Category Archives: Windows 7

Rainmeter – the new conky for Windows OS – part 001.

If you love it conky under Linux OS then for Wiondows OS you can try Rainmeter.
This application let you to customize your desktop with a lot of infos about web and PC.
Rainmeter is a free, open-source application, that enables skins to run on the desktop.
Some skins can interact with other skins and applications using special commands, called bangs and can be changing with short lines of text, called variables.
With some experience with Rainmeter’s code language you can make or changing someelese skins.
As you can see in this image , the application let you to set by GUI most of the skins and also to change it using your text editor. I used notepad , but you can also use any text editor (like sublime or something else).
Rainmeter tutorial 001
Also I set some default skins like network , data , disks and system.
You can have multimple layouts. I used illustro. Any layout can have many skins.
This skins can be loaded and unloaded by the user. In the bottom of this GUI will see one button named: Edit settings. This allow you to edit the file settings of Rainmeter.
Next will show you something about how to use the Rainmeter.ini file.
For example first line ( see the image from the top):

… tells us about logging -if set to 1, the log will be saved to a file, and also thepath to the skins folder.
Easy to do it if you know how to deal with this file. For example if I add the TrayIcon set by 0, you don’t see the Rainmeter trayicon.

Now will try to speak about some basic standard” features of this application.
First is meter and that allow you to defines a visual element.
This visual element is displayed in a skin, does not have a value, has a certain position with dimensions.
Let’s make one skin. Thirst you need to create one folder into this path:

Make also a text file named : MySkin001
… and fil with this :

I used this png file ( I also used gimp to set transparency).
The image is not very clean , but you can make some changes.
rainmeter sprites
Clicl left on trayicon and select Manage. Under Skins tab select illustro -> MySkin001 -> MySkin001.ini and press load button to load the skin.
The next video show you how is working.

If you don’t make yourself all of this settings then you can get a lot of skins from customize.org.

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Remove tunnels adapter show by ipconfig command.

According to technet.microsoft website about IPv6 for Microsoft Windows:
IPv6 in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 uses the “Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface” for encapsulating IPv6 packets with an IPv4 header so that they can be sent across an IPv4 network. By default, IPv6 configures a link-local Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) address on the Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface. The link-local ISATAP address has the form fe80::200:5efe:w.x.y.x or fe80::5efe:w.x.y.x, in which w.x.y.x is an IPv4 address assigned to the computer.
You can remove this with this windows command:
tunnel_adapter

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Programming with C# and Unity 3D game engine – part 001 .

This tutorial will cover the first steps programming with C#.
The C# is an more complicated language like another programming language.
Now, C# it is an object-oriented programming language like C++ or Java.
If you know this programming language then will be easy to you to use C#.
First in C# the entry point of program is a static function called Main inside a class, not more than one.
If you want to compile one C# program then you can use the compiler:
cc yourprogram.cs
… or just use the Mono IDE.
C# has data types, operators, variables, constants, typecasts, branching like any programming language.
Also C# allow you to create your own data types. This mean the C# is an extensible language.
Let’s see more about this:

  • data types: bool,byte, sbyte, char, short, ushort, int, uint, float, long, ulong, double, decimal
  • operators: +,-,*,/,%,++,–,*=,/=,-=,%=,>>=,<<=, bitwise, logical, shifting operators …
  • variables: int my_var = 1;
  • constants: const float my_const = 5;
  • typecasts: C# need to know if is an explicit and implicit conversions.
  • branching: if, switch, while, for, do-while, …

After you open the Unity 3D IDE the next step is to create the C# script.
Right click with the mouse into Project tab, like in the next image and simply create the script.
unitycsharp_script
The default script is named NewBehaviourScript and come with this source code:

You can see the class NewBehaviourScript calls to the Unity Engine ( see: using UnityEngine).
Also two functions:
Start() – this is called when the scene first launches and Update() – This is called in every frame that the game runs.
Unity 3D will rewrite the class name in your C# script when you will rename your script in the Project panel.
You can create new scripts and also can be used to call different features of the game engine.
Foe example you can create one new script to move, rotate or scale one object from Unity 3D Engine.

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The driverquery command take one inventory of your installed drivers.

If you want a compact record of installed drivers in a format that you can review later, use the driverquery command.

I use this to list all my drivers like a list with /V arg to produce a detailed (verbose) listing.

You can use also with this output : “TABLE”, “LIST”, “CSV” .

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Calibre – best application to read your books.

I wrote about this application because I used often when I read books, programming books or documentation
Calibre is an open source e-book tool that allows you to:

      • organize your e-book library
      • convert e-books to various formats
      • interact with your e-book reader
      • Library Management
      • E-book conversion
      • Syncing to e-book reader devices
      • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
      • Comprehensive e-book viewer
      • Content server for online access to your book collection
      • E-book editor for the major e-book formats

Also can be used with Windows , Linux , Macintosh or calibre portable build can be run on any windows computer.
This is one screenshot , you can also customize this application.
calibre

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