To make up for last week’s potentially-Mac-only icon post, here is To the Moon by Iconfactory (makers of truly awesome things), and is definitely available in both Mac and PC flavors. This set has excellent detail, and no matter what re-theming I may do to my desktop, there’s always a To the Moon icon that remains. I can’t help it. (Right now it’s the re-entry icon. Such lovely transparency….)
I haven’t posted any computer-y delights in a while, so feast your eyes on these up-to-128px desktop icons! The set is called “Astral Bodies” and I can’t find a link for it (the creator, Sean Liew, doesn’t seem to do this sort of thing anymore), so here, have yourself a ZIP file (1.17 Mb.) They are for Mac (I’m using 10.4); no idea if they will work for Windows. Edit: Here is a Windows .ICO version, courtesy of John @ Terrazoom. Thanks!
Had to post more space art, because this one is a wallpaper, and aren’t you just falling over yourself, running to download it? Because I know I was! Beautiful, Hubble-like softness — I love it.
If I post on a Saturday, it’s because I have something fun to share. Today, it’s my winning entry for Veer’s Contest #24: Newsworthy, which started last Friday (LCROSS Impact Day, or perhaps we should call it No Visible Plume Day?) Annoyed by the “NASA is wasting our tax dollars to blow up the Moon!” comments online, as soon as Veer announced this contest, I already had the headline in mind (it was just a matter of finding as cratery a font as possible. If anyone ever comes across a genuinely cratered font, please let me know! This was as close as I could get on short notice.)
I love Star Wars, so naturally this Flickr set of poster and wallpaper-quality pictures thrilled me to bits. (Not that I want the Imperial forces to invade San Francisco, of course… but the imagery is pretty darn awesome, I have to admit.) Get the whole set here!