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My avatar is the car I always wanted to own (E46 M3 CSL in black), but I “only” made it to the E46 M3 instead. The CSL model variant was limited; the value of these cars in great condition have increased significantly.
Due to age/daily driving requirements of my current vehicle I’d have to replace it soon. Looking at a M4 right now.

Convoy S2+ 219b triple, Astrolux FT02, Maglite 3D, Solarforce L2t

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I added some FW3A flashlights to my sig...

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I’m a moth, and I’m attracted to lights.

Acebeam L18, Armytek Prime C1 Pro, Armytek Prime C2 Pro, Armytek Tiara C1 Pro, Astrolux MF01 Mini, BLF Q8, BLF A6, BLF FW1A, BLF FW3A, BLF FW3C, BLF LT1, Convoy L6, Convoy C8+ , Convoy S3, Emisar D4, Fireflies E07, Jaxman E2L, Manta Ray C8.2 long version, Olight S1R Baton II special edition series, S2R Baton II, Olight Baton 3, Olight Warrior Mini, Olight M2R Pro Warrior.

Most of them have been modded! =)

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I just updated my avatar. I tried to copy the style of my original one. But I used a new photo of myself as the base for it. So, my avatar has gotten “older” now. Silly

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For a long time, my avatar has been a spinning umbrella.

Before then, it was a static umbrella.

"And now for something completely different."

Years ago I found this image:

blf_heart_source

It has nothing to do with BudgetLightForum, except for the letters BLF.

I don't remember which organization it was for, but I liked this image.

It's not perfect, for my taste, so I did some very simple image editing and came up with this:

blf_heart_full_size

And here's the shrunken version:

blf_heart_avatar

It's simple, and we'll see just how long it will be before I get sick of it.  ;)

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Mine is from a 1994 Pink Floyd album cover, "The Division Bell".  For me it's two talking heads speaking past each other.  It was appropriate for a current events/politics forum I used to participate in.  I'd change it, but I haven't found anything I like better.

"This too shall pass." -- Ancient Persian saying

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raccoon city wrote:
And here’s the shrunken version:
blf_heart_avatar
It’s simple, and we’ll see just how long it will be before I get sick of it.

Make it twirl around.

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My avatar is George Greenough on a surf mat, on a wave. I chose it because surfing, that is surfing on a mat, is one of my favorite things to do. I just got back from surfing at Rincon, a bit of hurricane swell. I don’t plan on changing my favorite activity, or my avatar any time soon.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Make it twirl around.
I lol’d. Big Smile

RC, you should make it beat instead! Party

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mags wrote:

Simple, three questions,

1. why did you choose your current avatar?

2. What is your avatar?

3. Are you planning on changing your avatar?

1. I love (American) football and I was born and raised in New Orleans La.

2. It’s the Fleur De Lis from the New Orleans Saints.

3.

"America has three cities, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland."- Tennessee Williams

 

 

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Mine was the last photo I took of a flashlight. In this case it was a Streamlight Double Clutch headlamp that was about to be attached to my hardhat.

Edit: I thought my choice of avatar and decided to change it to the front view of a budget light by Energizer I picked up at Lowes. It may change.
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Edit 2:
Just photographed a zipper bag pencil case for my new avatar. That’ll do for a while.
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John 3:16

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Old sig:

New sig:

...

The new sig takes up less real estate on your screen, despite being dozens of kilobytes larger.

I think it looks much better.  :BEER:

The old sig looks intense and somewhat angry.

The new one looks sexier to me.  :LOVE:

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New avatar...

umb_av_85x85

and large version:

umb_av

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Nice!

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Thanks!

I thought the old avatar with the heart wasn't masculine enough for me.

...

On some forums, when you click on someone's avatar, you get a larger pic.

That would be nice for BLF, but maybe it's not possible with our Drupal forum software.

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I didn’t bother with an avatar for years, but I’ve just realised that it’s easier to find my messages in a long thread of PMs if I have one.

So: if burning stuff makes the phlogiston go away, and the ash is heavier than the stuff you burnt, then phlogiston must have negative mass, hence the periodic table symbol Smile

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Homemade avatars and signatures are cool.

I can only do simple image editing, so I usually just "borrow" images from the interweb.

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raccoon city wrote:

I thought the old avatar with the heart wasn't masculine enough for me.

 

Gosh Raccoon City, I feel really bad to be the one to break this to you but, "real men don't use umbrellas". wink

The artwork is very nice though.

"This too shall pass." -- Ancient Persian saying

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Then I'm not a real man!  :P

It doesn't rain here all that often, but I get out the red and white umbrella when the rain gets annoying.

