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MEJ Buijs
03-23-2007, 04:56 AM
Anyone notice the sudden appearance of a well-brewed cup of coffee on the splash screen, after last update? Are the good folks at BibleWorks taking the mick or what? Ha!

Makes you wonder though - is that a cup of morning-and-im-just-getting-started coffee or more the have-to-finish-this-ruddy-paper-tonight variety...

MEJ Buijs
03-23-2007, 05:20 AM
And just as I was growing rather fond of it, it's disappeared again! Pity.

Dale A. Brueggemann
03-23-2007, 09:48 AM
That cup of coffee only appears if you load BW early enough for your first cuppa'; if you load it later in the day, sorry, no cuppa' for you bubba ;-)

Earlier on there was quite a debate about whether it was even coffee. Some suggested various other popular early morning drinks.

MGVH
03-23-2007, 11:02 AM
And there is yet a different screen if you log on late enough at night!
Ps 127.2

calvary
03-23-2007, 10:03 PM
I personally loved it. I thought it was a great touch. Then again, I'm a Peets guy, so.... :)

Dave

MTan
03-27-2007, 09:24 AM
Coffee is only served in the morning!

MBushell
03-27-2007, 01:37 PM
There are only three splash screen, one for early morning, one for during the day and one for night. Michael Tan wanted to add one showing a plate of Tater Tots (for maybe 5 minutes a day) but we haven't decided yet of the advisability of that. Gotta keep a sense of humor.

Mike

MEJ Buijs
03-27-2007, 03:58 PM
Then again, folks tend to like different things, don't they? In this day and age where personal choice and customer satisfaction are the key words to success, surely BibleWorks should consider providing for the diverging needs of people splash screen-wise, no less than it has when it comes to program content!

Over here in the Netherlands, for example, Protestantism in its more orthodox forms has long been associated with the consumption - in modest measures, I hasten to add - of Dutch gin. No proper reformed dominee should be without! A four o'clock splash screen with a good old earthenware jug of jenever would certainly add great cheer to the at times arduous task of figuring out proper command line codes.

And the wonderful options there are, once you start to think about it! All those Vulgate readers out there - surely they would love to see a plate of fish on fridays, and in Lent. Oh, make that gefilte fish for JPS users. Might be a bit more work getting all the jewish holidays in there... but then, all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

Makes a new Philo morphological database pale by comparison, it does!

danieleburrow
03-27-2007, 04:10 PM
"Gotta keep that sense of humor"...

Eyes more brightened, heart more strengthened, faith more precious, courage more fiery, and happiness tank more full as I navigate with and wonder at this most excellent tool you all have made. My understanding of the Word and my love for Christ are both ever growing--thank you!

Feeding my sense of humor as you have done has played a part in keeping my focus upon Him rather than circumstances. Laughter truly is a potent medicine.

Joyfully About Our Father's Business,

Daniel
Psalm 100

Harold6
03-31-2007, 11:17 AM
I would love to enjoy my coffee a little longer. Is there a way to regulate the timing on the splash screens? My cup is always empty by 9:00 am.

Harold6
04-01-2007, 10:15 PM
Hey Guys!

I guess this is becoming an obsession with me! But I've noticed that the coffee cups goes away and the daytime screen appears at 9:00 am and remains until 9:00 pm. At 9:00 pm the screen with the picture of the BibleWorks interface comes on. Does anybody know how long this screen is on before the coffee cup appears again? This is not a matter of great doctrine or theological importance. I just want to satisfy my curiosity without waking up at 3:00 am to see if the screen has changed.

Michael Hanel
04-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Hey Guys!

I guess this is becoming an obsession with me! But I've noticed that the coffee cups goes away and the daytime screen appears at 9:00 am and remains until 9:00 pm. At 9:00 pm the screen with the picture of the BibleWorks interface comes on. Does anybody know how long this screen is on before the coffee cup appears again? This is not a matter of great doctrine or theological importance. I just want to satisfy my curiosity without waking up at 3:00 am to see if the screen has changed.

It might change again at midnight. I would actually not advise staying up late. Just change your clock in Windows and re-open BW.

Harold6
04-01-2007, 10:34 PM
Thanks Mike! Why didn't I think of that?

Harold6
04-02-2007, 12:40 AM
Michael,

I did as you suggested! Thanks for the tip! For those who might be curious: The coffee cup splash is from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. The daytime splash screen is from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The night-time splash is from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.

MTan
04-20-2007, 06:01 PM
Psssst. Hey, buddy! Yeah, you! C'mere. I've got a secret to tell you. Download the "Miscellaneous Support Files" update and start the program at 6PM...

Harold6
04-20-2007, 08:06 PM
I have downloaded the update. What do I need to do to change the timing?

