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Post by DRT » 03:29 Thu 30 Aug 2007

It disturbs me. What is it and why?
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The painting is related to the style of Lydos

Post by jdaw1 » 04:16 Thu 30 Aug 2007

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The figure is painted on the side of a drinking cup, described by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as
Terracotta kylix: lip-cup (drinking cup)
Greek, Attic, black-figure, ca. 550-540 B.C.
Signed by Epitimos as potter. The painting is related to the style of Lydos.
Interior, archer on horseback and warrior dismounting.
Exterior, obverse and reverse, profile heads above, inscription between animals below

Fletcher Fund, 1925 (25.78.4)
I just liked it, and, being on the side of a drinking cup, thought it appropriate.
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represents a tasting mat, and will resume usual service in not too long.

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Post by Luc » 16:28 Thu 30 Aug 2007

Begs a question ? ( pauciloquent )

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major overhaul of the jdaw1 brand

Post by jdaw1 » 18:26 Sat 05 Jan 2008

In a major overhaul of the jdaw1 brand, my avatar has been updated again.
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    After:
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Whilst keeping the old colour scheme, I’ve pruned the margin by a pixel all round and changed the scheme within the circles do something less reliant on texture, larger, and more kinetic. Comments welcomed. Sensible comment not expected.

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It looks like Kenny

Post by DRT » 18:59 Sat 05 Jan 2008

I like it :D

The right hand circle of the middle row now looks like Kenny from South Park 88)

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Thank you for the warning. Fixed.

Post by jdaw1 » 23:18 Sat 05 Jan 2008

Thank you for the warning. Fixed.

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Re: Thank you for the warning. Fixed.

Post by DRT » 23:32 Sat 05 Jan 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Thank you for the warning. Fixed.
If you want my port cellar - put it back now!
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And I get the cellar if I do?

Post by jdaw1 » 23:38 Sat 05 Jan 2008

And I get the cellar if I do? (Assuming I outlive you.)

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Post by Luc » 01:11 Sun 06 Jan 2008

I like after . . . I only have 5 letters to contend with . :roll:

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Post by DRT » 01:13 Sun 06 Jan 2008

If you want a cat in hells chance, put it back, please, please, please?

It's the most creative thing you have ever published here. I want it back.

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Re: major overhaul of the jdaw1 brand

Post by jdaw1 » 01:15 Sun 06 Jan 2008

  • Before:
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    Derek T. approved:
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    Preferred by me, but at risk of being written out of Derek T.’s will:
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Derek and I will sign a contract, awarding me the remnants of his cellar (on his demise) in return for my toasting him with all bottles of VP; labelling them in correctly-punctuated words written in white-on-black stencil font; and using this avatar.

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For those unsure of such modern-‘culture’ references

Post by jdaw1 » 01:33 Sun 06 Jan 2008

For those unsure of such modern-‘culture’ references, Kenny looks like:
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Should this whole thread be moved to MD?

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Post by DRT » 03:00 Sun 06 Jan 2008

...but if I die, how will we know who killed Kenny?
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Who killed Kenny doesn’t matter.

Post by jdaw1 » 03:10 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Who killed Kenny doesn’t matter.

What matters is that, in return for your cellar on your demise, I retain the Kenny avatar for the rest of my born days (or for as long as such avatars are used, whichever is shorter).

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Re: major overhaul of the jdaw1 brand

Post by jdaw1 » 03:28 Tue 22 Jul 2008

jdaw1 wrote:
  • Before:
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    Derek T. approved:
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    Preferred by me, but at risk of being written out of Derek T’s will:
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Latest incarnation, to be used only briefly:
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There are twenty frames, fifteen seconds apart, so it takes 4¾ minutes to see the whole thing.

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Post by DRT » 07:17 Tue 22 Jul 2008

Did you make this yourself?

If yes, how did it leap to the top of the priorities list ahead of the declarations database? :?
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Jet Set Willy II

Post by jdaw1 » 14:02 Tue 22 Jul 2008

DRT wrote:Did you make this yourself?
The screens were taken from one of the best video games ever written: Jet Set Willy II.
DRT wrote:If yes, how did it leap to the top of the priorities list ahead of the declarations database? :?
Magic!

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Wed 16 Mar 2011

By default, posting on the Malvedos blog gave me a pseudo-random computer-generated avatar. Repairing that entailed visiting Gravatar.com, which allows one to have a common avatar across many blogs. But these avatars have to be square. Yikes! So a square SVG avatar was created, intending that the scalability would work well with Gravatar. So far, so good. (That SVG link will lead some browsers to SVG code, some to the picture.)

For consistency of presentation the original objective my previous :tpf: avatar,
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was replaced with the square
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Comments? Objections?

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 23:17 Wed 16 Mar 2011

jdaw1 wrote:Comments? Objections?
I think the use of colour brings out your feminine side quite well.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by AHB » 09:34 Thu 24 Mar 2011

I'm pleased to see a range of colour from youthful purple through to delicate pink. Very inclusive.
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by jdaw1 » 23:45 Sun 11 May 2014

Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by djewesbury » 00:09 Mon 12 May 2014

Yes. We noticed it and we approve.
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delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 00:12 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
It is far too big and far too ugly. You can do something about one of those things.
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 00:13 Mon 12 May 2014

...and I much, much, much prefer to old one.

A lot.
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by PhilW » 09:05 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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Someone has talent; very well captured, especially around the eyes and cheeks (though something strikes me as not quite right about the mouth).
DRT wrote:...and I much, much, much prefer to old one.
Erroneous and ambiguous; does this mean "prefer it to the old one" or "prefer the old one"?

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