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digitalmars.D - Mascot for D

reply "crudbug" <crudbug gmail.com> writes:
Hi All,

I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it 
will kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will 
look good ?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg

What do you guys think ?

-Adam
Apr 05 2012
next sibling parent reply "Brad Anderson" <eco gnuk.net> writes:
On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 16:28:52 UTC, crudbug wrote:
 Hi All,

 I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think 
 it will kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" 
 will look good ?

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg

 What do you guys think ?

 -Adam

Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't really think D needs a mascot, personally. Regards, Brad Anderson
Apr 05 2012
parent reply deadalnix <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
Le 05/04/2012 18:33, Brad Anderson a écrit :
 On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 16:28:52 UTC, crudbug wrote:
 Hi All,

 I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it will
 kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will look good ?

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg


 What do you guys think ?

 -Adam

Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't really think D needs a mascot, personally. Regards, Brad Anderson

D man is fun, but ugly. However, the dragoon is already used, and I think it is better to have a friendly mascot, this dragon look sharp and agile, but not very friendly :D BTW, having a nice mascot for D is something I definitively think is good.
Apr 05 2012
next sibling parent reply Zbigniew Radosz <zbiggy1 o2.pl> writes:
deadalnix wrote:

 Le 05/04/2012 18:33, Brad Anderson a écrit :
 On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 16:28:52 UTC, crudbug wrote:
 Hi All,

 I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it 



 kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will look 



 



 What do you guys think ?

 -Adam

Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't really


 needs a mascot, personally.

 Regards,
 Brad Anderson

D man is fun, but ugly. However, the dragoon is already used, and I think it is better to have a friendly mascot, this dragon look sharp

 agile, but not very friendly :D
 
 BTW, having a nice mascot for D is something I definitively think is 

How about a (digital) martian? :)
Apr 05 2012
parent reply David Gileadi <gileadis NSPMgmail.com> writes:
On 4/5/12 1:24 PM, Zbigniew Radosz wrote:
 How about a (digital) martian? :)

You mean this guy? http://www.disney.co.uk/john-carter/characters/tars-tarkas.html
Apr 05 2012
parent Zbigniew Radosz <zbiggy1 o2.pl> writes:
David Gileadi wrote:

 You mean this guy?
 http://www.disney.co.uk/john-carter/characters/tars-tarkas.html

Nice picture. But he's probably copyrighted...
Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Alix Pexton <alix.DOT.pexton gmail.DOT.com> writes:
On 06/04/2012 05:42, F i L wrote:
 crudbug wrote:
 May be a Dodo as a mascot ?

I doubt a Dodo would send a positive message... considering they when extinct years ago and where considered to have very little intelligence. I think a Martian is the best idea.

My first thought when I saw this thread was some kind of cute little Astronaut. I like the name "Digital Martian" but worry that any kind of alien mascot would lack originality or require explanation. What does it take to be a Martian? DO the Mars Rovers count? A...
Apr 06 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent deadalnix <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
Le 06/04/2012 04:46, crudbug a écrit :
  Martin yeah the dragon looks almost the same. May be a Dodo as a mascot ?

Awesome idea ! I love that !
Apr 06 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 4/6/2012 8:05 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 [...]
 Alright. It's time to introduce D-man version 2! (Or is that D2-man?
 :-P)

 	http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png

Just updated with another pose: D-man running away in horror.

Not bad. Better than my rendering!
Apr 06 2012
prev sibling parent Manfred Nowak <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
H. S. Teoh wrote:

 This inspired me to hack some povray code to model better D man

This one is about seven years old: http://w148.de/~mmartin/d/logo.html -manfred
Apr 07 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Kevin Cox <kevincox.ca gmail.com> writes:
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On Apr 5, 2012 4:24 PM, "Zbigniew Radosz" <zbiggy1 o2.pl> wrote
 How about a (digital) martian? :)

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Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Matej Nanut" <matejnanut gmail.com> writes:
Honestly I think having a planet and its moons for »mascots« is 
amazing enough!
Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?TWFydGluIERyYcWhYXI=?= <drasar ics.muni.cz> writes:
Dne 5.4.2012 18:28, crudbug napsal(a):
 Hi All,

 I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it will
 kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will look good ?

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg


 What do you guys think ?

 -Adam

Hi, Adam, I must say that this dragon look very much like a mascot for the BackTrack, a penetration testing distro: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wp-content/gallery/bt5-wallpapers/Backtrack_5_blue.jpg Martin
Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 06:39:57PM +0200, deadalnix wrote:
 Le 05/04/2012 18:33, Brad Anderson a crit :

Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif

LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't really think
D needs a mascot, personally.


 
 D man is fun, but ugly.

This inspired me to hack some povray code to model better D man (3-D man?). I'll post something when I get it ready for consumption. :-) T -- Spaghetti code may be tangly, but lasagna code is just cheesy.
Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "crudbug" <crudbug gmail.com> writes:
 Martin yeah the dragon looks almost the same. May be a Dodo as a 
mascot ?

