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New Header Image

I had planned to try a replacement of  the header image on my page when I took the permanent membership offer last fall.  I liked the page design and the look of the fonts, but the random set of letters in the heading were beginning to bug me.  I tried to get them to spell something interesting, but failed. 

The page style is an "expression style" by Tiffany Chow as you can see in the lower part of the sidebar. In the FAQS under replacing header images it gives the code changes necessary to put in your own image.  It suggests 940 pixels wide is best to work with.  All that is required is to select Custom CSS on the left of the cusomization page.  A blank window appears and you just past in the code from the FAQ then modify it to show the url of your new image and its pixel height.

Also, paid members can load header images into their ScrapBook area and access them from there instead of from remote servers.  No worries then about setting that up.  It was not clear exactly what the specific url to the image was because the Scrapbook displays its own notation for file names.  However, by selecting the image only, and then just pasting the url shown at the top for that location-- it  worked anyway, to my amazement, on the first try.

So if it was that easy for me, no one else should have a problem!

I also got serious a little while today with the digital camera and made some (well, I think they're cool...) user pics for a little variety.  I also upgraded the jogging image, bringing it closer to the front and brightening it a little.

Yes, if you look closely there is very little face or left arm to the runner.  It is actually a mirage of a runner on Mars.  It is a mirage of me, however, pulled from a 5K race a few years back.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
I did not realize at first that the image was still marked "private," so if you saw a pure black header at the top you probably wondered what part of Cydonia that was?

Edited at 2009-04-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'd been wondering. Isn't that the famous Mars Face on the lower right corner? Maybe I'm just seeing things, but the picture seems to be teeming with... well things.
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed! The face at the right. A skull-shaped mesa due west of that. The great pyramid in the center. There are two very interesting structures below where the picture was cropped. I think I will upload the full image to my scrapbook so that all that can be seen, and then some smaller shots for areas of great interest.

Face: I think the jury is still out on the face being an alien artifact. The east side collapsed, so who knows for sure how well it might have matched the west side?

Gate to underworld: in the lower left (may not show except in the full shot) there is an opening that goes under the dark area like a blind canyon. It must be huge. I wonder what lurks in there?
Apr. 27th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, you can go to my scrapbook and open up the full picture to explore. Really a feast for the eyes. Some of the structures seemed sculpted by Giger...
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Truly amazing. Actually, so much that I went and googled for images of cydonia in order to be sure that your source wasn't some kooky conspiracy buff site. Thanks for sharing.
Apr. 27th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Actually, the image is a direct download from the European Space Agency. The Scrapbook disguises the file name. You can look up the file there: (306-230906-3253-6-Cydonia_H.jpg). They have many other great Mars pictures too. That's why I included the picture acknowledgement at the top of my sidebar as they require.

Edited at 2009-04-27 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Cydonia photo: ESA

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