Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

How to Protect your Computer from Feline Attacks

Now you’ll never need to say, “The cat erased my homework.”

As I have mentioned before in this blog, one of the serious hazards to computing in this household is of the feline type. Dulce, when she wants attention, can make her presence very obtrusive, and Tres has learned such devious tricks as shutting the computer down.

But there is help, in the form of a computer program that detects “cat-like typing” and disables the keyboard until a password is entered, while also using the computer’s speakers to produce a sound that cats find unpleasant, in order to deter the feline typist. PawSense is such a great invention that it has even earned an Ig Nobel Prize.

Check it out at


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