Unixporn.net - A place to share high quality screenshots. - Desktop Customization & Workflow

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jmbi
Long time nixers
<h2>Introduction</h2>
<p style="margin-top: -2em">Hello everyone. A lot of us found this place through the popular subreddit: /r/unixporn. Now, as someone who has frequently posted on the subreddit for the past 2 years, I've seen the ups and downs (along with some other members of this community) of the subreddit with regards to the quality of posts that get shared there. Quality is a tricky subject when it comes to screenshots and desktop customization, as it is mostly related to the viewer's interests or taste, but there are some shared qualities of posts that routinely catch the majority of viewers' attention. These include things like attention to detail, basic color theory knowledge, and consistency.</p>

Now that we've established some basic "laws of good rice", I'd like to talk about how we can get better at improving the functionality of our desktops and the aesthetics. I don't know about you, but everything I do to maximize my workflow, I learned from someone else. I remember looking at old screenshots that really interested me and trying to figure out all the open applications so I too could try them in my workflow. Without people sharing their sexy desktops, I probably wouldn't even be using *nix on a day to day basis, or programming, for that matter.

As I said in the first paragraph, we've seen the ups and downs of the subreddit. Right now, it's lower than it has ever been. I'm not sure if the community is evolving, or people simply care less, but I no longer consider myself part of that community and I don't like where it is going. If I had discovered the subreddit today, I know it wouldn't be enough to convince me to use *nix every day, like it did 2 years ago. Mostly all you see is "look guys I changed my icon theme, gtk theme, and wallpaper", and it's nothing special. Nothing worth sharing, anyways.
<h2>Unixporn.net</h2>
<p style="margin-top: -2em">This is where unixporn.net comes in. It was built from the ground up for us to share high quality, sexy, inspirational rice that will make people stop what they're doing and go "god damn, what do I need to do to make my desktop look like that!" And unlike /r/unixporn, there are active moderators who care about the content and care about the community. I hope to bring back the old thriving ricing community there once was, and I hope to improve the creativity to the point where it's higher than it's ever been. Feel free to post questions or comments here, or on unixporn.net where we have a post designated for that. Long live unixporn.net, and long live nixers.</p>
meh
venam
Administrators
It would be quite interesting if you were able to grab all the screenshots from the Unix screenshot thread and populate unixporn.net with them.

Good job.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(10-05-2015, 02:21 PM)venam Wrote: It would be quite interesting if you were able to grab all the screenshots from the Unix screenshot thread and populate unixporn.net with them.

Good job.

Not a bad idea, at least grab the best ones :)

Thanks
atbd
Members
Nice idea :)
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
That's a really good job you did there. Well done
chc4
Members
Wow, that's a nice looking website. I like it a lot. I hope it gains traction, I could definitely get behind posting scrots there instead.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(10-05-2015, 03:35 PM)z3bra Wrote: That's a really good job you did there. Well done

Thanks z3bra, I kept it mobile-friendly just for you, lel.

(10-05-2015, 04:57 PM)chc4 Wrote: Wow, that's a nice looking website. I like it a lot. I hope it gains traction, I could definitely get behind posting scrots there instead.

Thanks dude, I hope to see you there.
This is awesome, loving the look and feel of the website. Good job!
apk
Long time nixers
Impressive jmbi! I'll definitely be check it out a lot. Hey I had a question though, do tripcodes work the same there as they do on a site like 4chan? I'm not familiar with how they work.
cjm
Long time nixers
Thats really great, you cant have enough *nix on the internet :).
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jmbi
Long time nixers
(10-05-2015, 09:43 PM)dsplayer14 Wrote: Impressive jmbi! I'll definitely be check it out a lot. Hey I had a question though, do tripcodes work the same there as they do on a site like 4chan? I'm not familiar with how they work.

Basically, you can remember your "tripcode key" so when you use your name it has a secure hash on the end that let's people know it's you, prevents impersonation.
venam
Administrators
(10-05-2015, 04:57 PM)chc4 Wrote: Wow, that's a nice looking website. I like it a lot. I hope it gains traction, I could definitely get behind posting scrots there instead.
(10-05-2015, 02:24 PM)jmbi Wrote:
(10-05-2015, 02:21 PM)venam Wrote: It would be quite interesting if you were able to grab all the screenshots from the Unix screenshot thread and populate unixporn.net with them.

Good job.

Not a bad idea, at least grab the best ones :)

Thanks

That's what I have in mind. If we can move the content from the Unix screenshot thread to unixporn.net we will move to posting scrots only there.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(11-05-2015, 03:34 AM)venam Wrote:
(10-05-2015, 04:57 PM)chc4 Wrote: Wow, that's a nice looking website. I like it a lot. I hope it gains traction, I could definitely get behind posting scrots there instead.
(10-05-2015, 02:24 PM)jmbi Wrote:
(10-05-2015, 02:21 PM)venam Wrote: It would be quite interesting if you were able to grab all the screenshots from the Unix screenshot thread and populate unixporn.net with them.

