xplanetFX renders high quality wallpapers of mother earth on your desktop. An extensive GUI (GTK) provides a lot of features and settings. Various templates place the planet inside different scenes and make shure your desktop never gets boring again. With realtime light, shadows and clouds!

traGtor is a graphical user interface for the awesome conversion tool ffmpeg. With multi streams, presets, multi language and a lot of other features traGtor is a handy tool for converting all audio and video formats through ffmpeg. traGtor is based on GTK and Python.

Calf studiogear is an extensive and high quality plugin pack for professional audio production under Linux. It provides a lot of synthesizers, effects and signal processing for the use with LV2 audio production suites (like Ardour) or as stand-alone through JACK.

Calf with all of its new features and processors isn't officially released by now so you have to grab the GIT-repository from sourceforge.net until we are ready for a stable release.

» calf.sourceforge.net

guess is a tool to launch (and kill) different setups of programs. It was invented to startup all needed synthesizers, audio suites, MIDI sequencers and stuff with the correct source files on the right desktop for a single audio production with just one click.

xplanetFX - series: Mit xplanetFX ganze Bilderserien erstellen

oRainge Theme: GTK-, GDM-, Metacity-, Icons-Theme

oRainge gDesklets: Sprechende Uhren, Kalender, System-Widgets (manual)

photogen:c SVG-Icons: Diverse High-Quality-Icons im SVG-Format

traffick: Serverumgebungen testen. Durch skalierbares Threading erzeugt traffick Unmengen an Suchanfragen und Webseitenaufrufen, um ein hohes Maß an Vorratsdaten Netzwerkauslastung zu simulieren.

GIMP Plug-In “Moderated Blur” for Tilt Shift and Depth-Of-Field Effects

stuff (de) guess calf traGtor xplanetFX

Archiv der Kategorie ‘Eyecandy‘

Thinkpad Splash Screens

Montag, den 17. Juni 2013

allI decided to return to custom splash screens for my ThinkPad since I got bored of the default one again. If you’re unfamiliar with updating it, here’s a good solution written in German with screenshots and stuff (needs Windows!):


And here’s the package with the screens already treated by logo.bat (just copy them to your already prepared thumb drive)


Some Faenza Mate Folder Icons

Freitag, den 14. Juni 2013

mate-iconsI needed some more icons for my homedir folders.

xplanetFX: Theme Special „Halloween“

Freitag, den 19. Oktober 2012

It’s time to re-release the yearly special for your xplanetFX desktop – a halloween theme. Get it in your xplanetFX user interface or fetch it from the themes section on the website.

New xplanetFX Theme „Sphere Within Sphere“

Mittwoch, den 10. Oktober 2012

Finally there’s some fodder for your xplanetFX-driven desktop – „Spere Within Sphere“. It’s originally a sculpture made by Arnaldo Pomodoro with a „christian“ intention. I’d like to comment that with a quote of Mahatma Gandhi “God has no religion.” and Abraham Lincoln “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” so you should know that I give a shit for all of these braindead cults and sects out there, no matter which kind of excuse they have to fuck peoples minds and asses. I just liked the sculpture very, very much .)

Gusto: KDM, Ksplash and xplanetFX

Samstag, den 11. August 2012

Since the honks at GNOME are fucking things up on a broader level I decided to make the step over to KDE as XFCE with its tools isn’t the right desktop environment for my workflow and I don’t want to wait for Mate. AFAYK I can’t stand cluttered design so I made a consistent login-, splash- and wallpaper experience for my 1920×1200 screen which should fit other resolutions (hopefully), too. To keep the colour mostly steady there are two different styles for xplanetFX – one with post FX one without.

The xplanetFX theme is available in the UI or on the website for manual installation and the KDM and Ksplash themes can be downloaded here:

When bugs are eliminated I’ll upload this stuff to KDE-look.org.

xplanetFX: new template „Dog“

Dienstag, den 27. März 2012

Let’s call it kind of a request…

xplanetFX: template „Eschaton“ updated with style „Garbage“

Mittwoch, den 11. Januar 2012

So, Voßhage. Glücklich? Besser mit Version 2.4.x benutzen

GIMP Plug-In „Moderated Blur“ for Tilt Shift or Depth-Of-Field Effects

Sonntag, den 1. Januar 2012

I often needed this kind of plugin to add some depth to images and always used creepy workarounds to get my results. Yesterday I started thinking about the problem of dynamic blur radiants and now „Moderated Blur“ is available as a Python-Fu plug-in for GIMP.

This plugin enables dynamic transitions between blur radiants and can be used for a lot of camera- and optical effects (example). It uses a grayscale map to determine the blur radiant and can be configured with some options:

  • Moderator: Select the layer that will be converted to greyscale and that will be used as the „blur map“
  • Min Blur: The minimum blur, used in black areas of the map
  • Max Blur: The maximum blur, used in white regions of the map
  • Accuracy: The amount of different regions. Each region is blurred on its own so this raises render time.
  • Order: Which blur intensity should be composited on top? Use Min for sharp edges and Max for soft transitions.
  • Scale: Use logarithmic or linear blur radiants. Logarithmic blur starts softer and creates a nicer field of depth.


Download the script, unpack it an move it to ~/.gimp-x.x/plug-ins/


  • Create a layer with grayscale content where white will trigger the highest blur radiant and black will use the minimum blur. Move it whereever you want in your layer stack, you can even set its opacity to 0.
  • Select the layer to be affected
  • Choose Filters -> Moderated Blur
  • Choose the moderator layer you created, make other settings and start the process
  • Optionally remove the moderator layer afterwards


Focus on my shitface

Test 1 source + Test 1 moderator = Test 1 result

Field Of Depth

Test 2 source + Test 2 moderator = Test 2 result

Tilt Shift (Fake Minitures)

Test 3 source + Test 3 moderator = Test 3 result

Depth with edges

(Yes, the mask was dashed off – just thought as a demo)

Test 4 source + Test 4 moderator = Test 4 result

xplanetFX 2.4.4: bugs in autostart and libwww-perl

Mittwoch, den 9. November 2011
Version 2.4.4:
* libwww-perl as dependency in control file and as target in --setup
* Bug in creating autostart entries in GNOME and KDE if xplanetFX is the first
  application installed in a fresh home folder

xplanetFX: template „Halloween“ updated

Montag, den 31. Oktober 2011

The stars in the background looked kind of … wtf?! And finally we have copyleft details in the screenshots again .)