Icon Meme

2019-01-24 02:16 pm
mdlbear: (lemming)

How it works: reply with "Oh! Shiny" and I'll choose three of your icons. Tell me about them: where they came from, what they mean to you, and/or when you deploy them. Drop a link here to your post in your own journal. Spread it around.

(Not sure how long it will take me, if there's a deluge of responses.)


[personal profile] jesse_the_k asked me about:

"My fandom predates TV"

A stylized, multicolor line drawing of a propeller beanie. The outlined gores are colored (left to right) red, purple, and blue; there are white spaces between them. The propeller is a green infinity sign.

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I got this from [livejournal.com profile] lysana; it looks like it was made by her artist husband [livejournal.com profile] blackfyr. It has fallen out of use recently; I used it 26 times, between 2004 and 2011, for posts about science fiction fandom or conventions.

The icon isn't completely accurate; Science fiction fandom as we know it today dates back only to 1929. Philo Farnsworth demonstrated the first electronic television, using his image dissector tube, in 1928, and mechanical versions existed before then. Television broadcasting, however, only started in the late 1930s.


"hacker traveling"

The background is a 3x3 grid of black lines on a white background; five black circles make a "glider", instantly familiar to anyone who knows about Conway's Game of Life. Against this background a picture of an old guy in a tweed cap moves counter-clockwise in a circle centered somewhere in the lower right-hand corner.

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This icon was made by [livejournal.com profile] snobahr, in 2007; the moving image came from the cover of my CD, Coffee, Computers and Song, which was in production at the time. It was first used in this post, the second of two posts from OSCon 2007. It was used a total of 30 times in 2007 and 2008, once in 2009, and once in 2012, mostly for posts about software-related conventions.


Consonance
On a purple background, the word "CONSONANCE", in black. The letters are compressed toward the top, and the two "N"'s are the support towers of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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This is the logo of Consonance - The SF Bay Area Filk Convention. Colleen and I attended all of them until 2012, when we moved to Seattle, and a few after that; our last one was in 2015. This icon appears to have been used only once, in this post, live-blogged from the Interfilk concert.

mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)
raw notes )

A productive day, actually, though not so much at work. :(

The main thing was getting the FSA receipts DONE. Tracked down, faxed in, done. It felt rather odd. Good, just... odd. It's been hanging over my head since early last year, and (not surprisingly) turned out to be easier than I'd expected, since the only things they wanted documentation for were the Kaiser pharmacy receipts, and I'd stopped putting those on the FSA shortly after I realized that they wanted documentation for them.

The other thing I did was to make [livejournal.com profile] pocketnaomi an icon out of this photo -- only took a couple of minutes with The GIMP. (You have to chase a couple of links, but it's available for Windows and Mac as well as Linux.)

I also took a good walk, with five circuits around the pond, and set up a subdomain for the YD's eventual website.

There's still a lot to do. I went back to my first Done Yesterday post and was somewhat appalled to find, somewhere in the first month or so, that there were over 200 unfinished "to.do" items on the list back then. There are 393 today. Obviously, some culling is needed.

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