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Conky Goodness

I uploaded a new screenshot:

/screenshots/2009/2009-03-21.png

The conky with weather pictures in it is stolen from RAMC's conkyrc which you can find on the Gentoo MB and also apparently here. There's a python script there to fetch and display weather info.

Whoever thought up the idea of making a font that consists of little weather pictures was pretty clever. Whoever thought up making a font that consists of Linux distro emblems has a bit too much time on his hands.

Oddly enough, Unicode itself includes glyphs for weather symbols. e.g. this is Unicode character 2603:

If your font supports it, it should show up as a snowman. If your font doesn't support it, it may show up as an ice cube.

March 21, 2009 @ 11:52 AM PDT
Cateogory: Linux

9 Comments

Matija "hook" ?uklje
Quoth Matija "hook" ?uklje on March 21, 2009 @ 9:16 PM PDT

Unicode is so cool! Too bad most of the characters are quite hard to find :\

BTW, I love your background ? where did you get it from? :D

ph0enix
Quoth ph0enix on March 21, 2009 @ 11:56 PM PDT

I think Brian creates his own backgrounds.

Also, what's up with 1 GB of boot partition?

Brian
Quoth Brian on March 22, 2009 @ 3:54 AM PDT

You can get the wallpaper here. I wish I'd drawn it though.

I've run out of space on /boot before because I keep all my old kernels. But then I decided to mask the new kernels and keep the same one for a year. Oops.

Gen2ly
Quoth Gen2ly on March 22, 2009 @ 11:13 AM PDT

Great, but don't you have something better to do than mess with fonts? ;) Oh yeah, KDE.

Gen2ly
Quoth Gen2ly on March 22, 2009 @ 11:18 AM PDT

Need to mention too, thanks for the Vimrc.

Alice Zo? Bevan?McGregor
Quoth Alice Zo? Bevan?McGregor on March 23, 2009 @ 6:53 PM PDT

A snowman with a little hat. Junicode is by far my favorite fully (or nearly-fully) UNICODE compliant font. It includes darn near everything, including the esoteric runic symbols I needed at the time.

Brian
Quoth Brian on March 24, 2009 @ 3:04 AM PDT

Cool font, thanks.

Michele
Quoth Michele on March 28, 2009 @ 4:31 AM PDT

I like your icons :Q__ (link? :P)

Brian
Quoth Brian on March 28, 2009 @ 4:33 AM PDT