The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Konfabulated, but not discombobulated

Posted by Deliverator on August 18th, 2005

I have been hearing good things about a neat little thingamajig called Konfabulator for quite some time, but never checked it out, as it was a bit costly for what it does. A few days ago, I heard that it had been made free as in beer, after being bought by Yahoo!, so I decided to try it out.

Konfabulator is a “runtime engine” that lets you easily create little desktop widgets in Javascript. You can create your own, but there is a large library of user created widgets that run the gamut from highly useful to utterly whimsical. So far, I have installed widgets that do the following:

  • A 5 Day Weather Forecast
  • Doppler Radar
  • Monthly Calendar
  • To Do List
  • Washington State DOT Traffic Cams
  • Network Latency Grapher
  • CPU Monitor
  • Memory Monitor
  • IP Address Geographic Localizer
  • Craigslist Scraper (displays all new postings to in specified categories)
  • Movie Times

My Konfabulated Desktop