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pongClock
Icon This Widget is all you need when it comes down to Pong on the Dashboard. If idle, it plays Pong against itself, while the score always displays the current time. But if you feel competitive, you can always play Pong against the widget.

Start the game by pressing the racket icon bottom-left. Press the Up-arrow to move the right player upwards, the Down-arrow to move it downwards; well, that's too obvious. You may pause the game any time by pressing any other button.
The speed of the game increases, if you win, and decreases, if you lose. The player who reaches 10 points first wins.

To really enjoy the good old Pong-feeling you can play fullscreen. Just click the toggle-icon beneath the racket icon and there you go. Same applies to get out of fullscreen.

There are a few settings available, like turning off the reflective glass and increase CPU usage to get a smoother game. You can also adjust the transparency of the widget for fullscreen mode. However, setting this too low may give you problems getting out of fullscreen because the controller does not show up; if that happens just hide and show the Dashboard again and the controller should be visible again. If nothing helps, press Apple + R to reload the widget and all will be fine.

The widget is powered completely by Javascript and therefore you can run it within Camino, Firefox or maybe even within IE:win (haven`t tested the latter). It consumes some CPU-Time, namely about 11% on a 1 GHz G4 PowerBook and about 6% on a MacBook Pro on low CPU usage mode. This about doubles when opting for the higher CPU usage setting. Of course pongClock does not run while the Dashboard is hidden and does therefore consumes no power then.

Download pongClock 1.0.1  [148.0 KB]

Instructions
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you're using Safari, click the download link. With Tiger 10.4.2 and later the widget will install automatically and show the dashboard with your brand new widget. For earlier versions, when the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
If you're using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, un-archive it and simply double-click the resulting widget (if you have Tiger 10.4.2 or later) or place it manually in ~/Library/Widgets/ (in your home folder), show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.