Blinking snake

Screen Shots

Constellation band

Screen shot of Win95 screen, half size:

Windows 95 screenshot, half size

The panel in dead center of the screen is produced by mayabg, a program to set your desktop wallpaper to one of many supplied Mayan glyphs; the background for the desktop window is a glyph, supplied with mayabg, which has a 3-D engraved look. To see the image full size, simply click on the half-size image.

Refer to the mayabg help page to see details of the mayabg date panel.

The clock in the upper right is wclock; so is the clock in the upper left. The upper left clock is wclock with the “-d” command-line option.  I wrote both wclock and mayabg, and they can be downloaded from the Software page.

The clock in the center top, however, is a talking Klingon Klock by Matthew T. Smith, which can be downloaded from here:

-r—r—r— 1 ftpadm ftp 132305 Oct 15 14:52 kklock.zip 08-3113.html

He says I can give it away, but I can’t sell it. Refer to the readme file that comes with kklock.zip or to the “About” menu entry when kklock runs for more information.

The little colored things at the bottom of the screen are my icons, which are, of course, Mayan glyphs. You can get some of them at the ftp page.

Screen shot of Unix X Windows screen, half size:

Unixware screenshot, half size

Click on the image for a full-size view.

The clocks were again provided by the same program, this time for Unix. The program was xmc, and it provided all the same features as the Windows version, wclock, plus some others (notably, the features allowing 13 hours in the daylight hours and 9 hours during the night). It is not available for download.

The two large Mayan date panels, or stela, were built to order every day by maya, a Mayan date calculation program that handles trillion year time-spans with ease (but pukes on the gigantic date from Coba, “13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.13.0.0.0.0”). This program won’t be released; instead, check out Mayalib.

The panel on the left is the current date, while the one on the right is January 1, 1970. Since I was running fvwm95 at the time, the strip at the bottom is the taskbar, similar to the taskbar of a Windows 95/Windows 98 system.

The Unix/Linux versions of these programs are not available because the KDE and GNOME desktops provided by default with Redhat and other Linuces aren’t really very friendly environments for applications designed under old-style X Windows window managers.

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