Spare goggles
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» How was your day thread (continued)
by Ottens Today at 3:59 pm

» We seem to be down again
by Ottens Today at 3:58 pm

» About to go into battle
by rovingjack Today at 12:41 am

» cloth-wrapped USB Cables
by Keith_Beef Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:23 am

» IMPORTANT: IT SEZ HERE ...
by Keith_Beef Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:08 am

» Spare thingies...
by LordPentecost Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:20 am

» 9:30 PM MDT Is BG down again?
by prof marvel Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:32 am

» New Administrator
by SeVeNeVeS Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:18 am

» Another problem
by Ottens Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:42 pm

» Return to the Clocktower...
by Mercury Wells Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:28 pm

» PROBLEM WITH FORUM FOR TWO MONTHS
by mwbaaailey Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:17 pm

» BG Is Back Up
by RockyB Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:41 am

» BG down yet again?
by mwbaaailey Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 pm

» Here we go again?
by RockyB Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:17 am

» Spare goggles Exploration Journal entries
by rovingjack Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:30 pm

» Is BG Down Again?
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:33 pm

» Things to do while Brassgoggles is down
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:28 pm

» Van living, fulltime RV
by rovingjack Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:36 am

RSS feeds


Yahoo! 
MSN 
AOL 
Netvibes 
Bloglines 


Statistics
We have 712 registered users
The newest registered user is LordPentecost

Our users have posted a total of 7698 messages in 667 subjects

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  OldProfessorBear Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:54 pm

Since there seems to be a bit of interest, I'd be willing to add some member-supplied flags to the collection, as long as it doesn't get out of hand Very Happy

The rules:

If possible, supply a .png, with transparent background. If you can't do the background, I can add it.

The flag should be 32px wide. If you supply the background, it should be vertically centered in a 32x32px square.

Just post a message with the image embedded (or the URL if you have trouble with that) to this thread.


Bear in mind that the forum rules prohibit political and religious discussion (I've always assumed this refers to contemporary issues, right?). So let's play nice.

Simple.


Last edited by OldProfessorBear on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:16 pm; edited 2 times in total

_________________
Bill P, Nul.D. (Unseen U.), Restorer of Old Photographs,
Sexagenarian Boy Genius and SUPREME NERD GOD!!! (score=98!)
Down in the Bear Cave under Cantabrigia Castle, Geekhaven, MA, US
OldProfessorBear
OldProfessorBear
Ætheric engineer (admin)

Number of posts : 229
Age : 76
Location : Cambridge, MA, US
Registration date : 2008-09-12

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Silas Morgan Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:40 am

OK... now I'm confused... (not that I never am...) but what is a .png format..... I know .gif. jpg. even Bmp. but I have no idea what .png is.........
Silas Morgan
Silas Morgan
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 57
Age : 62
Location : California Republic
Registration date : 2008-09-13

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  OldProfessorBear Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:14 am

Silas Morgan wrote:OK... now I'm confused... (not that I never am...) but what is a .png format..... I know .gif. jpg. even Bmp. but I have no idea what .png is.........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Network_Graphics

_________________
Bill P, Nul.D. (Unseen U.), Restorer of Old Photographs,
Sexagenarian Boy Genius and SUPREME NERD GOD!!! (score=98!)
Down in the Bear Cave under Cantabrigia Castle, Geekhaven, MA, US
OldProfessorBear
OldProfessorBear
Ætheric engineer (admin)

Number of posts : 229
Age : 76
Location : Cambridge, MA, US
Registration date : 2008-09-12

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Silas Morgan Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:22 am

Cool...cool...cool....

I looked at the Wikipedia link, and then checked Photoshop......

I have never used or saved a graphics file as a .png , but Photoshop will let me do that.......cool... cool ...cool....
Silas Morgan
Silas Morgan
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 57
Age : 62
Location : California Republic
Registration date : 2008-09-13

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  TehZorch Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:05 pm

Png's are awesome. They store alpha maps right inside them without separate channels and they are teeny tiny!

