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WeatherMouse

for those who spend far too much time at their computer
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A mouse pointer that functions as a weather indicator. The color of the pointer indicates temperature (from icy blue to burning red); pointer direction indicates wind direction (north being up); pointer drift indicates wind speed; pointer shape indicates humidity (from swollen for humid to shriveled for dry); pointer shadow for sunny (no shadow for cloudy, intermittent shadow for partly cloudy); pointer dripping wet for rain; flashing for thunderstorms; etc.
nuclear hobo, May 25 2007

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       [+] I also like windows.
ColonelMuffins, May 26 2007
  

       I'm assuming you mean outside...
BJS, May 26 2007
  

       the ultimate in laziness, or maybe intense focus... can't even refer to a desktop widget with the temp/weather updated every minute, because it would require taking your eyes off the cursor for a split second...
mimz, May 26 2007
  

       This should be physically real. A stalk on the mouse itself sprays water at the right temperature on your hand when it's raining, and air when it's windy. The mouse temperature matches outside. A heat lamp simulates sun on your hand. Lightning strikes should be limited to a safe level.   

       I like your original version too.
caspian, May 26 2007
  

       [+] A very cool idea, though the way cursors are handled at the moment is that each is a bitmap rather than dynamically drawn item. Meaning that you'd need one picture or animated cursor for every conceivable combination of weather conditions.
K o R, May 27 2007
  

       [+] macOS uses procedurally generated cursors now. I don't know why, but it does.
notexactly, Apr 09 2019
  
      
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