It has been a long time coming. It has been one of the most desired things for our community. Now, it is here, and exclusive to nickpic... IMAGE RANDOMIZERS!
When I first decided to design the code for the randomizer for nickpic I wanted to make it integrated and seamless as possible. There of course are many image randomizers. However, they prominently rely upon you making multiple accounts or having to use their own unstable image loader. For myself, I often organize my own images in albums based upon my character. If my character's name is Joey Jack (lame name yes, I dare you to use that name in an RP) I'd have an album just for Joey Jack Avatars!
In a gist, I coded this to use our database of nickpic and our server to determine and serve your image. As part of the code cleanup and redesign of the backend, our servers are way more powerful then ever before which is fantastic. It lowered our costs dramatically and I'd be lost without Jen and you all. I coded the system to have our database to select something from your encrypted album at random and produce a push to it (I couldn't redraw it, because Jcink's avatar system can detect an image redraw and it considers it a security violation, so to work around it I use a push technique).
And yes. I coded this while in the freaken hospital recovering from a heart transplant. I redesigned the website, cleaned up our servers, made the site more stable, and even made some sexy new affiliate icons. I am bored out of my mind and broke as fuck. But, I found the time to do this because I love you all <3.
Below is a preview... You can also view it live on libby's character profile on on dream of a shadow. Just keep reloading to see new images!
|nickpic's new affiliate icon||leann's character avatar||sentient cheese's character avatar|
how do I use it?
Go to an album page, any of your own albums. Only the album's owner can see the randomizer link
Click the shiny randomizer button
Copy the URL in the popup that comes up!
Use it anywhere you want!
i don't want my album to have a randomizer
then don't use the link
i don't want a randomizer
then don't use it
how do i add or remove images to the randomizer
add or remove to the album
can i make my own list like
no this is how nickpic does randomizers
i don't want others to use my album as a randomizer
only you can see your randomizer link
can i change the url to my ranomizer
no. it uses your album id
but my album ids are letters not numbers
the numbers are your real album id #, but the letters are your secret encrypted code
can i sell your randomizer to others
commercial uses of nickpic require a $99.99 monthly payment or otherwise negotiation with a member of the staff team.*
will we get sub albums
if you wanna donate 1,000 usd so we can drop everything else, absolutely. but right now it's a "coming soon" feature for when I and other developers of our base software have time.
can i have the code
am i a wizard
you're a wizard harry