Archive for September 2009
But, since i’ve been looking at the same page of posts for the last couple of weeks i thought i owe it to you to write something… anything, just to keep you (and me) on our toes.
Since this is something of a revisit but I think it’s quite catching and really a nice personal touch that many of us can use to make our windows boxes just a little more unique.
It’s called “Royale Noir”, a secret hidden XP theme that is only available using a special “luna.msstyles” visual settings file by Microsoft.
Installation is a snap, you just download the royale_noir.zip file that I literally stole from the old “istartedsomething” post (see:
) unzip it into a “royale noir” subdirectory in your “%WINDIR%\resources\themes\” folder, double click on the “luna.msstyles” file and select “Noir” from the colour scheme.
Ever wanted to send your friend a cdrom, but didn’t want to send an iso or whatever? this is for you!
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been busy working on many MANY things. However, I did find this which I find quite intersting
There’s some really cool bash prompts at this site:
In my opinion bash is getting quite large and a bit of a resource hog, for a shell that is; but with all it’s bloat comes some VERY decent features, including the ability to modify your prompt to run small shell scripts and display the output.
The site shows 8 simple examples; but my favorite one displays a happy “^_^” emoticon or a “O_O” emoticon if the last command succeeded or failed:
PS1=“\`if [ \$? = 0 ]; then echo \[\e[33m\]^_^\[\e[0m\]; else echo \[\e[31m\]O_O\[\e[0m\]; fi\`[\u@\h:\w]\\$ “