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Veky [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
14 years ago4,495 views

I saw this idea before (I think on some forum), but this is nicer implementation. :-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Similar idea to this for URLs:

<< Semacode works by embedding a URL (web address) into a sort of two-dimensional barcode which looks like a dense crossword puzzle (pictured) — called the tag. The SDK software contains the capability to detect and decode the tag very rapidly with the camera on your phone. It extracts the URL and sends you to that address using the phone's built-in browser. >>

noname [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

there is beter sollution to connect it to e-mail addresses (for comment posters), you do not use them, so you could for full name. And the better sollutions are making real figures or monsters, got e.g. 10 different hands, 10 different heads, 10 different bodies, 10 different legs, each of all with 10 different collors, what give 10^8 commbinations. Monsters are better as you do not have to care about sex (but this could be solved by some checkbox for unrecognised people.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

IP to avatar (or email to avatar) – that's a very cool idea Noname.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

email-to-monster-avatars are here and are quite amazing: ...

I love the identicons and monsters, but the problem is that some users won't be happy with the monster they get, or will be unhappy because their identicon looks too much like a swastika, etc.

My "improvement" is to allow the user to add a single-digit "salt" so that they can choose from ten randomly-generated monsters or identicons.

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Static/dynamic isn't really a problem. Just associate the first ip address they use to visit you with the name they enter.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Don't forget that many users can have the same IP address. This would easily show those who work at the same company, for example. If used on this forum, you could compare Matt's icon with others to see who else was a Googler. (And you could potentially work out people's IP addresses if you had enough known samples to work from.)

Chris [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Hello, I really liked this idea, so much so that I implemented it on my website (probably a bit too much) but it's probably what NoName was referring to. (I have a little chap that gets randomly created dependent on a seed, which I use Date / Author / Post Creation Date etc etc.)

Doesn't seem to be slowing my server down too much – you can check it out here

If anyone wants the php source let me know via my websites comments –


laihiu [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

i've just implemented the monsterID wordpress plugin! :D
see it in action here: ...

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