Powered by Ruby (logo)


(Davey) #1

Hey,
I own a web-host that supports ruby and I wanted to advertise this fact
on my website,
After spending almost an hour looking for the official ruby logo, I
spoke to some people in #ruby-lang on OPN and it transpires that there
doesn’t seem to be a Ruby logo.

So, I got out photoshop, and after two attempts and a little tweaking, I
came up with something suitable.
After some encouragement, I have decided to post a link to the image here.

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like that,
so modify it as you wish!
I hope you like this (my first contribution to the ruby community of
any kind):

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

  • Davey

(Tom Sawyer) #2

my favorite is this one. its not a “powered by” but should be easy to
make into one.

i beleive this comes from an old ruby conference and was printed on some
t-shirts very early in the day.

~transami

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On Thu, 2002-07-04 at 22:49, Davey wrote:

Hey,
I own a web-host that supports ruby and I wanted to advertise this fact
on my website,
After spending almost an hour looking for the official ruby logo, I
spoke to some people in #ruby-lang on OPN and it transpires that there
doesn’t seem to be a Ruby logo.

So, I got out photoshop, and after two attempts and a little tweaking, I
came up with something suitable.
After some encouragement, I have decided to post a link to the image here.

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like that,
so modify it as you wish!
I hope you like this (my first contribution to the ruby community of
any kind):

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

  • Davey


~transami

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin


(MENON Jean-Francois) #3

Davey wrote:

Hey,
I own a web-host that supports ruby and I wanted to advertise this fact
on my website,
After spending almost an hour looking for the official ruby logo, I
spoke to some people in #ruby-lang on OPN and it transpires that there
doesn’t seem to be a Ruby logo.

So, I got out photoshop, and after two attempts and a little tweaking, I
came up with something suitable.
After some encouragement, I have decided to post a link to the image here.

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like that,
so modify it as you wish!
I hope you like this (my first contribution to the ruby community of
any kind):

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

  • Davey

This one is very nice. I keep it for my site :->

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(Nobuyoshi Nakada) #4

Hi,

I own a web-host that supports ruby and I wanted to advertise this
fact on my website,
After spending almost an hour looking for the official ruby logo, I
spoke to some people in #ruby-lang on OPN and it transpires that there
doesn’t seem to be a Ruby logo.

FYI: once we held the icon competition([ruby-list:18589]), and
I found some of them are still accessible. Although they are
not powered-by logos,

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA010205/img/icon/ruby.gif
http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley/4017/banner/ruby.gif
http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~gotoken/pics/guppy.gif

Unfortunately, couldn’t find hummingbird and lamb.

Moreover,
http://www.sorenari.net/powered_eruby.png

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At Fri, 5 Jul 2002 13:49:51 +0900, Davey wrote:


Nobu Nakada


(Sean Chittenden) #5

I own a web-host that supports ruby and I wanted to advertise this
fact on my website, After spending almost an hour looking for the
official ruby logo, I spoke to some people in #ruby-lang on OPN and
it transpires that there doesn't seem to *be* a Ruby logo.

So, I got out photoshop, and after two attempts and a little
tweaking, I came up with something suitable. After some
encouragement, I have decided to post a link to the image here.

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like
that, so modify it as you wish! I hope you like this (my first
contribution to the ruby community of *any* kind):

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

Actually, I believe I've collected every "Powered By" for Ruby.

http://sean.chittenden.org/img/ruby/

And have ripped off/created a few of my own for mod_ruby:

http://sean.chittenden.org/programming/ruby/mod_ruby/powered_by_logos/

Enjoy. -sc

PS My favorites are the ones that start w/ '^good_' (don't ask why I
do that unless you want to hear about a hack).

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--
Sean Chittenden


(Tobi Reif) #6

Davey wrote:

nice logo, but this

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like that,
so modify it as you wish!

could be true for a PNG version, not a GIF one.

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

Tobi

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(Dossy) #7

Very nice. Glad you replaced the red diamond with the
gemstone … very well done.

– Dossy

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On 2002.07.05, Davey davey@its-explosive.net wrote:

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif


Dossy Shiobara mail: dossy@panoptic.com
Panoptic Computer Network web: http://www.panoptic.com/
“He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
folly – then you can let go and quickly move on.” (p. 70)


(SER) #8

Sean Chittenden wrote:

Actually, I believe I’ve collected every “Powered By” for Ruby.

Sean,

Can we count on you to continue collecting them? When I saw this thread, I
immediately started thinking “Hmm… Wiki page…”. It’d be nice to have a
mechanism and a site for uploading logos to. I’d be even better if Matz
would settle on a mascot, or a logo, for Ruby itself :slight_smile: Visual clues are
very important for memory association. If a person sees 10 different
"Powered by Ruby" logos that have no common, stylized graphic, they’ll tend
to have 10 different memory locations in their brains with very little
association between the data. Sooner or later, the brain will empty the
mental trash, and they’ll lose those data points. With fewer data points
associated to Ruby, Ruby itself will become a weaker datapoint.

This is how advertising works. Bombard the consumer with a consistent logo;
they see it everywhere, and the product itself becomes an important part of
their world by how many associations they have connected to it in their
brain. Said another way, without a formal logo, Ruby is handicapped in the
mindshare department. Not crippled, but handicapped.

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(HAL 9000) #9

Actually, I believe I’ve collected every “Powered By” for Ruby.

http://sean.chittenden.org/img/ruby/

And have ripped off/created a few of my own for mod_ruby:

http://sean.chittenden.org/programming/ruby/mod_ruby/powered_by_logos/

You missed one: http://hypermetrics.com/images/pbr1b.jpg

Actually, I’d like to re-do it… it just illustrates
the general concept.

