Social Experiment

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Sep 15 17:38:47 UTC 2007

debian wrote:

> Alex Janssen wrote:
> [big snip]
>>  I also informed her that she now
>> has the coolest screensavers in the office.  She liked leaving them as
>> random rather than choosing one.
> ya i like the fireworks screensaver in kde the best.

The only problem with "random" is that some things aren't
really "screensavers".  ie, screensavers were originally created to prevent
burn-in on the screens, so you wouldn't have any fixed pixels.  This works
well with security needs to hide the screen when you're not around.  Some
of the screensavers, though, only do fun things with the desktop - meaning
that anyone who drops by can still read the mail you were reading when
called away.  I'd like to be able to easily remove individual screensavers
without removing whole screensaver packages.

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