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WP_Identicon

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A couple weeks ago I made a WordPress plugin to generate unique monsters for each commenter. Don Park came up with the original idea for representing users with geometric shapes. Since I already had the framework in place I thought I’d make a WordPress plugin for the original geometric Identicons. If you want to visually represent users (but maybe you don’t like monsters so much?) then this plugin is for you.

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WP_MonsterID and Statistics

An example of a MonsterID

After making the WP_MonsterID WordPress plugin to create a random monster avatar from an assortment of parts for each commenter (based on other people’s code), fruityoaty asked This looks nifty, but how many monster images are available for assigning?

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WP_MonsterID

An example of MonsterID

I was skimming Simon Willison’s blog (I know his uncle) when I came across this cool idea for automatic avatar generation. Well to tell the truth, I took one look at the title “Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification” and deleted the link from my RSS reader but the next day a link based on that idea came up for generating a unique monster avatar for each user that did catch my interest. After all if it’s got monsters, it has got to be interesting.

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Weird first-letter Floating Bug in Firefox

I’ve ran into a weird bug in Firefox. It seems to mess up p.test:first-letter{float:left;} when there are 2 or more <div> with float:right;clear:right;. Firefox seems to put the floating first letter at the bottom of the first div which seems incorrect to my inexpert judgement. I guess it’s not too common a problem but it’s a little annoying especially since Internet Explorer seems to handle it correctly. An example of the problem should be below. This is with p.test:first-letter {color:blue; float:left; font-size:500%;} in the css file since you can’t use first-letter inline (as far as I know).

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