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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dbbolton View Post
    What IS she doing?
    She is doing a "prostration" pilgrimage: instead of walking to the place of pilgrimage, she will take a few steps, prostrate, perhaps offer prayers, get up, take a few more steps, prostrate, etc. until her final destination. Sometimes they will do prostration circumambulations, where they will not go to a particular place, but go round a sacred site. The wood on her hands is to make it easier.

    Some make it even harder and prostrate 108 times before they move on (here is a picture that shows this; the beads next to the (Hindu) man are used to count the times he prostrated on that spot)

    Here, here, here, and here are some pictures that explain it better.

    It is not an uncommon practice in Hindu and Himalayan Buddhist traditions.

    EDIT: Here is a BBC article about the practice, and here is a video of it in action.
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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Just trying something new for my ubuntu desktop.

    Here's the deviantart link:
    http://billishere.deviantart.com/art...oject-91916560

    Please do take a moment to visit the deviantart link and comment on how i can improve or any suggestions that you might have.

    So its got a feel of a 3d room. With everything that i commonly use accessible but in a more 3d-ish sort of way.

    What im using...the skins, icons etc.. are listed on the deviantart page.

    Here's a thumbnail:
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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    thats awesome^
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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Thank you! If i succeed in completing the project I might even release it...once i get permission from the authors of the various components.

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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    that is very nice

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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BilliShere View Post
    Thank you! If i succeed in completing the project I might even release it...once i get permission from the authors of the various components.
    that would be really cool. ill be looking forward to it
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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Isn't that hard to use day in and day out though?

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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    nope once youve got it setup.. you can use it just like you would use and find stuff in your room.

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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    My latest config; one I think I'll be able to stick with for quite a while.
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    "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
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    Re: July 2008 Desktop Screenshot thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BilliShere View Post
    Just trying something new for my ubuntu desktop.


    Very nice concept

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