A while back I found out geektool, at first I didn’t thought much of it so I didn’t use it. But boy was I wrong. All it wanted was some love. So the picture below shows my current desktop, and the sections below that show the code in order to create what I have.
cal | sed "s/^/ /;s/$/ /;s/ $(date +%e) / $(date +%e | sed 's/./#/g') /"
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