bad work. - Jul 25 2002
keramik style + translucent kicker

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by KrAzY 131 comments

I have been checking kde-look on a regular basis, waiting for this! Kick ass! :) - May 31 2002
Oops (ha ha ha)

Wallpaper Other by SetoKiaba 13 comments

...but our window of opportunity is even shorter. It's important to not do asinine things that detract the credibility of OSS.

Legislature geared to destroy open source is constantly in the works thanks to MS, MPAA, etc. lobbiests. Microsoft are making endless headways to lock businesses (by recent Windows EULA, it's illegal to replace Windows on computers it is installed on). Proprietary technologies that close off user choice are popping up left and right.

Why are these things acceptable to the mainstream users, corporations, and the government? Because Microsoft and other large entities appear to have more credibility than open source entities. Why do they appear to have more credibility? Becuase they are not making immature gestures of childish lunacy as demonstrated with wall papers like this. - May 27 2002
Oops (ha ha ha)

Wallpaper Other by SetoKiaba 13 comments

I agree 100% that Microsoft are not only very unethical, they are outright criminal. With that in mind, is the proper response to be violent or produce images of violence against them? They are guilty of criminal acts, but their supporters can always turn around and say "these guys always want to shoot at us and blow us up." That's not exactly the image we want open source to have.

When you use violence or images of it to convince people to adopt your point of view, you're doing the same thing Microsoft are doing. You're being oppressive.

Microsoft says, "we don't like open source, so we'll use anti-competitive practices to get rid of it." Images like yours say, "we don't like Microsoft, so we'll use bombs and fire to get rid of it." You play on their rules. It's all the same.

On a side note, there's already volumes of violence-related anti-Microsoft propaganda that's actually witty, original, and quite funny. I'm sorry to say that yours honestly does not have any of these qualities. A stolen graphic from another, rather funny image, collaged with a bullet hole ridden Windows logo just doesn't do it. If at the very least, violent anti-MS imagery should be funny so its not taken too seriously. When people see that genre of graphics and it's dull, open source advocates look like hate-filled fools. - May 26 2002
KDEAqua

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by dflax 2 comments

...of the logo itself. You're trying to make this object appear glossy as a result of the surface being raised, rounded, and translucent. It follows then that the "base" of this shape is also rounded. Try cutting off the corners and sharp edges. Give the logo a softer feel and you should end up with a better "aqua" effect. - May 26 2002
akua

Wallpaper Other by silcndrgn 15 comments

Scope this URL: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=1828 for a really cool logout / shutdown screen that uses the gear bubble in this graphic.

Keep is up guys! I am loving the derivatives of this work! :) - May 20 2002
Aqua shutdown screen :)

Various Stuff by snoogelpoof 21 comments

*drool* Man, this is what I love about open source. Someone does a little tiny bit of work... and the community shapes it into some really slick stuff! Great job! I love it! :) - May 20 2002
"KDE Girl"

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by TomServo 46 comments

Uh, I'm a huge fan of Anime (particularly SE:Lain, Shien Seki: Evangelion, D, and GitS ;). I was in no way trying to call Anime childish. It's some of the most intelligent entertainment around - actually provokes thought.

But this image is just gratuitous and does nothing to positively promote KDE. In light of this, it's being claimed as a mascot of the KDE project (Konqi's much better IMHO). I think it is generally disrespectful, but again that's just my opinion.

And the mention of seeing it a dozen times on the front page stands in light of the many updates to this. - May 17 2002
"KDE Girl"

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by TomServo 46 comments

This is lame. Since when did this poorly drawn wannabe-anime-style slut become such a hit? Perfect example of a lack of talent trying to appeal to masses of cocks rather than masses of good taste.

This is a slap in the face to the groups of female open source hackers out there who are equally as skilled as any man in the field (check out women.kde.org). Yet, imagery like this is oppressive. It gives the community a "women are sex objects only" attitude. Not very favorable to intelligent girls.

I respect freedom of speech, but this is getting excessive. I have seen well over a dozen uses of this poor image over the past couple weeks. It populates kde-look.org more than most other forms of artwork. It's simply overkill! I don't mind people using sexy imagery on computers, but when it gets to the point of little else but this stuff being forced down our throats... ugh.

Try respecting women rather than seeing them as something other than living sex-toys.

