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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: smiley crisis! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

We urgently need a smiley like this one, except substituting a bug (as in insect) for the chicken



I have no idea how we lived without one up to now but google image search is no help so far.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Can't find one either.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Still needed?

Here's one I made which you are welcome to use. I don't know if it's exactly what you are looking for, but I think it conveys a general impression of bug squashing.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ComposerTed wrote:
but I think it conveys a general impression of bug squashing.


It certainly does!

Howard do you read this?

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ted, can you make the background transparent?
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ComposerTed wrote:
Still needed?

Here's one I made which you are welcome to use. I don't know if it's exactly what you are looking for, but I think it conveys a general impression of bug squashing.


Beautiful!

I agree with Mosc that if at all possible a transparent background would be preferable but this is great!

I especially like how the bug looks like a large angry bee;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DoDonPachi

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, glad you like it. Here's a transparent one.

Due to the anti-aliasing involved it looks best with light, neutral colors. The gray background you have here (RGB 239,239,239) seems fine. Hopefully it will be ok with your other background color (RGB 222, 237, 231) as well. I'll try a 2nd post to test the other color.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK, here goes - preview is always the light gray, it seems, so I'll know after I hit the post button.


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Second color does not seem to be a problem. I did notice we lost a little bit of darkness on the edges (from the original non-transparent version), but I don't think it makes too drastic a difference. It might even be better this way with slightly thinner-looking borders, as the first ones were maybe just a little too thick, but I could see it either way on that score.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, Ted. I've added it to the list of emoticons.

Bug squash

Just type the word bug with a : at the beginning and end and it will show up.

wow!

The only improvement might be a little red at the squash point. I know bugs don't have red blood, but I sometimes enjoy gratuitous violence. Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Bug squash Question
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There is no Bug squash it works Cool - thanks Ted!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

All this is interesting. A stoned anthropologist might see this as humans readopting hieroglyphics.

Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

http://www.ancientscripts.com/

cyclops

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I love the new bug! Though the first computer bug was actually a moth, and as you may know it's in the Smithsonian Museum. Here's the link to it:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/objects/bug.htm

Perhaps with modern computer advancements they have evolved into angry bees! Cheers!

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ants ....
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
All this is interesting. A stoned anthropologist might see this as humans readopting hieroglyphics.


Yes we do that Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm very sorry they don't give credit to the woman who found that bug. In the 1980s I heard her give a lecture at Berkeley about the early days with that computer. She was a computer pioneer and is a pioneer in the field of computer science. She deserves to have her name mentioned. I wish I remembered it.

She was quite smart. In order to find the problem she had to write lots of programs to narrow down the faulty component. You can't find a bug in a relay just by looking; you have to know where to look.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Looks like it was Grace Hopper ...

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Amazing Grace

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes, that's her. Thanks very much, Jan. I forgot she was an admiral. She was very nice and friendly and talked to distinguished professors and ordinary students equally after her presentation. She seemed to like being the center of attention. Very Happy
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I just remembered, at the table sitting next to me during her talk was Professor Zadeh. At the time I hadn't heard of fuzzy logic. My friend, Jalil, who was sitting next to me said, "Howard, that guy sitting next to you is Professor Zadeh, he invented fuzzy logic." I asked Zadeh what fuzzy logic was and he spent the entire lunch explaining it to me. I told him I was into algorithmic music composition and he thought fuzzy logic would be useful in such a problem. To say he was a nice guy would be an understatement. He was a gentleman.

That was a luncheon to remember.

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Did you ever apply fuzzy logic to making music?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Is this the bugbrand slap smiley?


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you all. I appreciate the nice feedback, and it's an honor to be have one of my creations in your vast stable of emoticons. I think this site has the largest collection I've seen.

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The only improvement might be a little red at the squash point. I know bugs don't have red blood, but I sometimes enjoy gratuitous violence. Shocked


Well, since it's being done to a nasty little bug, here's two more. Version "a" has some blood. Version "b" has a bit more yet. It's a dangerous road, however, down which we are treading ... Already the thought occurs of maybe having the blood spray out and some even hits the little guy that squashed the bug ... No, no, gotta draw the line somewhere. Don't want to get the site penalized for being too violent Smile


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ted, what tools did you use for this? I'm not going to do the Bug squash thing any better, but still might want to toy a bit Wink
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Ted, what tools did you use for this?


I started by making an avi in Corel Photopaint, version 9 (part of "Corel Draw Graphics Pack", as I recall) which I then imported into Animation Shop, version 2/Paintshop Pro, version 6 (formerly by Jasc, Inc., since acquired by Corel), where I resized it, did most of the editing, and saved it as a gif.

I'm several versions behind on both products, but they get the job done. Animation Shop/Paintshop Pro was/were by far the more essential tool(s). If need be, I could certainly have skipped the Corel Photopaint stage and created the frames in PaintShop Pro. Photopaint was a little more efficient to get started in, however, as it's set up to edit the frames with a VCR style control, whereas with the other two, I have to work on the frame in PSP, then paste it into Animation Shop one frame at a time. At the time I bought PSP/AS, they were sold as a bundle. I just took a peek at Corel's website and it looks they now have Animation Shop (ver 3) as a standalone product here:

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1152105040771

whereas PSP seems to have been recast as a photo editor. I'm not sure exactly what they may have added (or taken away) in the new versions. I was rather sorry to see Corel acquire Jasc a few years back Sad I prefered them as two distinct entities competing with eachother. Oh well.

So anyway, Jan, I'm not sure how much that helps, as the software packages I am using have undoubtedly mutated quite a bit in the multiple version revisions they've undergone. Not that the versions I use were ever perfect, but I'm used to their quirks. I suspect the new version of Animation Shop might be a reasonable gamble. Corel has it listed at $39.

"The Gimp" is on my list of packages to test drive one of these days. I'm not really sure exactly what it does, but I've heard good things and the price (free) is right Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ComposerTed wrote:
"The Gimp" is on my list of packages to test drive one of these days.


Ah yes and GAP, it's a bit hard for me to get into it somehow, but I just installed it again on this new computer. It's pretty powerful Cool

I've been using some old ulead tools for several years now, I got it for free along with other software, but it doesn't have anything really for animation except that it can make gif movies from multiple images.

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