You will need:
- Mac OS
- Photoshop or an equivalent
- a couple weather icons to use
- a large photo you can easily edit
- a source for weather information
- basic capability with Bash and Python
GeekTool is an application available for Mac OS that allows the user to create widgets embedded in their desktop. These widgets commonly display time, date, to do lists, weather information, and images. I’ve played with GeekTool on and off over the years — sometimes using it for practical reasons, like an easily visible record of uptime on older machines, and sometimes for frivolous ones, like the GeekTool I’m going to share with you today.
While displaying weather widgets with images is a common GeekTool, I have yet to see one integrated into a desktop image, so I decided to give it a try. To accomplish this, you’ll needed to use two GeekTools, one image and one shell. I used two small scripts, one written in bash and the other a line in python, but you could easily write all of this in one script, splitting it up was just faster for me in the moment.