His wife left a note for him to prepare dinner that evening:
“Shepherd’s Pie needs to be taken out of the fridge and placed in the oven at 140 degrees.”
Windows only: Reader Kaelri, well-known for his killer Enigma desktop, has released a new version complete with an installer—making this amazing desktop customization easy enough for anybody to install.
The latest update includes features geared at beginners—the new welcome dialog in the middle of the screenshot adds widgets to your desktop which can be easily dragged around the screen—making customizations easier than ever. The full list of new features includes:
- EXE Installer
– GUI widget manager.
– Template configs – usable right out of the box.
– Black & white variants for every widget.
– Individual story links for the RSS Reader.
– Show/hide button for Sidebar.
– New mail indicator for Gmail Icon.
Getting started with Enigma is simplified down to just a couple of steps, detailed in the included instructions:
1. Download and install Rainmeter. (http://www.ipi.fi/~rainy/legacy.html)
2. Run EnigmaSetup2.0.exe to install the theme to Rainmeter. (Make sure Rainmeter isn’t running while you do this.)
3. OPTIONAL: Choose one of the files in “Templates.” Replace C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini and replace it with your desired template. (Make sure Rainmeter isn’t running while you do this.)
4. Run Rainmeter.
The full package includes fonts, AutoHotkey scripts, and multiple templates to get you started. Kaelri recommends also installing either the NOOTO, CleanGlass, or SlanXP visual styles for Windows to match the Enigma look. Don’t know how? Follow our guide to installing custom themes. Great work, Kaelri!
Enigma is a free download for Windows users only. Linux users can check out the previously previously mentioned Enigma for Linux.
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While researching my current annoyance, I rediscovered a bit of engineering silliness I recall from many moons ago. The text you see below appeared at FiveAndDime.net. It was near the bottom of their “Icons, Cursors and Freeware” section that I found this chemical engineering spoof. It caught my eye because my Grandfather was a chemical …View full post
This morning during my start of the day e-mail scan, an article caught my eye regarding continuing education, something I’m always interested in reading about. In my opinion, it is never too late to learn something new or gain deeper understanding of subjects you may already know. With the economy in decline and job listings …View full post
In the face of internet service providers like Comcast instituting bandwidth-capping, the Simple Help weblog details how to use a router running the open-source DD-WRT firmware to monitor your bandwidth. It’s actually very simple to do, requiring no work on your part aside from installing DD-WRT on your router. DD-WRT automatically tracks bandwidth, so from there it’s a matter of knowing where to look. If you’re running the user-friendly Tomato firmware (we also showed you how to install Tomato), you can easily access your daily, weekly, or monthly bandwidth as well.
Like DD-WRT, Tomato automatically tracks bandwidth usage for you, so all you need to know is where to look. Just log into the Tomato interface, and then click on the Monthly link under Bandwidth in the sidebar (or, if you’re using a default configuration, just follow this link). You’ll get a simple table displaying your bandwidth stats for the month. Tomato also displays bandwidth use by week, day, and even in real-time if you’re interested.
I’ve used DD-WRT and Tomato exclusively over the past few years, so I’m not really sure what the status is for bandwidth monitoring on most default router firmware. If your router supports bandwidth monitoring, let’s hear about it in the comments.
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