it's a waste of time...no, it's a contest...no it's, it's, ...a
What's a Funkout?
a) A Functionality Shootout.
b) A contest.
c) A source of inspiration.
All of the above. It's like a regular screenshot contest you'll see on tech site X or customization site Y, but minus the cruft - we don't care about looks - we care about functionality!
We know that a lot of you (not all, but a lot) actually use your computer, not sit on your chair all day admiring the special fx that consume all your resources, not sparing them for applications that actually do useful stuff, you know, like, word processors, web browsers, IDE's, etc... ;)