[hobbit] "Hobbit" name legal stuff; slight name change will happen

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Tue Aug 12 19:27:52 CEST 2008

Can someone with a large display verify these shapes are different enough
for those who have eyesight problems?

I don't believe that the images are different enough to be noticed from a
good distance away, though I most certainly can be mistaken.

Josh Luthman
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On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Rafal Roginela <
Rafal.Roginela at americashloans.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> This is a great idea... the symbols are different enough that no one can
> confuse them even at a glance nor if they can't see the colors. I mocked
> something up real quick and dirty and I still think that the icons for
> old status (>24hrs) should be animated and I have included my rough shot
> attempts at this... I switched around blue and white shapes but the idea
> would be the same just different colors. I attached the chart and also
> the animated gifs as best as I could do them just for demo purposes... I
> hope this puts an icon to the idea and is helpful. I am sure these could
> be polished up very much by a real artist but these are hand drawn so no
> licensing required..
> Rafal Roginela
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: White, Bruce [mailto:bewhite at fellowes.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:38 AM
> To: 'hobbit at hswn.dk'
> Subject: RE: [hobbit] "Hobbit" name legal stuff; slight name change will
> happen
>  Here is my $.02.
> I like the road sign idea.  Stop for red, triangle for yellow, circle
> for
> green, square for purple, inverted triangle for blue, and rectangle for
> white.  Not sure what to do for status which have changed in the last 24
> hours, but please don't drop that feature, I use it all the time, to
> check
> what happened which did NOT generate an alert.
> I like the hobbeat, or heartbeat name or something like that.  I
> installed
> hobbit last April in my shop and in the past year+ it has become the way
> to
> check the heartbeat of the computer network.
> Above all Hendrik, please let someone else take on the icon thing (I'm
> not
> an artist) and be sure to get your health (especially those floaters)
> addressed. You and your health are far more important than what we all
> see
> on screens everyday.
>      ......Bruce
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob MacGregor [mailto:rob.macgregor at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 2:48 PM
> To: hobbit at hswn.dk
> Subject: Re: [hobbit] "Hobbit" name legal stuff; slight name change will
> happen
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 20:24, Josh Luthman
> <josh at imaginenetworksllc.com>
> wrote:
> > By tick I assume you mean a check mark
> > http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:eY2rDilNoiIJ::www.aperfectworld.or
> > g/clipart/symbols/check.png
> > correct?
> >
> > If so the check is already used by the acknowledgment icon.
> I'd forgotten that - doh!  A + is probably the simplest other choice
> then
> (or maybe a small OK).
> Thinking about it though, as this is about catering for the colour
> blind,
> it's probably worth also considering how to show acknowledged status
> codes.
> Maybe by fading the basic symbol (octagon or triangle) and overlaying a
> tick?  That would still allow a plain tick as a "green" code.
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