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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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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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How to convert mkv file into avi file format with ffmpeg.

This is very simple. You need to use ffmpeg tool.
If your file is named my_file.mkv then use this command:
ffmpeg -acodec copy -vcodec copy -i my_file.mkv out_file.avi
The output will be out_file.avi with directly copy the audio and video streams from the mkv to an avi .

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How to show your passwords saved in Chrome.

It’s very easy , just open one google chrome tab and write this :
chrome://settings/passwords
Now you can see one new window with your saved passwords …

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Find people interesting about something with facebook.

This is very simple task to find people on facebook.

What you need is firstname and last name interesting about something , like Python in this case.

Open your facebook profile and type this:

See the next image :

facebook-python

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