Posts Tagged “geeklet”

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  • A GeekTool Time Machine progress indicator

    Here's a quick hack for GeekTool users who use Time Machine and don't have enough stuff on their Desktop. That's everybody, right?…

  • More languages for the GeekTool Weather geeklet

    I've received a few new languages for the Multilingual Weather and Forecast geeklet, including an updated version of the German translation and a new Catalan localization.…

  • Command line bar chart (for GeekTool, et al)

    This is a script I'm using with GeekTool to output a bar chart of stats for my blog to my desktop. It's specifically geared toward the data returned by FeedPress, but I'm posting it because it can pretty easily be modified to work with any date-based data set. The concept is actually easy enough to use with any sequential data, and can be modified to output horizontal bars as well.…

  • Top RAM processes Geeklet Mavericks fixer upper

    For those of you using the memmeter.rb Geeklet to display your top RAM processes on your Desktop, I've updated the script located here with a version compatible with Mavericks and Ruby 2.0.…

  • Weather Geeklet, now in Russian

    Thanks to Alexandra Mumi, the GeekTool Weather geeklet now includes a Russian translation. That brings it up to 10 localizations, also including French, German, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, and Japanese.…

  • Geeklet: Multilingual Weather and Forecast

    The GeekTool Weather and Forecast script has been updated to handle multiple languages and with a system that allows for more languages to be added easily. It comes with Spanish, German, Dutch, Japanese and French.…

  • Desktop countdown timer with GeekTool and AppleScript

    I just realized today, quite belatedly, that you can control GeekTool on your Mac with AppleScript. I just wanted to play around with it a bit, so I threw together a countdown timer. This could be done much more elegantly, I'm sure I just wanted to see what I could pull off quickly.…

  • Desktop Quotes Geeklet

    Well, here it is: my last Geeklet post of 2011. I think it's the simplest Geeklet I have, but it's kind of fun. It uses the I Quotes API to put a random quote on your desktop. There's a variety of quote categories to choose from, ranging from geeky to humorous, religious to sci-fi. See the API page for a list and replace "literature" in the url with whatever you like. You can pull from multiple categories by separating them with a "+" in the url. There's even a simpsons_chalkboard category…

  • Geeklet: Top RAM Processes

    This next geeklet is quite similar to the Top CPU Processes geeklet I last shared. It finds the apps and processes with the biggest memory footprint on your system and lists the top 10. The output looks like:…

  • Geeklet: Top CPU processes

    Continuing the series of geeklets I've been posting for GeekTool and NerdTool, here's my "Top CPU Processes" monitor.…

  • Geeklet: 1-minute average CPU load

    Last week I divulged one of my more complex GeekTool/NerdTool scripts. This week, one of the simplest: a processor load indicator.…

  • Geeklets: weather and forecast

    Update: I worked with a couple of readers to make a localizable version of this. I haven't had time to fully polish and post it, but if you want to use this geeklet in a non-US English setup, contact me and I'll help you get it running. Currently only German is complete, but the strings file is easy enough to fill out.…