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#8451 2015-05-06 17:20:06

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:
top_left (tl) ...... top_middle (tm) ...... top_left (tl)

middle_left (ml) ... middle_middle (mm) ... middle_right (mr)

bottom_left (bl) ... bottom_middle (bm) ... bottom_right (br)

I went and looked for this for quick reference then noticed this top line. You must have a  two left sided monitor  lol

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#8452 2015-05-06 18:26:21

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

userx-bw wrote:

Thank you!!!

More than welcome.  Awesome and done right!

Currently I'm working on a modified version of Teo's 1a_Accuweather_font_USA - of course I'm using Corpus Cristi TX as my test location.  When the code is done I'll be posting it in Teo's thread.
Under Construction: 2015_05_06_15_22_35_230x798_Sector11.jpg  cool


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#8453 2015-05-06 19:34:27

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:
userx-bw wrote:

Thank you!!!

More than welcome.  Awesome and done right!

Currently I'm working on a modified version of Teo's 1a_Accuweather_font_USA - of course I'm using Corpus Cristi TX as my test location.  When the code is done I'll be posting it in Teo's thread.
Under Construction: http://s20.postimg.org/namstkgjt/2015_05_06_15_22_35_230x798_Sector11.jpg  cool

Looks done to me -  and yeaaa you got a better zip code to work with smile

I'm back to tinkering with my front-end to a back-end I forked than max out with options to set an image on the desk top. The major improvement was adding the ability to resize any image to show on ones desktop to max screen settings down to 2x2 pixels. So  if one downloads an Image it does not matter what size it is. They do not have to resize it by using another program. Even better they can make it any size they want without loss to pixel data to the original image. 

this can be used within all of the prior options that the original program had. ie tiling the image to just centering it on the screen. if someone has a 2300x1600 image and they want to see it as a 800x600 or whatever all they got a do is add that to the proper args on the command line. but with todays Linux users from what I am seeing is they all want Windows for free, more then Linux which is a command line OS with options in a GUI platform.

they do not want to learn how to do anything with it other then install something than click the menu. Forgetting Linux is fully customizable and the need to at least know some of the basic in everything that can be ran on Linux is a good thing. I kept reading that Crunchbang was not considered a beginners Linux, but it is what I started with. Well Slackware when Linux was first coming out, then they had little to no drivers or me with time to learn everything there was to learn about Linux, so I went back to Windows. As I already had everything on that I needed to so what I was doing then.

I think #! it made for a great beginners OS in Linux. But with this command line program I forked. I sent it to a web sight that post Linux (freeware) for them to look at it. the guy sends me back an E Mail telling me he has had a lot of experience with the command line in running programs. Than told me my program was too hard for him to figure out how to use it. Perhaps if I had a front end GUI to make it easier to use then he'd reconsider posting it on his sight.

I laughed lol lol lol  thinking haha I figured out how to use the original program. All I did was use the same command line arg format than just added features to it. Even wrote a Bash script to make it run and use it to cycle desktop images at any given time interval that is input into the bash script off of the command line with a default time of 3 minutes. I use that in my autostart, and this guy is telling me he is an experienced Linux command line user that cannot figure out how to run it on the command line.

At that time I would have even considered myself a complete noob with handicaps.  It was laughable. Some times people need to be like. "Just plug it in and see if it blows up, if not then take it apart and figure out how it works." 

So anyways yeah. back to playing around with Pascal using Lazarus for a C program I forked. to modify another front end written in free pascal to a back end that's called MHSETROOT forked off of HSETROOT that I found installed in this Chruchbang OS, than I made it much better. but that is MHO.

now that this has gone way off topic of conky -- did you get that one perfected yet or where you too busy reading this?

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#8454 2015-05-06 19:48:16

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:
Temetka wrote:

As a matter of fact when I redo my laptop this weekend I am going to load #! as my primary OS and setup a VM for work. I'd use linux for everything but we use a service called CentraStage to remotely manage our clients servers. There is no linux app that works with that server. So VM it is. Yes, we could set up VNC or something. But this service monitors all the servers, there updates, anti-virus status, event logs and so on. It puts it all into a handy dashboard. But the downside is we can only use their client to connect to it. Other than that, I really like it. There have been requests by us IT people to develop a client for their platform, but they have no interest in doing so at this time. Oh well, such is life.

Oh good, another BunsenLabRat  big_smile  You do know that #! is no longer being developed.  As a community we are working on BunsenLabs, it's successor.  But by all means Install #! and check my sig for the way to change it to track Debian Wheezy.  It's what I'm using at the moment.


Actually, I was unaware that it is no longer being developed. I can wait for the new release. There's nothing wrong with my Mint install, it's humming along just fine. I did want to try another distro. Why? I don't know. It's not like KDE is going to be any different. tongue. Maybe because I can. I think that's a good enough reason. I noticed the latest 'buntu is out. Mayble i'll slap that in a VM and see if unity still irritates me. Man I wish Gnome 2.x was still under active development. That was my favorite environment.

