If you just want a classy, simple wallpaper, but only have access to MS Paint (this is most useful in an office,) there exists a way to create simple gradients using an image as small as nine pixels square.
- Use the Attributes dialog to specify a very small image. Depending on the amount of colors you want to use for the gradient, you may want to add more or less, but keep the image square.
- The pencil tool can be used to color individual pixels and fill the image. Play around with the shape and tones of the intended gradient.
- Save the file as a .jpg.
- Set it as your wallpaper, in stretch mode. Windows will scale the image as if it were a photograph, and smoothly blend the image.
No, really, thanks. Not only now do I have to deal with your stupid ad campaign getting plastered all over the internet, getting talked about by anyone and everyone with an opinion and just a smidge of an audience (oh, and the actual campaign you’re running, too) now I’ll have to see more of the opposite but equal counterpart: “Hey Guys I’m a Mac I’m supposed to be cool but instead I’m Justin Long isn’t that weird?” Yes, that’s right, the Apple marketing department is likely right now--at this very moment--working on their witty rebuttal. So not only do I have to sit through more parts of their ads that don’t involve John Hodgman, I have to sit through more Daily Show episodes that do not feature him as a correspondent. And on top of that, whiny internet nerds who are not me.
No, seriously, great job.
Seriously, two times now? Come on, did you people really think Valve wouldn’t notice you running around with items that should take months to acquire on release day?
Part of me thinks the penalties should be getting more severe, not less.
Ok that’s enough GENERIC INTERNET RAGE for now.
Unfortunately for Apple, the King shall remain…
In wake of the DDOS attack on /b/ that I reported on a few minuets ago. It has taken only twenty seven minuets for the moderators at 4chan to take down /b/. At 7:27PM EST /b/ was reported as 404’d.
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- Just For The Record
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- WWDC 08 Keynote wrapup and postmortem
- Absolutely absurd WWDC predictions
- Fun with semantics: speculation versus rumors
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- Quickies: Free newsreader roundup, Tetris for Dashboard
- Adventures in troubleshooting
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- Report: MacBook Air in short supply
- Welcome to the new Deep Thought!
- Quick Pick: Secrets
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- Warp: Switch between Spaces with the mouse
- Something new is coming to Deep Thought
- ThinkSecret officially stops publishing
- Stacks revisited
- Mac OS X 10.5.2 released, Mac users everywhere rejoice
- Becoming Obsolete
- BusinesssWeek to Ballmer: Learn a trick from Jobs
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- I’ll Take The Fast One, Not the Fastest One
- Fun Stuff: Inside Apple HQ
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- Microhoo: this could get very messy
- Exclusive! CARS editor spotted with Brazilian model
- Holy crap: Microsoft bids on Yahoo!
- Crazy Apple Rumors goes on hiatus. Seriously.
- The iPod Touch January Software Upgrade
- My on again/off again relationship with Deep Thought
- Why the iPod’s low sales growth isn’t worth losing sleep over
- Deep thoughts on thin
- MacBook Air: First Look
- Yet Another Prediction of the Future of the Internet and Technology
- Here’s What’s Wrong with Vista
- Slow Times At Technology High
- The Smoldering Effect
- A quick look at Scribbles 1.0
- HDR Imaging Explained
- Report: Apple to hike iTunes movie prices
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- The Enigma of Safari for Windows
- What’s wrong with Windows Vista?
- A first look at CandyBar 3
- Malcor: the last word
- Musings on Malcor
- Updated x2: Malcor nothing but a PR stunt??
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- Reflections on DT’s 3rd birthday
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 8: Wrapup
- Report: Internet to experience traffic jams by 2010
- Windows Live Suite
- All-in-one desktop shootout
- Updated: Dell officially unveils XPS One, Latitude tablet
- Hacker targets Mac blogs
- FileMaker releases Bento preview
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 7: iChat
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 6: Time Machine [UPDATED]
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 5: iCal
- Musings on Mac malware
- Nasty file-moving bug bites Finder users
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 4: Spaces
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 3: Stacks
- Mac OS X Leopard Part 2: Spotlight and the Finder [UPDATED]
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