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Re: Hippo icon for cygwin...

On 12/5/09, Robert Pendell <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> for your enjoyment. It's based on public domain art; this version
>> released under a creative commons license (CC-BY-SA 3.0) which is GPL
>> compatible.
>> If ya'll like it, I might put it into cygicons.dll eventually.
>> --
>> Chuck
> I like it.  Oh and by the way.  The file never got bzip compressed.
> It is just a standard tar archive.  For decompression if you use
> cygwin tar then leave out the -j parameter so it doesn't bother
> trying.  For native archive manager drop the .bz2 extension. ;)
I thought The Hippo is purely a text file- composed of ASCII chars
arranged to make the appearance of a hippo from text
someone typed in.  there is probably a more compact
representation since it is only composed of a few different characters
so 8 bits is a waste. if you imagine a family of hippos, you can make
a hippo codec for compressing and decompressing hippos, fingers,and
pictures of homer simpson. the trick is to find a statemachine to generate
the picture with a compact transition rule representation ( make the image



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