C r a z y C o u n t e r

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In the beginning there were simple counters like the WWW-page Access Counter. The people installed counters on their home pages. The people were happy.

After while, some people decided they didn't like counters anymore. These people became angry and produced the Anti-Counter. The people were happy once again.

Meanwhile, Sun Microsystems was developing Java(tm) to solve not only the counter problem, but many others as well. The Java JDK 1.0 was released in January 1996. Now there is Crazy Counter!

Place your mouse on the counter and press +/- make it faster/slower. Press 0 to reset it to zero and any other key to pick a random number. Click on the counter to pause/resume.

I know, you really love Crazy Counter and you want to install it on your own pages to amaze your friends. No problem. Insert something like the following in your page:

<applet codebase=http://www.sdsu.edu/~boyns/java/crazycounter/ code=CrazyCounter.class width=75 height=20>
<param name=numbers value=http://www.sdsu.edu/~boyns/java/crazycounter/numbers.gif>
<param name=number_frames value=10>
<param name=number_width value=15>
<param name=number_height value=20>
<param name=how_many value=5>
<param name=delay value=1000>
</applet>
This one is really big:
<applet codebase=http://www.sdsu.edu/~boyns/java/crazycounter/ code=CrazyCounter.class width=75 height=20>
<param name=numbers value=http://www.sdsu.edu/~boyns/java/crazycounter/numbers.gif>
<param name=number_frames value=10>
<param name=number_width value=15>
<param name=number_height value=20>
<param name=how_many value=19>
<param name=delay value=1000>
</applet>
Both of these examples assume you're going to reference my copy of the Java code and the numbers image. If you don't want to do this, you'll need to download this zip file and install it in your own directory. Be sure to change the URLs accordingly. You can also grab the Java source below and create your own .class file.

The Source. This page has really been accessed times since Jan 31, 1996.


by Mark Boyns
Last modified: Mon Jan 13 14:53:47 PST 1997