Retired Ruby Mascott?

Hi all,

My memory could be fuzzy - but didn’t the Ruby language used to have a
sort of anime-girl type mascott several years ago? In fact, I just
came across this page as I was using google to do my recollecting for
me:

http://www.yoshidam.net/Ruby-chan/

It’s definitely not a professional image or anything and we probably
don’t want to see her on the covers of PragProg books. Well maybe v3
of AWD could have this girl tied up on the train tracks ala old
Underdog cartoons… but that’s not a good image either, is it?

Er… I’ve forgotten what the point of this message was if there was
one. I am curious though: what’s the current status of this “mascott”?
Is she still used on the Japanese side? Does anybody remember her at
all? Is there a Moetan Guide to Ruby with Ruby-chan in the works
somewhere in the Ruby underground?

-Pawel

On 7/3/06, Pawel S. [email protected] wrote:

Hi all,

My memory could be fuzzy - but didn’t the Ruby language used to have a
sort of anime-girl type mascott several years ago? In fact, I just
came across this page as I was using google to do my recollecting for
me:

http://www.yoshidam.net/Ruby-chan/

Unofficial, not part of the regular OS-tachi crew.
That being said, Yoshidam is multi-talented. Unicode composition and
decomposition libraries as well as fan art. :slight_smile:

On 7/3/06, Wilson B. [email protected] wrote:

Unofficial, not part of the regular OS-tachi crew.
That being said, Yoshidam is multi-talented. Unicode composition and
decomposition libraries as well as fan art. :slight_smile:

Ah, so it was always a fan-thing like the WindowsXP and Mac-tans etc?
I could be wrong, but I thought she used to be on the Ruby homepage at
some point. So the only official Ruby mascott is the gem? Isn’t that
flying in the face of the tradition of having a cute, user friendly
mascott that can be found at your local zoo?

For example, the Perl camel:

http://gazo08.chbox.jp/petcrack/src/1140827461296.jpg

or maybe the Python snake:

http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/holly/p/PPix/Python2.JPG

Where’s the spirit of user friendliness in an inanimate object?

-Pawel

On Jul 3, 2006, at 22:42, Pawel S. wrote:

For example, the Perl camel:

http://gazo08.chbox.jp/petcrack/src/1140827461296.jpg

or maybe the Python snake:

http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/holly/p/PPix/Python2.JPG

Where’s the spirit of user friendliness in an inanimate object?

You ever tried to make a camel do what you want it to? Those things
spit.

Hi Pawel:

Is this what you are after?
http://web.archive.org/web/20020606135511/http://www.rubyconf.com/mascot.html

– Tom.

On 7/3/06, Pawel S. [email protected] wrote:

don’t want to see her on the covers of PragProg books. Well maybe v3

-Pawel


“Nothing will ever be attempted, if all
possible objections must first be
overcome.” - Samuel Johnson

“Luck is what happens when
preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca

On 7/3/06, Pawel S. [email protected] wrote:

don’t want to see her on the covers of PragProg books. Well maybe v3
of AWD could have this girl tied up on the train tracks ala old
Underdog cartoons… but that’s not a good image either, is it?

Er… I’ve forgotten what the point of this message was if there was
one. I am curious though: what’s the current status of this “mascott”?
Is she still used on the Japanese side? Does anybody remember her at
all? Is there a Moetan Guide to Ruby with Ruby-chan in the works
somewhere in the Ruby underground?

If any figures have become unofficial community mascots then it must
be two foxes yelling “chunky bacon” 1 in Why’s (Poignant) Guide to
Ruby [2].

Brian.

1 http://poignantguide.net/ruby/i/the.foxes-4c.png
[2] http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

Pawel S. wrote:

or maybe the Python snake:

http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/holly/p/PPix/Python2.JPG

You’re kidding right? I love Python as much as I love Ruby, but their
snake mascot is not a good mascot (IMO). It’s cold-blooded. It eats
small furry cute mammals. It’s slimly, it smells, etc. Look at the
problems Pyhton has with naming projects. Eggs… what kind of name is
that? A lot of people think eggs are gross. And snake eggs are even more
gross!

Ruby’s gem is much better (IMO). A Ruby is something of value. If I
found a ruby, I would pick it up, dust it of and put it in my pocket.
Rubys are something to be held, admired and passed onto or sold to
others. If I came across a snake, I’d either run from it or kill it
somehow… isn’t it human nature to fear snakes? Why have a mascot so
naturally repulsive to 90% of humankind?

Again, Python is great, but the snake mascot is not!

