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Well, since keltex78 decided this thread needed to be resurrected I’ll tell where I got mine from. Wink

I made my avatar back a few years ago for some other site, I can’t remember which. (Although, seems it might’ve been facebook) I first took a picture of myself with my cheap webcam. I actually used that picture as my avatar there for a while, but the webcam was not a good one, so the pic was grainy and the lighting was bad. So, I decided to help it a little. I opened up the picture in GIMP and colored over the old pic with blocks of color. I then added the weird, oversized eyes and called it done. My wife can’t stand the avatar, says it’s “creepy”! I like it, so I use it.

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Im boring i just took a pic of google to show how much i like my s1 batton copper light.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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self explanatory :bigsmile:

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My avatar is a ThorFire C8s on moonlight mode. I was quite amazed how good this light is on moonlight. It was my first light ever that had moonlight and until I figure out how to flash the other drivers it will be the only one for now.

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It's obvious what my avatar is... but how did I make it?

For starters, I wanted an avatar with as few colors as possible (more on that later.)

I found this image on Google Images.

umb_av_step1

I cropped out the unimportant parts, then tweaked the image with IrfanView until I had this.

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I then shrunk that image and made sixty frames of animation with the following website and IrfanView.

http://ezgif.com/

Here is the end result.

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Looks pretty sweet, huh?

The problem is that it's 221 kilobytes, and BLF's avatars must be under 30 kilobytes.

So I shrunk it with this website...

http://www.gifmagic.com/

...and finally got this.

umb_av_step4

And the only way to have sixty frames of animation of an 85 x 85 pixel gif is to have very few colors.

In fact the end result only has five colors.

the_more_you_know_090

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What a cool thread! I’m glad it was resurrected since I didn’t know it existed until now. It’s fun to learn the whats and the whys about such an interesting and diverse crowd.

The why for me is just because I thought it would look cool and I wanted something original. It’s based on something my 9 year old son did. The company I work for frequently gives out little trinkets to employees and customers. I talked them into buying 200 SK-68 clones. As part of the deal I offered to install batteries and test every single one. I enlisted my son to help me and while he was doing this he decided to arrange them on the kitchen table. Seeing what he had done and after telling him how awesome it was I asked him if I could steal his idea for my avatar.

My avatar is an arrangement of SK-68s on my kitchen table meant to look like a flashlight made of flashlights and of course my forum name. I stood on a chair and took the picture from above. I guess this is my one chance to see my name in lights! Big Smile
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And here is the original my son did that inspired mine.

Will I change it?
I think I will at some point but not yet.

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Never explained my current avatar. I made it especially for BLF, it is an e10 incan lamp from a bicycle in a holder, with coloured lighting around it. I like the slight ray coming out of it. I'm a fan of the good red illumination of incan bulbs and am always on the lookout for leds that can do that too.

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I was given the nickname Moose 37 years ago when I started my first job by workmates. Big dopey country boy that moved to the big smoke they said I was.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Mine, is, er, a needle being threaded.

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Light painting. I was just having fun, no smart story behind it :bigsmile:

 

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My avatar is a snapshot from the making of my favorite P60 dropin made by bushwhacked.
It’s the XP-G2 R4 5A2 on a 16mm Noctigon, which is driven hard @3.02A in a copper filled pill. Big Smile

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Mine is a logo I designed, (on a phone app) simply a lightbulb inside a nut maybe it could mean… Nuts about lights? :bigsmile:

! photo image_zpsqyvkhrdr.jpeg!

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Mine of deadpool. He’s my idol! LOL

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I find many avatars are hard to see. so I used a photo of some “manly” (as in tim taylor grunt, grunt) Smile art that I thought looked ok in low res, feel free to guess what it is if you like.

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Ronin42 wrote:
feel free to guess what it is if you like.

To me it looks like a rusted exhaust pipe shot from below. Innocent

=the=

 

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Ronin42 wrote:
feel free to guess what it is if you like.
To me it looks like a rusted exhaust pipe shot from below. Innocent

By Scott Ex Rodgers.Wink

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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I must have been inspired by something or someone.
Don’t know what or who.
Smile

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prepro wrote:
I must have been inspired by something or someone.
Don’t know what or who.
Smile

This one’s easy. It’s Martin HAH

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I joined this forum almost a year ago and never saw this thread before now, but I can see there were no post for a long time , maybe why I never saw it b4.

My avatar is the current motorcycle I have ( Yamaha Royal Star Venture). I will change it if I ever get another bike but this one will be around for years to come.
I been riding since I was 5 years old (I’m 53 now and started out on a little blue Honda 50 trail bike) I have never lost the love of riding and the sense of freedom it gives me to just go get on my bike and take off , with no certain destination and no particular direction in mind many times.
It is good that the wife loves to hop on and go with me also 90% of the time (if she is home from work when I leave) or if it is the weekend, so she never complains about me riding too much. :bigsmile:

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(Of course I put EXTRA LIGHTS on it) Wink

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robo819 wrote:
My avatar is the current motorcycle I have ( Yamaha Royal Star Venture).
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I used to have my standard avatar for facebook (a climbing photo) as I had nothing better. I switched when reviewing board layers on OSH Park after uploaded a 20mm slave board I had made. When I saw this layer, I just had to use it. It’s an internal layer for this board:

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Just replaced mine, I got sick of this looking at me :bigsmile:
Nothing special, just photo’s of birds that I have taken at some time or another.
The new one is a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and yeah it is watching us as well, just with smaller eyes and a bigger beak Silly

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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Chose my avatar because humorous S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fan art is golden, given how deathly serious the setting is. And I love the series probably as much as RC loves Resident Evil; that is to say, love it to death.

Picture’s of a dude dressed as a stalker, probably a loner, minding his own business. Here’s a bigger crop:

Nope, not planning to change it anytime soon.

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My avatar is a Lear 31, which is one of the airplanes I fly. Seemed simple enough at the time Smile

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My best friend from a shelter it was most faithful R.I.P

how to change it on this Silly

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Nope, not planning to change it anytime soon.

Good to hear!

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My signature has two new images.

One is of every Kershaw knife I have ever owned, and the other is of Jason Voorhees.

Now I have dueling mouseovers!  :)

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Your new signature goes together very well with the ‘Rude!’ yell right under it Smile

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I don't think my sig is rude, but I'm glad there isn't a "Ridiculous Signature!" button.  ;)

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Mine is from the movie Dr. Strangelove. One of my all time favorites.

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