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The Icon Bar: News and features: iConbar
 

iConbar

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 00:00, 1/4/2007 | , , , ,
 
Paul and Rich as PC and MacHello, and welcome to the new new look iConbar. Since we're all Mac users now (even Rich!), we thought it was about time that we ditched RISC OS properly and changed the focus of the site to cover all things Apple. No more will I be posting marathon threads in the Playpen about games that no-one is interested in and that I'll never complete, for I've found a new hobby of making podcasts, directing fan films on YouTube, and chatting on my myspace. And no, you're not invited. It's strictly Mac users only.
 
Go Apple. It's just so much better.

 
  iConbar
  guestx (00:20 1/4/2007)
  sorvad (07:48 1/4/2007)
    CrazyRisc (08:11 1/4/2007)
      filecore (09:41 1/4/2007)
        adamlloyd (13:19 1/4/2007)
          sorvad (13:43 1/4/2007)
          andypoole (15:25 1/4/2007)
            andrew (15:56 1/4/2007)
            sorvad (20:01 1/4/2007)
        monkeyson2 (22:24 1/4/2007)
          filecore (07:46 2/4/2007)
            guestx (12:21 2/4/2007)
              Phlamethrower (12:36 2/4/2007)
              rich (12:54 2/4/2007)
        rich (13:00 2/4/2007)
          filecore (20:13 2/4/2007)
            rich (22:41 2/4/2007)
              CrazyRisc (20:10 3/4/2007)
                richcheng (10:32 4/4/2007)
                  adamlloyd (23:39 10/4/2007)
                    andypoole (00:03 11/4/2007)
                      rich (11:47 11/4/2007)
                        [mentat] (16:36 5/5/2007)
                          adamlloyd (09:30 6/5/2007)
 
GuestX Message #101015, posted by guestx at 00:20, 1/4/2007
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Commentary withheld... for the time being. ;-)
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sorvad Message #101016, posted by sorvad at 07:48, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101015
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Due to this change I've now ordered my new Mac and currently using my RiscOS based machines as furniture. I've had to sell a kidney to afford it but as long as I can still join in the discussions here it'll be worth it. Although feeling a little pain from the back street surgeons knife.

[Edited by sorvad at 07:49, 1/4/2007]
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Allan Dawes Message #101017, posted by CrazyRisc at 08:11, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101016
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Ditch RiscOS, are you mad????

I think I'll stick to RiscOS. Just think of all those nasty Mac Hackers out there. You'll be as safe as Windows users.

[Edited by CrazyRisc at 08:11, 1/4/2007]
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Jason Togneri Message #101018, posted by filecore at 09:41, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101017

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Ditch RiscOS, are you mad????

I think I'll stick to RiscOS.
*cough*

Think of the date. Although I admit that iCon, although accidental, is quite apt and quite funny, because a lot of what Apple produce is overhyped, pretentious and a bit of an (i)Con rather than, as it believes, an icon.

Nice redesign though ;-)
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Adam Lloyd Message #101033, posted by adamlloyd at 13:19, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101018
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I cant beleve that theise people will get caught out
like this :S
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sorvad Message #101035, posted by sorvad at 13:43, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101033
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My reply was supposed to be a joke by the way ! Maybe my humour is too obtuse.
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Andrew Poole Message #101036, posted by andypoole at 15:25, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101033

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I cant beleve that theise people will get caught out
like this :S
What's to say they were caught out? They could, of course, be playing along, which would make you the fool for believing they were caught out.. or something.. tongue

Andy.
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Andrew Message #101037, posted by andrew at 15:56, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101036
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Caption: "pull my finger! pull my finger"
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sorvad Message #101045, posted by sorvad at 20:01, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101036
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I cant beleve that theise people will get caught out
like this :S
What's to say they were caught out? They could, of course, be playing along, which would make you the fool for believing they were caught out.. or something.. tongue

Andy.
Well exactly, my kidney is in fact still intact... well apart from alcohol abuse.
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Phil Mellor Message #101048, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:24, 1/4/2007, in reply to message #101018
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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a lot of what Apple produce is overhyped, pretentious and a bit of an (i)Con rather than, as it believes, an icon.
They're marketed as attractive, easy to use, functional devices. I know lots of people who like their Macs and iPods for precisely those reasons. Where's the con in that? I don't care for the hip lifestyle photography, but that's not aimed at people like me.
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Jason Togneri Message #101051, posted by filecore at 07:46, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101048

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They're marketed as attractive, easy to use, functional devices. I know lots of people who like their Macs and iPods for precisely those reasons. Where's the con in that? I don't care for the hip lifestyle photography, but that's not aimed at people like me.
It's the hip lifestyle bit that's a con. To be perfectly fair, I think my PC is attractive*, easy to use, and functional - unlike a lot of users, who seem to be utter morons (including the ones who regularly phone me for help), and there are people who would manage to crash a Windows PC or a Mac equally efficiently.

