Fun & Games - MacGyverisms

Description: Do you know what a drag it can be locked in a freezer by ill-meaning bank robbers? Ever felt helpless while being chased by Soviets through Kabulstan? With some ice cubes, a light bulb and your computer you can break out of that freezer. Or, if you've got a broken spy sattelite and a roll of duct tape you can soar above the Soviet menace in your very own hang glider. MacGyverisms is full of over 200 ideas to help you get out of a bind in a hurry, just dont forget the duct tape!
Author: mariposa
Version: 1.0
New in v1.0: Dirtied Mac's shirt up some. Now its easier to read the text.
Uploaded on: August 8th 2005 at 9:43 AM
Rating: (4.83 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2388 (all versions), 2339 (this version)
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I LOVE IT! You've totally earned a spot in my widget dashboard. WAY hardcore.

I would love it EVEN MORE (if that is even possible) if the white phrases were never partially on top of MacGyver's white shirt.

Posted by: tesla on Aug 08, 05 (7:13 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Absolutely fab. I agree on the white shirt thing. It makes the beginning of the much needed advice difficult to read. Maybe a mac os like rounded box for the text.

Now if I can only find some twigs to prop up this lens so I can use this car wingmirror to reflect sunlight and focus it through the lens and onto that shotgun about 200 metres away by the military vehicles fuel tank causing it to go of and cause enough distraction for me to infiltrate.

That would be sweet.

Posted by: TheSpiral on Aug 08, 05 (8:21 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

First I have to rip apart this cargo net so I can rappel from Jack's helicopter into Apple headquarters, after which I will use Microsoft Windows CD to create a distraction giving me just enough time to pick the lock to the OSX lab and use some duct tape coated with powder from a programer's donut to lift Steve's fingerprints off the database keypad- thus allowing me entry into the code bank so I can copy code for a Mac OS box for text. I'll work on it.

Posted by: mariposa (developer) on Aug 08, 05 (8:44 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

The screen is not of the new version. Ignore it. OR... devise a way to temporarly shut down the server using a hairpin and a credit card and upload the new screen. Your choice.

Posted by: mariposa (developer) on Aug 08, 05 (10:25 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I downloaded it, and it is... smiley

Posted by: SiliconX on Aug 08, 05 (5:37 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

math.random gives the same results each time you launch the widget, so these quotes will display in the same order each time you open the widget.

Posted by: jonlink on Aug 08, 05 (9:29 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Oh... thats... ick... Ill see what I can do... Ideas? Macgyverisms keeps telling me to disarm math.random with a paperclip.

Posted by: mariposa (developer) on Aug 08, 05 (10:19 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

this is what i use to get random quotes in my widgets. there are probably nicer ways, but i like mine.

Code:
function rnd(max){
var rnd;
var e;
var d;
if(max > 9){
i = 2;
}else if(max > 99){
i = 3;
}else{
i = 1;
}
for(r=0; i > r; r++){
var d = new Date();
d = d.getMilliseconds()*2058021920164.24830945;
d = Math.round(d);
d = d.toString();
e = Math.random()*d.length;
e = Math.floor(e);
d = d.charAt(e);
rnd = d+rnd;
}
rnd = parseInt(rnd);
while(rnd > (max -1)){rnd = Math.round(rnd - max);}
return rnd;
}


then when you go to pick your quote have
Code:
quoteNum = rnd(quoteArray.length);
quotation = quoteArray[quoteNum];


then whatever you do to show the quote

Posted by: jonlink on Aug 08, 05 (11:55 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

hmm, cant print as code, well... get the idea

Posted by: jonlink on Aug 08, 05 (11:56 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

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