The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

Birthday Wishes from Strangers

weather: sunny
outside: 11°C
mood: worried

No WONDER I've been getting "Happy Birthdays" from strangers all morning... (thanks to everyone for the bday wishes, BTW! =) I put the birthday thingie in my UserInfo about 11 months ago and promptly forgot about it.

I looked at it just now because I was curious as to what it looked like. There was this block of flashing/flickering colour where the grey thing used to be. Needless to say, I've removed it before it triggers a Photosensitive Epileptic seisure in an innocent random person who decides to look at my UserInfo.

It was going pretty fast. Judging by a rough estimate (6 colours - red, yellow, green, blue, purple, black; counting approximately two greens per second), that makes it about 12Hz. I can't tell for certain because it's not an animated GIF that I can take a dissect, it's a PHP script that displays 6 individual images in rapid succession.

PE seizures can be triggered with as low as 15-20+Hz flickering. I know PE's are rare, but jeezus...    >K{

I had contemplated writing to the Jippy guys telling them, but I'm thinking they made it just under the 15-20Hz range to be legally outside of that range with the argument that it usually takes a much higher frequency to trigger a seizure.

Or they could just be lucky and I'm giving them way too much credit.


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