August 23rd, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/08/23 21:12:00 - Amoral Bandwidth theft...
Some goit has been stealing my bandwidth (well, Diziet's bandwidth) by using (the original copy on chiark that is) as a forum avatar. So, I have replaced it with this image...

If anyone wants to take a copy of that image for similar purposes then they should feel free (but copy, don't link!).
Current Mood: [mood icon] irritated

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userinfo timeplease
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2004/08/23 13:22:36
Wow, major JPEG artifacts!
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userinfo senji
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2004/08/23 13:31:44
I wanted to make it as small as possible, so it's encoded at '0%'.

I quite like the artifacts :).

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userinfo ewx
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2004/08/23 14:31:12
You should make a full font of it.
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userinfo senji
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2004/08/23 14:41:26
Making fonts generally sounds like Too Much Effort.

I wonder if you can trick font-rendering-engines into producing a similar effect using hinting....
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userinfo angelofthenorth
2004/08/23 13:28:17
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userinfo senji
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2004/08/23 13:34:31
I'll probably keep a track on it for a few days; but if it's still going on when I run out of tuits then I'll ignore it until I remember...

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userinfo king_of_wrong
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2004/08/24 02:31:34
There are several sites that do that as standard based (presumably) on the presence of an existing HTTP connection prior to the image request. Tis quite a cool strategy, really.

OTOH, if you can get the HTTP REFERRER (I think) then you could find out what forum it's being used as an avatar on and then look for the user to rant at them properly... Except that that requires tuits... =)
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userinfo senji
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2004/08/24 02:33:50
A number of fora :).

I can't be arsed ranting at fooless cluckwits thouugh...
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