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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 Jippy.com 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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penkal
Oct. 29th, 2002 03:56 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!!! i hope you have a good one!!!
:)
bride
Oct. 29th, 2002 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks =)
penkal
Oct. 29th, 2002 04:19 pm (UTC)
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i hope there is something special planned to celebrate!
bride
Oct. 29th, 2002 04:46 pm (UTC)
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penkal
Oct. 29th, 2002 04:51 pm (UTC)
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well then i hope you had a good day! never to be brought up again! :)
bride
Oct. 29th, 2002 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Heehee, I appreciate people thinking of me, I understand that now. =)
penkal
Oct. 30th, 2002 06:13 am (UTC)
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yes they only wish you the best! and hopefully they understand why you feel that way and respect your wishes. it might take awhile but they'll get it.
green_paper
Oct. 29th, 2002 05:10 pm (UTC)
Well you're still entitled to a Hippo Birdie song though, right?
bride
Oct. 29th, 2002 05:25 pm (UTC)
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I guess =) I don't mind it anymore.
nightshift
Oct. 30th, 2002 09:07 pm (UTC)
hippo birdie
I was gonna write you a quick note yesterday but stuff came up. Specifically, my brother kicked me off the PC as he was finishing up a programming assignment of his.

I don't really celebrate my birthday either. But I wish you a happy (belated) birthday nonetheless. Did ya go anywhere with Husband Guy?
bride
Oct. 30th, 2002 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: hippo birdie
Re: hippo birdie

Mink ewe filly moose =) I finally figured out the
animals for that =)

Did ya go anywhere with Husband Guy?

Nope, Tuesday is his badminton night. So I go do
the Tuesday/Thursday evening grocery run. *shrug* =)
bokane
Oct. 29th, 2002 09:44 pm (UTC)
Oh - many happy returns, and all that.
bride
Oct. 29th, 2002 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks =)
ugly_boy
Oct. 30th, 2002 07:57 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
bride
Oct. 30th, 2002 09:08 am (UTC)
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Thanks =)
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