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Michael Engard
United States
Current Residence: New York
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic
Personal Quote: "If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do."
It's been one week since the release of Enigma v4, and I wanted to take stock of our numbers, for those who are interested in such egotistical things.

By the end of today, about 7,000 users will have downloaded version 4 from deviantArt. Another 1,700 from the mirror on But the overwhelming majority will have come directly from the source repository on GitHub: 22,000.

This was a really stunning revelation to me. I have always assumed that deviantArt accounted for the bulk of our user base. The numbers, however, suggest that a good many of you are getting Enigma through either the official website, or through, where we are privileged to have Enigma listed as a "featured" suite.

I consider both of these to be good news, and I hope that it will lead more Rainmeter users to GitHib. I honestly didn't know what GitHub was all about until Smurfier roped me into moving the Enigma source code there. But in the two months since then, I have been thoroughly impressed by both its ease of use and by the powerful project management tools that it has to offer. A Rainmeter suite may not be anything like, say, Linux in terms of size and complexity. But it's been a pleasant surprise to discover that the same tools are not only relevant, but also accessible for a project in our class. If you're interested in sharing your Rainmeter code and concepts with others, or collaborating on a big skin project, I really encourage you to give GitHub a try.

Circling back to the numbers: Enigma 3.1 had about 170,000 downloads from deviantArt in the year since its release. Unfortunately, I had no way of tracking downloads from my domain before switching to GitHub. But since I've done little to no new advertising since 3.1, we can assume that the proportions were similar, which means that the total propagation of 3.1 was probably in the neighborhood of 770,000. I don't think there's any way to end this post without thanking everyone who's given their support to this project, and hope this wind stays at our backs. :)

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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever visited the QCC Art Gallery in Bayside, Queens?
gunturcakrabhumi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Sir can you upload on other file hoster please? I can't download it from github (security issue when download from
Lludu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Is there anyway you can make your Enigma Notes meter  standalone?  I love the Notes meter itself (With options of multiple tabs/pages).  However I would like to be able to recolor / reshade the background hover.  With all the calls back to other scripts in the Note.ini file its very confusing to edit this. 

Please make it stand alone! It is a wonderful note tool!
hysteria27 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hai Kaelri, your Transition.lua script is very useful. I'm wondering if there's can be change the color option too..
I've checked your script, I try to modify it, but I can't figured how to do that Waaaah! 
Would you like to create that one? Sweating a little... 
hysteria27 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok, now I know how to do that. Sure with variable that I don't know before Sweating a little...
Thanks Kaelri, you're the best :)
DorianStone Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Hello, Michael. I used and transformed some of the elements of your Rainmeter skin Enigma in the making of my new desktop. Here is a link: My Ultimate Desktop 4.1 - Evolution. It would be an honor if you could find something to say about it. Keep up the good work!!
HelloCat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Will there ever be a new version of Enigma?
lecajef Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Bonsoir Kaelri

C'est avec un grand plaisir de découvrir votre thème "Sepia", que je cherche depuis longtemps et je vous remercie beaucoup d'obtenir votre création que je trouve excellente.
Toutes mes félicitations.

Ayant Rainmeter 3.0, J'ai télécharge votre thème, puis Trillian, et j'ai placé Skype dans Trillian, comme vous l'avez précisé sur vos réponses.
Malheureusement je n'arrive pas à faire fonctionner votre thème.
C'est à dire, utiliser la messagerie du "Sepia" par "Skype dans Trillian", comme vous l'avez suggéré sur vos réponses plus bas.

En ayant suivi vos indications:

J'ai surement fait une mauvaise manupulation.
Pouvez vous mieux m'expliquer comment faire pour faire fonctionner votre thème.

Vous remerciant par avance pour votre soutien.


---Traduction Anglais---

Hi Kaelri

It is a great pleasure to discover your theme "Sepia", what I am looking for a long time and thank you very much to get your creation I find excellent.

With Rainmeter 3.0, I download your theme, and Trillian, and I put Skype in Trillian, as you said on your answers.
Unfortunately I can not run your theme.
That is, use the messaging "Sepia" by "Skype in Trillian," as you suggested in your answers below.

Having followed your instructions:
% AppData% \ Trillian \ Skype \ Query \ [username]. Log.

I probably made ​​a bad manupulation.
Can you better explain to me how to run your theme.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

nickslapeor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Hi I used your transition effects script in 4 themes I made. Thanks!
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