Nick's Visual Pick of the Week #1 - IOGraphica

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    Today I would like to introduce you all to a way to brighten up your mundane work day.
    Originally called MousePath, IOGraphica tracks your mouse cursor movements and draws them out on an area 1:1 the size of your desktop.

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    You'll be able to see from the image that there are both lines and blobs, the lines indicate where the cursor has moved, and the blobs indicate moments of cursor inactivity. The longer the cursor is stationary, the bigger the blob.
    As an added bonus, you can set the tracking to be placed over your desktop background, or as I have done, on a plain white background. Capture times can be as long or as short as your time on your computer is. In my example capture was taken over a 3.5 hour period.

    To find out more info, and to download for Mac, Windows or Linux (java) versions, follow this link: iographica.com
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    You should put that in for the next Turner Prize :lol2
     
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    I love the idea of the random art. I don't like the idea of some software tracking my mouse movement.

    I'm going to download this onto a virtual machine first to make sure it isn't doing anything funny. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Edit - It's safe :)
     
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    Sorry I should have said, it IS safe and doesnt do anything other than track mouse movements, it doesn't even track clicks so is perfectly safe.

    EDIT: You know I wouldn't risk posting anything nasty
     
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    I know you wouldn't brother. When I hear the word track, it sends up red flags. I don't trust anything that possibly has the ability to compromise my information until I have tested it myself.

    I put it on a virtual machine and ran it. It does not touch the registry, does not create a file (unless you tell it too) and it does not open an internet connection.

    I know this was created for fun, but my job requires me to look at it and see how it could be used for evil. This cannot be used for evil :)
     
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    So I cannot take over the world with it? ****
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    Na, Zeus already has :rofl2:
     
    Maurice, Jul 20, 2011
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    I should edit my post to say "This cannot be used for evil......yet.":satan:
     
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