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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saving your computer from typing cats

Believe it or not, there is a program that cat-proofs your computer

It's called Pawsense 

cat surfing the Web?

 When cats walk or climb on your keyboard, they say, they can enter random commands and data, damage your files, and even crash your computer. This can happen whether you are near the computer or have suddenly been called away from it.

According to their hype, PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard.
  • Every time your computer boots up, PawSense will automatically start up in the background to watch over your computer system.
  • Even while you use your other software, PawSense constantly monitors keyboard activity. PawSense analyzes keypress timings and combinations to distinguish cat typing from human typing. PawSense normally recognizes a cat on the keyboard within one or two pawsteps.

It even makes funny sounds to scare your cat away.  You can try an audio link to see what they are making a noise about.

If you have a curious cat, it might even be worth buying! 

"Incidentally, "cat typing'' is also worth a mention. It refers to the prose produced by cats walking over computer keyboards and can be used in a derogatory fashion to describe a human effort."

—Beth Pearson, "The word on the street is a dog watching TV,"
The Herald (Glasgow), May 3, 2003

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