Is it possible to use a calendar as a desktop wallpaper (it could be a simple calendar application pinned to the desktop)?
I am hopping for something looking like this :
Ideally the calendar should sync to google calendars.
Thank you Kory Wnuk for the inspiration your answer gave me.
using conky and gcalcli
one way is to use conky to do that task. you can find the tutorial here..
basically it says to use gcalcli to connect to your google calendar. and use the .conkyrc script there to display it. you can change fonts and colors in that file too.
more detailed thread about it
You could use Rainlendar: http://rainlendar.net
Normal version is free, the version including network synced calendars costs ~10€. I got to say, though, those 10€ a couple years ago rank among my best value-for-money purchases ever.