I had the opportunity to talk on IRC with the programmer of this fractal generator. In the course of discussion, I came to the following idea: program the GPU to calculate mandelbrot zoom animation in real-time and set that animation as the desktop wallpaper. It'd be the coolest desktop ever seen (IMHO, much cooler than the current xgl hype). I believe that current GPUs are powerful enough to perform this task.
Of course, the most fun part would be GPU programming.
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