Decorative - BSOD

Description: A New Windows XP BSOD

A BSOD widget so you can fool other people into thinking you have a PC with BSoD. (Works most effectively on a non-apple monitor and or in a PC-based Office)

How to use:
1. Install
2. Drag out to dashboard
3. Center image
4. Done, you have a BSoD
Author: Powermacguy
Version: 0.6b
New in v0.6b: 0.1 Original Release
- Image
0.2
- Better Image
0.3
- Resizing to screen
0.4
- Better Icon & Resizing
0.5
- New Icon
- Minimizing
- Windows XP Image

1. Code Rewrite
2. Minimizing
0.6
- New Screenshot
Uploaded on: May 26th 2006 at 5:54 PM
Rating: (3.81 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 5384 (all versions), 2578 (this version)
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Wow, that's pretty stupid.

Posted by: paularms on Aug 09, 05 (5:21 AM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

You wouldn't think so if you knew where this was coming from.

Pretty Clever!

Posted by: Garcon on Aug 09, 05 (5:57 AM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

A serious competitor for the DBZ widget.

Posted by: BonzoESC on Aug 09, 05 (6:18 AM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Could you make it work for other size screens?

I have aPB and it doesn't take up the whole screen.

Don't know why, but it amuses me smiley

Posted by: fantasticalmonkey on Aug 09, 05 (8:44 AM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Yeah quite amusing, me having switched from Windows some time ago smiley Very reminescent of the dark ages

Posted by: weisheng on Aug 09, 05 (10:56 AM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

Love it. Put this on a mans new mac hit f12 and he'll cry for days... or hit f12 and say nice try moron.

Posted by: ZicklePop on Aug 09, 05 (12:34 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Maybe you could flip the widget over and set your resolution, then have an <img> tag in the background which adjusts accordingly.

Posted by: Garcon on Aug 09, 05 (4:31 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

You don't even have to set the resolution on the back, JS can automatically detect resolution.

Posted by: maxintosh on Aug 09, 05 (7:02 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

Can you make it smaller? It takes up the whole screen on my PB 12". BWHAHAH just kidding smiley

Posted by: Lundmark on Aug 09, 05 (10:22 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

I am currently making it able to detect the res and enlarge it to your current resolution.

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 09, 05 (11:17 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)  

HELP i need a js designer

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 10, 05 (9:38 PM) for version 0.2b (previous version)  

Actually im just about ready to release another version

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 11, 05 (9:38 PM) for version 0.2b (previous version)  

BIG RELEASE IT now goes fullscreen!!!!!

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 13, 05 (1:47 AM) for version 0.3b (previous version)  

hmmm... needs something to have access to my other widgets... a minimize button perhaps? otherwise, delicious

Posted by: all123 on Aug 13, 05 (3:27 AM) for version 0.3b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

This is truly awesome.

You can, however, see where the image ends and the blue background begins. From a design standpoint, that kind of bugs me, but alas.

Any reason why it says "Rapid" as opposed to "Windows"?

I can no longer see my desktop when Dashboard comes up, but it makes me laugh every time i see this widget with all my other widgets on top of it, so it all works out smiley

Posted by: notorious on Aug 13, 05 (6:16 AM) for version 0.3b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Cool! It finally resizes to fit the screen. Perhaps you should check the colour of the border, it doesn't match with the central image. I've checked in Photoshop, the central image's background is #0101ad, please set this colour for the border if possible!

Posted by: weisheng on Aug 13, 05 (8:06 AM) for version 0.3b (previous version)  

I am working on a update to the coloring. As well as extending the widget another 10 pixels to each side so it will be easier to center.

Rapid. Actually I am changing the image to a better one.

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 13, 05 (1:39 PM) for version 0.3b (previous version)  

Alot easier centering

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 13, 05 (4:26 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

Clever, humorous, good.

But I was hoping I'd never see that again, not even as a joke!

Hee hee.

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Aug 13, 05 (5:36 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

Supremely useful!

Now set Dashboard to the space bar for extra fun.

Posted by: Nagromme on Aug 13, 05 (6:44 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Someone i need help with the icon.

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 13, 05 (8:14 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

No full screen on my 17" PowerBook (1.440*900).

Funny idea thoughsmiley

Thanks, Tom

Posted by: Spoekenkieker on Aug 13, 05 (9:23 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

You have to center it!

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 13, 05 (9:26 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

OK, thanks. It was centered from the beginning, since I didn't drag it but just doubleclicked the download.

Then it at first only took a part of my screen. After your msg I went into Dashboard again and then it suddenly vanished.

After some time I visited Dashboard again and there it was, BIG, but it wasn't centered now, was somehow pushed down and to the right. So I just recentered it by hand and now it looks GREAT!

I'm a-gonna fool my students with this on mondaysmiley at first they'll think that I have the same problems as they have every day, and then I'll just close that blue screensmiley

Thank you.

Posted by: Spoekenkieker on Aug 13, 05 (10:14 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

Good idea. I can't trick anyone with an iMac though : (

I think there may be better "Blue Screens of Death" out there though. Having just switched from Windows, when I got the screen I usually just restarted and everything was fine. Others however, were much more scary. One said something like " Major Error. System Halted. You need to restart your computer." (I never used that computer again!)

Maybe on the flip side of the widget the user could pick between several different screens. Might make it a little more fun ; )

Thanks for this widget!

Posted by: EricNau on Aug 14, 05 (6:11 AM) for version 0.35b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I am working on that ^

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 14, 05 (8:16 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

I am working on adding the kernel panic and mac os 9 bomb

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Aug 14, 05 (10:36 PM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

mmm tasty kernel panic. It'd be really cool if you could get it to slowly draw the image like it does when a kernel panic actually occurs. Also, to help reduce file size and increase image quality, you could create the page using CSS. Just a thought! smiley

-m

Posted by: mattf (Administrator) on Aug 15, 05 (1:43 AM) for version 0.35b (previous version)  

I love the idea, and with a bomb and kernel panic it'll be even better.

Posted by: VeritusD on Aug 16, 05 (6:22 AM) for version 0.4b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Thanks for resolving the colour issue! Hopefully in future there'll be more screens to choose from. Incidentally, the widget starts off with the "Rapid" image and then resizes to the one headed "Warning". Think the icon needs working on too, maybe simpler and not so congested.

Posted by: weisheng on Aug 16, 05 (7:58 AM) for version 0.4b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

What a waste of time! But lots of fun. Great job.

Posted by: Whitwolf on Aug 17, 05 (5:41 PM) for version 0.4b (previous version)  

Can this really fool anyone with the little dashboard "X" in the lower left hand corner?

Posted by: EricNau on Aug 19, 05 (5:29 AM) for version 0.4b (previous version)  

All you have to do to really fool someone is just enable the widget dev mode

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Sep 28, 05 (11:23 PM) for version 0.4b (previous version)  

Haha, this is going to be a lot of fun on the Macintels, even with the giveaway (+) on the bottom.

Say, I'm pretty sure that Javascript can move browser windows on the screen, the widget could center itself automatically when opened. I think the close button should be more on the inside too, so one doesn't have to move the widget to close it.

Posted by: kajiki on Oct 31, 05 (10:49 PM) for version 0.4b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I may update it again

Posted by: Powermacguy (developer) on Nov 02, 05 (3:57 AM) for version 0.4b (previous version)  

Wow!

A new Windows Emulator!!!
This will certainly give Virtual PC and GuestPC hard competition smiley

Posted by: jjkeller on Jan 06, 06 (7:54 AM) for version 0.4b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

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