Thanx all ! I just wanted to get the idea across.

-Adam

On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 23:00:53 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 06:39:57PM +0200, deadalnix wrote:
 Le 05/04/2012 18:33, Brad Anderson a écrit :

Shh...you're going to hurt D Man's feelings: 
http://dlang.org/images/d3.gif

LLVM already uses a dragon very similar to that. I don't 
really think
D needs a mascot, personally.


 
 D man is fun, but ugly.

This inspired me to hack some povray code to model better D man (3-D man?). I'll post something when I get it ready for consumption. :-) T

Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "F i L" <witte2008 gmail.com> writes:
crudbug wrote:
 May be a Dodo as a mascot ?

I doubt a Dodo would send a positive message... considering they when extinct years ago and where considered to have very little intelligence. I think a Martian is the best idea.
Apr 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Martin Drasar <drasar ics.muni.cz> writes:
On 6.4.2012 13:05, Alix Pexton wrote:
 My first thought when I saw this thread was some kind of cute little
 Astronaut. I like the name "Digital Martian" but worry that any kind of
 alien mascot would lack originality or require explanation. What does it
 take to be a Martian? DO the Mars Rovers count?
 
 A...

If you are to venture into robot realm, we could use the bottom half of R2D2 - it is as close to D2 as anything can get and it is almost universally recognized... Just musing :-)
Apr 06 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
[...]
 Alright. It's time to introduce D-man version 2! (Or is that D2-man?
 :-P)
 
 	http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png

Just updated with another pose: D-man running away in horror. Probably from the shock of seeing ugly C++ code. :-P T -- "Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything! I'll ask about Exchange Server next. -- (Stolen from the net)
Apr 06 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "BillWendt" <jb&h2o keylargo.come.and.party> writes:
Apparently, then, when you have no substance, the cure is to get a mascot? 
Good products "sell" themselves. If D lacks market share after being 
introduced 10 years ago, do you REALLY think a cutsie-tootsie graphic is 
going to help? Hello.

That said, I would like to know HOW MANY is this group of soldiers fighting 
for D's resurrection and saving of the world. Seriously. How many? Also, I 
would like to know, in a consolidated way, what the hopes are of those 
"soldiers". (I think I may know, even if they don't).

Lastly, I would like to know if there are any developers (or programmers, 
and yes, there is a difference) here that have not ever worked with C or 
C++.

(Yeah, I tend to be blunt. Deal with it.)

"crudbug" <crudbug gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:siedfnxxjyimkitshezm forum.dlang.org...
 Hi All,

 I am just starting my D adventure, I chose D over Go ! I think it will 
 kool to have some marketing behind D. A mascot "Dragon" will look good ?

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0YqxfqC5Ero/TfCTFkcPHbI/AAAAAAAACNY/UaKuBVRyOpw/s1600/Skeleton_Dragon_Knight_Tattoo.jpg

 What do you guys think ?

 -Adam 

Apr 07 2012
parent Timon Gehr <timon.gehr gmx.ch> writes:
On 04/07/2012 10:35 AM, BillWendt wrote:
 Apparently, then, when you have no substance, the cure is to get a mascot?

These are orthogonal concerns.
 Good products "sell" themselves. If D lacks market share after being
 introduced 10 years ago,

10 years ago, it was not a language I would have used. (In fact, the same probably holds for a time span of only 2 years.)
 do you REALLY think a cutsie-tootsie graphic is going to help?

Why do you assume it is intended to?
 Hello.

Hi.
 That said, I would like to know HOW MANY is this group of soldiers fighting
 for D's resurrection and saving of the world.

It never died.
 Seriously. How many?

That is completely unimportant.
 Also, I would like to know, in a consolidated way, what the hopes are of those
 "soldiers". (I think I may know, even if they don't).

I enjoy using D. Popularity contests are childish.
 Lastly, I would like to know if there are any developers (or programmers,
 and yes, there is a difference) here that have not ever worked with C or
 C++.

So what? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumentum_ad_populum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better
 (Yeah, I tend to be blunt. Deal with it.)

(Well, why do you tend to be blunt? Most people are not like that. Also, why do you care?)
Apr 07 2012
prev sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 02:59:27PM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 4/6/2012 8:05 AM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:08:07PM -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
[...]
Alright. It's time to introduce D-man version 2! (Or is that D2-man?
:-P)

	http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png

Just updated with another pose: D-man running away in horror.

Not bad. Better than my rendering!

Thanks! I've improved the hand model significantly, and tweaked the poses: http://eusebeia.dyndns.org/~hsteoh/tmp/mascot.png The new angry pose (bottom right) is how D-man feels when you write bad D code: "That's a compile error, you fool!" :-P And now, I better get back to working on my AA implementation before he hunts me down and punches me in the face with those brand new fists of his... :-) T -- Almost all proofs have bugs, but almost all theorems are true. -- Paul Pedersen
Apr 08 2012