Henchman's Helper
January 5, 2009 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Henchman's Helper
Henchman's helper now has its own site. This is a thing I was inspired to make by an active desktop item that was floating around a long time ago. The idea is this is the online version of that giant wall that the bad guys in movies, evil scientists, mad doctors etc. stare at when they plot. It's got a sinister feel to it.
posted by joelf (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by cashman on January 9, 2009: Hypnotic sounds of sirens echoing through the streets

All the photos are updated live and in real time from their sources. The rest of it is some CSS trickery.
posted by joelf at 3:50 PM on January 6, 2009

Good job. I thinks this is really relaxing: and gives a neat perspective on those places!
posted by Upon Further Review at 8:10 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

This is great.
posted by brundlefly at 6:24 PM on January 8, 2009

(changes desktop) impressive! (stares) Mwahaha! muahahaha! Yes, soon, soon... (rubs hands)
posted by yoHighness at 6:11 PM on January 9, 2009

I got my propaganda! I got revisionism!
posted by cashman at 8:19 PM on January 9, 2009

I got a warning from my browser (Google Chrome). Apparently your site includes some malware?
posted by gryftir at 12:45 AM on January 10, 2009

It does not!

Its just images, CSS, and some javascript. I'll double check with chrome though.
posted by joelf at 11:01 AM on January 10, 2009

One of the weather pictures comes from nifada.com, which Google claims links to adware. It doesn't look to me like there's any actual danger from the weather image itself, but who knows.
posted by hattifattener at 11:51 PM on January 10, 2009

posted by joelf at 12:59 AM on January 11, 2009

posted by joelf at 1:01 AM on January 11, 2009

Yay! I'd lost the link to the previous iteration somewhere, thanks for the update.

BTW, in Safari 3.1.2 not all the screens load consistently; if a non-loading screen is clicked, the loading/progress bar appears, but nothing happens, and the tab must be refreshed. (esc doesn't cancel the loading process)
posted by lekvar at 3:33 PM on January 13, 2009

that happens when you click on an image before the camera is loaded in, in any browser. I don't know how to fix that one...

Evil isn't a perfect science!
posted by joelf at 10:59 AM on January 14, 2009

Shriekback begs to differ, but thanks for the update!
posted by lekvar at 12:39 PM on January 14, 2009

At LONG Last; a GRID upon which to unfold my EVIL PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION! MUaHAHAHHohoho (Wheez...cough...) Hugo fire up the hydraulic & load the Weaponized Tofu canisters
posted by vurnt22 at 8:51 PM on January 15, 2009

this just got on Boing boing this morning
posted by joelf at 12:03 PM on January 22, 2009

Thank you, joelf! New homepage! (You do not know what a relief this is. That on-again-off-again radar cloak...dodging missiles...lasers...those tabloid articles.... I can get rid of that freaking shuttle saucer now.)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:52 PM on February 2, 2009

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