I'll try to get around to making the BBT and Victoriana ones soon Smile
TehZorch
TehZorch
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 35
Age : 42
Location : San Mateo, CA
Registration date : 2008-09-29

http://www.mjsm.net

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  von Corax Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:23 am

Just in case anyone was wondering...

PNG format (either Portable Network Graphic or PNG's Not GIF) was developed as an alternative/countermeasure/protest format after Unisys discovered they owned the patents (which have since expired) on the compression algorithm used in Gif87 and Gif89a, and decided to demand royalties from anyone who wrote software to create GIFs, anyone who wrote software to display GIFS, anyone who used software that could either create or display GIFs, anyone whose website displayed a GIF image, anyone who owned a server that hosted a website that displayed a GIF image, anyone who said "GIF," either as a word or as a series of initials...

Aside from the legal advantage, PNG has technical advantages: it stores 24-bit RGB colour images (vs. GIF's 8-bit indexed colour), it can (but probably never will) support multiple compression algorithms, and (as TehZorch said) it contains an 8-bit "alpha" channel on each pixel which can (for instance) represent the degree of transparency for that specific pixel (imagine a round image that bleeds into its background at the edges).

Of course, the moment everyone got through converting all their GIFs to PNG, the patents (and thus the legal impetus) expired, but it's still a technically-superior format.

von Corax
officer
officer

Number of posts : 100
Location : The Darkest Depths of the Deforested City, Canada
Flag : Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Canada
Registration date : 2008-09-14

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  B. R. Wilson Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:27 pm

As much fun as it isn't to live here, one does feel a sort of attachment. So.

Picture:
Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Texas11

And link:
https://i.servimg.com/u/f76/13/06/06/84/texas11.png
B. R. Wilson
B. R. Wilson
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 44
Registration date : 2008-09-20

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  OldProfessorBear Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:02 pm

Republic of Texas duly added. See end of list (all additions will be at the end).

_________________
Bill P, Nul.D. (Unseen U.), Restorer of Old Photographs,
Sexagenarian Boy Genius and SUPREME NERD GOD!!! (score=98!)
Down in the Bear Cave under Cantabrigia Castle, Geekhaven, MA, US
OldProfessorBear
OldProfessorBear
Ætheric engineer (admin)

Number of posts : 229
Age : 76
Location : Cambridge, MA, US
Registration date : 2008-09-12

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Dr Quack Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:31 pm

von Corax wrote:Just in case anyone was wondering...

PNG format (either Portable Network Graphic or PNG's Not GIF) was developed as an alternative/countermeasure/protest format after Unisys discovered they owned the patents (which have since expired) on the compression algorithm used in Gif87 and Gif89a, and decided to demand royalties from anyone who wrote software to create GIFs, anyone who wrote software to display GIFS, anyone who used software that could either create or display GIFs, anyone whose website displayed a GIF image, anyone who owned a server that hosted a website that displayed a GIF image, anyone who said "GIF," either as a word or as a series of initials...

Aside from the legal advantage, PNG has technical advantages: it stores 24-bit RGB colour images (vs. GIF's 8-bit indexed colour), it can (but probably never will) support multiple compression algorithms, and (as TehZorch said) it contains an 8-bit "alpha" channel on each pixel which can (for instance) represent the degree of transparency for that specific pixel (imagine a round image that bleeds into its background at the edges).

Of course, the moment everyone got through converting all their GIFs to PNG, the patents (and thus the legal impetus) expired, but it's still a technically-superior format.


The moral of the story is:-

"Beware Geeks bearing GIFs."

Dr Quack
One who possesses 71 posts

Number of posts : 71
Registration date : 2008-09-20

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Dusza Beben Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:41 pm

Dr Quack wrote:
von Corax wrote:Just in case anyone was wondering...

