Look out! Here comes your Spider-Mac!

By way of Lifehacker, I bring you the Spider-Mac desktop. Basically, one of Lifehacker's readers took a Spider-Man comic panel and made a useful desktop background out of it.

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OK. Don't read past this first paragraph yet. I want you to look at the pic above and try to guess what's going on. Go ahead. I'll be here when you get back.

Figure it out? I didn't. At first I thought it was some kind of "Internet-speak joke" that I'm not hip enough to get. Thankfully, it's something much cooler.

By way of Lifehacker, I bring you the Spider-Mac desktop. Not its official name (not yet at least). Basically one of Lifehacker's readers, Zack Shackleton took a Spider-man comic panel and made a useful desktop background out of it.

Using a number of diagnostic and editing tools including GeekTool and Magnifique, he pulled a bunch of info from his Mac (like the time, a to-do list, calender, and CPU info) into an impressive dynamic package that displays this data as word balloons.

This makes for a fun desktop (albeit a confusing picture if you don't know the context) for the Mac. Actually, the first thing I thought of when I saw this was the Get your War On comic and those G.I. Joe public service announcements from a few years back.

About the author

Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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