Vernal Equinox 2014

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vernal Equinox 2014

It's spring time in the northern hemisphere, autumn if your water flows the wrong way down the plughole. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

Winter Solstice 2013

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter Solstice 2013

It's the start of Winter in the northern hemisphere, Summer south of the equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

Catfood Software downloads are now on I Thought He Came With You

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Catfood Software downloads are now on I Thought He Came With You

Catfood Software products are now available from the I Thought He Came With you downloads page.

Catfood Earth for Android 1.40

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Catfood Earth for Android 1.40

Catfood Earth for Android now includes the option to display earthquakes (magnitude 5.0 or higher) from the USGS feed.

ZoneInfo Update (tzdata for .NET)

Updated on Thursday, December 26, 2019

ZoneInfo Update (tzdata for .NET)

I've used the ZoneInfo (PublicDomain.ZoneInfo) project from CodePlex for quite a few years, especially in Catfood Earth. The project had rusted a little so I emailed the author (Mark Rodrigues) and he was kind enough to add me as a developer. I've just updated ZoneInfo with some of the local changes I'd made and a variety of patches from the CodePlex community. It now works with the latest IANA tzdata file, at least for the test cases I can run. Let me know if I missed something (and thanks Mark for letting me contribute back to this very helpful project).

Catfood Earth 3.20

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Catfood Earth 3.20

Catfood Earth 3.20 for Windows is now available for download. This update fixes a change in the feed address for the earthquakes layer. I've also switched to using the new NASA Black Marble night-time image and 3.20 includes the latest time zone and political border data.

Earth for Android has been updated to 1.30. This includes the new Black Marble image.

Autumnal Equinox 2013

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumnal Equinox 2013

It's the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere, spring if you live south of the equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

Catfood Earth for Android 1.20

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Catfood Earth for Android 1.20

I recently upgraded to the HTC One which has a transparent notification bar. This makes it hard to see notification icons when using Catfood Earth as your wallpaper, at least in the summer when it's always light at high latitudes and your white icons are displayed on top of polar ice and clouds.

Catfood Earth for Android 1.20 fixes this with an option to paint black under the notification bar. That's the only update other than the latest Xamarin runtime.

Summer Solstice 2013

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Summer Solstice 2013

Summer Solstice 2013 in Catfood Earth.

Catfood: Earth for Android 1.10

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017

Catfood Earth for Android 1.10

I’ve just released Catfood Earth for Android 1.10. You can control the center of the screen manually (the most requested new feature) and also tweak the transparency of each layer and the width of the terminator between day and night. It also starts a lot faster and has fewer update glitches. Grab it from Google Play if this looks like your sort of live wallpaper.