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    I need an avatar

    Postby zacher2005 » 09 Mar 2011 22:11

    I would love to have one of Leto II or Tleixu, but I suck at finding them in the right size.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby zacher2005 » 09 Mar 2011 22:50

    Baraka Bryan wrote:so throw em in paint and resize em



    I'll have to do that when I am done being lazy lol
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandChigger » 09 Mar 2011 22:52

    (Don't mind him, he's been a wee bit biotchy since his return. Even wrote "butt-fuck" in a comment the other day. :shock: :lol: )
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Eyes High » 09 Mar 2011 23:15

    I know on photobucket you can resize. The profile page should tell you what size you need.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Nekhrun » 10 Mar 2011 08:39

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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 10 Mar 2011 12:52

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(Don't mind him, he's been a wee bit biotchy since his return.)


    have I? hmmm i don't mean to be.


    Don't worry. We all know its just a combination of being Republican (or whatever you Canuks call it) and the absolute certainty of mind that comes with getting close to finishing college. You'll mellow. :wink:
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 10 Mar 2011 13:12

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(Don't mind him, he's been a wee bit biotchy since his return.)


    have I? hmmm i don't mean to be.


    Don't worry. We all know its just a combination of being Republican (or whatever you Canuks call it) and the absolute certainty of mind that comes with getting close to finishing college. You'll mellow. :wink:


    haha. i've been done university for a year now :P I'm just a cynical corporate professional now ;)

    the Conservative thing... that's where my certainty of being right comes in ;)


    Couldn't remember if you had finished school, or just an big internship. Something political, IIRC.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Eyes High » 10 Mar 2011 14:13

    Just glad to have you back BB. :romance-caress: :romance-kisscheek:

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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandRider » 28 Mar 2011 03:08

    I think I've been meaning to post about this for sometime, but ...

    I've been using the same free version of VSO Image Resizer for like 3 years now ...
    I had the install pack on the old machine (Vista), when I got the new machine (Win7)
    I just put it on a flash drive and installed and kept on keeping on ... I can't even tell
    which version this one is, it's so stripped down there's not even an "about" button,
    but it does everything I need to do and more ... plus, it's integrated into the context
    menu, so you can select one to 20 photos at a time, right-click (FU Mackies), click
    VSO and it loads them into a small window ...

    anyway, Bryan said to drop them in paint, which is okay, but about 5 more steps than
    I ever want to take, so I thought, I've thought about this before, when the resize for
    avatars or whatever comes up (with my version of VSO, you right-click the image
    you want (I guess for Macs you would ... uh ... ah fuck, who cares ?) set the resize
    to pixels, type 80 and 80 into the little boxes, make sure "Keep original ratio" is
    checked, then "resize original" or "make copy" .... done & done)

    so I go to gooooogle this thing, and I guess it has been a long goddamn time, because
    the product and the company has changed names, and I've not used the new versions,
    or even ever updated this one ... it works just great, so .... I can't recommend software
    I haven't tried everything I know how to do to break, but I can say the old one worked
    fine ... and then I figured I could find a download somewhere for the version I
    have, and I'd guess it's out there somewhere, but ...

    here's one link at cnet:
    http://download.cnet.com/Light-Image-Re ... 29104.html

    I think the download software is the new stuff, but the review (from 2009) is the old one,
    the one I have, and from my experience and reading the review, I'd say them cnet guys
    is a bunch of pussies ... granma-running-you-to-the-storm-cellar-cause-it-got-cloudy kinda scared ...
    or just bitches ... yeah, that's it, alot of their reviews are like that, just ... bitchy ...

    here's the link to what I believe to be the same company's new site :
    http://www.obviousidea.com/windows-soft ... &aid=10793
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby lotek » 28 Mar 2011 05:33

    plus, it's integrated into the context
    menu, so you can select one to 20 photos at a time, right-click (FU Mackies), click
    VSO and it loads them into a small window ...


    that's what I'm talking about !
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandChigger » 28 Mar 2011 06:17

    SandRider wrote:...it's integrated into the context
    menu, ... right-click (FU Mackies), ... you right-click the image
    you want (I guess for Macs you would ... uh ... ah fuck, who cares ?)

    You need to get with the program. We've been right-clicking on Macs for over ten years now.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Mar 2011 12:39

    SandChigger wrote:
    SandRider wrote:...it's integrated into the context
    menu, ... right-click (FU Mackies), ... you right-click the image
    you want (I guess for Macs you would ... uh ... ah fuck, who cares ?)

    You need to get with the program. We've been right-clicking on Macs for over ten years now.


    Yea, but only if you get the mouse with two buttons, right? :P
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandChigger » 28 Mar 2011 12:52

    :hand: Mine actually has four. AND a trackwheel. :snooty:
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Mar 2011 14:00

    SandChigger wrote::hand: Mine actually has four. AND a trackwheel. :snooty:


    What?!?? No multi-touch mouse?!?! Luddite.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Robspierre » 28 Mar 2011 19:17

    I use the Magic Trackpad, up to four finger gestures :dance:

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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandRider » 28 Mar 2011 21:12

    fuck, now Jobs is turning you poor people into cyborgs ....
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Mar 2011 23:10

    SandRider wrote:fuck, now Jobs is turning you poor people into cyborgs ....


