|Talking Moose||Anyone here remember the old Talking Moose
desktop toy from the 80's? For the uninitiated, the Talking Moose was a
simple applet on old Mac computers that periodically displayed an
animated Bullwinkle-lookalike moose in the upper-left corner of the screen,
spouting witty phrases or biting insults, as well as commenting on
various activities like opening and closing programs or inserting
disks. He's not for
everybody, but I miss the guy.
Lo and behold, the project was resurrected for the modern Windows era. See the attached URL. (There's also a Mac version at http://www.zathras.de/angelweb/moose.htm.)
The Talking Moose application for Windows is a tiny, simple desktop applet that seems to confine itself entirely to a nice and neat single directory (that is, there's no messy installation). When it functions properly on a Windows machine, the Talking Moose widget, like its forbear from the 80's, displays an animated talking moose avatar that periodically pops up in the upper-left corner of the screen to offer witty remarks, puns, or mild insults. (The phrase database can be modified and augmented.) The moose also comments on various
system activities, like the opening and closing of programs. There's a system tray icon, and right-clicking offers a host of other options, as well as a control panel to control the moose's behavior.
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