LOL! @ Ralph!
We all have code that shows up here at one time or another.... We 'll have to dig deep to find examples from Altenbach!!
Message Edited by MattH on 09-11-2007 09:37 AM
Someone mentioned bad icons or at least a hint about "creative" icons when talking about the icon for "cell" values.
When I was an intern at NI (2001) I wrote up a demo that used 1 arb across 4 scopes. The VI that handled the synchronization had an icon of a kitchen sink, including the open window above it with curtains and a wonderful sunny day. The Software then called a VI to trigger the test... I drew a handgun.
Last year (2006) I took the first iteration of the "Advanced I: Architectures" course. About half way through they covered "bad" icons that were so localized that ANYONE outside of the country and some in the US wouldn't understand them... Both of my icons were first on the list.... woohoo, I made the cut!
LOL!! Oh yeas... the smiley face icon...
I did that last year. We worked all day trying to figure out a bug. The RF engineer & I sat down and basically coded a solution on the spot. It was one of those "don't ask... it works... don't ask...". So I drew a smiley face Icon (twas late) and put the controls and indicators to interface with the existing code. It was a temp fix.. Well, the smiley faced vi is still there.. LOL!!!
Smiley faces and other unsusual icons seem to last a long time.. I guess it goes with the "don't fix what's not broken" approach.
Message Edited by altenbach on 09-14-2007 02:51 PM