bryan over at Pipedot has released the source code for Pipecode, the software running pipedot.
Pipecode is written in PHP and the code is using the GPLv3.
User-selectable theming is in the next major slashcode release (for early June). If you are good with CSS, drop me a line, and I'll help you get started with retheming our CSS for a "lighter" pallet.
I'm looking forward to it. For me, the red has worn thin, I can't really say why, it's just a feeling that's developed over the last few weeks.
Angry Jesus doesn't like the color of blood?
Easter might have triggered some PTSD.
I like the colors on both sites (when I have 'em turned on -- usually I disable site colors since white backgrounds hurt my eyes). But letting the user configure that should reduce the bitching about it.
Good to hear :) I'll help out with the "pastel" theme if you like, I know CSS fairly well (Not an expert but can find anything out I don't know). I'll drop you a PM for further details
I missed your ping on IRC; I've been dealing with laptop issues all week (long story), and I've been somewhat hit or miss to reach. Try reaching paulej72 or mrcoolbp on IRC as I'm going to be out for the next few days.