On 7/3/06, brad tilley [email protected] wrote:

gross!
Heh, I should have put in a disclaimer about looking at the pictures
first. I was failing at sarcasm I guess - the Perl picture is of a
camel biting someone’s head, and the Python picture is a vicious
looking snake with the heading ‘The beast is back!’ from the bad
B-movie Python from a couple of years ago.

So yeah, basically I agree that those two particular smelly-and-spitty
and/or likely-to-crush-in-its-deathgrip mascotts aren’t inspired
choice for user friendly mascotts. :slight_smile:

Rubies are much more practical. But I do miss seeing the anime-girl as
a potential sidekick.

-Pawel

Hi –

On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Pawel S. wrote:

Hi all,

My memory could be fuzzy - but didn’t the Ruby language used to have a
sort of anime-girl type mascott several years ago?

There was no such “mascot.” The ruby-chan image came up at a time
when the notion of having a Ruby mascot was being bandied about.
Mercifully, and correctly, the idea of having a kind of “pet”
woman/girl as a mascot was not taken particularly seriously by very
many people (except, perhaps, by those of us who felt somewhat
affronted by it).

You can search the ruby-talk archives for more.

David

Tom J. wrote:

Is this what you are after?
http://web.archive.org/web/20020606135511/http://www.rubyconf.com/mascot.html

I like this one very much:

http://web.archive.org/web/20011105230309/rubyconf.com/images/rubylogo2.gif
http://web.archive.org/web/20020807234645/rubyconf.com/images/rubychan.gif

Very cool :slight_smile:

On 7/3/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

Thanks for pointing this out. I recall when this was first suggested,
and I’m glad it just faded away.

Pfft… what are the kids all suposed to go out and get tattoos of then?

Is Chip, the Talking Code Block1 still in the running? :wink:

-Pawel

[email protected] wrote:

There was no such “mascot.” The ruby-chan image came up at a time
when the notion of having a Ruby mascot was being bandied about.
Mercifully, and correctly, the idea of having a kind of “pet”
woman/girl as a mascot was not taken particularly seriously by very
many people (except, perhaps, by those of us who felt somewhat
affronted by it).

Thanks for pointing this out. I recall when this was first suggested,
and I’m glad it just faded away.


James B.

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, but the illusion
of knowledge.”

  • D. Boorstin

Pawel S. wrote:

On 7/3/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

Thanks for pointing this out. I recall when this was first suggested,
and I’m glad it just faded away.

Pfft… what are the kids all suposed to go out and get tattoos of then?
Celtic symbols.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

http://linuxcapacityplanning.com

Hi –

On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Pawel S. wrote:

On 7/3/06, James B. [email protected] wrote:

Thanks for pointing this out. I recall when this was first suggested,
and I’m glad it just faded away.

Pfft… what are the kids all suposed to go out and get tattoos of then?

Is Chip, the Talking Code Block1 still in the running? :wink:

Now that brings back memories!

David

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

No, Japanese characters. That way yo can use the Takahashi method to
give a presentation simply by removing your clothing!

  • Dan

Hi!

At Tue, 4 Jul 2006 13:27:08 +0900, Daniel B. wrote:

No, Japanese characters. That way yo can use the Takahashi method
to give a presentation simply by removing your clothing!

blouse,skirt,bra,panty,tatoo = “watashi wa kawaii desu honto”.split

Hm, okay, don’t take that too serious, I seemingly had a “Chobits”
overdose last night.

Nevertheless a persocon with ruby ears would be a nice logo :slight_smile:

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt

2006/7/4, [email protected] [email protected]:

Is Chip, the Talking Code Block1 still in the running? :wink:

Now that brings back memories!

Wow! That’s nearly exactly 5 years from now. Nice little guy. :wink:

robert

2006/7/4, Brian M. [email protected]:

If any figures have become unofficial community mascots then it must
be two foxes yelling “chunky bacon” [1] in Why’s (Poignant) Guide to
Ruby [2].

Brian.

i vote chunky bacon!!

greetings, Dirk.

Dirk M. wrote:

greetings, Dirk.

+2**31-2

Speaking of which, I know there’s a PDF of W§G2R available. Is there
some hope that I could wander down to a local bookstore and buy a hard
copy some day?


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

http://linuxcapacityplanning.com

On Jul 5, 2006, at 10:36 AM, Josef ‘Jupp’ SCHUGT wrote:

blouse,skirt,bra,panty,tatoo = “watashi wa kawaii desu honto”.split

Hm, okay, don’t take that too serious, I seemingly had a “Chobits”
overdose last night.

Nevertheless a persocon with ruby ears would be a nice logo :slight_smile:

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt

Golf:

blouse,skirt,bra,panty,tatoo=%w[watashi wa kawaii desu honto]

:-p

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