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Timothy Butler
rolling out our winter gear

Wallpaper Other by sgtfats 4 comments

I think this will have to be my after-Christmas winter desktop wallpaper. It's really great! :-) - Dec 07 2003
Double Trouble

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 8 comments

Thanks, as always, for your great wallpaper! This one really looks excellent. :-) - Nov 15 2003
AA - Flava ... What's your flava ?

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by ThEOnE 25 comments

Actually, it would be managable -- it's been done with Keramik, Liquid, etc., which both use similarly fancy widgets. It's just a matter of having to write the style... - Nov 14 2003

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments

Mosfet used a BSD-style license. - Nov 02 2003

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments

Yeah, this last time was the third or fourth time he got made and left over the last few years. The past few times he posted a longish rant before leaving, this time he just faded away... - Nov 02 2003
Pleiades Bound, Orion Loosed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 90 comments

Doesn't anyone think it is getting terribly uninteresting to keep discussing "should they, shouldn't they, should they, shouldn't they"? KDE-Look has clearly never wanted to censor anything. Even for those who disagree with this artwork (disclaimer: I do agree with it, keep up the good work, Tim!) at least you don't have to worry about getting in trouble with a company's sexual harassment policy for viewing this at work... you might just get that with some of the other stuff here.

Now, as Tim asks below, there is the question of what is KDE artwork. This question has been asked here on KDE-Look so many times it just ain't funny. The majority of users have made it clear they don't want a site that only has artwork that has the KDE gear slapped on it (for that matter, this often leads to artwork that looks like it had a gear added to it just to be "KDEish").

This site has had anti-US wallpaper, anti-Microsoft wallpaper, etc. and no one complains. Someone below mentions that Tim doesn't give credit (which apparently is allowed by NASA, etc.). On the other hand, I don't see lots of people complaining when Apple's copyrighted icons and such get posted in huge collections. Where's the outrage? Where's the "get rid of this off KDE-Look" attitude then?

-Tim - Oct 30 2003
got purpose?

Wallpaper Other by uninet 26 comments

"you were planned for god's pleasure"
So we are just slaves?? And our only purpose is to serve god?! Does that make any sense??

No, that's one of 5 Purposes according to the Purpose Driven Life (Week 2 of the 40 Days journey). But yes, it does make sense.

If and just if everything that happens around us is planned what's the meaning of life? If I can't decide what to do whay should I live?

Because you might not know what the plan for you is, but you do have an important meaning for your life.

Another very relevant question. What has all the starving people in for example Africa done wrong to deserve that fate? Cause everything that happens is gods will and he/she has this pre-made plan, right?

No. Man has the choice to disobey God. And we do. Our disobedience (sin) leads to the situations like we face in Africa. We deserve what they are suffering. This was the whole point of the Book of Job -- even the worst we could possibly experience is less than what we deserve. But God doesn't do all of that to us -- he gives us an opportunity to accept Him.

Darwin was a wise man. And by the way the earth is not a pancake!

If you are trying to imply that the Bible says the earth is flat, you would be mistaken. Some of the language in the Bible actually suggests a round earth (and the rest can be interpreted as neutral on the subject). - Oct 21 2003
got purpose?

Wallpaper Other by uninet 26 comments

Thanks! - Oct 21 2003
Got Christ?

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 130 comments

Not to argue or anything, but person is used in the context of describing God. Here, let's consider the dictionary:

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):
3. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.

The emphasis is mine.

It continues later on:
6. (Theol.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. ``Three persons and one God.'' --Bk. of Com. Prayer.

Again, emphasis is mine.

The God of the Bible is a personal God, that is, He is not just a cosmic force. If something is personal, it is "Of or pertaining to a particular person" (Webster's).

-Tim - Oct 16 2003

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by uninet 4 comments

Well, the KDE League isn't really doing anything with it anymore, thus why I released the logo wallpaper independently. I don't see this as an attack on KDE on FreeBSD, etc., simply it is a wallpaper/term for those using KDE on GNU/Linux.

Considering that KDE on GNU/Linux is used a lot, it is nice to have a quick phrase that you can use to identify your desktop as such. - Oct 16 2003
Got Christ?

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 130 comments

If the Universe can't either have appeared out of thin air (or something else as yet unknown) or have existed forever, then where would this god thing have come from?

Well, look at it this way. The physical universe is governed by a set of laws. These laws make up what we consider reality. Ex nihilo creation, like the Big Bang, is impossible within our reality.

So, if it is impossible within the context of the physical universe for something to come out of nothingness, we must move away from the "scientific" no matter whether we attempt to come up with a "scientific sounding" answer of a theological answer.

