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tendo

Pygmy Octopus
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i'm new to octopi and this forum. imma get one as soon as i learn everything about it, i already got a 40 gallon tank to start out with. :bugout: :bugout:

i'm mostly a music producer/web designer (check out my beats@ www.deftek.net ) but im really into science and history also. i'm planning on naming my first octo 'snortikon fleebkreeler'

cool emoticons :) one thing i didnt notice about this board (not to sound harsh) is that the pictures that are uploaded are all really huge. the board would be a lot faster if you resized em down a notch or two and used a more lossy format, you can decrease the size of these pictures to a tenth of what the camera makes and hardly lose any quality....just a thought

bigups cephalopod massssif
 

tonmo

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#3
Cool site/music, I was just listening to New Years Eve 2003 while reading your blog. Actually I'm still listening to it.

Your buddy JaYroK 910 might want to take a close look at his diet in the interests of regulating himself. :lol:

Which pics are you referring to? We do have a speed crisis looming on TONMO.com; massive upgrade to the engine to (hopefully) occur in 2004.

I just started writing, explaining how the pics that people upload really shouldn't have an impact, since they're attachments... they only impact performance when the attachments themselves are actually being clicked on and downloaded.

HOWEVER, now that I think about it, I'm not so sure... I guess the attachments are being stored in the forum database... so maybe that's what's weighing it down? :? Generally requests are bogged down given the overall size of the database?? :? :confused: :goofysca:
 

joel_ang

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:welcome: to TONMO.com tendo!!

I'm assuming you're looking to get hold of the ever-popular O. bimac. 40 gallons should be fine though it might be a wee bit cramped.
 

tendo

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tonmo said:
HOWEVER, now that I think about it, I'm not so sure... I guess the attachments are being stored in the forum database... so maybe that's what's weighing it down? :? Generally requests are bogged down given the overall size of the database?? :? :confused: :goofysca:
Large attatchments definately weigh down your bandwidth. Make them 150KB max, and add a photoshop tutorial on "Save for Web". It's really not that difficult, if people took an extra 30 seconds to size down their pics im sure you would notice a drastic performance increase. Either that or you could just make everyone host their own pics (although im not sure how many web savvy people there are on this board)
 

tendo

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oh one more thing **TRIPPPLE POST***

I had this crazy dream about converting a swimming pool into a saltwater tank, and getting a giant octo to live innit. Is this feasible at all? And if so, could you feed it live chickens?
 

Burstsovenergy24

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#8
tendo said:
Large attatchments definately weigh down your bandwidth. Make them 150KB max, and add a photoshop tutorial on "Save for Web". It's really not that difficult, if people took an extra 30 seconds to size down their pics im sure you would notice a drastic performance increase. Either that or you could just make everyone host their own pics (although im not sure how many web savvy people there are on this board)

That's on another site I visit and I freaking hate it. I think this site runs smoothly enough. :)
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#10
.... rather strange avatar you have there Tendo. :welcome:

Chickens should work, as long as they're free range; you might want to remove the feathers first as my research in this department has shown that this live-food option gives the octopus gummy-beak and fluffy-fart syndrome.

... the coolest emoticon of the lot is, of course, :mesonych:
 

Fujisawas Sake

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#14
Heya!

Welcome to TONMO, where the past, present, and future is cephalopods!

Howzit? Actually, your avatar looks kinda like the new "Dawn of the Dead" (saw it this weekend - I give it a thumbs up, even though I still think "28 Days Later" was better).

Welcome!

John
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#15
um... said:
Beg to differ:

:squidaut:

is the coolest.
Sir Dr Ummmmm.......; do you want one of your honourary titles stripped from you?

Surely :oshea: is cooler than :squidaut: , but this one is pretty close too :whalevsa: .

Funny that, we don't have an inking emoticon! Good call Tendo. Sir (temporarily 'Dr') Ummm.......; I shall restore your title in full if you generate an inker.
 

um...

Architeuthis
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#16
:oshea: is indeed a great emoticon, and also drawn by my favourite teuth-in-training (:notworth:) if I'm not mistaken. I just forgot about it. :oops:

Still, you're both represented in :squidaut:, it's very well-drawn (by Phil for those who don't know), it's very clever, it's animated, and I helped (a little) with the making of it. Therefore, it is the grooviest of 'em all.

You want a dedicated inker, not one inking while being consumed by a large odontocete? I may be able to do something about that. Does it count if I can persuade Phil to draw it?
 

Phil

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um... said:
Still, you're both represented in :squidaut:, it's very well-drawn (by Phil for those who don't know), it's very clever, it's animated, and I helped (a little) with the making of it. Therefore, it is the grooviest of 'em all.
Sir Um..., you are far too kind. What I failed to realise whilst drawing it is that TTF is in fact 7'5" tall and taller than Steve, even. Maybe we should correct the emoticon (god, who thinks of these words) appropriately.

um... said:
You want a dedicated inker, not one inking while being consumed by a large odontocete? I may be able to do something about that. Does it count if I can persuade Phil to draw it?
I'll see what I can do. It's been a while since I drew one....long lamented disembowled whales and eurypterids notwithstanding. :?
 

WhiteKiboko

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um... said:
Gotta give her gibbon-like arms, too.
It's a little known fact that the physique of Popeye was heavily influenced by Kat.... :grad:

She actually has forearms bigger than my own :shock:
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#20
And a left leg 4 inches shorter than the right, and the right eye 2 x the diameter of the left; shes also sporting a new hairstyle (she shaved it all off).
 

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