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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2004, 01:58:37 AM »
word up kerry !
thanks a bunch for hosting my avatar. it looks good. rock on  8)
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« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2004, 02:02:01 AM »
Hi Kerry! I sent you an e-mail with my stupid pic... I would be able to host it myself, but my thumbnails on my host site are 104x104 pixels... (8 lousy pixels...grrr!!!)  anyway... thanks for helping me out... i kept ;wondering why my images became red x's after a few hours
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« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2004, 02:11:12 AM »
well.... i got a reply back from MAILER DAEMON.. Kerry, did you change your e-mail?
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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2004, 05:06:04 AM »
Kerry is very good about returning PM's. Try that route. He's often on most nights so he'll reply soon enough.

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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2004, 05:18:57 AM »
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Kerry, did you change your e-mail?

No, no change of address.  In fact, I received emails from 2 other GStwin members in my Juno mailbox today.

Try again?
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« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2004, 05:06:48 PM »
Thanks Kerry,

I entered it in my profiles so we'll see what happens...

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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2004, 05:41:54 PM »
I'd be inclined to say that it's still not working  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2004, 01:03:13 PM »
:dunno:  
Ya, I think you are right.  I give up
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« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2004, 09:59:00 PM »
Thanks Kerry!! working fine now!!
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« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2004, 10:17:08 PM »
:) Thanks Kerry , Man...

You ARE the best!  Wish you weren't so far away, I owe you one :cheers:

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« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2004, 12:59:42 PM »
She works! Many thanks Kerry, you da man :thumb:
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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2004, 02:07:45 AM »
Once again, Thanks Kerry! Now I look like the Evil Clown Biker Gang leader from Akira  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2004, 08:05:59 AM »
is anyone *cough*Kerry*cough* interested in an automated avatar hosting script?

you give it a jpeg from your harddrive and it resizes it for you, stores it on the webserver, and gives out the URL.

it runs on any server that has PHP w/ GD support.
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« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2004, 08:23:17 AM »
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is anyone *cough*Kerry*cough* interested in an automated avatar hosting script?

Hmmm ... maybe.  But I'm not THAT big of an operation yet.

For now I don't mind doing things manually.  Besides, a significant number of the avatar images I'm hosting have benefitted from some combination of cropping, lightening, addition of a border, etc.

Thanks for thinking of me though!  :)
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« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2004, 09:20:01 PM »
ATTENTION!

If I am hosting your avatar (or other files) ... LISTEN UP!

I recently completed the changeover from my old web host (sisna.com) to my new one (EACHosting.com).  It took me a week to get everything copied over, and another 2 or 3 weeks to go through all of my GStwin posts and update the links.  All of that is DONE now, so the only thing left to do before I pull the plug on my Sisna account is to get YOU to update any of your links to my webspace.

FOR AVATARS
    1) In your web browser, determine the current location of your avatar image.  (In IE you do this by right-clicking on the image and choosing Properties from the popup menu.)

    2) If the Address (URL) includes
users.sisna.com/KerryKJB1 then it is pointing at my soon-to-be obsolete webspace.

3) Copy down the URL (or Ctrl-C it to the clipboard).

4) Go to your GStwin profile by clicking the "Edit Profile" link at the top of this page.

5) Scroll to the bottom of your profile page ... find the "Link to off-site Atavar:" text box.

6) Enter the URL for your avatar, but replace users.sisna.com/KerryKJB1 with www.bbburma.net

7) Click the Submit button

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8 ) In a couple weeks I will make a pass through the list of users whose avatars I am hosting, and send PMs to those who have not changed their avatar URL.  (Please don't wait - save me some time & effort!)[/list:u]
FOR OTHER FILES
I'm not hosting very many other files for people.  (You should know who you are.)  The same address change described above applies.  If you have trouble, let me know.


FOR LINKS IN GSTWIN POSTS
If any of your posts include images from my OLD webspace, those images will soon turn into little red X's (when my Sisna account goes offline).  URL-type links will be broken, but this won't be obvious until they are hovered over or clicked on.

I'm sure that I missed a few links as I went through my 2000+ posts, so we're in this together.  The solution is for us to let each other know about broken links, and for the original poster to update the URL in their message.  (In case of emergency, I think that as moderator I can edit posts in the General Discussion forum, but I'm not sure.)

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Why would I go through such "pain and suffering" on purpose?
    A) My new webhost gives me 3 times the webspace, much more flexibility and control, and faster downloads!  Obviously, these benefits are shared by most of YOU as well.

    B) This change ($40/year) will save me $80 a year over my previous arrangement ($10 / month)!

    C) Of the $40 annual fee, $10 goes to support GStwin.com!  :thumb: [/list:u]If you're interested in starting up a web presence, consider taking advantage of the generous  webhosting offer made by GStwin member
1998_GS500 in the GSTwin.com Member Webhosting thread.

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« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2004, 06:22:10 AM »
This is pretty awesome of you Kerry, I was just thinking of a way to host a picture to use as an Avatar.  I found a certain picture I'd like to use but only if I can change my user name to match it.  Is there anyway to change my user name?
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« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2004, 06:28:02 AM »
Actually on second thought, can we use GIF's (the ones that are animated) in avatars?
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« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2004, 07:14:19 AM »
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I found a certain picture I'd like to use but only if I can change my user name to match it. Is there anyway to change my user name?

Sorry, not that I know of.  That's a question for John.... :dunno:


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Actually on second thought, can we use GIF's (the ones that are animated) in avatars?

Yep, as long as the file size isn't too huge.  (Someone once asked me to host a 1MB .GIF-format avatar for them!   :o  And I only had 100MB of total space at the time.)

The JPG avatars that I'm hosting take up an average of 4.5 KB each.  The average animated GIF (there are 4 of them) is 28 KB.

The hard part is to find an animated GIF that does not exceed the GStwin 100x100 pixel display size limit.  I successfully "shrank" one for somebody once upon a time, but it was painful with the demoware I used.  John the admin (and other graphic geeks) probably have -- and know how to use -- software that will crunch an animation down with a few clicks.  Anwyay, keep that in mind when selecting an animated GIF for your avatar.
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« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2004, 09:59:14 AM »
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ATTENTION!

If I am hosting your avatar (or other files) ... LISTEN UP! before I pull the plug on my Sisna account is to get YOU to update any of your links to my webspace[/b].


Yup, done that.  And may I add my thanks to the mountains of praise already aimed your way.  Gracias!  Merci beaucoup!  Evaristoh!  Danke!  Arigato! Etc!  Etc!
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« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2004, 01:35:45 PM »
Did it work?  Did it work?  Did it work?

Do I have an avatar?

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