At least the theological answer can come up with a rational concept: that God is not part of His creation, so he is outside the contrants of what we consider reality (that is the space/time continuum that we live in). God created space and time and so He is not governed by its laws.

Since we can only understand that which happens within the context of our reality, God's eternal existence is hard to get our minds around. However, at least it makes sense -- a supernatural being shouldn't necessarily be limited by what we understand.

On the other hand, matter should always be in the realm of scientific logic, and so how can matter do something supernatural like come out of nowhere without supernatural "help"?

The other option is to decide that existance is absurd and sit around until you can convince yourself that you don't exist... but that is not an easy job! :-) - Oct 16 2003
Got Christ?

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 130 comments

God is not a person. He is a spiritual being. Get your facts straights.

Actually God can be a person and a spiritual being. People often misunderstand the term "person." Person != human being. Person is someone with a will, an ego.

I could say "God is an ego," but then you would think I was saying God is egotistical, which I'm not. The problem is most of these words have both a scholarly and common usage meaning, but in this case we need to use the scholarly meaning.

-Tim B. - Oct 16 2003
got purpose?

Wallpaper Other by uninet 26 comments

Thanks, I thought so too. (Just to be clear, as I noted in the information above, I can't take any credit for the concept of the milk imitation, just the actual "implementation" of it.) :-)

Thanks for the comment! - Oct 13 2003
Pascal's Glory

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 13 comments

That wouldn't happen to be Michael Behe's book Darwin's Black Box, would it? - Oct 10 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

I'm not religious, but I'm really interested in why people are religious, no matter if they're Christians, Jews, Muslims, Budhists or whatever, what makes them believe in religions, and why can't different religions coexist, if you've ever read the

Sure, they can coexist, but that's different than agreeing that they are all correct. The problem is they can't be all true.

Take Theravada Buddhism and Christianity. A Buddhist of that school of thought (probably closest to Buddha's teachings) believes in no God or gods, but only the Void (which is itself not God but a simply ultimate reality). Buddhists are trying, though the ways that Buddha prescribed, to -- in essence -- cease to exist (at least in the traditional sense).

On the other hand, Christians believe there is a God. We believe that this God is a personal (that is, not just a impersonal force) being and loves us. Our goal is not to cease to exist but to eventually end up with God.

Now, I won't use this space to debate the two views, but simply to note these two views are basically irreconcilable. If anyone is truly sincere in belief to either one of these, they cannot say "yeah, but the other one is true too."

Koran (like the Bible, but for Muslims), you'll realise that the story is nearly the same, only that god is called Allah. And if

It isn't that simple. Muslim belief is that you must do certain things and good works and you are never sure of your salvation. Christian belief is that Jesus died for you, you can be sure of salvation and that no amount of good works can save you (afterall, our very best is but filthy rags to the perfection of God).

you read the Tora (Like the Bible, but for Jews) again you'll realise that the story is similar.

Sure, because the Bible contains the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Scripture in the Old Testament (this is what Jesus often refers to as the "Law and the Prophets"). Christianity is, at least from a Christian viewpoint, the fulfillment of prophecy from the Jewish prophets and the new covenant with God (replacing the covenant of Moses).

There's a big difference: Judaism and Christianity have many similarities, but also many differences. Christianity is again different in its insistence of salvation purely by faith.

So I believe that Jesus, as you should know he invented Christianity, just took the story out of the Tora, changed it round a bit and called it the Bible. Then the

Yes and no. Jesus actually didn't change the Torah. I have the Jewish Publishing Society's English Torah translation. There are very few differences with the Christian Pentateuch, because they are both the same -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Mohamed, or what his name was took the Bible or the Tora and did the same in Arabic. Maybe not, but thats how it seems to me.

Mohammad claimed that the Qu'ran was the non-corrupted scripture. He claimed that the Old and New Testaments were corrupted scripture (i.e. they had truth but they had major problems, whereas the Qu'ran did not). The Qu'ran contains many of those people that appear in the Old and New Testament because of this (including Jesus!). However, the Qu'ran's view of Jesus is very different than the New Testament's.

It's sort of like if I say the sky is blue and you say the sky is green. We may both be talking about the sky, but that doesn't mean were talking about the same thing. You seem to be talking about the sky right before a tornado hits. ;-)

- Sep 17 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

Tim, I tried to e-mail you but your e-mail box seems to be full (and has been since at least yesterday). It automatically bounces back my message. I wasn't sure how else to contact you, so hopefully you'll see this note.

-Tim - Sep 17 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

this one is really looking good. I especially like the text only one. I like the embossed metal look.

The maze is intriguing too though...

