d3adz0mbie's Articles In OS Customization
December 4, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
A few days ago I received an email from a representative for a company that is taking DesktopX to the Japanese market. To sum it up:

"We are writing to ask you the permission of the use of your DesktopX artwork(s) at our web site.
Our company connected Stardock Corporation, Inc, with the licensing agreement of DesktopX. We are going to sell it in Japan and set up the site in which DesktopX artwork(s) are introduced. We want to introduce your cool artwork(s) to Japanese users in it."

I sai...
November 15, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Just wanted to give a shout out to Brad. He sent me a WinCustomize t-shirt as thanks for a series of articles I wrote last week about DesktopX and Windowblinds. Here's the goods:


So I'm an 'official' skinner now. Now if I can just finish up this icon I'm working on for a DesktopX widget...



Thanks Stardock!
November 13, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything. Stardock is a very successful and generous company that offers a variety of creative software to Windows users. The following is just my opinions and musings as to things Stardock could do to improve its software lines. Take these entries for what they are... the ramblings of a guy looking for blog points.

Keeping it simple. In Stardock outsider, part. 1, I discussed a few ideas for improving DesktopX. The first of these points was to re-vamp th...
November 12, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
If you haven't read the first three articles in this series, I suggest you do. I throw out some ideas on how Stardock can make two of it's most popular programs, DesktopX and Windowblinds more popular with th average computer user. Go ahead, read them. We'll be here waiting for you when you get back.
Stardock outsider, part.1
Stardock outsider, part.2
Stardock outsider, part.3

You're back? Good! Let's get started...
So far I've been pretty thorough on what Stardock might do different wi...
November 11, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything. Stardock is a very successful and generous company that offers a variety of creative software to Windows users. The following is just my opinions and musings as to things Stardock could do to improve it's software lines. Take these entries for what they are... the ramblings of a guy looking for blog points.

DesktopX Marketing. First, I have to say I just wrote a very long article about this. I deleted it. Too many words. This entry is now much sh...
November 11, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything. Stardock is a very successful and generous company that offers a variety of creative software to Windows users. The following is just my opinions and musings as to things Stardock could do to improve it's software lines. Take these entries for what they are... the ramblings of a guy looking for blog points.

Windowblinds. Years ago Stardock changed the face of OS customization with this program. It allowed any user, any novice to completely transf...
November 11, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything. Stardock is a very successful and generous company that offers a variety of creative software to Windows users. The following is just my opinions and musings as to things Stardock could do to improve it's software lines. Take these entries for what they are... the ramblings of a guy looking for blog points.

DesktopX. It can do almost anything. From simple animated shortcuts to complex scripted objects that can rely database information to the des...
November 8, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
Well, it came out today, the long awaited Konfabulator for Windows. Everyone here knows I'm a widget junkie, and I've been waiting to see what Konfabulator brought to the table.

The answer: Not bloody much.

Here's my first, and very important issue with Konfabulator... it's bloatware. I run anAthlonXP 3200+ Barton with 1Gb DDR400, RAID 1 sata 8mb cache (identicalliquid bearing drives), Radeon 256mb 9700 Pro and KONFABULATOR IS SLUGGISH. Thats right, it's slow to open a widget, and the res...
November 2, 2004 by d3adz0mbie
With election day this, polling that, political spin all over, here's a little something to help you relax: desktop customization.
As many of you know, Draginol is a major force in the Windows OS customization world. His company, Stardock, makes several top notch programs that allow you to change your desktop to suite your needs. Here's a little guide to help get you started.

Here's a sample:

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The dark 'skin' over Windows is created using either Windowblind...