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Default Special preview invitation - desktop animal cruelty news

I realize that some of you will opt not to install this gadget, as you see enough cruelty in your daily lives and don't seek out more, however I did want to extend this invitation to you.

We have recently finished the Beta version of a new tool for animal advocates – a desktop headline ticker that automatically updates throughout the day with cases (and soon case updates) published to our site. This tool is currently only available for Windows (sorry!), but it is available for download if you’d like to try it out. We’re only inviting a small number of people at first, so that we have a chance to troubleshoot and work out any bugs that we may have missed.

What this means is that you will have access to the latest cruelty cases and case updates without having to visit our website. The small program runs in the background on your windows desktop and automatically updates itself throughout the day. As long as your computer is online, the headlines will continue to update until you close the application.

http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/cruel...sktop_news.php

Please feel free to download this tool and give it a test drive. If you wish to forward this invitation to others, please limit to people you know personally or professionally, and do not include it on any mass email lists yet. We will announce its public debut in a week or so when we’re ready.

The application is naturally 100% virus and spyware free, so its safe to download and install. And uninstalling it is easy, if you feel its not something that will help you in your own efforts in animal welfare.

If you do choose to install it, please drop me an email and let me know what you think!
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I'm sorry - we're working on a mac version, but I don't have an ETA on that
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Loaded it at home... not sure if the City PC will let me load it or not. They're picky about who and what cna be loaded... I shall do all I can for your evaluative purposes.... whatever that's worth! :P
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Thanks!! The next application I'm hoping to have launched by the end of the month will be as cool or cooler - its a desktop alert system that runs in the background. When an action alert gets issued, or really big news hits, an alert will pop up on your computer desktop with a summary and a link to the info so you can read it, write a letter, whatever it is that the news requires. I'm excited about that one too - I think it will really help reach out to activists who are too busy to check the website but want to stay on top of action alerts and situatiins where an action on their end can help.
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It will be great! We will finally have a true "Instant Idiot" alert system. Simliar to the AMBER alerts for missing children, we will have our own system that lets us know when a persons conscience and possibly their brain are missing. With the help of the appropriate law enforcement & prosecutorial staff (and maybe some community health workers for those with true medical issues) we will finally be able to locate the missing moral standards, bring them to justice and have them re-installed, preferably in the appropriate incarceration setting.

Kudos to Alison for again proving why I donate a portion of my daily oxygen ration to her so she can accomplish these terrific things.

And BTW - The ticker ticks!!!
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Thanks Mark! BTW, I convinced the company to let me have a free developer license for the ticker/alert system - so provided I don't need any customizations beyond what I can figure out on my own, it won't cost us anything for the ticker, and not much at all for the alert system (unless I can figure it all out on my own, in which case that may also be free)
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BTW, once they give me the license key for the development software, that demo nag screen will go away.
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BTW, once they give me the license key for the development software, that demo nag screen will go away.
Demo tag??? Only thing I have noticed is an occassionally over-excited mouse cursor zooming away...
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