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This article was published on May 23, 2009

    The most creative desktop wallpaper yet.

    The most creative desktop wallpaper yet.
    Zee
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    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    Zack Shackleton is one creative fella. Combining a Spiderman strip with various tools for the Mac, he’s managed to create one of the most creative desktop wallpapers we’ve even seen.

    Each speech bubble is filled with useful information, from calendar and RAM to your todo list and internet speed. (details of how to create your own after the jump)

    On his Flickr page he explains how it was all done:

    “I created the desktop background in photoshop so if you would like me to post it just let me know. The dock is hidden in the bottom right corner. If you have any questions I’ll gladly answer to the best of my capabilities. The os x taskbar is changed with Magnifique using the UNO-AE theme”

    Geektool
    projects.tynsoe.org/en/geektool/

    Magnifique
    magnifiqueapp.com/

    Yahoo Widgets
    widgets.yahoo.com/

    Weather Widget
    widgets.yahoo.com/widgets/widescapeweather

    Battery Widget
    widgets.yahoo.com/widgets/wdscp-battery

    Font
    www.dafont.com/comic-book.font?

    Wallpaper
    www.flickr.com/photos/zackshackleton/3406234712/

    Geek Tool Commands
    Top Processes
    top -FR -l2 -o cpu | grep -v 0.0% | cut -c 7-24| sed -n ’15, $p’

    Time
    date “+%l:%M”

    AM & PM
    date +%p

    Date Number
    date +%d

    Month
    date +%B

    Weekday
    date +%A

    Calendar
    cal

    To Do List
    Create a text file with TextEdit but make sure you click Format>Make Plain Text before save. Then select the file in path in GeekTool.

    Uptime
    uptime | awk ‘{print “” $3 ” ” $4 ” ” $5 }’ | sed -e ‘s/.$//g’;

    RAM
    top -l 1 | awk ‘/PhysMem/ {print “” $8 ” “}’ ;

    CPU
    top -l 2 | awk ‘/CPU usage/ && NR > 5 {print $12, $13}’

    Hard Drive Space
    df -h | grep disk0s2 | awk ‘{print $4 }’

    The Text Uptime, CPU, RAM, HDD Space
    Another text file, remember have to Make Plain Text before saving