Frank Hogg
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Frankhogg reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
Works fine, does what it says it's going to do.
[Version 1.0.0]

FrankHogg commented on 19 Aug 2009
I've been using Macs since 1984 and I don't use any "AntiVirus" software, free or paid for simply because THERE ARE NO VIRUSES FOR A MAC! Never have been. I've never had a problem... NEVER!

Do you know why there are two lion statues in front of the NY Public Library? The answer is they keep the elephants away. Hey it works just as well as any anti virus software for the Mac does.
[Version 8/18/09]

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Frankhogg replied on 25 Sep 2009
As you said the document you referred us to dates to January of 2000 and deals with Classic, not OSX. I do not, nor can I, attest to the veracity of that 9+ year old web page. But I will restate that I have never had a virus since starting to use Macs in 1984. Even Leo Laporte agrees with me but clarifies it by stating that there has never been a virus "in the wild" for Macs. Proof of concept perhaps but nothing that would support wasting money, time and system resources on virus software. When and if it becomes a problem then I will address it, not before. Google, "leo laporte mac virus" for more info. I don't know who you are but most techies know who Leo Laporte is. I feel that I am in good company and stand by my original statement. You can Google my name too and you'll see I've been around a good long while.

As far as I'm concerned you can use anti virus software, wear tin foil hats whatever floats your boat. But in my many years of experience using and servicing Macs I have never had a virus, trojan horse etc. problem. Take that for what it's worth.
FrankHogg commented on 14 Jul 2007
Okay, it does what it says. More like bursts of stars rather than a trail but if you move the mouse you get a trail. Having said that it's only entertaining for a short while before you have to quit the app to do anything. Slight movements of the mouse causes a star burst which obscures what you want to do. Positioning the cursor is difficult so your only option is to quit it. My suggestions:

Allow for a user defined delay before star bursting.
Allow a used defined movement (number of pixels) before star bursting.

Allow a key sequence to toggle it on and off.

Tie amount or stars to acceleration of mouse.

Have a key sequence to burst stars so I can find my cursor.

And on and on.
[Version 1.0.1]

FrankHogg commented on 07 Jul 2007
Seems nice but there is no provision for adjusting it or quiting it. I used Activity Monitor to quit the process. I think it needs a way to change the settings. Adding a delay before stars start flying would make it easier to position the cursor etc. Otherwise a nice idea that could use a user interface.
[Version 1.0]

FrankHogg commented on 03 Oct 2006
Installed it and nothing worked. Blank window with no 'i' in a corner etc. iMac G5 10.4.7
[Version 1.0]

FrankHogg commented on 16 Sep 2006
The name of the program (Translator) doesn't match the name of the application. I wish developers would name the download file the same as the program name rather than this or some abbreviation that makes it hard to track in the future.
[Version 0.12.1]

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