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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 19 Jul 2010 :  01:52:48  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can certainly try. Can you send me the details [via PM] of your misplaced alter ego?

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Brimstone
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Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  06:45:25  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sage can I use this picture as my avatar.
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IngoDjan
Learned Scribe

Brazil
146 Posts

Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  11:53:04  Show Profile  Visit IngoDjan's Homepage Send IngoDjan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll send mine now!

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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Australia
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Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  12:03:59  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brim, I'll try and organise that for you. I'm experiencing some significant problems with my web access at the moment [I'm lucky I was able to make this post] so my duties here at Candlekeep have had to take something of a back seat to that. Rest assured I'll get to it just as soon as I'm able.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  12:18:15  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Take your time Sage.

Now if it's December 2012 and I am still waiting then I will be upset...
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  16:03:51  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Brim, I'll try and organise that for you. I'm experiencing some significant problems with my web access at the moment [I'm lucky I was able to make this post] so my duties here at Candlekeep have had to take something of a back seat to that. Rest assured I'll get to it just as soon as I'm able.



Did your gremlins follow you home?

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 29 Aug 2010 :  22:32:04  Show Profile Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Brim, I'll try and organise that for you. I'm experiencing some significant problems with my web access at the moment [I'm lucky I was able to make this post] so my duties here at Candlekeep have had to take something of a back seat to that. Rest assured I'll get to it just as soon as I'm able.



Did your gremlins follow you home?



Funny you should say that....I have never seen the sage and the gremlins in the same place at the same time.....

Hmmmm, makes you think.

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Dennis
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Posted - 09 Jan 2011 :  15:48:07  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just happy and thankful to Al for my new avatar! =)

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15724 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2011 :  19:49:01  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You go your new one?

Wish I had MINE.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 26 Feb 2011 19:49:18
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Feb 2011 :  21:53:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dennis's avatar makes me think of the X-Man Gambit.

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Feb 2011 :  00:58:02  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

You go your new one?

Wish I had MINE.

I've previously contacted Big Al about that Markus. I don't currently have access to the upload system, so Alaundo's largely been responsible for custom avatar uploads. My guess is, he's either forgot, or it's just been buried beneath everything else he's doing for the site.

I'll ping him again.

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Feb 2011 :  00:59:33  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Dennis's avatar makes me think of the X-Man Gambit.

First thought that came to my mind, was Doctor Strange.

Not that there's anything wrong Gambit, mind you.

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Dennis
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Posted - 03 Mar 2011 :  07:39:24  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Dennis's avatar makes me think of the X-Man Gambit.

First thought that came to my mind, was Doctor Strange.




You're right, Sage. It's Doctor Strange.

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DBG
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 Mar 2011 :  08:57:55  Show Profile Send DBG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

Well Met fellow Scribes

For those who wish to show their own individual portrait ("avatar")

The image must be in the same fantasy portrait style as the current avatars available and as a 64x64 JPEG. You may also state whether you wish your avatar to be exclusive to you or if you would like to share it and make it available for selection.

You must send your avatar to either myself or the Candlekeep Webmaster using the email address to which your member name is registered and also state the member name to which the avatar belongs.



Just a thank you for the promt avatar change.

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15724 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2011 :  18:03:55  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess I should try the 'formal route' DBG used.



quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

You go your new one?

Wish I had MINE.

I've previously contacted Big Al about that Markus. I don't currently have access to the upload system, so Alaundo's largely been responsible for custom avatar uploads. My guess is, he's either forgot, or it's just been buried beneath everything else he's doing for the site.

I'll ping him again.
I wouldn't even care - its based on my current one - but it was a LOT of work changing the map in the background (something that always nagged at me).

Come to think of it, it may just be at a quick-glance they look the same, and Alaundo might think it was already done.

You know what... forget it... I'm actually not happy with the new one either - I don't like how little I look.

I need to offset the map in the background - perhaps just pull it over and down somehow.... must think on this...

Then again, maybe I'll just do an entire new one, based on the map I made for the cover of the canceled region-specific CKC10.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 08 Mar 2011 18:09:21
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Alaundo
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Mar 2011 :  12:47:20  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

I wouldn't even care - its based on my current one - but it was a LOT of work changing the map in the background (something that always nagged at me).

