here are a few ideas for future development of Electric Sheep.
a) on Vista and Seven place animated sheep as a desktop backdrop, similar to the Ultimate Extras animated DreamScene from Microsoft. However in order to not distract from work, this needs to be animated SLOWLY. More like a still painting, but not quite.
b) If not already done, enable use video card accelerated playback without much CPU intervention. There may be OS specific API allowing this, or one can use vendor specific APIs by nVidia or ATI or Intel.
c) Use CUDA, ATI Stream, OpenCL or DirectX Compute to speed up rendering of the sheep stills. Prepare for 50x-100x acceleration when done right (check out the freeware Fractron 9000 flame renderer, WOW I say. Originally I had intended to program something similar myself, but the Fractron app so demotivated me - it's almost perfect!)
Okay, I ran out of ideas. But there will be more coming, promised. ;)