__/ [The Ghost In The Machine] on Thursday 09 February 2006 07:00 \__
> $ xpenguins -n 255
> Drawing to Nautilus Desktop and redrawing overwritten desktop icons
> and now my desktop is covered in penguins, using various modes of
> travel: tumbling to their death, flying through the air either using
> a beanie or a super suit, floating down or flying down, walking up
> and down the sides of the windows or using what appears to be red
> roller skates, reading a green book or using a red jackhammer,
> or, if one's not careful with one's windows, showing an angelic
> ghostlike image that eventually gets resurrected.
> I'd frankly forgotten about this hack. I would be surprised if
> Windows could do nearly this well with 255 penguins flying, tumbling,
> etc. etc. around the windows. The biggest problem on my system
> is that they flicker a bit.
> And of course control-C makes them all show their butts, then
> vanish, and my desktop is none the wiser.
> (It's cuter than xroach.)
For Windows users to get a more visual impression: