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el lindo
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Sep 7, 2002, 10:06 PM
 
Just did it earlier today.
     
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Sep 7, 2002, 10:39 PM
 
Originally posted by el lindo:
Just did it earlier today.
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Very nice!
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Sep 7, 2002, 10:43 PM
 
Yeah, that is very cool. I so miss the 6 color Apple logo.

Edit: Or should that be 7? It's been so long.
     
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Sep 7, 2002, 11:05 PM
 
Absolutely wicked!
"Last time the French asked for more evidence, it rolled through France with a German flag." - David Letterman
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 12:40 AM
 
Originally posted by Footy:
Yeah, that is very cool. I so miss the 6 color Apple logo.

Edit: Or should that be 7? It's been so long.
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Sep 8, 2002, 01:56 AM
 
I know that the rainbow color used to be apple's logo design, but, i doubt i'd do that anytime soon. Not to be a homophobe or anything, but doesn't purposefully putting the original rainbow design might cause some confusion of one's sexual orientation? looks kinda like the flat that they wave around on the gay pride parade

the above is just an observation, no offense intended
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 02:28 AM
 
I just bought an iBook and I really like the old rainbow design.... How did you do it?
     
el lindo  (op)
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Sep 8, 2002, 03:06 AM
 
Well, I took the screen cover off and put a piece of paper that I printed the rainbow on right where the apple goes. I didn't explain it very well, but take a look at these pics and you should understand.

     
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Sep 8, 2002, 12:25 PM
 
Hello,

Wagnerite, you are a bit confused about the Rainbow flag that is used for celebrating pride for the gay community. The flag was first used in 1978 when it appeared in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom day Parade. There are eight strips on it and the colours, from top to bottom, are as follows:

1. Hot Pink for sex,
2. Red for life,
3. Orange for healing,
4. Yellow for sun,
5. Green for nature,
6. Turquoise for art,
7. Indigo for harmony, and
8. Violet for spirit.

The Apple rainbow colours are in a differnt order and there are only six.

Celebrating the pride of the Gay Community does not mean you're Gay. It simply states that you are proud to live in a diverse community and that you accept people for who they are, not their sexual preference.

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Sep 8, 2002, 12:26 PM
 
Hello,

el lindo, that is cool!

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Sep 8, 2002, 02:02 PM
 
How do I know which colors to use? Don't suppose you could throw of just the image you printed, so us lazy people could copy your great work By the way, is it on normal paper or what? How's it look when it glows?
     
el lindo  (op)
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Sep 8, 2002, 02:07 PM
 
I've uploaded the picture here: http://www.nightdrive.net/iBook/six_color/square.jpg

Just print it on normal paper. I find that photo paper or anything too high quality drastically cuts down on the glow factor.
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 07:15 PM
 
Originally posted by Praetor11:
How do I know which colors to use? Don't suppose you could throw of just the image you printed, so us lazy people could copy your great work By the way, is it on normal paper or what? How's it look when it glows?
I have the old Apple logo in front of me and the top of the apple including the leaf should really be green, meaning the apple should show 6 colors.
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 09:28 PM
 
Nawus,
How did you do it? Could you help me? I really wanna get the logo looking good.... If you can, IM me on AIM (Praetor11)
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 10:43 PM
 
Originally posted by el lindo:
I've uploaded the picture here: http://www.nightdrive.net/iBook/six_color/square.jpg

Just print it on normal paper. I find that photo paper or anything too high quality drastically cuts down on the glow factor.
that's a huge image for such a small apple.. why is that?
     
el lindo  (op)
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Sep 8, 2002, 11:03 PM
 
It's at 300 dpi. When you print it out it should measure out to be roughly one square inch.
     
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Sep 8, 2002, 11:49 PM
 
http://homepage.mac.com/mattsliva/ibookback.jpg

i made that image and i feel it's more accurate with the apple color logo, no?

and the apple is only 2 inches by 1.5 on the back.

yes, no? i will find my allen wrenches tomorrow and do this hack.

i like.
     
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Sep 9, 2002, 12:36 AM
 
Originally posted by james_squared:

There are eight strips on it and the colours, from top to bottom, are as follows:

1. Hot Pink for sex,
2. Red for life,
3. Orange for healing,
4. Yellow for sun,
5. Green for nature,
6. Turquoise for art,
7. Indigo for harmony, and
8. Violet for spirit.

Do you really think someone thought "Hmmm, we need a flag representing sex, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony & spirit. Let's choose a colour for each and put them together."? I think more likely was "Hey, let's have a rainbow as a flag. Now to make it sound good lets make up some values that the colours represent." Not knocking the flag or the general idea behind it, just find your explanation a little contrived! Also it does seem to assume that gay=hippy, which I'm sure isn't generally true.
     
el lindo  (op)
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Sep 9, 2002, 01:26 PM
 
Originally posted by mattsliva:
http://homepage.mac.com/mattsliva/ibookback.jpg

i made that image and i feel it's more accurate with the apple color logo, no?

and the apple is only 2 inches by 1.5 on the back.

yes, no? i will find my allen wrenches tomorrow and do this hack.

i like.
I think your image is a definate improvement on mine, but I'm not sure the top and bottom colors are quite that big. But go for it. If it works out, I might just have to go back and redo it.
     
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Sep 9, 2002, 03:27 PM
 
the reason why it's so big is because if you look at the apple logo, there's green at the leaf and at the top of the apple. the green space has to be pretty large. the blue at the bottom is bigger than the rest of the stripes also. it's just something i noticed. i printed my image out and so far it aligns correctly. right now i'm going to find my wrench and tear into my book. i'll report back.
     
el lindo  (op)
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Sep 9, 2002, 04:08 PM
 
Cool. The wrench I used was a 1/16".
     
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Sep 9, 2002, 04:39 PM
 
this is uber-coolness..

if ibook users haven't voided their warrenty yet, this may make them:




now, what does this mean?

get creative! would that plastic see-through stuff work better than paper? possibly. and don't stop at the apple logo, maybe a patriot red,white,blue apple would be cool. or maybe, put your girlfriend's picture there.. or a red apple, or graphite apple, or a aqua apple.. the possiblilies are endless now.

el lindo, very cool.
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el lindo  (op)
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Sep 9, 2002, 05:03 PM
 
I like the look of yours better. I think I'll try and fix mine.
     
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Sep 9, 2002, 06:51 PM
 
this is so great. i've been finding some of my favorite images and sticking them back there to see what it looks like. right now i have an american flag inside of the apple. i tried the skull and crossbones from pirates of silicon valley and it looks great. your ibook now has fashion!

if you do attempt this, make sure you have a 1/16" hex wrench, tape, and an image that is 2" tall by 1.5" wide (at least) and just tape it in on to the back cover. no matter what you put back there, it looks great.
     
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Sep 13, 2002, 12:37 PM
 
Anyone know how to do this on a toilet seat...err, clamshell iBook?
     
   
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