After 25 years of scanning we can finally announce...
June 9, 2024 9:19 PM   Subscribe

Generate yourself a cat avatar with the Cat Avatar Generator for Generating Cat Avatars. (via JHarris' LinkMe submission)

Shelf stable, so feeding it the same username will always generate the same cat.

(Not sure I could ask for anything cuter for this happy-go-lucky nobody cat.)

( looks like somebody doesn't want to hear what the metafilter cat has to say.)
posted by nobody (14 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
FYI the "nobody cat" link does not show a cat, but if you type "nobody" in the name box and hit the button, it will show you.
posted by tubedogg at 10:43 PM on June 9

"metafilter" as a name generates a gray cat wearing a blue scarf!
posted by JHarris at 12:11 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

Weirdly the links show up as errors, but when you type the names in it shows the cats. What a cat-astrophe!
posted by Literaryhero at 12:48 AM on June 10

I've tried about five names. All of them have expressions suggesting they're watching someone steal their favorite sunning spot off screen.

Isn't the natural state of any cat avatar "casual smugness"?
posted by Lenie Clarke at 3:06 AM on June 10

It depicted 2 out of 3 of my current feline companions spot on. Which, given the name quality of many cats, is quite an accomplishment.

I am looking forward to trying out human names and monikers when I have time.
posted by mightshould at 4:05 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

I typed in the username I use in a lot of other places, and got a happy cat!
posted by Spike Glee at 7:27 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

I typed in the name of my tabby cat and it made a picture of a black cat. But when I put in the name of my black cat it showed me a tabby cat! I think I must’ve screwed up naming my cats!
posted by aubilenon at 8:39 AM on June 10 [2 favorites]

How? Why?
posted by HeroZero at 9:23 AM on June 10

posted by capricorn at 10:56 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

HeroZero: How? Why?

This page has the why (the creator got rid of Gravatar and wanted a new way to create user avatars for a website), this has the how (I will leave the summary of this to someone who understands PHP)
posted by capricorn at 11:04 AM on June 10 [2 favorites]

Thanks capricorn. To be clear, I think this is delightful. I don't know how I failed to say explicitly that I was riffing on the original cat scan post, or why.
posted by HeroZero at 11:23 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

The “don’t use this for NFTS” link at the bottom displays an astounding lack of comprehension of what a Creative Commons license entails, especially for someone who has built a name for himself as “that guy who draws CC0 comics with Free-As-In-Beer Software”.
posted by egypturnash at 11:24 AM on June 10

The gist I get from that "don't use that for NFTs" link is "It's not illegal for you to make NFTs around my art but still don't do it" which I think is exactly correct.
posted by aubilenon at 11:29 AM on June 10 [1 favorite]

Coming soon to the Saturday morning cartoons, it's None Pizza with Left Beef!
posted by me3dia at 12:59 PM on June 11

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