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Windows 7: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [12]

20 Jul 2013   #911
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'd like to see the shoebox-sized 80MB HDD.

Well, not quite, perhaps.

But it was a 5.25", took up two bays height-wise, and was about 9" long. The 10MB drive in my XT/AT was smaller!!? It and its tape drive took up less space!! Put MS-DOS 6.22, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, and MS Office or Works on there, and that was it. Goodnight, Irene. Maybe room for Doom or Duke Nukem 2, but that was it. I compressed it, which helped.

One thing it was, was it was 100% dead reliable. It literally never let me down.

Can't even remember the brand, I suspect it may have been an early 'Quantum' drive along the lines of the later 'Big-Foot' drives... The PC was an Osborne full-tower 386SX20 with 4x1mb 30-pin RAM and 512kb of graphics.

I even had to buy the sound-card (SB2.0 8-bit) separately (A$85 at Hardly Normal). Not a PCI slot in sight in those days, though VESA (VLB) was around. Anyone remember VLB? Anyone???? Oh, OK. And a single-speed CD-ROM was around $2000 then, with an SB2.0 and two crappy speakers that wouldn't do justice to an mp3 player.!!!!

I had my first experience of PC gaming on this machine (it came with Wolfenstein 3D installed) and I very nearly wrote the PC off as a gaming box. Bear in mind I'd just upgraded from the C64 via a souped-up A500 Amiga (both of which I still own), and was in two minds whether PC or Apple was the way to go. But fitting a sound-card and buying a D-pad controller for arcade games made the decision between PC and Mac a non-starter. Had to wait till my first 486 (DX4/100-16mb-VESA 2mb) in 1997 to get a CD-ROM drive, tho.

Twenty years later, I'm still here...

Wow!!


Wenda.


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20 Jul 2013   #912
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi everyone,

I wanted to see if I could do a little better than the sig that I first created, the one I carried before I asked for your help in creating a new one for me. Stephanie, boohbah, and Kandy really got my creative juices flowing and I really appreciate that and the effort they made for me.
My effort is presently showing below.

I looked into the free offer of CS2 and found too many ambiguous opinions on whether or not CS2 was actually free so I decided to try Gimp. There does seem to be a stiff learning curve, but the only way to get your feet wet is to dive right in.

I have loads of location shots and decided to use them as they would be reminders of my travels.
This one is a view of the Rockville Bridge from River Road about 7miles North of me, built in 1902 it remains the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world.

There are a few questions about creating this sig that I have.
How does anyone obtain the service badges that 7F awards members, do you cut them out and save them yourselves?
What about the different Icons like this: Custom Made Sig and Avatar [12]-7f-swirl-logo.jpg Same method?
Are there saved files that can be freely obtained?

One of my main concerns is copyright infringement, do we have an understanding with the Admins that as long as we use them for Forums use its okay?

I'd still be willing to try CS2 if anyone could point out any hassles in getting it, and getting it installed. First off it looks like I'd have to create an Adobe Account to get started, and that's where I stopped.


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20 Jul 2013   #913
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Right click on a badge, save image as png and save it

The icon you said ...
Custom Made Sig and Avatar [12]-logotwist.png
Save it. All those are our resources, you can use all those freely within the forums


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20 Jul 2013   #914
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi everyone,

I wanted to see if I could do a little better than the sig that I first created, the one I carried before I asked for your help in creating a new one for me. Stephanie, boohbah, and Kandy really got my creative juices flowing and I really appreciate that and the effort they made for me.
My effort is presently showing below.

I looked into the free offer of CS2 and found too many ambiguous opinions on whether or not CS2 was actually free so I decided to try Gimp. There does seem to be a stiff learning curve, but the only way to get your feet wet is to dive right in.

I have loads of location shots and decided to use them as they would be reminders of my travels.
This one is a view of the Rockville Bridge from River Road about 7miles North of me, built in 1902 it remains the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world.

There are a few questions about creating this sig that I have.
How does anyone obtain the service badges that 7F awards members, do you cut them out and save them yourselves?
What about the different Icons like this: Attachment 277332 Same method?
Are there saved files that can be freely obtained?

One of my main concerns is copyright infringement, do we have an understanding with the Admins that as long as we use them for Forums use its okay?

I'd still be willing to try CS2 if anyone could point out any hassles in getting it, and getting it installed. First off it looks like I'd have to create an Adobe Account to get started, and that's where I stopped.
I installed the "free" CS2 version without too many problems and it works just fine. The only real problem I had was because I was installing it on an x64 machine. It objected to the Program Files (x86) path name so I just installed it in the root of C:.

My take is that if Adobe were worried about the free download they would have shut the page down long ago.
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20 Jul 2013   #915
lorddenis

 

Great sigs evryone! :
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20 Jul 2013   #916
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Steve (Anak) here are some badges from my self and Nick I believe.
These are mine and have the Skilled badge that's not used anymore.
Custom Made Sig and Avatar [12]-sf-badges.jpg
My Badges.zip


SF glossy badges.zip


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21 Jul 2013   #917
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Arc,
I've done that before, the only reason I can think why I didn't this time is, I was preoccupied with working with Gimp.

Kado,
I'll be working on getting CS2 installed. It's late now so I'll wait until later.

lorddenis,
Thank you from my end.

Gary,
Downloaded and saved.

Thank you to everyone!
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21 Jul 2013   #918
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome Steve. I forgot to add that I had downloaded and installed the PS CS2 as an experiment, and it is indeed free, I think I did have to register or give an email addy or something.
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21 Jul 2013   #919
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote:
I think I did have to register or give an email addy or something.
That's my take on it also.
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21 Jul 2013   #920
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

The 'free' CS2 suite is nice, and is what I began on, but I'm really liking Photoshop CS5e.

I find that I can do more, and more easily, in CS5 than in CS2.


Nice work, Anak...

Wenda.
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