"You take the blue pill, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."
Welcome to my Matrix desktop. I've put in a lot of work on this so pay attention to the subtleties.
Upper left corner:
The music information is an amalgamation of 3 different tools. The album art and progress meter are geeklets (included) but the rest of the information is Bowtie. I had to do it this way because Bowtie ceased to be able to acquire the track progress with iTunes 11. The lyrics are a separate app called "Desktop Lyrics" (not included).
Lower left corner:
Most of these are straight-forward and all the geeklets are included. I'm using iCal buddy but I have no appointments for the next 3 days so it doesn't show. You'll have to download "curl" to get some of these to work. The "stardate" is the number of day's you've been alive. You'll have to change the script and insert your own birthday.
Upper right corner:
Most of those geeklets are pretty straight-forward except for the memory. The used and free memory are separate geeklets overlaid onto the sys info. The available HD geeklets require scripts. I'm not sure if I included them all… >_>
Lower right corner:
This is 3 geeklets, the in/out speed are overlaid onto the connection information. If you have a widescreen monitor, they should place themselves correctly when you open them.
Finally, the matrix is real--in principle--and, more likely than not, it does have you. The blue pill is a sleeping pill and it let's you dream that the world is anything you want it to be. The red pill is the uncomfortable truth that you avoid…the answers to all the questions that you should ask but don't.
Red pills are no fun but aren't there some people you just don't want standing over you while you're asleep?