Java based Google Logo
January 7, 2006 7:14 PM   Subscribe

cool, but slow loading particle physics trick using interaction between your mouse & the Google logo. Software is in Java, page isn't related to Google in any specific way other than that the logo was chosen for its recognizability.
posted by jonson (37 comments total)

 
"cool, but slow loading..."

or not loading at all, as the case may be.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:28 PM on January 7, 2006


slow loading to the point of frequently timing out. here's a google cache (ah, the meta-ness of it all).
posted by jonson at 7:28 PM on January 7, 2006


Thanks ever so much for posting a link that sacked my browser. Not like I had anything worthwhile open or anything.
posted by fenriq at 7:49 PM on January 7, 2006


The google cache doesn't cache the applet.
posted by null terminated at 7:55 PM on January 7, 2006


Which didn't seem to work anyway.
posted by Samizdata at 8:01 PM on January 7, 2006


boo
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 8:03 PM on January 7, 2006


"cool, but slow loading..."

This is measured in hours? days? months?
posted by mystyk at 8:03 PM on January 7, 2006


maybe it had an F5 DoS attack
posted by daninnj at 8:03 PM on January 7, 2006


Dude, are you recommending F5? That's illegal you know.
posted by Hildegarde at 8:10 PM on January 7, 2006


Is this like the blonde joke, but with no links?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:12 PM on January 7, 2006


What was the particle physics trick? I didn't see the explanation on the page (it may have been there, but as this was a java app, a crash was fairly inevitable). Sort of fun, though.
posted by jikel_morten at 8:14 PM on January 7, 2006


does this not work because I use a mac?
posted by jessamyn at 8:14 PM on January 7, 2006


Does this not work because I stopped caring?
posted by stenseng at 8:16 PM on January 7, 2006


So we can now post single links to broken sites?
posted by fenriq at 8:24 PM on January 7, 2006


Um, it totally worked for me.
posted by trip and a half at 8:24 PM on January 7, 2006


Worked for me. Not that slow. Quite fun for 1 minute, 13 seconds.
posted by Jimbob at 8:25 PM on January 7, 2006


Ain't working for me on FF for Mac. Anyone care to describe it further? Tell me it ain't like that old blink-tag-era trick where little sparkles follow your mouse around...
posted by brundlefly at 8:41 PM on January 7, 2006


Imagine the google logo composed of a flurry of vibrating particles, which scatter when your mouse moves over them, only to return to their original positions through a rubbery, elastic, gravity-like behavior.

Actually, that probably won't help you.
posted by jikel_morten at 8:48 PM on January 7, 2006


Loaded fine for me in Oprea (I don't trust Firefox to handle java). But, erm, just didn't scream out 'physics' as I moved my mouse about. Rather, it sort of whimpered 'put down the beer and read a damn book instead of playing with a silly java applet.' Which kinda made me lose my mind. Up in here.
posted by moonbird at 8:51 PM on January 7, 2006


jikel_morten writes "Imagine the google logo composed of a flurry of vibrating particles, which scatter when your mouse moves over them, only to return to their original positions through a rubbery, elastic, gravity-like behavior."

Man, that's basically what I see whenever I go to Google.

/forced drug humor
posted by brundlefly at 8:56 PM on January 7, 2006


Brutal - sorry for the load issues everyone.
posted by jonson at 10:07 PM on January 7, 2006


Well, for what its worth, it both worked for and (briefly) entertained me.
It would be better if you could pick your own image to use though.
posted by AndrewStephens at 10:45 PM on January 7, 2006


GOOGLE CANNOT DIE!
posted by sourwookie at 1:34 AM on January 8, 2006


Worked for me. Somewhat fun. And yeah, why can't you load your own image.
posted by delmoi at 6:06 AM on January 8, 2006


Friggin sweet.

The goal is to get all the little dots to stick to the letter 'e'.

the internet is getting way too awesome.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:51 AM on January 8, 2006


Works on my Mac (10.3/Safari).
see also.
posted by nowonmai at 7:55 AM on January 8, 2006


Worked fine on FF under Linux too. Pretty but ultimately not earth-shattering...
posted by benzo8 at 8:00 AM on January 8, 2006


Tell me someone, what does this have to do with particle physics?
posted by Joeforking at 8:21 AM on January 8, 2006


The coral cache copy of the link works fine for me.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:20 AM on January 8, 2006


Worked great. Until I tried to click on the Google logo. Didn't crash my browser per se but... oh wait, there it is again. I'll try clicking again.

D'oh!
posted by hal9k at 11:21 AM on January 8, 2006


Works fine for me on FF on Mac. Groovy.
posted by nevercalm at 11:28 AM on January 8, 2006


Joeforking - the logo breaks up into a number of particles, which disperse and then cling together again using physics rules pertaining to the elasticity & velocity of their path, as well as the vibration in their undisturbed position.
posted by jonson at 12:35 PM on January 8, 2006


worked fine for me too.

so, in my opinion, a single link to a working site does seem to be fine.
posted by knapah at 1:06 PM on January 8, 2006


Yeah, it's working for me now too... Neat!
posted by brundlefly at 3:48 PM on January 8, 2006


Worked for me in FF 1.5 on Mac. The fans in my G5 really started revving up when I messed with the particles a lot. Nice to make my processors work once in a while...
posted by pmbuko at 9:12 PM on January 8, 2006


the page is titled "dot snot google"?
posted by squarehead at 1:50 PM on January 9, 2006


It's finally working for me. It's pretty neat, but not worth an fpp.
posted by puke & cry at 7:49 PM on January 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


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