blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2012.
Blink1Control updates and a PDF guide, more libraries & tools
We've fixed up Blink1Control a bit, especially with regards to IFTTT. There was an event timestamp issue that was affecting Windows users mostly.
The updated download links are:
For Windows users, there are some new features like:
- .NET 4.0 minimum requirement instead of .NET 4.5
- New "Start Minimized" menu option
- Diagnostic logging to a log.txt file (will help us debug future issues)
Also, we created a small guide for setting up IFTTT and Blink1Control. It's a very quick walkthrough but should be enough to get you triggering blink(1) with IFTTT events.
Getting Started with Blink1Control and IFTTT (1.7M PDF)
Libraries & Tools Updates
There have also been a flurry of new ways of using blink(1)s.Mac Mail.app new mail to blink(1) -- timb shows how to use Applescript to connect Mail.app & blink(1) to flash on new mail
Windows blink(1) status scripts -- YoYo-Pete's incredible collection of scripts for visualizing Outlook new mail, battery charge, HD activity, and CPU use with blink(1)
ManagedBlink1 -- a 100% .NET blink(1) library (thanks to Jean-Francois Talbot)
GoBlink -- a Go interface to blink(1) (thanks to Gary Boone)
Also check out Joe Walnes' nifty "blink(1) + Google Latitude = 'Where’s Daddy?'" post about spending 25-minutes to whip up a presence indicator for his kids.