-Tim - Sep 16 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

You have several problems with your argument. First, faith is not the reverse of love, in fact Christian faith is rather hollow without love. In fact, I'd argue it is all about love: the ultimate love of Jesus giving his life for the world. The Apostle Paul recognized this, saying that without love he was nothing but a "noisy gong or a clanging cymbal."

Also about your "quote" of Jesus. I couldn't find it on the web, but it somewhat resembles the viewpoint of the "Gospel of Thomas"... I suspect its Gnostic in origin. Without getting into a theological debate, I'd note that even analytical (read: secular viewpoint) scholars would note that such "quotes" are a lot less likely to be from Jesus than those in the New Testament. So from a historical viewpoint the said quote doesn't really hold water. - Sep 16 2003
White Acqua v2.1

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by WhitePanther5000 23 comments

very nice!!! Any chance you could make having a gradient on the inactive windows an option too? Not using an Aqua-like widget set, the striped bar would look more active than the gradient. :-\

-Tim - Feb 23 2003
Not In My Name

Wallpaper Other by bongo 34 comments

The first problem with your assumption is that Fundamentalist == Bad Person. Which is like saying Arabs == Bad Person. Your case is the same kind you are accusing the Christians of.

Bush is NOT a fundamentalist in many issues. He's a rather moderate socially, many of his positions have appeased the moderate liberals as well as the moderate conservatives. Those further on either end of the spectrum don't like it though.

Fundamentalist, simply, just means someone who sticks to the fundamentals. That is, in the context of Christianity, one that follows the traditional tenets of Christianity. Billy Graham is a fundamentalist, for example. President Bush isn't, because he is somewhat on the moderately liberal side of the Christian church. Make sense?

He is rather conservative on some issues (i.e. he doesn't support 'killing'/euthanizing the unborn, as you point out), but he also is liberal on others (he supports some embryonic stem cell research).

All that said, fundamentalism and conservative foreign policy are two different things. No where odes it say in the Bible "Thou shalt have preemptive strikes." The point being, whether or not some fundamentalists agree with the Iraq situation, calling anyone who does a Christian fundamentalist is truly like calling all Muslims terrorists. On the other hand, there are many Christians and NON-Christians that support action in Iraq but in a measured way. Whatever the case, it just isn't a black and white world.

Just because there are more Christians than Muslims doesn't make it any better or less hurtful to generalize that the group is one of "hatred" and/or "warmongering."

-Tim - Feb 12 2003
Not In My Name

Wallpaper Other by bongo 34 comments

First, I really don't think this is the right place for this... but more over, what's this corrupt fundamentalist Christian thing? "Fundamentalists" -- how about using the term Evangelical instead? -- don't have very much power in D.C. Based on his politics, the president certainly isn't one (or a very moderate one, if he is). And how is attacking Iraq going to help "corrupt ... Christians"???

Instead of inflamatory symbols, particularly the swastica, how about something more civil. While I'm not totally for attacking Iraq, I think there is a MAJOR difference between attacking a country in violation of international resolutions and an aggressive, racist philosophy (i.e. Nazism).

This is very offensive, IMO.

- Feb 12 2003
Iconaty SVG iconset

Icon Sub-Sets by Mohasr 8 comments

It looks like you've got off to a good start. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-Tim - Dec 07 2002
New style 'Different'

Various Stuff by renoken 57 comments

I really like this style. Personally, I vote for the first screenshot's style, but with a gradient like the second shot. I really perfer the square button in the first shot to the one with the little notches missing.

Tim - Jul 07 2002

Icon Sub-Sets by xtronic 26 comments

just great! Keep up the great work. I really like how original they are. This is the first totally original icon theme I've seen in a long time (perhaps since Slick icons!). - May 28 2002
Crystallized Liquid Desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots by uninet 2 comments

Thanks! To answer your question, the window decoration is included with Mosfet Liquid 0.9.2, and is known simply as "High Performance Liquid."

-Tim - Apr 08 2002
My Desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots by the-apprentice 3 comments

Very nice desktop, it's clean and bright looking. :-) BTW, is that KDE 2 or 3 you are running? I've probably overlooked the obvious if it's KDE 2, but how did you get the clock on Kicker to show "pm"?

Tim - Mar 21 2002

KDE 2 Themes by renoken 50 comments

I'd happily download a theme if you provided a download. :-) Let me add the first feature request - it looks really cool as-is, but what about making the menus semi-transparent like Liquid? Probably my fav feature about Liquid is the transparency, so I'd definately use "RenoDesk" for a change of pace if it had that.

Okay, now here is you chance to reply and say "Send a patch." ;-) - Mar 02 2002