this is just a test, making sure my blog is still active...i kind of want to return to posting again if i have time...maybe more personal stuff, but i don't know...depends what i have time for, if anything. does anybody still check my blog? want to see new posts? drop me a comment if so.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Looks pretty cool doesnt it? It's an interactive Heads Up Display (HUD), with current time, date, weather info, network and disk usage statistics, functional media played controls, links to commonly used folders, programs, and websites, and more. I love the look and functionality of it. So much cooler than having icons cluttering up my desktoip.
To achieve this you need 2 things, rainmeter and a skin called jarvis. Rainmeter is available at: http://code.google.com/p/rainmeter/ and the jarvis skin can be found at: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=jarvis+rainmeter+skin#/d36eee6
Once you download and install both of those, you can customize the skin by right-clicking different sections and going to variants, which will allow you to open up a .ini file where the variables are stores, so if you installed photoshop(for example) to a different directory than default, you can point the link to your installation. You can customize all the clickable links and point them to wherever you like.
Unfortunately the media player controls seem to only work with winamp, but i installed winamp just so that part of the HUD would work. It was worth it in my opinion. I might still do some more customizing on this later, but we'll see. Let me know what you think.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I recently signed up for the latest social network, Google+. Right now it isn't open to the public so you need an invite to get in on it. I must say it looks like a facebook killer to me. I haent had much time to play around with it but so far I like the way it's set up and some of the cool features.
I'm posting this from my phone right now but in the future I'll probably do a more in-depth review with screenshots.
It allows you to put people in different groups, called circles. Then when you post something you get to choose which circles can see it. So you can still have your family or your boss as a friend but you don't have to share everything with them.
There are some other neat features as well but I haven't really tested them all out yet. It allows for the creation of virtual hangouts using your webcam and then any friends who join you in the virtual hangout can videochat with the other people there. So that seems pretty cool to me.
I just wanted to take the time to post something here since I've been too busy to write anything lately. I'll try to write some more later or tomorrow if I can. Thanks for reading.