*okay I'll admit that the dreaded beige box isn't nice, and a lot of stuff from Dell and the likes is bland and unimaginative, but since I'm a builder, stuff like the Antec P180, which I have, just oozes attractiveness for me - more so than any white/transparent Mac thing I've seen. Then again, some say it looks like a glorified mini-fridge. But my point still stands. I also hate the plain, largely featureless white of the whole iMac/iPod phenomena, but that's the same as I hate living in a featureless white room, which university apartments here so often are. White room, no decor allowed, basic pale pine furniture... aargh!
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GuestX Message #101058, posted by guestx at 12:21, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101051
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I also hate the plain, largely featureless white of the whole iMac/iPod phenomena, but that's the same as I hate living in a featureless white room, which university apartments here so often are. White room, no decor allowed, basic pale pine furniture... aargh!</small>
Aargh indeed! I always thought that the white iPod (cue gasping Apple fanboys) looked like a central heating thermostat control.

Anyway, it was a great April Fools' joke which I didn't want to immediately and blatantly "call" only a few minutes after midnight. Can we choose the iConbar look as a personal portal theme? big smile
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Jeffrey Lee Message #101060, posted by Phlamethrower at 12:36, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101058
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Can we choose the iConbar look as a personal portal theme? smile
Yes
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Richard Goodwin Message #101062, posted by rich at 12:54, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101058
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Images, then.

You can access the themes by going to the "Edit profile" link at the top left, and selecting the "Edit options" tab. The thinking being, instead of having a "change themes" tab, there'll probably be more options at some point in the future wink
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Richard Goodwin Message #101063, posted by rich at 13:00, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101018
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Although I admit that iCon, although accidental, is quite apt and quite funny
Accidental?! Bah! We don't just throw these together you know! smile
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Jason Togneri Message #101072, posted by filecore at 20:13, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101063

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You've got to admit, when Acorn developed and named its creation the Icon Bar, and when you registered and built up this site, you couldn't possibly have known about the iThinkIt'sCoolToNameThingsLikeThis trend. (Could you?) So therefore, it's accidental that Icon = iCon but yet still so very apt big smile
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Richard Goodwin Message #101076, posted by rich at 22:41, 2/4/2007, in reply to message #101072
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You've got to admit, when Acorn developed and named its creation the Icon Bar, and when you registered and built up this site, you couldn't possibly have known about the iThinkIt'sCoolToNameThingsLikeThis trend. (Could you?) So therefore, it's accidental that Icon = iCon but yet still so very apt smile
Well obviously we're not all psychics, but you work with what you've got. We didn't realise that both iconbar and acornarcade have "O"s in them that could be replaced with shields on Saint's days either, until we put some thought into it. It's not accidental that we didn't go with "Wiiconbar" or "Wiicorn Wiicade" instead.
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Allan Dawes Message #101092, posted by CrazyRisc at 20:10, 3/4/2007, in reply to message #101076
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Oh No.....!POP! (or so says the Lemming)

But yes, I guess even I can be called a Lemming for not noticing the date on this one. Oh well, at least I only get cought out once a year. Next time I'll bring the Headlight fluid and a bucket of Grinder Sparks, Arf!
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richard cheng Message #101104, posted by richcheng at 10:32, 4/4/2007, in reply to message #101092

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Oh No.....!POP! (or so says the Lemming)

But yes, I guess even I can be called a Lemming for not noticing the date on this one. Oh well, at least I only get cought out once a year. Next time I'll bring the Headlight fluid and a bucket of Grinder Sparks, Arf!
Amusingly, until you posted this, I thought your first post was just you continuing the joke! (It was the reference to "all those Mac hackers" that did for me.)
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Adam Lloyd Message #101225, posted by adamlloyd at 23:39, 10/4/2007, in reply to message #101104
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Why did you use Paul Vigay as the PC?
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Andrew Poole Message #101231, posted by andypoole at 00:03, 11/4/2007, in reply to message #101225

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Why did you use Paul Vigay as the PC?
Clearly you haven't read TIB before. Paul Vigay is our hero. And he has a secret PC/windows fetish. Everyone knows that. grin
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Richard Goodwin Message #101243, posted by rich at 11:47, 11/4/2007, in reply to message #101231
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Search TIB for "Vigay": 5,920 references found.

Including: Introducing The Paul Vigay Appreciation Society
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I don't have tourettes you're just a cun Message #101991, posted by [mentat] at 16:36, 5/5/2007, in reply to message #101243
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FANTASTIC picture - perfect antidote to those awful Mac adverts grin

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Adam Lloyd Message #101999, posted by adamlloyd at 09:30, 6/5/2007, in reply to message #101991
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FANTASTIC picture - perfect antidote to those awful Mac adverts grin

You got that right grin
I see that MacFormat got PCAnwsers to speak about those Apple ads,
oh and when I was on my way to PCWorld this morning my mum saw the accedent ad on a bus stop and said she would like to gat a PC because she wants to brake her leg and get a few weeks off work. tongue
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