By the way, Happy 08/08/08!
Sometimes you have to step away from your desk for a minute or two. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a watchdog to protect your computer? Today we have a screen saver that is about as close to that as we can get. It’s called the “DON’T TOUCH MY COMPUTER” screen saver.
You can get it here. Save that file to your desktop (or somewhere you can find it) and then run it from there.
Some things to keep in mind:
– The download says it’s a “free trial”, but it really is totally free.
– During the installation, you can UNcheck the option for desktop icons – they are just ads
– Also UNcheck “Review the current NCBuy Sweepstakes entry form” when you see it
Once they installation is done, it should be set as your default screensaver. You might want to turn off the “intro” sounds though (Right click on the desktop, choose Properties, choose Screen saver, click Settings, and uncheck “Intro sounds”).
So what happens now? After your set period of time of inactivity, your screen saver will show up on your monitor. It’s an office setting, and a dog is sitting there. If someone comes up to your computer and taps a key or moves the mouse, the dog springs up toward the person and starts barking. Because that’s what a watchdog is supposed to do.