The folks at Unsanity have announced the winners of their theming contest. Yikes. Seeing those screenshots makes you appreciate how great Aqua actually looks. Not that the themes on the page are hideous or anything, but when compared with the One True GUI, they really don’t hold a candle.
I hasten to add here that I’m not by any means a UI prude–hey, I ran Kaleidoscope back in my younger, wilder days, and have wasted entirely too much time clicking through the different themes in Gnome and KDE. At the same time, Aqua is just so good that I’ve never felt any draw to mod it–this is as close to perfection as a look can come, so why mess with it?
Music: “Gone” by Voodoo Child [Opens in iTunes]
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.