The Art of Darkness

Henchman’s Helper

March 19th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Henchman's Helper

What’s one of the items that every successful supervillain seems to have? No, not a fluffy white cat: A big computer console displaying all kinds of up-to-the-minute data. Designer Joel Friesen has given villains who are just starting out in this illustrious field a cut-rate solution to a shortage of minions.

Henchman’s Helper consolidates dozens of live webcams, continuously-updated weather graphics, a large, ominous-looking infrared satellite image of North America, and a useful Evilometer (helpfully calibrated in metric) to make sure you’re reaching your full evil potential.

The code is free under a Creative Commons license, so you can customize your own console to fit your style of world domination.

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  1. Janice Says:

    You know, it looks to me like the “customization” takes place in the css sheet. So, since I am but an aged and out of practice geekette, I’m wondering if it can just be run as a screensaver web page on one’s stand-alone no server required. That is, ancient HTML table with GIFz that link to target=”top” (or is that _top) webcams. Or am I being too steam-punk?

  2. xJane Says:

    I like Janice’s idea—this is what I need as a screensaver. Although, my current screen saver is starfields to remind me that, even though I never made it into Starfleet, I still live in the future. And it works! The other day, I sat down and the Ken Burns effect made it look like my viewscreen was moving…through…SPACE! and I thought, “Yup. I live in it.” /tangent

  3. bobk Says:

    I loved this site, even though it got me in trouble because a paranoid boss thought I could See All and Know All.
    Unfortunately it has expired.

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