MBushell
04-21-2007, 01:35 AM
Here's the schedule:
6:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Coffee Cup
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Floating Screens
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM - Nighttime Screenshot (my fav)
6:00 PM to 6:10 PM - Surprise (Guess what it is)

The last one is new, just posted

:-)

SCSaunders
04-21-2007, 08:00 AM
Here's the schedule:
6:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Coffee Cup
Mine sports a Great White dorsal fin. Does yours?


6:00 PM to 6:10 PM - Surprise (Guess what it is)
What the seven thunders said?

MGVH
04-21-2007, 03:03 PM
I didn't check the time exactly, but I got tater tots a couple mornings ago!

Gospelizer
05-21-2007, 12:22 PM
At 6PM my BW splash screen said, "Free BibleWorks Upgrade Next Version."

[OK, so it didn't...I can always hope!]:)

SCSaunders
06-08-2007, 11:18 AM
Every Other Tuesday, there's a 15 second window of opportunity. Fill your cheeks with hot coffee and say "vorlage."
http://i14.tinypic.com/4q5meqa.jpg
The mourning following a full moon, there's only a five second chance for this. Sign an "L" on your forehead with your left hand.
http://i9.tinypic.com/4uek0mv.jpg

David Kummerow
06-08-2007, 10:59 PM
Here's the latest splash screen for those who haven't seen it yet:

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8193/splashzt2.png

SCSaunders
06-09-2007, 03:08 PM
Here's the latest splash screen for those who haven't seen it yet:Nice job! What program are you using? I just started messing around with GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/)

David Kummerow
06-10-2007, 12:56 AM
It's not actually my creation but the real deal. It's splash screen number 4 which I think displays from 6:00 PM to 6:10 PM. The different splash screens are located in the file bwbits70.dll.

GIMP is fine, although a bit unwieldy. PhotoShop is just too expensive for me though. PhotoBrush (http://www.mediachance.com/pbrush/index.html) is good for digital photos; only thing I really miss with it is layers, but that's apparently a much-requested feature which is coming.

hubmair
06-10-2007, 01:34 AM
I didn't check the time exactly, but I got tater tots a couple mornings ago!

I thought it looked like crawfish boulettes ready to be fried and served with a tasso cream sauce. But I could be wrong.

SCSaunders
06-11-2007, 07:37 AM
It's not actually my creation but the real deal. It's splash screen number 4 which I think displays from 6:00 PM to 6:10 PM. The different splash screens are located in the file bwbits70.dll.

GIMP is fine, although a bit unwieldy. PhotoShop is just too expensive for me though. PhotoBrush (http://www.mediachance.com/pbrush/index.html) is good for digital photos; only thing I really miss with it is layers, but that's apparently a much-requested feature which is coming.6:00 to 6:10 PM - the kids usually have me tied to a chair or set on fire. Once the fire department leaves, the beatings begin.

Thanks for letting me know where the flash files are. I had used a screen capture tool to get mine. Yep, Photoshop is waaaaaaaay out of my $$$ league. I'll start taking a look at PhotoBrush. Thanks for the tip and the link!

For now, I'm going to try and make GIMP work, only because I like the price and I can get 'How To' books for it at the library and on the web (http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/). If I can have fun with the cut and paste in my power points, that's heaven enough for me.

Chow!

MGVH
06-11-2007, 11:28 AM
(Just realized, pretty much everywhere else on the web "OT" means "off-topic"...)
Getting away from BW stuff, but I did once write up a very brief survey of free image editing and composition tools (including GIMP and also screen capture and vector drawing) HERE (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2007/04/regarding-images-and-such.html#links). If it helps...

SCSaunders
06-11-2007, 02:23 PM
(Just realized, pretty much everywhere else on the web "OT" means "off-topic"...)
Getting away from BW stuff, but I did once write up a very brief survey of free image editing and composition tools (including GIMP and also screen capture and vector drawing) HERE (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2007/04/regarding-images-and-such.html#links). If it helps...Thanks. I just added your site to my favorites. Always looking for help.

David Kummerow
06-11-2007, 09:25 PM
6:00 to 6:10 PM - the kids usually have me tied to a chair or set on fire.
Yes, me too -- which is why I cheated and took a peek into the .dll!

tcblack
06-20-2007, 12:03 PM
Yes, me too -- which is why I cheated and took a peek into the .dll!

What prog did you use for this?

David Kummerow
06-20-2007, 08:35 PM
What prog did you use for this?
Resourse Hacker (http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/)

This would also let you replace the standard bitmaps with your own compositions, like what Scott has done.

SCSaunders
06-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Resourse Hacker (http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/)

I love finding stuff like this! Thanks.