Grow up! Really! - May 17 2002
BadBoy GNU

Wallpaper Other by Etherguy 11 comments

Aside from the obvious matters of making GNU look bad, this looks more like a Microsoft FUD ad than anything else. You have the Windows logo and trademarks prominantly displayed in clear, crisp, crystal-esque form. In the front, you have a stupid, ugly, rude, and dirty child giving the finger with the Linux mascott on his clothing. The message is clear: Windows is mature and intelligent while GNU is childish and ignorant.

People like you seem to miss the whole point of the open source philosophy. We aren't out to be a bunch of annoying bastards who deface websites and make asses of ourselves. We don't want to be bad asses. We're out to provide a choice. To provide freedom from not only a disaster inducing monopoly (dare I say *hegemony*), but also from political and social oppression.

Grow up and get a clue. This is hardly the image I, and most people involved, want representing a subculture that aspires to great things for the benefit of everybody. - May 14 2002
What KDE could look like

KDE Plasma Screenshots by chirilas 16 comments

If KDE looked like that, we'd be in a lot of trouble. KDE is a desktop environment that tries to target the lowest common denominator of users. However, it has tools available to power users that allow them to make it look like whatever they want (including like your example from WindowsXP). Regular users do not want a "31337 desktop", they want something clean and simple that they can understand. While that's a very pretty theme, it's still an artist's pipedream and will no doubt scare most users who are used to a vanilla interface. This is why M$ and Apple have always had relatively bland interfaces, and even took a step back to make them even more "childish".

Aside from the not good for general users... if my machine had that kind of a poorly designed and over engineered interface, I'd be upset. :) - May 09 2002
galaKtic

Wallpaper Other by alois-kde 1 comment

I would get rid of that black-white gradiented, uh thing on the right. It is extremely out of place and very uncomfortable looking. Doesn't fit theme. Argument: the galaxy is very soft with light contrast and no sharp edges. With that shape in there, you're breaking the consistency. I would suggest keeping the reversed portion of the image (the text kicks ass, btw), and adding a little more shadow (gently) to it to bring it forward some. - May 09 2002
akua modified

Wallpaper Other by spasemunkie 6 comments

And in the meantime, I'll see if I can work up any more content to be refined. ;) - May 09 2002
akua

Wallpaper Other by silcndrgn 15 comments

...who want a softer version of this image, someone made a VERY nice mod to this image. You can check it out here. :)

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=1654 - May 08 2002
akua modified

Wallpaper Other by spasemunkie 6 comments

This is ... stunning! I like it better than mine too. :) For everyone's pleasure to create "cleaner" mods like this, go grab my original PSD file here:

http://www.compsci.duq.edu/~silicon/akua.psd.gz

Thanks for fixing my work! :) - May 08 2002
akua

Wallpaper Other by silcndrgn 15 comments

I had thought about doing that, but it's not very likely to find stipples that will look good for any given color. I'll give it a shot though. :) - May 02 2002
akua

Wallpaper Other by silcndrgn 15 comments

http://www.kde-look.org/content/preview.php?file=1601-2.png (You have to use this URL because the kde-look people seem to not like wall paper people offering content thru the screenshots.)

Anyway, you guys asked and hopefully I got it right. I dimmed the background a bit. I am not quite sure if I like it (I'm a big fan of "bright" on my display ;) but I will make another attempt at darkening it with a better look tomorrow (when I am not so tired). :)

Suggestions? I was actually pondering a black background with blue stiples... - May 02 2002
Crystal/Aqua lens Example for Gimp

Icon Sub-Sets by karl-gustav 10 comments

...to see this tutorial. It's such a rad effect. :) - Apr 29 2002
#K27

Wallpaper Other by gioachino 1 comment

How did you get those shadows around the desktop icons and their text? That's really nice looking (with adjustment) compared to the plane ol boring icon text bg color. - Apr 26 2002
KDE3 Rocks!

