The Pixel-dozer is a little programme that
sits on your computer desktop like a tool
shed or garage. When selected, the doors
open and you are offered a choice of
active conversions for your cursor. This
already exists in simple form i.e.
Mightymouse, but the Pixel-dozer goes
as it brings advanced
behaviour and functionality with it, along
with appearance and sound options.
The idea is that once the Pixel-dozer is
activated, any open windows containing
text or images are instantly converted to
debris available for clearing mode.
Suppose you select the basic bull-dozer
mode for your cursor. The cursor becomes
a little curved blade pushed along by a
miniature tracked vehicle. When it enters
the active window, containing lines of text
for example, you can bull-doze the words
and letters into heaps, or plough lanes
through them like clearing the snow off a
road. This is accompanied by the
satisfying sound of grinding rubble,
together with the crashing of gears and
roaring of the little engine.
More adventurous editors will lower the
grammar magnet into the text box, to
attract like fish, all the verbs or
punctuation marks. Images can receive
similar treatment. Colour vacuum hoses
can reach in and flail around as they suck
out all the red (for example) from an
image, pumping it into labelled jars. Little
combine harvesters could be unleashed on
a picture of a traffic filled highway, the
nasty vehicles being bundled up and left in
the form of neatly wrapped haystacks.
Text blocks can be rounded up and
lassoed like cattle, or hosed into the
corners like leaves. The Pixel-dozer has
many options to suit all tastes.
Once complete, and you have all your
broken words, letters, image fragments,
colours etc. piled or bundled up, you can
go back to your garage and select a
suitable device to cart them off to the
dump, or have a funeral service at the little
crematorium that sits gently smoking in
the far corner of your screen.