Finder Face...the happy guy

Discussion in 'Community' started by Brother Michael, Jul 29, 2004.

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    Brother Michael

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    Does this happy little fellow have a name? Is there a history behind him? Is there any where I can get a pic of him that would work as a buddy icon in Adium?

    Mike
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    I believe his name is Bill, named after Bill Fernandez (Apple's first employee, who actually introduced the Steves to each other). Back in system 7, 6, and I don't know how far back, alert dialogues would have an elongated face on them with a speech balloon-- i think this is where the Mac OS logo comes from, and it was always named Bill. It's also the same face from the Classic Users & Groups icons... They just stylized it a bit when system 7.5 came out (I believe this was the first appearance of the face). So, my guess would be, this is the latest incarnation of Bill.

    paul
     
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    jsw

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    Don't know if this helps, but you could always reduce the image below... or is that what you meant?
     

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    One of my favorite bits of design... simple & clever
     
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    Littleodie914

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    The Old School Bill

    Is it just me, or will classic not let you take a screenshot of the happy mac? I clicked the keys when the mac was up, but it just sat there for a few seconds, then took the picture after the loading window appeared. Is this Apple's thing?
     
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    Brother Michael

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    JSW: That will do just nicely thank you.

    Mike
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    You can't take a screenshot until the computer is fully booted.

    paul
     
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    me_94501

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    I think he meant the Classic Startup window in OS X. And it seems I can't get the happy Mac either. I was able to take a shot of the "Welcome to Mac OS" screen, though.
     
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    fowler.

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    If you're in classic or 9, you can use ResEdit and pull up the opening image.. or change it.. whatever.
     
  10. jsw
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    jsw

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    Did you need these?
     

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    AmigoMac

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    is it just me?

    But I'm pretty sure that the man on the right is Steve-o ... :confused:
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    Just be a man and resedit the system... :D
    Been there, Done that, rebuilt the os...:cool:
     

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