Here I am, sat in my office at home and this is what I could see from my window (ok – a little bit of photoshop work to bring it to life).
There is a small know feature of Windows 7 that will allow you to feed your desktop background from an RSS feed.
What use could this be? Well desktop artists like Ryan Bliss (Digital Blasphemy) create several new images a month and you may not want to download them manually.
Ryan has a Picasa album of his free artwork for people to look through (http://picasaweb.google.com/digitalblasphemy/OfficialDigitalBlasphemyGoogleWallpapers#).
So, as a demo I have create a theme file that will be feed from that.
DigitalBlasphemy – Download this file and extract the .theme file and double click it to set it up. It will ask if you want to download all images – you should say yes!
I am going to look at creating one that uses good free 3D images and putting them together as examples!
During my downtime, I like to play with different things on my computer. One of those is Flame Fractals (wikipedia link). These are interesting art created using mathamatical scripts to create recuring fractals.
I use a tool called Apophysis to create them as it can be done visually with no math skills needed for the most part!
Here is a sample of one of my resulting renders.