    Kool-Aid tastes much better when you're a cyborg.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby TheDukester » 28 Mar 2011 23:19

    Cult of Mac, baby ... live it!

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    Postby Robspierre » 28 Mar 2011 23:53

    TheDukester wrote:Cult of Mac, baby ... live it!

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    Wired Apple Keyboard
    Remote Apple TV2

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    14" Mid 2005 ibook G4
    Wireless Keyboard for Ipad
    Charge kit w/cord for Ipad
    500 GB External Hard Drive. Partitioned with a bootable clone of my OS, updated once a week.
    1TB External Hard Drive.

    Apple TV 2 with a slide show of some of my wallpapers.

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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Omphalos » 29 Mar 2011 01:09

    Hows that Apple TV work? I've heard it has problems.
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandRider » 29 Mar 2011 17:00

    I was gonna say something about the dust .... but I know where you live ...

    it used to be a problem I had ... I like having alot of windows open, cotton field dust is very fine & light,
    West Texas winds pick up all the time ... I solved the problem by ignoring it ...

    and your shiner bottle reminded that I don't think I ever regaled y'all with stories of one of my favorite
    bar-games : Pitch a fit when they try to charge you the "imported" price for shiner

    I had one of those mac keyboards for awhile, a full size one with number pad - I liked the buttons,
    I had a hard time getting to real speed on it, tho - the keys were sensitive and the profile was
    very low - I'm one of those "finger-dragger" typists, goes back to the old IBM Selectric machines
    and having to press the keys hard combined with keeping my fingers on the "home row" ... I don't
    have a "light touch", and my fingers are almost always in contact with the board ...

    one of the heeler puppies chewed through the cord on it tho awhile back, after I'd stopped using it
    and foolishly left it under the desk ... another problem I remember having with it was sticky, gummy
    keys - you can't pop the buttons off and clean the thing - I have a habit of coming in from working
    and not bothering to wash my hands, so my keyboards and trackballs get dirt and grease and alpaca
    shit on them all the time ... so white wasn't a good choice for my lifestyle ... also tho, some of the
    key-stick might actually have been damage to the contacts from the way I pounded on it ...

    I do like the design, tho ... I'm always interested in new designs and concepts for standard products,
    that keyboard just wasn't all that functional for me ... had two usb ports, tho, that was handy for
    flashdrives ... I'm back to using a generic HP keyboard right now, but even its keys aren't as chunky
    as they used to be; a little flatter on the top, without the flare-out on the bottom, the keys are closer
    together than my fingers' muscle-memory likes ...

    I was intrigued by microsoft's (heavy-handed) attempt to change-up typing with that "ergo" board
    they pushed quite a number of years ago, with the key-set basically broke in half and angled; never
    got used to it either, altho I did try for a long time ... I've still got two of them somewhere, both are
    PS2 plugs ... I've got a couple of different PS2 to USB adapterplugs and a box I built during that PS2
    to USB switch-over period; if they ever decide to allow multiple keyboard inputs in the Windows they
    have with the mice & trackballs, I might find a use for them again ... altho by then, I'd assume the
    adapters will have moved on to something above the PS2's capabilities ....

    I'm still digging the Saitek game controller thing my youngest boy got me a couple of years ago when
    he got me hooked on the Call of Duty game ... all the keys are programmable, and switching profiles
    is a right-click on the system tray icon and a click to select ... alot of programs I use today have options
    for "hot-key" and "shortcut-key" programming for just about every thing; it takes some set-up time and
    trial testing to see what works for you, but as I've said before, the way I have this machine set up now,
    unless I'm writing something, I'm rarely using the keyboard, certainly on web-surfing stuff ... (I've got a
    macro with the Welcome. Your Water is Ours. thing preset)

    I've also been looking for some software that would control alot of Windows System functions from a
    numeric keypad ... I've got several number pads designed for laptops, I guess, one that is wireless
    but I don't like how thick it is; the one I'm using is small and thin, on a long miniUSB to USB cord,
    plugged in the powered USB hub in the middle of the desk; the trackball sits on a little table by my
    chair, with the ashtrays and piperacks and bourbon bottles, the Saitek controller and the little keypad
    are on a old piano bench on the other side ... so if I need to enter numbers and not text, I can reach it
    and not have to lean forward to the keyboard ... I'm really into that, too, after turning off the TeeVee
    and watching movies and such on the big-ass monitor ... I get laid back in this huge leather desk chair
    and don't want to struggle to get my old ass into an upright position when it just ain't necessary ...

    but the only keypad software I found so far would do the trick, but it's too complicated, in a way ...
    you can program damn near any function into it, using a master-code list {0 to 9999} ... but you have
    to click an icon to open the interface, and type in the code; so if I have to use the mouse pointer to open
    the command box and type in a numeric command, for most routine things it's easier to just use the mouse ...
    (i.e., the Windows "Start" button ... opening a Windows Explorer instance, etc.)

    and remind me sometime to recount my "experience" with Windows Voice Recognition;
    it is just a text-book example of the bass-ackward thinking at microsoft; and the best
    alternative, VoiceFinger, is a piece of failware, too ...
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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby Robspierre » 29 Mar 2011 20:29

    Sand Rider said:
    and your shiner bottle reminded that I don't think I ever regaled y'all with stories of one of my favorite
    bar-games : Pitch a fit when they try to charge you the "imported" price for shiner


    I've been kicked out of two or three places for raising hell over that fucking "import" pricing bullshit. :Adolf:

    Omph, I've not had any problems with my Apple TV. I do not stream a lot of Netflix or Youtube simply because I can't get high speed internet where I am at. The DSL available is not fast enough to handle HD streaming.

