Hey, folks, I need a bit of help from some of the more creative of y'all. I need an icon created for my next plugin, tenatively named ThreadScrozzler.
As background, ThreadScrozzler will enable you to run tests or applications in a JVM with a large number of artificially induced context switches. Using bytecode insertion at heuristically chosen program execution points, ThreadScrozzler will cause your program code to randomly emit Thread.yield() and Thread.sleep() calls. Doing so doesn't effect program correctness, but will greatly increase the chance of your tests finding any race conditions or deadlocks. ThreadScrozzler doesn't create new tests or output any information, it just enhances the usefulness of your existing tests, allowing you to find issues that normally occur only under high load using isolated, repeatable, and cheap tests. ThreadScrozzler will work with unit, functional, or system tests, work as an IDEA plugin, build task, or stand-alone, and will be usable by both developers and testers.
From within IDEA, ThreadScrozzler will present itself as just another run type, like "Run", "Debug", and "Profile" (if you've got the JProfiler plugin). ThreadScrozzler was surprisingly simple to write, except that run types require icons, which I am simply incapable of creating. That's why I'm asking for help. I was thinking something like the the green "Run" triangle, but with a jagged tear through it. If you've got a better idea, that would be cool too.
I hate doing this, but I'm afraid my artistic skills are non-existent. If you would like a little piece of your work helping the community and showing up at the top of everyone's screen, this is your chance.