@Sector11:  Just to clarify. That wasn't my code you cleaned up. It was someone else' code that I borrowed. But either way I think the final conky turned out very nice.

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#8455 2015-05-06 20:08:42

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Temetka wrote:

@Sector11:  Just to clarify. That wasn't my code you cleaned up. It was someone else' code that I borrowed. But either way I think the final conky turned out very nice.

Yes, I know that, and I have that original complete package here as well.  Found it after I started working on yours.  big_smile
Yea, stay with Mint, it's a nice Distro.  Bunsen Labs will be out - errr - when it's ready.


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#8456 2015-05-06 20:11:13

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

userx-bw wrote:

now that this has gone way off topic of conky -- did you get that one perfected yet or where you too busy reading this?

horribly off topic ... but a nice read thank you.

Yup, it's done you can see it over at Teo's Place. I rather like it.


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#8457 2015-05-06 21:12:11

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:
userx-bw wrote:

now that this has gone way off topic of conky -- did you get that one perfected yet or where you too busy reading this?

horribly off topic ... but a nice read thank you.

Yup, it's done you can see it over at Teo's Place. I rather like it.


nice and I didn't even have to change anything it was already set up to the right zip code --- how about that? big_smile Thats sweet good job!!!!

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#8458 2015-05-06 22:21:28

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

userx-bw wrote:

it was already set up to the right zip code --- how about that? big_smile Thats sweet good job!!!!

Yeah, he does that too.
Did it for me, a couple of years ago, with 2 different cities at the same time. And that was back when I didn't know diddly squat about conky. big_smile
And then he went on to mentoring me. Here's a scrot from those days:

Screenshot_07072013_12_12_56_PM.jpg
These are the conkys where I ran like 40 copies of .lua_bg. cool

Did I mention that, besides knowing conky, he's a really nice guy? big_smile

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#8459 2015-05-06 22:50:20

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

:8  :8  Thanks guys.


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#8460 2015-05-06 23:07:38

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Changed @Sector11 re-write of: ~/1a_accuweather_conkyweather_font/conkyrc_1a_usa
Font to

xftfont OCRA:size=10

changed this line to

${goto 210}

to move the clouds over to give the fonts room to breath
then removed one space each between all of the day blocks code. Set

own_window_transparent no #yes

P4ZzEEg.png

tweeky big_smile

Edit: oh yeah rememeber to check your

minimum_size 225	##	w|h
maximum_width 300

I messed with that too and was doing the save file to update conky then had to shut conky down then restart the .conky file again to get a true showing of what it was really doing.. becasue I had it set to 500 and way that's big

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"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
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#8461 2015-05-07 06:05:38

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

It has just occurred to me that I have never shared my .conkyrc, so here it is:

out_to_console yes
out_to_x no
background no
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0
use_spacer none
TEXT
Battery $battery · ${time %A %d %B · %T}

Scrot of the mighty beast in action:
2015_05_07_085912_1920x1080_scrot.jpg
(hint: top right of screen)

For any fellow DWM users, this is the line in ~/.xinitrc calling it up:

(conky -q | while read LINE; do xsetroot -name "$LINE"; done) &

Impressive or what?
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#8462 2015-05-07 06:57:56

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

It has just occurred to me that I have never shared my .conkyrc, so here it is:

out_to_console yes
out_to_x no
background no
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0
use_spacer none
TEXT
Battery $battery · ${time %A %d %B · %T}

Impressive or what?
tongue

The KISS principle at its peak!

Awesome.  big_smile


I definitely need to learn Lua. 8.(

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#8463 2015-05-07 08:04:00

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#8464 2015-05-07 11:33:21

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

^  HOT DAMN! yikes When you said 8 lines - I thought 'below' TEXT.
That has to be the shortest conky I have seen (remember seeing) in the 7.5 years of playing with conky.

{) KISS {) principle indeed ... KUDOS


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#8465 2015-05-07 11:34:11

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^ Thank you S11, that means a lot coming from you big_smile

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#8466 2015-05-07 11:44:18

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Oh, you're welcome.

In case your wondering why I merged the two posts, the answer is here - and it has been added to my collection too! I don't use DWM ... but damn that is sweet!


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#8467 2015-05-07 11:54:08

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:

In case your wondering why I merged the two posts, the answer is here

Ah, that's a relief -- I didn't notice the merge and thought for a moment there I had broken the thread rules and had had the post redacted...

EDIT: I can't believe I've got into the legendary #! conky archives -- this has made my day big_smile

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#8468 2015-05-07 12:03:05

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Naaaaa, just easier to see it all in one and a link to one is easier that a link to two.

