Favorite Screen Savers
I know screen savers used to be popular, or so it seemed, but now you don't hear much about them. Does anyone still have a favorite or perhaps some of you guys make your own. Maybe they just aren't used as much anymore?
Those free screen savers they advertise on Yahoo. I look forward to getting my credit card information lifted off my computer someday soon so I can be in those funny commercials on TV.
My screen goes black when I'm idle.
Ever since monitors learned how to go on standby, screen savers have seemed to me just a tad bit superfluous.
I used to love a particular screen saver capable of playing avis, even divx movies if you had the playback codec installed. It was however buggy, but I always thought that's about the least interesting thing to see on someone's pc when you walk by. I hope someone would pick up on this idea and maybe think about writing a commercial shareware with it.
I second Kyralessa's no b.s. common sense. Save the environment!
+++An app that encourages you to be idle.+++
Now, a full motion porn screensaver. That I'd buy.
I'll second that.
I use a custom one I wrote. It's a 3d OpenGL one that simulates gravity between particles with dynamic lighting. Pretty neat, but easy to stare at for too long. ;)
You'd rather have realtime gravity simulators than full motion pornography? You've crossed the line from uber-geek to Norman Bates, man.
My favorite was the After Dark Flying Toasters for the Mac.
I wrote my own screensavers. One divides the desktop up into little cubes and rotates them, and another one simulates fire. Many of the people at work use the latter one.
I like this one, it simulates an air traffic control radar: http://www.xavius.com/Radar.scr
Nothing beats the good old Starfield Simulation/Flying through Space.
Fireflower is nice.
Squaredance is nice. It's an OpenGL screensaver I wrote that's inspired by SGI's "Electropaint". I must get around to releasing it some day.
I love Ambient Flock saver - I've had it on my home system for years - small, beuatiful and free! you can get it here
I read it as "Favourite Scream Saver"
Setiathome is my screen saver. I know it isn't efficent as just running it GUI-less but I like the way it looks.
I love the reactions you get running a "flocking fireworks" screensaver on an X-Terminal connected over shared 10Mbit Ethernet to an overpriced Sun machine. They'll love you man!
Just me (Sir to you)
I use Fracture ( http://www.sticksoftware.com/software/Fracture.html ), which is a fractal-generating screen saver. While it is running, you can use keyboard commands to change the color scheme and to save the current image to disk. I have a folder that contains nothing but Fracture-generated images, and I have my machine set up to randomly choose an image from that folder and set it as the desktop background once a day.
Blank is the best. The thing I hate the most is running some long process and having the screen saver come up and suck CPU cycles from the important work. I've seem people with fancy screen savers on Servers.
Oh, I wouldn't mind have the BSOD screen saver.
Just got a new one last week from www.hotmatch.com , home of Matt Hotch, custom motorcycle builder. His work is amazing.
Ooops. That is http://www.hotmatchcustomcycles.com/
Random pictures of my wife and kids from my iPhoto library.
Someone wanted the BSOD screen saver?
"I read it as 'Favourite Scream Saver' "
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