PNG format (either Portable Network Graphic or PNG's Not GIF) was developed as an alternative/countermeasure/protest format after Unisys discovered they owned the patents (which have since expired) on the compression algorithm used in Gif87 and Gif89a, and decided to demand royalties from anyone who wrote software to create GIFs, anyone who wrote software to display GIFS, anyone who used software that could either create or display GIFs, anyone whose website displayed a GIF image, anyone who owned a server that hosted a website that displayed a GIF image, anyone who said "GIF," either as a word or as a series of initials...

Aside from the legal advantage, PNG has technical advantages: it stores 24-bit RGB colour images (vs. GIF's 8-bit indexed colour), it can (but probably never will) support multiple compression algorithms, and (as TehZorch said) it contains an 8-bit "alpha" channel on each pixel which can (for instance) represent the degree of transparency for that specific pixel (imagine a round image that bleeds into its background at the edges).

Of course, the moment everyone got through converting all their GIFs to PNG, the patents (and thus the legal impetus) expired, but it's still a technically-superior format.


The moral of the story is:-

"Beware Geeks bearing GIFs."

lol!
Dusza Beben
Dusza Beben
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 56
Registration date : 2008-09-18

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  CaptZaphod Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:24 pm

Well...until I can do up that "Pirates Who Do Nothing Flag", I have this flag from planet Betelgeuse 5.

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Betelgeusemg4
CaptZaphod
CaptZaphod
Bosun

Number of posts : 163
Age : 51
Location : On an airship circling the tri-satate area
Registration date : 2008-09-17

http://42cookies.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  TehZorch Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:11 pm

Yay! I unlaz.

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Victf

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Bbtf
TehZorch
TehZorch
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 35
Age : 42
Location : San Mateo, CA
Registration date : 2008-09-29

http://www.mjsm.net

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  JingleJoe Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:17 pm

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) SteamflagPNG
I PNGed my flag Smile It can be for the Dominion of people who like Gears Very Happy

_________________
Green Dungeon Alchemist Laboratories
JingleJoe
JingleJoe
moderator

Number of posts : 186
Age : 31
Location : Liverpool, England
Registration date : 2008-09-12

http://www.greendungeon.net

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  OldProfessorBear Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Four flags duly added.

_________________
Bill P, Nul.D. (Unseen U.), Restorer of Old Photographs,
Sexagenarian Boy Genius and SUPREME NERD GOD!!! (score=98!)
Down in the Bear Cave under Cantabrigia Castle, Geekhaven, MA, US
OldProfessorBear
OldProfessorBear
Ætheric engineer (admin)

Number of posts : 229
Age : 76
Location : Cambridge, MA, US
Registration date : 2008-09-12

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Jennette Haber Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:20 am

JingleJoe wrote:Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) SteamflagPNG
I PNGed my flag Smile It can be for the Dominion of people who like Gears Very Happy
so that would be... everyone here...

Jennette Haber
crewhand
crewhand

Number of posts : 12
Age : 32
Registration date : 2008-09-30

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  CaptZaphod Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:29 am

OldProfessorBear wrote:Four flags duly added.
And that's why you're our favorite admin. pirat Very Happy
CaptZaphod
CaptZaphod
Bosun

Number of posts : 163
Age : 51
Location : On an airship circling the tri-satate area
Registration date : 2008-09-17

http://42cookies.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  OldProfessorBear Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:04 pm

CaptZaphod wrote:
OldProfessorBear wrote:Four flags duly added.
And that's why you're our favorite admin. pirat Very Happy

Awww. *snuffle* You are too kind. Embarassed

_________________
Bill P, Nul.D. (Unseen U.), Restorer of Old Photographs,
Sexagenarian Boy Genius and SUPREME NERD GOD!!! (score=98!)
Down in the Bear Cave under Cantabrigia Castle, Geekhaven, MA, US
OldProfessorBear
OldProfessorBear
Ætheric engineer (admin)

Number of posts : 229
Age : 76
Location : Cambridge, MA, US
Registration date : 2008-09-12

Back to top Go down

Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread) Empty Re: Flags for the Forum (Instructions at top of thread)

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum