Gadgets

With the next version of Microsoft Windows, Vista, a new feature called the sidebar has been introduced. The sidebar contains small programs called gadgets that perform a number of functions. Out of the box Vista gives you a heap of gadgets from weather forecasts, stock tickers, calendars and clocks.

Gadgets are pretty simple to develop if you know Javascript and HTML.

Below is a selection of the gadgets I have developed with links to where to get them and more information. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to give me a shout on gadgets@blurg.net.

Countdown [Download] [More Information]Current Version: 1.2.0

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A gadget that shows a countdown to an event that you have configured. This gadget has eight different skins / backgrounds you can choose from.

Updated: 15/04/08, Release 1.2.0 – Updated to support several international formats.


OptusNet Quota [Download] [More Information]Current Version:1.3.1

OptusQuota on Sidebar

A simple gadget that displays your quota from OptusNet on your sidebar, updates every 15 minutes.

Updated: 22/01/2009 : Please see this post for more info


Freeway Time [Download] [More Information]Current Version:1.3.0

Freeway Times

A simple gadget that displays current travel times on Melbourne’s freeways as provided by VicRoads. The gadget allows you to configure the direction of travel in the morning and afternoon and will automatically switch to display the relevant travel time.

This gadget has been updated again to work on the new VicRoads traffic site and to include data for Eastlink and the Calder. Click on the More Information link for further info!

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7 responses

5 01 2007
frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger : Another Australian Sidebar Gadget : Optus Quota Usage

[…] It’s a little sidebar gadget which polls the usage from OptusNet (which happens to be my broadband provider) and it provides bandwidth usage. […]

8 08 2011
Timo

Ty for the Countdown, its the once good countown i’ve found after hours. 🙂

22 11 2011
Gadget update « blurg.net

[…] Gadgets […]

5 08 2013
jan chalasz

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13 04 2014
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Below is a selection of the gadgets I have developed with links to where to get them and more information. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to give me a shout on

10 08 2014
Lucas Marshall

Extremely fascinating piece

6 02 2015
techgeek15

I have my own collection at my blog take a peek

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