Posts tagged “desktop”

How to change icons in Mac OS X

Want to change your Dock icons in Mac OS X? It’s pretty simple, if not obvious. Here’s how: Find the icon you want to use and copy it (Cmd+C). Find the application for which you want to use this new icon in Finder’s “Application” folder. Right-click the application and choose “Get Info”. Select the existing

Desktop Clutter

If you want to show the door to the InBox, Recycle Bin, or Microsoft Network, here’s how: Run REGEDIT and drill down through the layers to find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Desktop\ NameSpace Click the plus sign (+) next to NameSpace to reveal several numeric fields. Clicking on any one of these will

Nice People Swallow

There’s been a redesign at Swallowing Tacks. Elise is a great read, so if you don’t visit her regularly, now is the perfect time to start. Check out her awesome collection of Desktop Images while you’re there. My three favorites? Cocktail Hour, Fresh Hell, and Aloha Right now I’m using this beautiful photo as my

Foo Fighters Wallpaper

There are a ton of killer themes, wallpapers, and WinAMP skins at

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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