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I chose my Fully custom 1986 Isuzu Trooper II. I built it from the frame up including all the metal fabrication. It has a 5.7l Chevy engine with a 4L60E tranny and 3.73 gears. Full custom audio and video system, on board air with 4 3 cubic feet air tanks. Over 250 sq ft of sound deadner and coated with over 6 gallons of bed liner. I fully custom built my dash where the Olight X7 sites in the center using the foam it came with in the box and the Convoy L6 and Thorfire S70 are used as my inside door handles held in place with rubber mounts for easy removal. 151db duel airhorns, over 1500 watts of led lighting with the rear and side lights on remote and using the Hella E4 code driving lenses with Hella 90W/130W bulbs. Front winch and land anchor and on and on…. There is way to much to list! Its been a labor of love sense 1995. It started out with the 2.3l which was replaced with several 4.3l motors and now the 5.7l. The motor is getting tires so it might be time for an LT1 motor. I have had it in the air twice and collapsed the front end twice until I used bigger parts lol. Now I have a 1982 Jeep Wagoneer to play with which will have solar air water LP gas the hole works. No, I will most likely keep my avatar.

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Mine is a custom tip and ferrule I created for the business end of a one-of-a-kind custom pool cue, owned by a good friend who is battling stage-4 cancer in Memphis. One reason I chose this particular photo was the limited pixel count available for the avatar. If the pixel allocation increases, I’ll likely change the photo.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
I chose my Fully custom 1986 Isuzu Trooper II. I built it from the frame up including all the metal fabrication. It has a 5.7l Chevy engine with a 4L60E tranny and 3.73 gears. Full custom audio and video system, on board air with 4 3 cubic feet air tanks. Over 250 sq ft of sound deadner and coated with over 6 gallons of bed liner. I fully custom built my dash where the Olight X7 sites in the center using the foam it came with in the box and the Convoy L6 and Thorfire S70 are used as my inside door handles held in place with rubber mounts for easy removal. 151db duel airhorns, over 1500 watts of led lighting with the rear and side lights on remote and using the Hella E4 code driving lenses with Hella 90W/130W bulbs. Front winch and land anchor and on and on…. There is way to much to list! Its been a labor of love sense 1995. It started out with the 2.3l which was replaced with several 4.3l motors and now the 5.7l. The motor is getting tires so it might be time for an LT1 motor. I have had it in the air twice and collapsed the front end twice until I used bigger parts lol. Now I have a 1982 Jeep Wagoneer to play with which will have solar air water LP gas the hole works. No, I will most likely keep my avatar.

Time for a LS9 and long travel lol.

"America has three cities, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland."- Tennessee Williams

 

 

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My avatar is a photo of my failed attempt to achieve a mind meld, much as Doc Brown tried to do in Back to the Future. It didn’t work for me, either, though it left me craving Cheez Whiz on Ritz crackers for days.

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Yes, my avatar is photoshopped.

The blue sky is a dead giveaway Smile

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I changed my signature pic a little.

I got rid of the images of all the FW3A flashlights on the left and right of Milla's eyes.

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I am still undecided. no idea what I should pick.

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If you're a fan of Cyberpunk 2077, how about an image from that?

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Mine is a photo of a flashlight I modded years ago.

It is an Aleto N8 budget 18650 zoomie, with a number of mods:

  • e-switch driver
  • aspheric replaced with fresnel lens
  • tailcap shortened and mechanical switch removed.
  • side electronic switch added
  • Emitter swapped to XPL HI
  • gold anodizing removed.
  • black rubber grip added around body tube.
  • The mods shortened the overall length of the light by about an inch. Some time after taking this photo I shortened it even more and added grey Duracoat and a metal switch button. This resulted in an overall length of something like 87mm, making it the world’s shortest 18650 zoomie. Unfortunately, I shortened it a bit too much and the tailcap threads are no longer quite as secure as I’d like.

I really liked this budget zoomie as a mod host. It’s one of the smallest 18650 zoomies made. It also had some nice features that other similar-size zoomies lacked, such as heat sink fins on the body tube.

The downside is this particular host was extremely rare. I only found it on one listing on Ebay and then never saw it again. This host in AA/14500 format is super-common (or at least it was a few years ago), but the 18650 version like this one was ludicrously hard to find.

I’ve examined many different 18650 zoomies to use as possible alternative mod hosts. But I’ve never found one that I liked as much as this one.

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I am a fan of cyberpunk, the sci-fi genre. thanks for the idea, just picked a random one.

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High tech low life?

That hits a little too close to home for me.  :P

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