common lisp?is that why it's cool? :)
Um...did you actually hijack the minifesto from someone's journal, or did you write it yourself?
I ran ljlatest and took the first entry that used the word "lol". I think it was the third one...
Well, there's a half-hour I'll never get back. More fun than taking out the trash or cleaning in anticipation of a houseguest, though.
that speech bubble is ... familiar .... somehow ...
hrm... yeah... definitely reminds me of something... just can't place it...
Pure coincidence! The letter spacing is way different!
In MY day, we didn't have "cute icon toys"! We hacked the Xscreensaver sources and recompiled!!
We hacked the Xscreensaver sources and recompiled!!
You are please to be publishing said hacked phosphor sources (which is what I assume you used for your icon).I made XMatrix into an animated gif to use as a screensaver on my phone.But I did it using ImageMagick to grab screen captures of XMatrix running in a window.Needless to say, the approach is time consuming and not very productive.I never thought of hacking the sources to make it do what I want.
You are please to be publishing said hacked phosphor sources (which is what I assume you used for your icon).
In reality, though, my own solution was pretty hackish. I only modified phosphor to force it to create a window of the appropriate size for the icon. I then used... something (it was a while ago) to take regular, rapid captures of this window and dump each frame as an image. And then it was an iterative process of
10 use gifsicle to generate the GIF from the frames 20 discover that the file-size was way more than 40k 30 use shell scripts and regexps to whittle down the number of frames 40 goto 10
until the file was small enough for LiveJournal.
As an aside, the whittling-down of the frames is the reason you can see a slight irregularity in the flashing of the cursor at the loop-point: originally this was completely smooth (it took me at least five runs until I was happy with it), but when the sequence of frames was filtered, the regularity was broken.
Was it something written in Ruby?...
Using semephore generators to create LJ icons is a new found joy of mine.
In a similar vein: http://www.untitledstates.com/
There are fun too, thanks!
I wish I could figure out how to make this into something a user could enjoy customizing:
Months later, but...
The speech bubble thing has been upgraded so you can slap one or more speech bubbles on a JPEG, move them around as you please, and save them as a single image.