Thoughts and Musings
The FuRPiG Game
Since my Macintosh PowerBook goes with me everywhere, I tend to do my
doodling at meetings etc. on it. This has resulted in a collection of about
four dozen icons that I've distributed as freeware. The icon of me in the
welcome paragraph of my home page is one of the first of these. The icons
are available in following forms:
JimB's Macintosh icons as ResEdit resources
Click on the Jim-in-the-Box icon (thanks to my son Brendan for giving its
obvious name) to get them as a Macintosh ResEdit resource file.
JimB's Macintosh icons as folders
Click on the JimB's Folders icon to get them as a set of Macintosh files
each having one of the icons pasted on it as a custom icon.
JimB's icons as GIFs on a Web page
Click on the JimB on the Web icon to go to a Web page that has the 8-bit
versions of the icons as GIFs that can be downloaded individually.
Warning: This page has 60 gifs on it (including the 9 in the border to
the left. Some browsers take a long time to load it.
JimB's icons as Zip File
Click on the JimB's Zip file icon to retrieve a zip file containing
all three sets of GIFs. I have successfully unzipped these on a Windows
NT system using both UNZIP and WinZIP. PKUNZIP didn't preserve the
directory hierarchy and ended up with duplicate file name problems.
I haven't had any problems using unzip on UNIX to unpack this archive.
If you do, let me know (email@example.com).
JimB's Icons is a set of four dozen freeware icons, largely of
people. The subjects and styles vary. Some are portraits of friends or
historical figures. Some are caricatures. They were originally developed
as Macintosh icon resources. Most come as an icon family consisting of a
black and white icon (an ICN# resource), 16-color or greyscale icon
(icl4), and a 256 color icon (icl8). A few also have small icons (ics8,
ics4 and ics# resources) as well as large. The icons use the standard
Apple icon colors.
They are also availble as GIFs in three formats: 256 colors, 16
colors or greys, and black and white on a grey background. The
backgrounds in all three formats are set to be transparent. The color
palettes have been minimized to include only the colors actually used in
JimB's Icons are freely licensed for private or commercial use. I am asking
no fee to use them. The only condition is that if you make use of them
commercially, I want some form of credit in your documentation, help or
about box. Naturally, if you want to repay me in money or in kind, I
wouldn't turn it down. The icons may be a result of my doodling and just a
hobby, but I love appreciation. Who doesn't?
Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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