Come to think of it, it may just be at a quick-glance they look the same, and Alaundo might think it was already done.

You know what... forget it... I'm actually not happy with the new one either - I don't like how little I look.

I need to offset the map in the background - perhaps just pull it over and down somehow.... must think on this...

Then again, maybe I'll just do an entire new one, based on the map I made for the cover of the canceled region-specific CKC10.



Well met

And a beautiful cover it is too, Markustay

One day...

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 09 Mar 2011 :  22:30:22  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
An Alaundo sighting!

If you have the time and the inclination, I decided to move away from the map-maker and go with something a little more.... ME... this time.

My new Avatar (if you could).

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Lily M Green
Learned Scribe

Australia
115 Posts

Posted - 01 Apr 2011 :  07:48:04  Show Profile  Visit Lily M Green's Homepage Send Lily M Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the superquick change to my Avatar! :)

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.

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Dennis
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Posted - 01 Apr 2011 :  08:03:49  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Interesting avatar, Lily. Is that a priest, wizard, or scribe?

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Lily M Green
Learned Scribe

Australia
115 Posts

Posted - 01 Apr 2011 :  12:55:23  Show Profile  Visit Lily M Green's Homepage Send Lily M Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Y'Know, I've yet to decide! She's been my avatar for a while now though so perhaps she deserves a proper bio and stats?

Originally, she was meant to represent the girl in the Green Wood from a song called Sound of a Drum, based on The Unquiet Grave.


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Dennis
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Posted - 01 Apr 2011 :  23:22:36  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Yes, I guess you should.

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Ayrik
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Canada
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Posted - 02 Apr 2011 :  01:15:33  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
She looks like some kind of Egyptian druid queen to me, lol.

[/Ayrik]
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Dennis
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Posted - 02 Apr 2011 :  04:10:58  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I hope she's not an elf.

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Azuth
Senior Scribe

USA
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Posted - 02 Apr 2011 :  04:56:31  Show Profile  Visit Azuth's Homepage Send Azuth a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Sage, Alaundo, et al:

Just thought you might be interested to the answer regarding a question asked seven years past. GIF (graphic interface format) was created by CompuServe and only supports a limited number of colors in an image. Those colors are defined in the file format, but because it only supports a small number of colors (256 per image, in total) it was not well liked for photographs. The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) created a format where a picture is compressed with "lossy" compression. To make the picture smaller, colors that are very close (in visual terms) are made the same to compress the file. When saving a file, one is usually prompted for "higher quality" or "more compression" which determines how strongly the compression algorhythm is applied. The newest, best format is the "lossless" Portable Network Graphic (PNG) which compresses an image while retaining all of the original color information. While the resulting file isn't as small as JPEG, it is still much smaller than the original bitmapped image. GIF files can be animated, however, whereas PNG cannot. But, PNG images support transparency, so one needn't fill in all areas of an image to avoid background-color conflict. PNG is now the default format of "Windows Paint" (and has been since Windows Vista came out in 2006) versus the older, and completely uncompressed bitmap (BMP) file.

Even the Lord of All Spells can utter forth some trivial jargon when so inclined. Apologies if the posting is somewhat off topic.

Regards,

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Ayrik
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Canada
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Posted - 02 Apr 2011 :  05:08:36  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
JPEG has been far more aggressively (and professionally) developed; there's a growing family of JPG formats and standards, and they're all designed with maximum compatibility in mind, they are the default image format for most modern display firmware, OS software, browsers, and apps (though GIF, PNG, BMP and most bitmap formats are also widely supported). JPGs can support lossless compression (and offer the best compression of any common image format on all scales), but they do not natively support animation, layers, or transparency effects. GIF or PNG (or proprietary) compression formats are sometimes used simply because commercial use of JPG encoders requires a nominal per-copy licensing fee, though there are copylefted opensource options.

Animated GIFs can place heavy demand on system resources (and even bandwidth) when large numbers are loaded on a browser page, unless they are scripted with great care.

Image formats can be converted by opening them with any editor app and using the "Save as..." option. ACDSee PicaView is an excellent freeware tool which offers simple and advanced conversion options.

[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 02 Apr 2011 05:34:16
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