    Streaming content from my laptop is damn fast over the protected wi-fi. It has a lot of future potential and I love the remote app on my touch.

    Sand rider, there are a lot of people who are so addicted to those old style IBM keyboards that you can find them being produced for use with both Macs and Windows machines.

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    Re: I need an avatar

    Postby SandRider » 29 Mar 2011 21:37

    it starts like this:

    Whoa, hold up there, little girl .... this here's a Shiner ... should be two bucks ...

    note : this game only works with young girls behind the bar; older women have heard all this shit
    before and will tell you to "yeah, yeah, carry your ass, cowboy"; male bartenders will quickly and
    succinctly give an concise and correct answer, which ain't no fun atall : "yessir, I know, but Shiner
    charges us a premium price, and it's taxed like a premium beer; our inventory software only handles
    "domestic" and "imported" labels for beers ..."

    but with a girl, especially one from like, Dallas or some shit, whose daddy never taught her anything
    at all about Texas, or even better, some girl not from Texas, there's some fun to be had ... except if'n
    it's a place where Texas boys go alot anyway, then it's about 60-40 for her already having heard all
    this shit ...

    so now, in these wretched times, the best place for this reindeer game is an "upscale" pub,
    meaning one of those shitholes frequented by young, white, college-educated kids currently
    in a high-earning position (and enjoy that while you can, you fucking idiots); the kind of
    place where the boys just stopped wearing their ball caps backwards last year, but still show
    up to a bar in shorts & flip-flops, and the girls wear off-the-shoulder sun dresses and act like
    they are going to pull their titties out but never actually do, and kiss each other in front of the
    boys for attention, but get real pissy when you try to get them home for a threesome ... or hell,
    I won't even take mah clothes off, you girls just go at it and I'll watch .... then, after acting like
    they imagine biker whores to act like, they get really offended when you treat'em like biker whores ...

    the world is a mighty confusing place some days ...

    anyway:

    Honey, this here's a Shiner.
    Yessir.
    Uhhh ... honey, doya know where Shiners're made ?
    {blank stare}
    They's made in Shiner, honey. Shiner, Texas.
    {irritated blank stare}
    On highway 95, down in Lavaca County ?
    uhhhh ...
    South of Austin, t'other side a Eye-Ten ?

    here, you can branch into my other favorite game, "Honey, where yew from ?"
    and get her to tell you her whole life story if she's willing to play with you; you can
    also bring up her daddy ..."Huh. An' yore daddy never told you that?" ... this is important
    in gaining the information necessary if you're going to go down the Daddy Issues trail ...

    and for those of you reading this who still don't get what it's about,
    it always ends at :

    So you tellin me Shiner is an imported beer, when it's made in Texas?
    That don't make no kinda sense at all ...


    the end result is one of two things, both of which are good:
    if the girl thinks you're a cute old man, this is equivalent to
    a pick-up line, the conversation-starter (the lone star beer caps
    are another) allowing you the "Dang, honey, where you from ?"
    gambit, which will result in the girl giving out TMI that will be
    used to try and get her top off later ...

    if the girl thinks you're just a creepy old fuck, she'll stop you by
    asking if you want to talk to the manager; this is the signal to
    give up hope of getting her out of her shirt, ever, and a convenient
    and dignified way to extract yourself from the conversation -
    Why, yes ma'am, I think I would ...

    then you stand around and wait for the manager, who will eventually
    show up and you play the dumbass cowboy, not understanding why
    they's callin Shiner an imported beer, when it's made right down
    there in Lavaca County, and he will explain about wholesale price and
    taxes, and you can say well, okay, but fuck, son - just call it a we-gonna-
    charge-ya-more-f'it beer than all this imported horseshit ...

    and as I said above, tho, this whole routine is getting to be old, as Shiner
    gets more wide-spread name recognition (meaning the shitheels in Dallas
    and Houston order it, one, because it's made in Texas, damnit, and they
    thinks they's Texans, and two - it fucking costs twice as much as every other
    'domestic' beer, and they want you to know they gots money ...) and more
    and more bars, other than the roadhouses & honky-tonks, stock it ....

    and that's good, too, because maybe, eventually, Shiner will drop all this
    "premium" horseshit, or force the Legislature to tell the TABC to create a
    new category for Texas Beer ... altho, none of that will happen, cause
    shitheels in shorts and flip-flops are gonna order the Shiner until the
    next fad comes along ....
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