“Powered by” is taken as a pun, and the ruby replaces
the battery in a little circuit diagram.

Disclaimer: It’s even worse as electronics than as art.
I wish someone who knew art and electronics would
implement this idea…

Hal Fulton

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----- Original Message -----
From: “Sean Chittenden” sean@chittenden.org
To: “ruby-talk ML” ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org; "Davey"
davey@its-explosive.net
Cc: “ruby-talk ML” ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: Powered by Ruby (logo)


(Davey) #10

OK, Just for that…

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby

You will find the logo there in the following formats:

.png
.gif
.jpg
.psd (for all you photoshop junkies out there)
.xpm (for use in your Ruby-GTK apps perhaps?)
.xcf (what I believe to be the native GIMP format)

Any other requests for filetypes? Reply and I’ll put it up…

  • Davey

Tobias Reif wrote:

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nice logo, but this

The image is free to use, no copyrights, licenses, or stuff like
that, so modify it as you wish!

could be true for a PNG version, not a GIF one.

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby.gif

Tobi


(James) #11

Same here. So I made one:

http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?PoweredByRubyButtons

James

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Russell [mailto:ser@germane-software.com]
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 9:17 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Powered by Ruby (logo)

Sean Chittenden wrote:

Actually, I believe I’ve collected every “Powered By” for Ruby.

Sean,

Can we count on you to continue collecting them? When I saw
this thread, I
immediately started thinking “Hmm… Wiki page…”.


(David Alan Black) #12

Hi –

This is how advertising works. Bombard the consumer with a consistent logo;
they see it everywhere, and the product itself becomes an important part of
their world by how many associations they have connected to it in their
brain. Said another way, without a formal logo, Ruby is handicapped in the
mindshare department. Not crippled, but handicapped.

I don’t know – sometimes I think it’s more a matter of generating
publicity about a logo (or an ad campaign, or whatever), as in the
case of that idiotic Nike checkmark that we’re all supposed to think
is so amazing and ingenious. So – maybe we can generate publicity
for Ruby as “the programming language with all those wonderful logos”
:slight_smile:

David

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On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, Sean Russell wrote:


David Alan Black
home: dblack@candle.superlink.net
work: blackdav@shu.edu
Web: http://pirate.shu.edu/~blackdav


(Sean Chittenden) #13

Can we count on you to continue collecting them?

Sure, just don’t shoot me when I miss one. :~) I’d like to convert
them all to PNG if possible, but I haven’t. Someday…

This is how advertising works. Bombard the consumer with a
consistent logo; they see it everywhere, and the product itself
becomes an important part of their world by how many associations
they have connected to it in their brain. Said another way, without
a formal logo, Ruby is handicapped in the mindshare department. Not
crippled, but handicapped.

Alright, I wrote a quick index for this so you don’t have to view
every image by hand:

http://sean.chittenden.org/img/ruby/

My personal favorites are those who return true from:

filename =~ /banner/

<senseless_brainwashing>
I’ve put up a “Powered By” logo on my sites, shouldn’t you?
</senseless_brainwashing>

:~) Keep 'em coming! -sc

PS If anyone wants a script that will return a random image, let me
know and I’ll send that out.

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Sean Chittenden


(SER) #14

Davey wrote:

You will find the logo there in the following formats:

png
gif
jpg
psd (for all you photoshop junkies out there)
xpm (for use in your Ruby-GTK apps perhaps?)
xcf (what I believe to be the native GIMP format)

Any other requests for filetypes? Reply and I’ll put it up…

SVG. :slight_smile:

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<|> conversation.”
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(SER) #15

james@rubyxml.com wrote:

Can we count on you to continue collecting them? When I saw
this thread, I immediately started thinking “Hmm… Wiki page…”.

Same here. So I made one:

http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?PoweredByRubyButtons

James, you rock. Hm. I have another friend named James who also,
incidentally, rocks. I wonder if rocking is a function of Jamesness.

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… “Man is still the best computer that we can put aboard a spacecraft
<|> – and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled
/|\ labor.”
/| — Wernher von Braun


(SER) #16

David Alan Black wrote:

I don’t know – sometimes I think it’s more a matter of generating
publicity about a logo (or an ad campaign, or whatever), as in the
case of that idiotic Nike checkmark that we’re all supposed to think
is so amazing and ingenious. So – maybe we can generate publicity
for Ruby as “the programming language with all those wonderful logos”
:slight_smile:

Heh. Interesting thought.

I’m pretty sure that, given what little we know about how the brain
operates, consistency and frequency are key to association.

Yeah, the swoosh got a stupid amount of publicity. Why? The Coco-Cola logo
was around for AGES before the swoosh, and is recognised around the world.

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<|> much better.”
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(Nobuyoshi Nakada) #17

Hi,

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At Sat, 6 Jul 2002 01:53:59 +0900, james@rubyxml.com wrote:

http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?PoweredByRubyButtons

powered_eruby.png isn’t mine, but made by Mr Tenmei
(tenmei@sorenari.net).


Nobu Nakada


(James) #18

Any other requests for filetypes? Reply and I’ll put it up…

SVG. :slight_smile:

And ASCII art. :>

James


(James) #19

James, you rock.

Thank you.

Hm. I have another friend named James who also,
incidentally, rocks. I wonder if rocking is a function of Jamesness.

The unofficial opinion is “Yes.”

James, rockin’

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… “Man is still the best computer that we can put aboard a spacecraft
<|> – and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled
/|\ labor.”
/| — Wernher von Braun


(Davey) #20

http://www.its-explosive.net/~davey/tech/ruby/ruby.htm

:smiley:

  • Davey

james@rubyxml.com wrote:

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Any other requests for filetypes? Reply and I’ll put it up…

SVG. :slight_smile:

And ASCII art. :>

James