Homeland Security Threat Monitor
February 25, 2003 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Homeland Security Threat Monitor is a small Windows application that runs in your system tray, showing the current terrorism threat level. Features blinking notification of increased threat level! [via Small Values of Cool]
posted by kirkaracha (17 comments total)
There's been a couple mac applications that do a similar thing. Here's one that came up on a version tracker search.
posted by mathowie at 12:05 PM on February 25, 2003

Can it be combined with this? I'm running out of sys tray real estate.
posted by machaus at 12:07 PM on February 25, 2003

The much talked about (and probably deleted and forgotten about already) Konfabulator for OS X also has its very own widget.

Me, i'm wating for a little icon i can post on my website to inform all my readers... incase the dozen icons they've just downloaded from this thread are being covered up by their browser window!
posted by 10sball at 12:29 PM on February 25, 2003

It's neat how memepool is the premetafilter.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 12:39 PM on February 25, 2003

...and then there's the wacky neighbor version.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:42 PM on February 25, 2003

Right. I need a HysteriaMeter® on my toolbar with red-white-&-blue mercury in its thermometer.
posted by Shane at 12:42 PM on February 25, 2003

Actually, Mr. Helms, memepool is the metafilter. This site's more like Warfilter.
posted by jdroth at 1:12 PM on February 25, 2003

[from the program, if you try to see the other threat levels]

"The threat level menu options are provided for reference only. Only the President of the United States may change the current homeland security threat level"

posted by quin at 1:15 PM on February 25, 2003

I use the konfabulator version and I found a cgi version that I used on my website. The cgi is from http://www.cgiexpo.com/files/hsas.html. I hacked the code a little bit, to use the graphic from the Dept of Homeland Security page.
posted by mkelley at 1:49 PM on February 25, 2003

Mine just shows a little skull. Should I get out the duct tape now?
posted by eyeballkid at 2:00 PM on February 25, 2003

Personally I'm waiting for the monster version.
posted by O9scar at 3:28 PM on February 25, 2003

Khaki Alert! Threat Condition: uh, casual.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 3:56 PM on February 25, 2003

Somewhat off-topic - I wonder if there is a record somewhere that charts the percentage of time we've spent at each of these threat levels since the system was implemented. It seems to me we've been at the 3rd level or higher pretty consistently, but that's likely to be a "my phone always rings when I'm in the shower" effect. Anyone have a clue here?
posted by UKnowForKids at 3:57 PM on February 25, 2003

whew! this is perfect for me because I keep forgetting which level we're at.

you know, because I'm not under any threat.
posted by mcsweetie at 4:56 PM on February 25, 2003

I liked the Onion's idea.
posted by condour75 at 5:26 PM on February 25, 2003

oh and thanks for the link, Ma'am!
posted by condour75 at 5:54 PM on February 25, 2003

Red Dwarf:

Rimmer: We can't afford to take any chances. Jump up to red alert.

Kryten: Are you sure, sir? It does mean changing the bulb.
posted by salmacis at 2:52 AM on February 26, 2003

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