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The curious lemming... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
The curious lemming...
[font color=yourljname][b]put your lj name here[/b][/font]
change all the brackets to < or >

FernWithy

Miss_W

EduRants

Hmmm. I wonder how that works.
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thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: May 18th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
jediowl
volandum From: volandum Date: May 18th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Volandum
affabletoaster From: affabletoaster Date: May 18th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
[font color=affabletoaster][b]affabletoaster[/b][/font]
affabletoaster From: affabletoaster Date: May 18th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
And I display my lack of understanding much of anything...
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: May 18th, 2004 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Change the square brackets to <>. HTML, you see.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
affabletoaster

Yup. The square brackets are there so that it doesn't read it as code.

affabletoaster From: affabletoaster Date: May 18th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
The saddest part is, I thought I had. Pardon me while I go rearrange my brain.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup, that's what I wondered. I wondered if maybe there was some kind of algorhythm making it read certain letters as numbers for a hex code or something. It works off of livejournal as well. Let me try it with my real name.

Barbara
Ellen
RealName
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 18th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
(Sorry, just trying to figure out the puzzle here.)

JediGaladriel
Fern
Withy
Elisheva
Bat Avraham Avinu
From: anatomiste Date: May 18th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
canards_damelie
From: hvaharu Date: May 19th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to play in a similar way with Outlook Express, switching to the source code mode and changing the background color by inserting a name and checking the result, taking a delight when my boss got an ugly yellowish-green etc.

Point is, I was curious how it worked. When I switched back to the source code I noticed that instead of, say, it changed to . So I guess it makes an automatic switch to the closest it can get to hexadecimal code, by leaving the real values (f, e) untouched and changing the nonsense ones to 0. Thus, FernWithy becomes =#fe0000, Miss_W becomes #000000, EduRants becomes #ed0a00 etc.

I think the same rule applies to the font color tag.

Hope it helps. :)
From: hvaharu Date: May 19th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to play in a similar way with Outlook Express, switching to the source code mode and changing the background color by inserting a name and checking the result, taking a delight when my boss got an ugly yellowish-green etc.

Point is, I was curious how it worked. When I switched back to the source code I noticed that instead of, say, [BODY bgColor=Adrianka] it changed to [BODY bgColor=#ad0a0a]. So I guess it makes an automatic switch to the closest it can get to hexadecimal code, by leaving the real values (f, e) untouched and changing the nonsense ones to 0. Thus, FernWithy becomes =#fe0000, Miss_W becomes #000000, EduRants becomes #ed0a00 etc.

I think the same rule applies to the font color tag.

Hope it helps. :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 19th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it doesn't seem to actually be making the switch in the source code (yes, I'm a geek, I checked), but I'll bet anything that's how it's reading it. One of my friends (waves to Tim) has numbers for a username. Let me try it as both a "name" and a hex code.

88l71,
Hex code (with zero added at end)
From: hvaharu Date: May 19th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! It works. I let OE "translate" it for me, and it's like this:

hvaharu
#0aa000

Helen Vader
#0e0e0

Adrianka
#ad0a0a

However, it somehow seems to me that it's not 100% fitting as it translated adrianka to ad0a0a where, according to my logic, it should be ad00a0, or hvaharu to 0aa000 where it should be 00a0a0. As if a consonant cluster was understood as one entity, i.e. hv=0, dr=0. Will have to work this out. :)

Fascinating.
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