August 18th, 2007
August 11th, 2007
Since I’ve been systematically replacing system icons with Disneyfied ones, I’ve looked into redesigning my logon screen as well. I just finished designing a logon screen with LogonStudio, and while I’m pleased with the design, I may end up switching back to the original Windows version. I’ll stick with it for a little while.
After modifying the logon screen, there’s some missing text when the computer shuts down. I like seeing those messages, because they let me know that the computer is saving my preferences and shutting down properly (on very rare occasions, it freezes at the shut-down screen). I just feel better knowing what’s going on.
The design isn’t perfect, either. It only works for one account, otherwise the graphics don’t line up correctly. It was such a pain in the butt to get just right. This is definitely the last time I will ever create a logon screen, despite how nice it came out.
I also designed a new wallpaper, based on the logon screen . . .
There’s been an awful lot of paper model hoopla over the past few months. With the completion of the Complete Collection CD, I think I’m gonna take a LONG break from designing paper models. Of course, I have no doubt that inspiration will bitch-slap me one day, and I’ll have no choice but to create another model. Until then, I’m focusing on getting rid of some of my personal models.
I’ve simply run out of room to display all of my models. Plus, I’d like some shelf space to display other things. I really, REALLY don’t want to destroy my models, especially after investing all of the time and effort to design & build them; I’d rather have someone take care of them. That’s why I decided to auction them off. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give them to someone and make a little money in the process. It’s a long shot, but if people are willing to buy burned piece of toast that happens to have the likeness of Jesus on it, someone, somewhere must be willing to buy a decent paper model. My only other alternative is a visit to Mr. Fireplace.
Meanwhile, I’ve been returning to icon creation. I admit that I rarely create icons anymore. Fortunately, when I do, I create large batches for future use. I’m considering offering icon-creation services, so I’m working on creating a full set of Disney-ish system icons, which will be free.
I’ve also been creating some brand-new icons for the Disney Experience. So, hopefully, there should be another explosion of awesome icons.