Cool stuff

Here’s a few cool things I’ve found recently:

Aeon skin for XBMC

This is almost certainly the best looking skin i’ve ever seen for any media centre app, the added bonus for people who don’t give a crap about actually installing XBMC/Aeon is the large collection of movie, music, game and tv show related backdrops all in glorious 1920×1080. For example:

Wallpaper in 1920x1080 example from http://www.aeonproject.com/backdrops.php?cat=bg_movies

Wallpaper in 1920x1080 example from http://www.aeonproject.com/backdrops.php?cat=bg_movies

browershots.org

Skip over this one if you don’t care about creating cross-browser web applications, if are and like me have never heard of this web based tool, time to hit the link above. It’s a web based tool which makes screenshots of any web design loaded in pretty much every browser which has ever existed, it’s not very useful for actually debugging rendering issues since it just gives you a static screenshot but as quick reference to see how your site appears in over 70 different browser versions, it’s fantastic!

and finally …

Kidlandia

Create and customise your own fantasy based map for kids (and you know you’re going to put your name on there too!), they offer a printing service (on rolled or hard canvas) but it’s pretty expensive and the preview mode gives you an image good enough for use as a nice wallpaper. Here’s the one I created:

Alexland from http://www.kidlandia.com/Share.aspx?MAPID=12775

Alexland from http://www.kidlandia.com/Share.aspx?MAPID=12775