Reddit Windows 7 wallpaper theme

Potential employers: Reddit is a online community of nerds that has its own lingo. The “porn” on this website can refer to porn but it can also refer to something that is¬†graphically¬†stunning.

I’ve been a long time Redditor. Now 4 months ago a new subreddit has swept the floor with /r/pics an made us OD on a constant stream of high quality pictures. /r/EarthPorn soon was followed by /r/AlbumArtPorn, /r/AnimalPorn and many others.

I thought it would be awesome if you could have those pictures in rotation as your wallpaper, and soon found out Windows 7 actually had the option of powering a custom theme using a RSS feed.

I used the Reddit API to reformat the latest posts into the appropriate rss format and soon got it working. Now you too can get this working by simply downloading one of these .theme files:

Once you opened those files you need to accept the theme donwloading attachment:

please accept

These are just the ones I precreated for you guys. Every subreddit can in theory have one of these. If you’d like to make your own, or look at the code, you can take a look at the GitHub page for this little project:

If you are still reading this, you’re probably very serious. In that case I would like to warn you that there isn’t, as of now, a NSFW filter on these. I’m thinking about doing that in the near future.

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11 Responses to Reddit Windows 7 wallpaper theme

  1. Jorge! says:

    Thank you! :)

  2. MaddJacker says:

    I love you.

  3. Howl says:

    Yes… just… yes. Thank you so much!

  4. Brian says:

    Seems to stop updating with new photos after about a week… any help?

    • Vera says:

      I’m aware of this, and was going to post a fix for it once I had reworked the system to make it rest on Yahoo! Pipe’s servers.

  5. dasp says:

    Would you care to share the code where you reformat the reddit posts into a RSS feed with direct links to the photos?

  6. Chefincognito says:

    This is very cool – how does one get this to work on a Mac?

    • Vera says:

      This works intimately with the windows 7/8 personalisation settings, it even uses the IE rss reader. I don’t think it can work on a Mac.

  7. Justin case says:

    please add r/carporn!!!!!

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