If you’d rather get a bit more artsy with your approach to cross-dressing, however, you could maybe consider the tranimal route. The tranimal look was spawned in late 1990s San Francisco by a group of club kids and drag queens who had grown tired of that played-out repertoire of comically big hair, boobs and heels, so decided to move in a different direction, essentially making themselves look like the offspring of Josef Mengele, Pamela Rooke and Chernobyl.
I grew up among Christian evangelicals and I recognize the cadences of missionary zeal when I hear them. TED, with its airy promises, sounds a lot like a secular religion. And while it’s not exactly fair to say that the conference series and web video function like an organized church, understanding the parallel structures is useful for conversations about faith — and how susceptible we humans remain. The TED style, with its promise of progress, is as manipulative as the orthodoxies it is intended to upset.
TempleOS is 121,176 lines of code, which puts it on par with Photoshop 1.0. (By comparison, Windows 7, a full-fledged modern operating system designed to be everything to everyone, filled with decades of cruft, is about 40 million lines.)
He’s done this work because God told him to.