DashSaver Hacked - but good

PadmaColors is a Japanese weblog that has figured out how to 'hack' DashSaver, my Dashboard as a screensaver app, to change the default background.

DashSaver HexEdit hack

This is awesome. I'm impressed when people using hacking in such a good way. Of course, it may have been easier to ask me, since I am adding this feature in the next version. But I'm sure asking isn't nearly as much fun. :)

I'll make sure and let me them know when I release the next version. I imagine changing the preferences is a little easier then hex editing. What's also interesting is how much you can find out about how a program was written (function calls, data, etc.) from the hexEditor.

DashSaver is also mentioned on WoodenShips.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.