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January 27, 2003
The Sock dog and you.

Many readers of this blog really seem to like Victor Stripey Hugo (He is the one with "witold" in the picture. He is a sock dog, he is a one of a kind guy, hand made by the incredibly talented Anna of Absolutely-vile.com. So while I can not quite share the actual toy with you. (VSH is busy protecting the house.) I can still share images or maybe some tiny little pictures for your desktop. So here we go, I made two little icons of Stripey for you, dear reader. You can download them and use them for your private icon needs. They are a gift for you. They are not for sale. They are not to be used commercially.
I can not guarantee they will look good on your desktop. If they do, please send links to screenshots. If they do not, please let me know. I am not sure I will be able to fix anything, but I could try.
The icons work probably best in Mac OS X. The largest picture below is the actual size of the actual icons. If you do not have the newest Macintosh operating system, you can still use the icons. You will only get to see the tiny size though. (Until you upgrade or Switch.)
I also made versions for Windows™XP®. I do not have this operating system here, so I have no idea what the little sock dog will look like on your PC™®. (Let me know...)
Again. I am not responsible if you decide to delete all files on your hard drive to make room for the dog. I also can not take any responsibility if the dog bites or pees or does other funny things (no, wait, he will not, he is a sock dog turned into two little icons). He is a virus free animal (as long as you get him here). He was originally hand made by Anna of absolutely-vile.com and then drawn for you on my little PowerBook by me.
Macintosh users: Sitting Stripey or Standing Stripey.
Windows users: Sitting Stripey or Standing Stripey.
If you would like to know how to use the icons on windows and or would like to get more icons, visit dotico.com, I think it is a division of The Iconfactory, one of the greatest sites for mac users. So if you are a mac user, make sure to visit The Iconfactory. (They are also the makers of iconbuilder pro, the filter used to turn Stripey into a desktop icon. I could just go on and on about The Iconfactory, but you probably are not even reading anymore, but playing with your sock dog. I am happy for you.
Enjoy your own desk top sock dog. Have a great week.


oh sweet!
i think mine has fleas. he just won't stop with the scratching.

Posted by: shauna on January 27, 2003 02:44 AM

Fleas? Oh no... ; )
I am sure he is just waving, not really scratching.
Send me a screenshot of him sitting in your dock. (I know you have OSX on your ibook) Make sure to turn magnification on, roll over the dog and then press Command-Shift-3 (All at the same time.) You can crop the image of course. But a full desktop screencapture might be coolest. Yey.

Posted by: Witold on January 27, 2003 10:26 AM

i have windows xp [hold those rotten tomatoes!]... he/she [victor/victoria] is a bit smaller than my other icons but otherwise works... meaning, no dreaded blue screen of death [yet]... hmmmm, should i send you a desktop snapshot?

nevertheless, very cute... thank you very much for the goodies! :-)

Posted by: - s - on January 27, 2003 02:12 PM

yes, please, send desktop screenshots.
: )

Posted by: Witold on January 27, 2003 02:16 PM

just sent you some desktop screenshots... subject titled "this ain't no spam..." so please do not delete. :-)

Posted by: - s - on January 27, 2003 04:17 PM

Very nice, and very cute. I tried them out at work, sitting Victor looks glorious. I'll get him up at home and then send a screenshot sometime.


Posted by: Naz on January 27, 2003 05:04 PM

yes, screenshots, screenshots...
i just got the very first one. Stripey looks very much at home on a WindowsXP desktop! (very pretty desktop -s-.)
Feel free to post links to your desktops... or should we start a little gallery on this site?... ; )

Posted by: Witold on January 27, 2003 05:09 PM

Here is a small segment of my screen(s), I love the little Stripey!! Thanks Witold for the gift!

Posted by: Pat on January 27, 2003 10:34 PM

BTW - Macintosh, 10.2.3!

Posted by: Pat on January 27, 2003 10:35 PM

this is fantastic! Hope he does not get his feet wet.
: )

Posted by: Witold on January 27, 2003 10:52 PM

Here is my desktop, VSH in the dock. (This also answers another question - yes, I know and love Meomi!)

Posted by: Anna on January 27, 2003 11:34 PM

Well, so far it's feet aren't too wet, but wait till the water rises; this is so much fun, I turned 'on' my dock (normally it is hidden) and cleaned up my desktop just for the big picture! Here are my two screens right now:

Posted by: Pat on January 28, 2003 12:35 AM

this is so much fun! wonderful!
Anna, your dock looks very cool. Some of the icons seem to be adjusted, so they comply with apple rules?

Pat, two screens, a great landscape with Stipey. This is truly grand.

Impressive. (I received more beautiful screenshots in the mail. I will ask for permission to post them here.)

Posted by: Witold on January 28, 2003 12:40 AM

Witold, I use Candybar from Iconfactory to change my system icons, and the "Snow" skin from RadE8 to change the overall look of my system. I hope that's what ou were wondering....

Posted by: Anna on January 28, 2003 01:21 AM

wow, i was one of the first to buy candybar, but i did not know about snow! wonderful! yippieee... (just downloaded)
Thank you *again* Anna! : )

Posted by: Witold on January 28, 2003 01:35 AM

Here's my desktop at home. Victor is down in the bottom right corner, entitled Wilma, since that is my home computer's name. You don't see a full view of Victor, since I'm using a program to tweak the shell and get the icons to look list style.

Posted by: Naz on January 28, 2003 01:55 AM

you have a very big desktop. wow... (and it looks very cool.)

Posted by: Witold on January 28, 2003 02:35 AM

Stripey Surfing into the unknown

Posted by: T on January 28, 2003 12:31 PM

Lovely surfing action T. I can see that Stripey is listening to music at full volume...
He really is enjoying himself, I see. : )

Posted by: Witold on January 28, 2003 01:00 PM

(laugh) I can explain.

Posted by: T on January 28, 2003 02:10 PM


Posted by: Witold on January 28, 2003 02:27 PM

He is fantastic!! I need to go figure out how to put him on my desktop immediately! :)

Posted by: Meike on January 28, 2003 05:00 PM

anna: love your desktop!... it's sooo cute!

this is really cool seein' everyone else's, a little window into one's personality.

with that being said, where's yours, witold?

Posted by: - s - on January 28, 2003 09:24 PM

Stripey is a good dog, and knows that he is not suppose to listen to music at full volume, especially when the speaker is facing the ground. He repents, even if that was only a testing out the wavy pink panther tune, rather than the tango.

Posted by: T on January 28, 2003 11:39 PM


Posted by: Witold on January 29, 2003 12:17 AM
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