Normally I don't write HowTo's for specific conkys ... but this 'beast' warrants one:
/media/5/Conky/HoaS_DWM_Beast/2015_05_07_085912_1920x1080_scrot.jpg
/media/5/Conky/HoaS_DWM_Beast/conkyrc
/media/5/Conky/HoaS_DWM_Beast/HowTo.txt

cuz sure as shootin' my forgetter would get the best of me and I'd forget how you start that. lol lol lol


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#8469 2015-05-07 12:36:54

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

userx-bw wrote:

Changed @Sector11 re-write of: ~/1a_accuweather_conkyweather_font/conkyrc_1a_usa
Font to

xftfont OCRA:size=10

Interesting font.  Bit "boxey" for me but still ... interesting!
Tweaked it .. scheech the nerve of some people.

WHAT MIRROR! coooonky.jpg it will drive you M A D!!


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#8470 2015-05-07 13:26:04

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

It has just occurred to me that I have never shared my .conkyrc, so here it is:

out_to_console yes
out_to_x no
background no
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0
use_spacer none
TEXT
Battery $battery · ${time %A %d %B · %T}

Scrot of the mighty beast in action:
http://s7.postimg.org/nv0o19ap3/2015_05_07_085912_1920x1080_scrot.jpg
(hint: top right of screen)

For any fellow DWM users, this is the line in ~/.xinitrc calling it up:

(conky -q | while read LINE; do xsetroot -name "$LINE"; done) &

Impressive or what?
tongue

WOW how long did that take you to write that one? Thats Tuff!!!!! Talk about  a minimalist big_smile

eidt:
what is all of them 3 digit numbers with that # in there on the left for -- something really cool I'm sure ... wink

Last edited by userx-bw (2015-05-07 13:27:44)


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
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#8471 2015-05-07 13:35:28

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Sector11 wrote:
userx-bw wrote:

Changed @Sector11 re-write of: ~/1a_accuweather_conkyweather_font/conkyrc_1a_usa
Font to

xftfont OCRA:size=10

Interesting font.  Bit "boxey" for me but still ... interesting!
Tweaked it .. scheech the nerve of some people.

WHAT MIRROR! http://s20.postimg.org/6oj0pprrh/coooonky.jpg it will drive you M A D!!



I found it on the net --- gives it that old time computer screen look  wink
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCR-A_font

The OCR-A font was standardized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as
ANSI X3.17-1981. X3.4 has since become the INCITS and the OCR-A standard is now called
ISO 1073-1:1976. There is also a German standard for OCR-A called DIN 66008.

Implementations

In 1968, American Type Founders produced OCR-A, one of the first optical character
recognition typefaces to meet the criteria set by the U.S. Bureau of Standards. The design
is simple so that it can be easily read by a machine, but it is more difficult for the human eye
to read.

and it helps me to not have to put on my reading glasses too big_smile

Download OCR A Extended Font

http://cooltext.com/Download-Font-OCR+A+Extended

Last edited by userx-bw (2015-05-07 13:41:03)


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
"Just plug it in and see if it blows up, if not then take it apart and figure out how it works."

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#8472 2015-05-07 13:46:36

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

userx-bw wrote:

what is all of them 3 digit numbers with that # in there on the left for -- something really cool I'm sure ... wink

They are the DWM "tags" -- like workspaces but much more flexible.
http://wongdev.com/blog/dwm-tags-are-not-workspaces/

I like to have 8 tags and I number them in binary  8)

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#8473 2015-05-07 14:29:19

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

@Sector11

FONTS -- so I find cool looking fonts that they show on a web page - hey look at how cool this font looks. so I download it install it into me ./fonts directory

 fc-cache -f -v

to update it then put in a simple conky just the alphabet  to just show the font and I don't get the same thing I seen on the web page. it is like it defaults to a regular "block" font or what could be called a clean line font. whereas ORCA I did get that it worked. but with these other "fancy" fonts they all look the same block letters no variation in them fonts. ie. these two fonts I seen called LED and the other Impact Label font they both end up showing a simple straight lined font and not what I seen on the web page.

Conky must have limitations in what types of fonts it can show. but then what good it is if Linux cannot display all of these different ttf fonts. They just need to stop making them...

but if it is just user error, me not doing it right then please show me what I am doing wrong.

use_xft yes

xftfont spyware_nbp:size=10

font spyware_nbp:size=10

xttfont Devil Breeze Demi:size=10 # that is a otf font what ever that is. :| 

Both do not show what they are suppose to look like but just a basic thin lined straight forward readable font. Like it defaults back to a standard font if it cannot show the one you tell it to.

(I'm sure they wrote something about this in some doc somewhere but man loves a quick answer more then having to read all of that documentation.) big_smile


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
"Just plug it in and see if it blows up, if not then take it apart and figure out how it works."

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#8474 2015-05-07 14:42:49

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I like to have 8 tags and I number them in binary  8)

sooo what you got against Hexadecimal? mad ]:D


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
"Just plug it in and see if it blows up, if not then take it apart and figure out how it works."

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#8475 2015-05-07 15:26:13

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Re: Conky v1.9 Thread

^ There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't big_smile

Anyway: enough!

Stay on topic please.
O:)

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