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Nostalgia Trip
« on: 26 Apr 2010 09:11:48 am »
I'm currently having a Nostalgia trip with a few of my colleagues and have come to the marvellous spinning cube that used to appear when users ran reports in 8.1 rtm and I believe reportnet before that.

Would anyone know of a link where we could grab a copy of the image from?

Thanks

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #1 on: 26 Apr 2010 10:43:47 am »
I think I may have it somewhere.  If I can dig it out, I will post it onto this thread...

All we need next is the swimming fish... :)

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #2 on: 26 Apr 2010 10:49:10 am »
Aha!!  Found it.



Enjoy!

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #3 on: 26 Apr 2010 11:21:30 am »
After all of the great help I've had on this site, I think this has ended up being my favourite post. Awesome.

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #4 on: 26 Apr 2010 11:35:31 am »
I just remembered that ReportNet Addict used to have the spinning cube as his avatar on this forum a while ago.  A quick check shows he doesn't still use it though.  I must admit, I still prefer it to the spinning hourglass now used in Cognos 8.

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #5 on: 27 Apr 2010 01:39:43 am »
The Impromptu fish!!! now that was awesome :o  ....

Don't suppose there is any chance that you could upload the spinning cube image is there as the site from which I work conveniently block most images displayed on the web so I can't currently relive the joy of the cube..

Thinking about it, I may have the fish image somewhere......I'll have a look.
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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #6 on: 27 Apr 2010 02:02:50 am »
STOP THE PRESS !!!!!!

The lovely spinning cube is still included when you install 8.4 !!! how could I have missed it.

it sits in folder webcontent\samples\images\cub.gif

now once I find that fish my day is complete and its only just started.......

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #7 on: 06 May 2010 04:39:44 am »
Cognosjon,

I found the fish!!  ;D, but i get an error message when i try to send this to this topic...  >:(

send me a PM and i send you the originale fish picture...

cheers,

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #8 on: 06 May 2010 05:08:13 am »
Just post it up onto a picture site such as photobucket.  You can then add an Image link to it in a post on here.

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2010 12:18:41 pm »
If I am not mistaken, you can alter a config file/setting to use any gif you want, in place of the hourglass.  If this is indeed true, does anyone have the steps to perform this mod?

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #10 on: 06 May 2010 04:26:16 pm »
I'm not at an install at the moment, but I believe the image is webcontent\skins\<SKIN>\branding\progress.gif (at least for 8.2) You can replace that image with whatever you want.

Now personally that cube is driving me crazy. You only ever see 5 out of 6 sides.

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #11 on: 07 May 2010 03:15:32 am »
The spinning cube is fast becoming a favourite again in our office, I can't believe how much rejoicing the little spinning fella has brought with him ;D

I just need to try and convince someone that we need to make this a business critical change to the live production servers............Users will feel more relaxed and I swear that reports seem to run faster when the cube is spinning.




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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #12 on: 07 May 2010 04:56:22 am »
I just need to try and convince someone that we need to make this a business critical change to the live production servers............Users will feel more relaxed and I swear that reports seem to run faster when the cube is spinning.

Shhh!!!  You are giving away some of our best-kept performance tuning secrets.  :-X  This is one of the undocumented changes that make us (in the know) look great when we go on-site and fix performance issues that nobody else can sort!  ;) ;D
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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #13 on: 24 May 2010 02:30:28 am »
By courtesy of cogknowhow, I now have the little fishy fella himself......

Next job is to find a reason for me to embed the image into a new report!!!   ;)

I've tried to attached the image but keep receving the following message:

"The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved. "

Not had this prob before...........................

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Re: Nostalgia Trip
« Reply #14 on: 26 May 2010 08:41:01 am »
By courtesy of cogknowhow, I now have the little fishy fella himself......

Next job is to find a reason for me to embed the image into a new report!!!   ;)

I've tried to attached the image but keep receving the following message:

"The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved. "

Not had this prob before...........................


I hope you're keeping the little fella in a nice clean tank and feeding him every day, Mr. C! :)

Is the error from trying to attach the image to a post in this forum?  If so, just upload it to imgbb.com and copy the IMG tags into your post.

Cheers!

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