Sex Up Your Desktop With A Clock Screensaver

By Mark O’Neill

Why do people find my screensaver fetish so amusing?   Whenever I download and install a new screensaver for the computer, people look at it, scoff and say “God, a screensaver!   That’s so 1990’s!”

But I like screensavers.   Some of them are very artistic and when the postman knocks on the front door, a screensaver is perfect for hiding the naughty pictures on your screen!  Especially if you use something like Tooler to put a button on your desktop to instantly activate the screensaver….OK well enough of that….I think I’m digging a big enough hole for myself here!   :-)

Today I found myself a sweet screensaver that I thought that I would share.   It’s a constantly updating handwritten clock based on a shockwave webpage written by Yugo Nakamura.   The screensaver actually has 14 different variations, but I personally think that the handwritten one is the best of all.   It’s one of those screensavers where you begin watching it and you start to become entranced, thinking “how the hell did he make that?   Did he really write and erase ALL those numbers?”

So what about you? Are you a screensaver fan? Or do you think screensavers died out the same time as Jean-Claude Van Damme’s movie career? If you like them, what’s your favourite?

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30 Responses to Sex Up Your Desktop With A Clock Screensaver

  1. My favorite screen saver in the 90's was the 'The Matrix' one, with all the green characters streaming down the screen.

    These days I just have that Photo thingee that comes with Google Pack.

  2. My favorite screen saver in the 90’s was the ‘The Matrix’ one, with all the green characters streaming down the screen.

    These days I just have that Photo thingee that comes with Google Pack.

  3. jean claude van dam had a career? =P i still enjoy screen savers to an extent. i always change the xp screen saver to something else and my mac screen saver is on the flurry. that hand written one looks pretty cool though!

  4. jean claude van dam had a career? =P i still enjoy screen savers to an extent. i always change the xp screen saver to something else and my mac screen saver is on the flurry. that hand written one looks pretty cool though!

  5. I use fliglo screensaver. It just shows the time in a very basic manner.

    That way I always know how much time I'm wasting online

  6. I find I am only concerned with screensavers when it comes to my home theater pc, which drives a 50" plasma, which can be prone to image retention. So its important that said screensaver doesn't have any areas of static color, otherwise it defeats the purpose by actually causing the problem it is meant to prevent. I have tried a lot of nice looking ones, as well as ones that display photos etc, but noticed they use a fair bit of CPU. As most home pcs are not meant to be run at full cpu, (they do heat up, and unless you upgrade the cooling the cpu will start to crash and eventually not work after a few years), and my home theater pc in particular is slightly under-fanned for noise reasons, I ended up just using blank screen, to preserve the life span of the machine.

    Looking for other suggestions though for screen savers that meet my 2 requirements, no static image areas, and minimal cpu usage.

  7. I find I am only concerned with screensavers when it comes to my home theater pc, which drives a 50″ plasma, which can be prone to image retention. So its important that said screensaver doesn’t have any areas of static color, otherwise it defeats the purpose by actually causing the problem it is meant to prevent. I have tried a lot of nice looking ones, as well as ones that display photos etc, but noticed they use a fair bit of CPU. As most home pcs are not meant to be run at full cpu, (they do heat up, and unless you upgrade the cooling the cpu will start to crash and eventually not work after a few years), and my home theater pc in particular is slightly under-fanned for noise reasons, I ended up just using blank screen, to preserve the life span of the machine.

    Looking for other suggestions though for screen savers that meet my 2 requirements, no static image areas, and minimal cpu usage.

  8. I really like the hand written clock. Unfortunately since the year stays static for well, a year, that might lead to some screen burn.

      • It is still possible to get temporary and even (though rare) permanent image persistence in LCDs, though it's not as common as in plasmas or CRTs.

  9. I really like the hand written clock. Unfortunately since the year stays static for well, a year, that might lead to some screen burn.

      • It is still possible to get temporary and even (though rare) permanent image persistence in LCDs, though it’s not as common as in plasmas or CRTs.

      • It is still possible to get temporary and even (though rare) permanent image persistence in LCDs, though it’s not as common as in plasmas or CRTs.

  10. electric sheep is hands down my favorite screen saver

    electricsheep.org

    just watch one of the samples, so awesome

  11. electric sheep is hands down my favorite screen saver
    electricsheep.org
    just watch one of the samples, so awesome

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