I use various programs to achieve certain effects.
Window Blinds: customize nearly every aspect of windows.
MicroAngelo: customize your icons
StyleXP: allows you to manage your windows appearance using created themes with the above softwares.
Also check out the start button hack.
I do some heavy editing on customizing the windows desktop in every aspect my self. This theme in particular, however, was left untouched because I like it just as it is.
Sonicwind, isn't that a little bit TOO many icons congested on your desktop? Also, change the entire start bar to match the unreal theme rather than just the start button. That would rock. I'm sure you got some imagination up your sleeves.
Oh yea, the calendar, notes, and tasks are from active desktop calendar. The calendar changes date automatically. It shows the date number on your system tray.(ie that red 11) The notes and tasks are input by you whenever you want, but will go away automatically when it expires.
NOTE: All the stuff I use there is not done by me. In case the creator think I'm taking over the credit. I forgot the creator's name, but I hail to him/her. I like it JUST the way it is. Just because I know HOW to make things doesn't mean I make them as nice as others.