Cool idea. Wont work well with XP though. Its displaying in the middle of my screen, not at the bottom where I want it. Still handy. And one cool thing is the “show longest uptime” option. Sweet for showing off.

I’m posting an old utility I wrote back in 2001 that displays your system’s uptime transparently on your desktop in response to a request made by Joku in my comments section.  It’s a C++ Win32 app, so no C# love happening on this one.  Here’s a now ancient screenshot that demonstrates what the app actually does:

I’m pretty sure I ported this to C# at one point but I’m not finding the project on the machine I’m on.  If I manage to find it, I’ll post it here soon.

You can download the app and its source here.