Blatant begging for artistic assistance


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.

Thanks.

--Dave Griffith

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Hi Dave,

I'll ask our designer to make few mockups tomorrow,
after all, this is his chance to become famous ;)
-m.j.m

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Hello Dave,

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.


I'll try it :)


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Thanks, guys. If it helps, I've renamed it ThreadScrambler, for clarity and ease-of-understanding by non-native English speakers. Other than the icon and some tuning, it's ready to ship.

--Dave Griffith

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Hello Dave,

DG> Thanks, guys. If it helps, I've renamed it ThreadScrambler, for
DG> clarity and ease-of-understanding by non-native English speakers.
DG> Other than the icon and some tuning, it's ready to ship.

Waw... You have more that one life! :)
.. I have no time to developer even small plugin... :(




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Hello Dave,

See Attached icons. Any comments are welcome.

Thanks!



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Hi Dave, well,
I promissed to ask our designer to make something,
but he seems to be to bussy with crawling up our boss's ass,
so he is missing some inspiration..
I'll ask him once again, it may help..
-m.j.m

"Dave Griffith" <dave.griffith@cnn.com> wrote in message
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>

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.

>

Thanks.

>

--Dave Griffith



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Ops, NNTP gate not posted here my message.
So, look attached icons.



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Thanks! These look great!

--Dave Griffith

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