Good job.

Not a bad idea, at least grab the best ones :)

Thanks

That's what I have in mind. If we can move the content from the Unix screenshot thread to unixporn.net we will move to posting scrots only there.

Why not just leave the old shit here and starting to post there? It would be weird posting desktops for people.
xero
Long time nixers
(10-05-2015, 01:51 PM)jmbi Wrote: This is where unixporn.net comes in.

awesome work dude! thanx for making such a nice place for us.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(11-05-2015, 11:20 AM)xero Wrote:
(10-05-2015, 01:51 PM)jmbi Wrote: This is where unixporn.net comes in.

awesome work dude! thanx for making such a nice place for us.

I'm glad you like it, thanks for the help with ideas and bug reports, I'm excited for the future, we have tons of good ideas and nothing stopping us.
fayesafe
Long time nixers
Maybe as a little input on what Unixporn is all about, do you actually plan to include something like sharing blogs and articles as well? Because, obviously many hacker communities have their own ressources and even here we got some nice blogs, that might need a place to be discussed and shared. I guess that would fit the spirit of this community as well as the mechanics that are provided with the webpage at the moment.
jobss
Long time nixers
I love that the captcha is just counting lines, which is far easier then trying to determine the letters/numbers. I always get locked out of some website because I am always entering the wrong captcha.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(12-05-2015, 11:06 AM)jobss Wrote: I love that the captcha is just counting lines, which is far easier then trying to determine the letters/numbers. I always get locked out of some website because I am always entering the wrong captcha.

Haha yea, it was a pain in the ass making a captcha system from scratch but it definitely paid off with the amount of control we have over it.
nounoursheureux
Members
Great work :D . Did you make it from scratch ? Is it opensource ? I cant wait for the new screenshots ! :D
jmbi
Long time nixers
(13-05-2015, 11:34 AM)nounoursheureux Wrote: Great work :D . Did you make it from scratch ? Is it opensource ? I cant wait for the new screenshots ! :D

Thanka man, yea its made from scratch. I'll definitely make it opensource once I improve the readability of the code.
xero
Long time nixers
(13-05-2015, 02:28 PM)jmbi Wrote:
(13-05-2015, 11:34 AM)nounoursheureux Wrote: Great work :D . Did you make it from scratch ? Is it opensource ? I cant wait for the new screenshots ! :D

Thanka man, yea its made from scratch. I'll definitely make it opensource once I improve the readability of the code.
i do think it needs a bit more spacing.
jmbi
Long time nixers
(13-05-2015, 03:36 PM)xero Wrote:
(13-05-2015, 02:28 PM)jmbi Wrote:
(13-05-2015, 11:34 AM)nounoursheureux Wrote: Great work :D . Did you make it from scratch ? Is it opensource ? I cant wait for the new screenshots ! :D

Thanka man, yea its made from scratch. I'll definitely make it opensource once I improve the readability of the code.
i do think it needs a bit more spacing.

Haha yea, it's not really made for anyone's eyes but mine at the moment, I'll definitely make it easier to read in the future.
vypr
Long time nixers
Special thanks to vypr for the hosting <3
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Webtm
Members
Nice job. You have a fantastic idea here.
jmbi
Long time nixers
I couldn't be more pleased with the content that is being posted. There is some seriously high quality screenshots on there, and I owe it all to you guys. Keep it up.
dkeg
Members
I don't post that much here, but I wanted to stop in to express my thanks for the site and the effort you put into getting it up and running.

Thanks jmbi. Great stuff!
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xero
Long time nixers
(19-05-2015, 08:42 AM)dkeg Wrote: I don't post that much here...
but you should :D
fayesafe
Long time nixers
i like how that idea took off! great thing you did there jmbi!
we should post it /r/unixporn to make it more popular ..... oh wait
jmbi
Long time nixers
(19-05-2015, 08:42 AM)dkeg Wrote: I don't post that much here, but I wanted to stop in to express my thanks for the site and the effort you put into getting it up and running.

Thanks jmbi. Great stuff!

I appreciate it man.

(19-05-2015, 11:56 AM)fayesafe Wrote: i like how that idea took off! great thing you did there jmbi!
we should post it /r/unixporn to make it more popular ..... oh wait

Haha, we probably will in the future, just need to set up a few things (and add some moderators) to keep the place running smoothly.
Malakian
Members
Isn't this project maintained anymore?