30 Mar 2014 @ 10:55 AM 

Just a couple of updates to my Rainmeter skins.

Dashboard1.7.2

Dashboard gets a couple of graphical tweaks and a fix or two for Wifi & battery meters.

WOT 2.4.2

World of Tanks changed their stats page code for the umpteenth time forcing me to update the webparser.

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Last Edit: 30 Mar 2014 @ 10:55 AM

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 28 Mar 2014 @ 9:00 AM 

It’s flattering when someone likes what you do enough to come back and tell you about it.  In this instance Niko used the ability to customise my Rainmeter suite to tweak the colours and edit the clock to best suit his needs and it looks great.

You can download it here.

 

 

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Last Edit: 28 Mar 2014 @ 04:35 PM

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 01 Jun 2013 @ 1:11 PM 

I have been writing Rainmeter skins for a few years now and still enjoy making something useful out of it.  My most recent skins are below:

I wanted something that resembled the funky LED display on my wife’s car hence the name and style of these skins – Dashboard.

Two versions of a pixel driven clock in which Rainmeter carries out the calculations and changes the pixel colours to suit, there is no font or bitmap used, just Rainmeter generated ‘pixels’, now with autoscale using mouse wheel.

A graphical clock which is scalable via mouse wheel so you can re-size it on the fly to suit your own desktop.

If you hover your mouse cursor over it you can see the actual values (right image), if not the scale and the darker shaded areas give you a visual representation of the date and time as per the left.

Two variations of an analogue clock with digital seconds display in 8 bright Neon colours.  Click with your middle mouse button to toggle through the available colours.  Scroll mouse wheel over clock to resize.

I am in a newly refurbished study and I was thinking about getting a clock which reminded me of a job some years ago of on office I used to visit which had a clock which the hands run backwards, this which always made me laugh. Scroll mouse wheel over clock to adjust size to suit your preference.

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Last Edit: 01 Jun 2013 @ 01:13 PM

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 31 Dec 2011 @ 10:28 AM 

I produced one as a proof of concept and one as an exercise in technique over Christmas.

Rainmeter currently does not support VU meters, that doesn’t stop me building a skin to sit on top of one!

A suit of small skins that uses a square meter if possible and with supplementary information via tool tips. I am most pleased with the bit of code that generates the square meters, have a look at the seconds indicator on the clock to see this in action.

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Last Edit: 01 Jan 2012 @ 10:28 AM

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 23 Nov 2011 @ 5:48 PM 

I’ve always liked the look of barcodes, no idea why! Any how I wrote a small clock that uses UPC-A codes to display the time, you can see this most easily where the seconds change to the right.  The text below shows it in plain to you can actually use it to tell the time…:)

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Last Edit: 26 Nov 2011 @ 07:20 AM

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 19 Nov 2011 @ 6:11 PM 

Finally, Speedfan reads my hard drives details!  I’m using is to supply details to Rainmeter, but this means I might just bash out a new skin to support this…

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Last Edit: 19 Nov 2011 @ 06:11 PM

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 22 Oct 2011 @ 5:15 PM 

A little Rainmeter skin I just knocked out, install, position on the desktop and then spook yourself out…

Download 7.3MB

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Last Edit: 22 Oct 2011 @ 05:15 PM

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 22 Oct 2011 @ 3:32 PM 

I’ve been beavering away and here’s a screenie showing a bigger analogue clock and an upgraded processor meter that toggles top process by CPU use and memory.  I’ll test for a bit and then push them out of the door.

 

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Last Edit: 22 Oct 2011 @ 03:32 PM

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 15 Oct 2011 @ 3:53 PM 

My own Rainmeter theme with a variety of functional and attractive aero blur based skins. This update 2.3 adds:

  • CPU Load meters, with a persistent read peak reading allowing you to see which cores are getting used and to what level.
  •  Smurfier’s lua script allows scrolling lyrics, so big songs don’t fill your screen, it also allows aero blur to be applied.
  •  A second version of the slideshow skin adds UNC Path support courtesy of a lua script by JS Morely,  It can be considerably slower that the existing skin if the network source folder has a lot of files (in the thousands) so, stick to the old unless you need the UNC part.
  •  I don’t like clutter on my desktop, this launcher brings all the useful stuff in one handy bar (Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate, Lock, Task Manager, Screen saver & recycle bin).
  •  Other minor tweaks & fixes.

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Last Edit: 15 Oct 2011 @ 03:59 PM

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 11 Sep 2011 @ 7:06 PM 

Almost out of beta with new features as always, I need to add repeat & shuffle buttons to my player skins…:)

Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac. Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It’s easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.

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Last Edit: 11 Sep 2011 @ 07:06 PM

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