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Geek Culture / smallest avatar bytecount

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indi
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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 17:38
who can beat 625 bytes and still keep a reasonable avatar
Shock
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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 19:14
reasonable lol, bet i can

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Puffy
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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 19:15
indi you are supporting winamp O_O GO LAMAA GO

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indi
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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 19:17
I drew this one for fun and to see how low an avatar i could get in 50 x 50

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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 19:18
=D lamaaaaaaaaaa lamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Posted: 9th Nov 2002 19:20
295 bytes

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indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 03:05
Mirthin
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 03:24
I must say that's pretty impressive for 625 bytes.

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 03:40
hey Mirthin YOu could get down to 241 with yours and still be reasonable. 2 colour gif no adaptive or diffusion

thks mate

indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 03:47
also Ravens seems to be the largest so far with a whopping
11997bytes jpg.

some animated ones are way less than this.

indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 03:51
oh drakportalen beats u im afriad veg



at a staggering 15191 bytes

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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:03
It's quite easy to make the largest. What's the difference between interlaced and non interlaced with regards to filesize? I'd like to give this a try but I don't have any suitable web space. Angelfire for one doesn't allow it. Know of any that does?

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:12
some methods add a pixelation of colour over the top of another colour to simulate a colour.

when u switch off most of these aspects u can export places with 1 flat raw colour and save pixels and colour amounts.


interlaced images are saved differently

every 4th line is saved instead of line by line read, which makes it load down like it gets crisper and crisper, this effect was used for low band connections to know if they wanted to hang around for that image while surfing.

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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:24
Ah yes, I've seen that before. I've got 260 here now, I just need to get some free web space somewhere. The Wendigo's avatar is a space invader. Does that mean The Wendigo could have like, a resolution of 6x6 and it would still be reasonable?

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:26
ya he could have a perfect pixel sized animation and resize it up to 50 as another trick to save on a pixelated image.

indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:29
maybe a .tk webspace would work mithrin

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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 04:57
Woohoo! 260! I used a subdomain, free.

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
Shadow Robert
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 06:35
my current one is scaled down thou
any of you see my avatar before i was kicked outta RGT?
about a min of animation almost 2,000,000,000 bytes >
just was a blend between vegeta and the FMTau Logo at the time ... then guy disabled it cause he said it was too big

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indi
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 07:12
Puffy
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 11:21
mine is 1404 bytes =)

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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 12:19
What's the limit? I'm not greedy, I may just make a small animation, and I'd like to throw it as far as I can. I could use a low ammount of colours but have a lot of frames, just curious.

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
Shadow Robert
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 18:39
well ya know the annoying thing about having that old av taken off was the fact that i wasn't using the forums space it was my own - should be allowed an avatar as large as i jolly well like

perhaps rich has a few "gotta be below 1,000 kbytes" or soemthing rules
personally i think anyone with a 56k can simply miss out my av if they don't spend long enough to actually read a post (especially mine hahaa)

and once they load once unless your one of those oddballs who dumps thier InternetCache everytime you close the browser it'll stay there

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Mirthin
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 20:51
I see your point, but what if your huge avatar is holding back the viewing of everyone elses? Like their browser tries to load yours first and then the rest. Using your own space is fine, maybe it's just bad netiquette not to think of those poorer than us high rollers. Yes, I have broadband Can anyone clarify the limitations?

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
spooky
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Posted: 10th Nov 2002 21:15
Also, why does IE6 moan about Raven Vegeta's avator and smiley. It always shows a 'privacy' icon in status bar and when clicked explains that cookies from his site are blocked. I don't see this on anyone elses.

I love it when a plan comes together
Shadow Robert
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Posted: 11th Nov 2002 03:32
i'm not sure... i think the backup server is just bugged.
the pictures come through thou - most of the time so no worried eh

side Mirthin when have i been known for my great Netiquette?
most people have broadband now, technically even i have it - AOL just have to stop fart arsing about and make it work!! paid for a 3Mbit line for almost a year now, used it for a total of 4hours
AT&T still haven't let me know when the base connection router and line will be fully installed for my T1 line
i swear the whole bloody world wide phone companies have some god aweful conspiricy to keep me on this damn'd spuratic 56k connection

ah well nevermind but still with Broadband in most major cities here for $25/month for a 256k line and in the UK for £15/month for a 128kb line and well actually its more unusual now to find someone in Europe who is still on 56k - how annoying is that, they get the technology last and they have the most bloody wide spread of it ... still only available to like 30-40% of the US and UK!

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indi
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Posted: 11th Nov 2002 05:16
smaller the better always for web objects is one of my games i play when working on websites.

bummer veg contact consumer affairs and get a refund.


Ive had half meg cable now for years and its sweet, I could never go back though

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Posted: 11th Nov 2002 19:04
"One you've had fat you never go back" - Fat Bastard - Austin Powers 2

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
indi
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Posted: 12th Nov 2002 01:30
indi
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Posted: 12th Nov 2002 01:50
3063 isnt a bad start but u can get lower veg

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Posted: 14th Nov 2002 07:29
im suffering on my 2560kb connection sigh... >=D

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