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Alien v1.1.0

Skins that monitor system information
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SilverAzide
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Alien v1.1.0

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Alien
A system monitoring skin for Rainmeter

Inspired by the UI of the Ubiqity AmpliFi Alien WiFi 6 mesh router.

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Features
Main
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  • Shows current time and date.
  • Shows network speed test statistics.
  • Shows network upload/download statistics with graphical chart of inbound and outbound network activity.
  • Shows CPU clock speed and per-core CPU utilization graph for up to 64 logical cores.
  • Shows disk information and activity for up to 3 logical drives (any type).
  • Shows CPU temperature, overall utilitization, and memory usage.
  • Scales to any desired size.
Weather
Tap the clock area to toggle the Weather page. Click the weather icon area to return.
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  • Displays the current weather for any location from The Weather Channel.
  • Displays data in metric or imperial units based on your locale.
  • Conditions translated to your language by The Weather Channel.
  • Shows current location, current temperature, "feels like" temperature, current forecast, forecast high and low temperatures, chance of precipitation, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction.
  • Shows current sunrise and sunset times.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase, and description.
Speed Test
Tap the internet speed area to view the Speed Test page.
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  • Shows network speed test statistics and ping time.
  • Shows speed test performance graph.
  • Runs speed tests via speedtest.net (configurable).
Network
Tap the network area to view the Network page.
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  • Shows network upload/download statistics.
  • Indicates network and internet connectivity.
  • Displays network type and name.
  • Displays internal and external IP addresses, network gateway address, WiFi network SSID, and signal strength.
  • Automatically detects and uses the Gadgets NetMonitor service if installed.
Processor
Tap the CPU area to view the Processor page.
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  • Displays processor model and overall CPU utilization.
  • Shows CPU utilization graph.
  • Shows CPU core temperature and fan speed (optional, requires HWiNFO.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available.
  • Shows computer uptime.
Drives
Tap the drives area to view the Drives page.
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  • Displays disk read and write statistics.
  • Displays disk throughput graph.
  • Displays disk information for up to 3 logical drives (any type, including network shares).
  • Shows used, free, and total disk space available.
  • Drive space changes color when disks are nearing capacity.
Settings
Tap the settings icon to view the Settings page.
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  • Right-click the skin and select Alien settings from the menu to edit settings manually.

Requirements
  • Rainmeter 4.4.0.3438 or later.
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Version History
1.1.0 - 2021-06-12
  • Corrected severe error in network activity monitoring logic.
  • Corrected issue where clock AM/PM did not change at midnight/noon.
  • Improved speed test ping logic (reported ping time is best of 4 pings).
  • Revised weather temperature appearance for consistency.
1.0.0 - 2021-06-05
  • Initial release.

Attribution
  • Rajdhani font by Indian Type Foundry (indiantypefoundry.com).
  • Material Icons font by Google (fonts.google.com).
  • Roboto Mono Nerd Font by nerdfonts.com.

License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


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Re: Alien v1.0.0

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Good-looking skin! Nice work! :thumbup:

The world is going to be disappointed when aliens turn out to not be green! ;-)
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Re: Alien v1.0.0

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eclectic-tech wrote: June 6th, 2021, 8:02 pm Good-looking skin! Nice work! :thumbup:

The world is going to be disappointed when aliens turn out to not be green! ;-)
Thanks! I wanted to do a version with the razor-sharp slavering fangs and acid blood, but it was hard to see the monitor through the dripping slime. Green will have to do for v1.0, I suppose....
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Re: Alien v1.0.0

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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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An update has been released!

1.1.0 - 2021-06-12
  • Corrected severe error in network activity monitoring logic.
  • Corrected issue where clock AM/PM did not change at midnight/noon.
  • Improved speed test ping logic (reported ping time is best of 4 pings).
  • Revised weather temperature appearance for consistency.
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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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Nicely looking and thought out suite. Good job SA! :great:
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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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Active Colors wrote: June 12th, 2021, 8:26 pm Nicely looking and thought out suite. Good job SA! :great:
Thanks AC! Much appreciated!
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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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Very nice layout.Downloaded the HWiNFO program. Sorry, I'm a bit of a new guy to all the skins and program stuff. How do I need to activate or write in the Notepad to make the alien display read the info from HWiNFO? Any help appreciated.

Update...Figured it out. followed the link in the Notepad to enable it. Great work on this by the way!
I know enough to be dangerous, and even less to bring on the Blue Screen of Death! :D
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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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Thanks!!! I Created an account just so I could thank you for this awesome skin!!!
I just got mine configured, woo! Gonna use it as an external dedicated hardware monitoring screen. Now I just gotta buy the screen. I had to make sure I could do it first before buying the screen.

I was not sure how to get multiple instances of the app so I could get all the screen showing up, but a little fiddling and I figured it out! Thanks for this!!! I really appreciate all you did here to make this possible!!!

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This isn't actually my pc I'll be using it on, and hence doesn't have the fan speeds and extra hard drives...
(can't seem to figure out how to get rid of the 3rd external drive, but won't matter on my main build since I have more than 3.
Hopefully I get the fan speed working when I use my actual main build that's not a mobo and gpu on the desk no case, haha. Literally not home and this build I'm using is just a backup for traveling 100% a mobo on a cardboard box open to the elements...)
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Re: Alien v1.1.0

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AliciaBrownSugar wrote: September 3rd, 2021, 8:54 pm Thanks!!! I Created an account just so I could thank you for this awesome skin!!!
I just got mine configured, woo! Gonna use it as an external dedicated hardware monitoring screen. Now I just gotta buy the screen. I had to make sure I could do it first before buying the screen.
Glad you are enjoying the skin and having fun tweaking it! :great:

If you REALLY want a cool desktop setup, get the matching Amplifi Alien router, too, LOL. I tried to make the skin look as close as possible to the real thing, but I could not get the network activity histogram running as smoothly. It's kind of expensive, but it has the most insanely over-the-top display of any router ever, LOL...
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