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One of my hobbies is to tweak the GUI (graphical user interface) of computers, to make them more appealing. Below you can see screenshots of some of my favorite themes, click for full size view. If interested, you can patch a file called uxtheme.dll in Windows XP (located in C:\Windows\system32) to enable use of third party visual styles. To do this you must use a program called replacer, and a patched version of the uxtheme.dll file. For a great collection of Windows visual styles, check out deviantART. For the widgets on the side I use the popular Yahoo Widgets program. For some awesome wallpapers, check out interfacelift. Happy themeing!
Windows XP (mimicking Vista):
I created an intro page, done in flash, I started with a great flash template (free!) from a website called flashmo. From there I applied a few tweaks to make it personal, and now you see it on the front page. Of course, I’m the kind of person who loathes flash intros, so if you are too, then make sure you bookmark this page (as in the one your on right now), that way you don’t have to agonize through hitting that “skip movie” button again! Feel free to leave a comment about what you think, but only if what you think is something along the lines of “man that is awesome”, “boy that is cool”, or “yo, dog, that is off the chain”.
Update: You can view the intro page here. Tell me what you think of having it as the main page.
I disassembled my Dell E1505 laptop today. Below you can see the video (you need Divx WebPlayer to view). It is shot with my new camera, which I’m still learning how to work , so it’s a bit fuzzy at the beginning.