Make your own Matrix-style wallpaper.
June 2, 2003 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Make your own The Matrix-style desktop wallpaper Bored? Got Photoshop? Follow the instructions in this tutorial and cross your fingers that the Wachowski brothers don't sue your ass. Whoever can think of the craziest parody wins, I dunno, a gift-wrapped spoon, or something.
posted by tapeguy (9 comments total)
It's a different program, but I'm using zmatrix on my desktop right now.
posted by bobo123 at 9:19 PM on June 2, 2003

The Wachowski's are way too philosophical to sue anybody. I read that they know more about Hesse than most German scholars!
posted by Hildago at 10:42 PM on June 2, 2003

Nice tip about zmatrix right there, bobo123. Nothing quite like watching a bunch of random Matrix-code slowly coalescing into Dali's Raphaelesque Head Exploding.
posted by arto at 11:09 PM on June 2, 2003

I have a feeling that this would go well with one of Bacon's screaming Popes.

posted by trondant at 11:22 PM on June 2, 2003

a more detailed tutorial here
posted by rlivings at 11:28 PM on June 2, 2003

Thanks for the link bobo123. I know what I'll be doing over lunch at home today . . .
posted by tr33hggr at 6:26 AM on June 3, 2003

Or download a good screensaver here
posted by Joeforking at 9:39 AM on June 3, 2003

For the *nix people, Cmatrix is the console based Matrix program you want, and jwz's venerable xscreensaver's xmatrix hack is the GUI one.

xmatrix is nice in that it allows you to duplicate the trace from the beginning of the first movie, and jwz will probably put the exploit text into the next one.
posted by dragoon at 8:49 PM on June 3, 2003

Hmmm... I guess a lot of this has to do with the relationship between Candians and U.S.Americans and I won't go into that. I was intrigued, however, by the idea of Canada joining the EU. Obviously, such a project is not with out its impracticalities, yet the idea is appealing to me. EU is struggling right now with how to create a federal government (by any other name) which doesn't conflict with the local stave governments (too much), yet it is still a much more efficient and powerful organisation than, say, the United Nations, and thus a much more meaningful way of promoting democracy and what is admittingly very much still the European view of the Human Rights.

Anyway, Canada most certainly qualifies and as the EU promotes regional autonomy it might even mend some of the conflicts regarding Quebec and native Canadians.

From an ideal standpoint I would like U.S.A. to join as well, but that is unfeasible; U.S.A. doesn't qualify because of things like the death penalty and U.S.A., simply put, have no need of the EU.
posted by cx at 3:12 AM on June 4, 2003

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