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Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2013, 09:32:50 PM »
Unfortunately, the original from the web was served in a .jpg format with pretty heavy compression, hence the artifacting around the circle, and in other places. I guess I need to get after making a non-compressed version of it, which takes time to edit out all of the pixellation. I can do/have done, but it is very time-intensive.

JPG is an awesome accomplishment, especially back in the days we were all on  >:(dial-up >:(.

Nowadays, with the bandwidth and connectivity we enjoy, no reason to set the compression ratio that high. The difference between a non-compressed .bmp, and a 30% compressed .jpg wouldn't even be perceivable in load time for the viewer, but makes for some painful viewing around the web, still...
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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2013, 09:36:36 PM »
Nah, JPEG has always been a poor compression format, as all it does is reduce the information in a picture to reduce it's size on disk, that's why I prefer to use the PNG format for graphics when I'm throwing something together, you get a virtually lossless compression which also supports transparency, so handy for making things for print, be it dial labels or giant advertising banners... :)

Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2013, 09:37:50 PM »
What twocvbloke said, yeah.
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Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2013, 09:42:38 PM »
By the way, the number card pictured is my actual copper line phone number. Any forum member can PM me for the area code, but I'll not post it online, here, or anywhere.

I'd love to hear from any of you, and I always get excited hearing all those ringers in action!

Otherwise, wth is the use of having cool telephones?

Ringy-Dingy me.
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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 09:50:23 PM »
Otherwise, wth is the use of having cool telephones?

As odd as it may sound, I actually can't stand making or receiving phone calls, but I do like hearing phones ringing, hence the Panasonic 616.... :D

Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2013, 09:52:30 PM »
Ben, thanks for kind words of encouragement. This is just a very rough-hewn example, but a project that is on-going. Lots to be done yet, to get to my satisfaction.

I have boo-coo experience at graphics design, web-authoring, etc., and I'm an extremely bad case of OCD perfectionism about most things, so look for better results on the horizon. I'll post them here.

Regards!
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Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 10:07:23 PM »
Otherwise, wth is the use of having cool telephones?

As odd as it may sound, I actually can't stand making or receiving phone calls, but I do like hearing phones ringing, hence the Panasonic 616.... :D

twocvbloke,

     As odd as it may sound, it doesn't sound odd at all, at least not to me.

Sorry for my verbosity.

No worries, mate. If you ever do feel like ringing me up, PM for the number.

Take care!
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 06:18:48 PM »
... Maybe there is a high bid scammer?
Ben

I was thinking the same thing.  The high bidders look like they may be sock puppets, not much feedback.
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Re: OH NO! GOSH! This is crap
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 06:41:32 PM »
The proof will be when the seller comes to relist the items... :D