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Description: Fetches the latest threat advisory status from the US Department of Homeland Security, and displays it on your dashboard with style.
Author: Chris
Version: 1.1
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (3.8 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 5646 (all versions), 3817 (this version)
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Really nice design, and great idea for all those times when you really don't know. smiley Overall, like the design... could you make one with all the colours as the Sesame Street characters? lol

Posted by: Dumbledore132 on Apr 10, 05 (2:18 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Doesn't work for me. It's stuck on "Checking"

Posted by: JohnWilliams713 on Apr 26, 05 (10:20 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

It's very pretty too

Posted by: JohnWilliams713 on Apr 26, 05 (10:20 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

It works in Safari, and updates with the correct status. But in Dashboard it never leaves "Checking."

Posted by: StevenAndrewMiller on Apr 27, 05 (12:35 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

agree - doesn't work in dashboard.

Posted by: boshaus on Apr 27, 05 (9:36 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

In order to get the Widget to work just add the following lines into Info.plist:

<key>AllowFullAccess</key>
<true/>

To open Info.plist just control-click security.wdgt (Library/Widgets) and select 'show package contents'. Edit the file in TextEdit.

Posted by: GlenR on Apr 27, 05 (3:08 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Thanks GlenR! That fixed it!

Posted by: StevenAndrewMiller on Apr 27, 05 (9:58 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Works great now!

Posted by: jogales on Apr 28, 05 (2:57 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Yeah, sorry guys. This was written before Apple introduced the new security model for widgets. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Chris (developer) on Apr 30, 05 (12:20 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

It didn't like your colors. Too... I don't know... To... Boring? I also miss a link to somewhere on the net so that people could check if the information is correct. If it went "Severe" people might want to take a lock at why it did so...

Posted by: bonAveo on May 02, 05 (1:40 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

This is great widget. I only have two suggestions, one that you have a way for us to get tips on how what to do as far as percaution are and two that you add a link to confirm that it is the alert level the the widget says it is.

Posted by: DShanePouliot on May 10, 05 (12:18 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I really like this widget. In fact, the only reason I came to this site was to download it. I had seen it featured, along with other Dashboard widgets, in "Macworld" (July 2005 edition, page 61, "Tiger Arrives: Dashboard"smiley. Overall good work, and very useful, especially in these times we live in. "Knowledge is power."

Posted by: Creative on Jun 01, 05 (12:36 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

It's always nice to hear that someone's reading what I write. smiley

Posted by: Dori on Jun 01, 05 (1:31 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

I just made a super simple version of this, not noticing that you made this fancy one.

*sigh*

Beautifully done.

remain vigilant,
Tesla

Posted by: tesla on Jun 14, 05 (10:26 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

cool. Does this one update its self (like very minute). If not I consider this useless, sorry.

Posted by: EricNau on Jul 07, 05 (4:10 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Why are americans always that fearful?

Posted by: Da_Vinci on Aug 03, 05 (6:19 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Does anybody else find it interesting that the Department of Homeland Security seems less concerned about warning potential tourists as they are concerned about telling us Americans how afraid we should be?

Elevated...bull.

This can't be good for tourism. City people, the ones not directly involved with security organizations, don't have time to care about it being an "elevated" risk day or not. Do they expect us not to go to work or something? The people that care enough to take notice (that aren't in security organizations) are likely people that aren't in much danger, such as those outside major cities. At any rate, this kind of thing has Mr Smith of Tinyville in the Midwest worried sick that the new Walmart or Starbucks might be bombed off the map.

Doesn't this sort of thing indicate that they would know when terrorists are about to strike? Or does the constant elevated indicator demonstrate that fearmongerers are always on the offensive?

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Aug 24, 05 (8:55 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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