KDE Plasma Screenshots by Digiman 4 comments

Horrible. These screen shots are becoming increasingly pittiful. I think I'll have to add a few ugly ones myself to emphasize the point. Enough screen shots already! - Apr 15 2002
Funny

Wallpaper Other by gioachino 3 comments

My only suggestion would be to get rid of that god-awful lense flare. First of all, lense flare is an example of poor film work. It's the result of someone's inability to properly focus and light a scene, with the addition of using incorrect light gathering settings on their photography equipment. Second, it's intentional uses are abused to death! Last, it rarely does anything but look out of place in any kind of an image. Now, if you had tiny little flares on each hilite of the gears to emphasize their shininess, it'd look awesome... But that just looks uber tacky. :) - Apr 15 2002
Keramik

KDE Plasma Screenshots by gerrit 26 comments

He's a terse individual. :) - Apr 11 2002
big iron KDE (revised)

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by silcndrgn 6 comments

Thank you for your logo! I really hope you don't mind me using it. I've tried to maintain your credit in the JPEG headers. Your logo was simply perfect for this image. :) An please, keep up *your* good work! - Apr 10 2002
big iron KDE (revised)

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by silcndrgn 6 comments

...is my command. Hope you like it! - Apr 10 2002
pulse

Wallpaper Other by silcndrgn 2 comments

One confirmed user. :) This being my first submission to kde-look, I'm quite happy to hear this. :) Thanks! - Apr 10 2002
It still ain't Blue!

Wallpaper Other by bazmonkey 3 comments

If you nixed the text in the foreground and simplified this a bit, it'd be a killer wallpaper. - Apr 10 2002
Highly Optimized KDE3 w/ objprelink

Various Stuff by thelocust 18 comments

By the way, I went ahead and tried to build KDE with object prelinking (but not with QT)... and strangely, it seems that ALL the binaries just segfault immediately. I discovered this while trying to configure kdebase, and the kde-config utility reported no prefix. Strangely, it only segfaulted when running. Truly weird. Very stupid. By the way, I am running Debian, Sid (unstable)... - Apr 09 2002
Highly Optimized KDE3 w/ objprelink

Various Stuff by thelocust 18 comments

It's highly unstable. It's a hack. It's not mature, not well tested, and not embraced as a standard by any means. It's also largely limited in scope (x86 only). Plus, software must often cater to the lowest common denominator, so you don't want all the most intense optimization for your binaries. Doing so restricts the number of people who can run your software. Most people don't want to build from source, so this is not default. If you want it, you have to do it yourself... which is best because only the people who understand why and what they're doing not be offended when it crashes left and right. - Apr 09 2002
Sort of Keramik

Ice-WM Themes by Matti 27 comments

The guys working on the Kwin theme to go with Keramik are going to find themselves usurped by people more quickly releasing cooler themes. I don't know why they won't release their code (hell, I don't mind dealing with alpha quality stuff), and they are pretty rude about it to. - Apr 09 2002
Highly Optimized KDE3 w/ objprelink

Various Stuff by thelocust 18 comments

I get a very weird problem when I
try to build Qt 3.0.3 on my system
with object prelinking. Using the
appropriate configure flags, and of
course getting the objprelink util
from the aforementioned web site,
I get a segfault when building Qt.
I even made sure I am using yacc,
and not bison as the documentation
suggested (though I do not believe
this is related).
Here is the error:
make[1]: `Entering /usr/qt/src'
/usr/qt/bin/moc kernel/qapplication_x11.cpp -o .moc/release-mt/qapplication_x11.moc
make[1]: *** [.moc/release-mt/qapplication_x11.moc] Segmentation fault
Weirdness. :( And I was all
excited about a performance boost!
(Please forgive me for any
formatting weirdness in this post.
I am kind of confined to Lynx at
the moment for obvious reasons. ;) - Apr 09 2002
Highly Optimized KDE3 w/ objprelink

Various Stuff by thelocust 18 comments

I get a very weird problem when I
try to build Qt 3.0.3 on my system
with object prelinking. Using the
appropriate configure flags, and of
course getting the objprelink util
from the aforementioned web site,
I get a segfault when building Qt.
I even made sure I am using yacc,
and not bison as the documentation
suggested (though I do not believe
this is related).
Here is the error:
make[1]: `Entering /usr/qt/src'
/usr/qt/bin/moc kernel/qapplication_x11.cpp -o .moc/release-mt/qapplication_x11.moc
make[1]: *** [.moc/release-mt/qapplication_x11.moc] Segmentation fault
Weirdness. :( And I was all
excited about a performance boost!
(Please forgive me for any
formatting weirdness in this post.
I am kind of confined to Lynx at
the moment for obvious reasons. ;) - Apr 09 2002
Keramik

KDE Plasma Screenshots by gerrit 26 comments

Been about a week, now has it? :) Please hurry! You've got the slickest theme around. :) - Apr 03 2002