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GeekTool's new Tiger compatibility (and using it to build your own _Batcave_)
Merlin Mann | Oct 4 2005
I’m an old-school fan of GeekTool, a smart little PreferencePane that lets you trick out your Mac’s Desktop background with a variety of customizable stats, photos, and status info. Most folks’ favorite use is to display the output of shell scripts and simple CLI commands (e.g. “
To be honest, I hadn’t used GeekTool in a while, but apparently there were some Tiger compatibility issues that were vexing fans. Now Mac Geekery’s rupa deadwyler points to a branched version (2nd item) that provides fixes for Tiger.
He also writes up a good post on a few of his favorite uses for GeekTool:
My own favorite feature? Probably the least tech-y thing you can do with it: GeekTool can pull photos from the web on a regular schedule, which makes it easy to see weather, traffic, and web cam output right on your desktop (my Desktop, ca. 2004-11).
With a little bit of creativity, experimentation, and poking around, GeekTool can help you put together your own Information Batcave.
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