Amnet Quota Windows Desktop Gadget
This is a Windows Desktop Gadget for Amnet users which displays your remaining internet quota.
- Shows peak, off-peak, local and non-local quota.
- For each quota shows total, up:down ratio, and amount left.
- Shows time remaining before quota resets.
- Updates every 15 minutes.
- Uses minimal resources.
- Highlights the currently active quota, so it's easy to see when using peak or off-peak quota.
- Color of quota bar turns from green to red depending on how much quota is left vs how much of the month is left.
- Click the "Last updated" notified to instantly update.
- Open source, made easy to understand and modify.
Personal requirements (being able to distribute to everyone in the house without them needing to reconfigure) forced me to embed the username and password into the gadget, stripping out the configuration area.
This means users are required to enter their username and password directly, but this is easy to do because of the open nature of gadgets:
- Download the zip file below
- Extract the contents into an empty folder
- Open settings.js with notepad/wordpad
- Replace "username" and "password" with your Amnet account username and password
- Save settings.js, closing notepad/wordpad
- (Optional: Open gadget.htm in Internet Explorer, override any ActiveX security restrictions, and see if it works in the browser. If it doesn't you have likely entered an incorrect username and password, try logging in with it.)
- Select all the files in the previously empty folder (including settings.js)
- Right click -> Send to -> Compressed folder
- Rename the new zip file from "something.zip" to "something.gadget"
- Double click on your new gadget file, and it will be installed
- It should now appear on your desktop
- It's created by Gino Passarelli, worked on by Griz, FoZZa and myself. Previously the only homepage it had was a
forum thread on Whirlpool, so I
set up this page to host it after Amnet changed their quota reporting system and I tweaked it to my own taste.
It has been forked and other versions are still maintained, but I found the old version didn't give enough information.
- Amnet's quota information interface has changed slightly since my first version of this gadget, and so some updates have been done to adapt to those changes.
- I found that sometimes the old gadget would go into an infinite loop, or otherwise just use too many resources. I completely rewrote it using the Prototype framework, and without any settings page or smaller size to complicate things.
- I also found that some people out there are actually using this code, but that user-friendliness isn't as much of a concern as being easy to maintain and adapt further to personal needs; it's the sort of niche app people like to fork and maintain by themselves, so I've made that easier.
- The latest version isn't as configurable, but the code is much more minimal, flexible, stable and efficient.