It’s amazing how much time can be wasted twiddling with every little setting our computers offer us. Maybe that’s why the Mac strikes me as so much more productive than Windows—it’s pretty well locked down so there’s not much opportunity to fiddle around. Nevertheless, people always find a way (as evidenced by CandyBar, a great little application for beautifying the OS/X experience).
At any rate, soon after Leopard shipped someone figured out how to hack the dock. Now, prior to this I had a vague sense that application icons were somewhat hard to distinguish with all that 3D reflection going on, but it never occurred to me to try and do anything about it. Until I got my hands on some nice, dark reflective docks. I’ve blown hours fiddling around and creating a few iContainers for those CandyBar users out there: Check out the Matrix and Revamped docks, and my favorite Niqu Dock. If you don’t have CandyBar, drop by Leoparddocks.net to do it the hard way.