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New for avatars - emotions! You can now change your facial expression on your avatar to better capture your dev mood! Getting expressions working right turned out to be quite the undertaking due to the ripple effect of the various layers that each expression touched so our total layers just for men ballooned out from 300 layers to 1100. And @dfox re-architecting how layers work to handle the interconnectedness of expression meant tying together facial expression, skin tone, facial hair, and hair color to make sure everything stays in sync. It’s a fun new addition, I hope everyone enjoys!

I also want to apologize for the delay in getting this out, I meant to have this done ages ago but I got thrown a curveball at work and was laid off back in April and have been super stressed running around trying to find a new job for the past 3 months. I figured I’d have more free time to work on devRant, but hunting for work is so exhausting, it’s really taken its toll emotionally and financially (no unemployment benefits because according to my state even though we lose money every month “you’re still a corporate officer”). Things are finally looking promising on the job search front, and I expect once things get back to normal @dfox and I can get our release velocity back up, but until then, please bear with me.

P.S. If you have the resources, we certainly do appreciate your support with devRant++ Your monthly contributions really do make a difference! Thanks all!

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  • 97
    @dfox wrote lots of code too!
  • 51
    This is wicked. I was going to do English homework but I'll be busy playing with this now
  • 24
    Good luck at your job!
    And thanks for the new items!

    Btw I'm helping out at the issue tracker now, if you haven't noticed yet :)
  • 73
    Amazing work by @trogus putting together these very complicated combinations. The level of detail is really awesome.

    The code was also complex - so complex I’m really tired from writing it!
  • 29
    Oh dear, I was expecting avatars to have less than 30 layers. Making all of them work together well -- and optimizing them -- would be quite the undertaking!

    Totally looking forward to using this 😊
  • 12
    This'll be rlly useful when I really need to take a dump halfway a meeting lol
  • 7
    😆😆
  • 10
    Is it time to make devComics alive again?? Hehe

    @ewpratten
  • 12
    If you need a job...

    ...I do too
  • 12
    Holy crap. This is actually amazing. Thanks guys!
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    This is amazing but you got a tired face like your gonna pass out any second.🤔🤔😁
  • 4
    this is nice :3
  • 4
    Awesome!
    @trogus I wish you success in finding a job!
    Btw. is there a way to just make a single donation besides of ++?
  • 6
    @trogus Now it hit me where are the tears.
    Need tears to express emotions for clearly.🤔
  • 6
    @PonySlaystation Thanks! There is not currently a one-time support option other than purchasing an avatar item
  • 3
    Edit : for is more
    😅😅
  • 5
    @Skayo Thanks! And issue tracker assistance is much appreciated, someday we'll work through those... :)
  • 4
    @trogus I changed my avatar after a long time today and found the expressions. I assumed it appeared some time earlier and was thrilled with it. The expressions are brilliant. Then I saw your announcement. 😄
    Thanks a lot, @trogus, @dfox!
  • 8
    As my mother always says: being unemployed is a full time job.

    Thanks for the great job guys :D
  • 1
    @CozyPlanes and hopefully the podcasts too?
  • 1
    @linuxxx 2nd or 4th for trolling. 😂😂😂
  • 2
    This is awesome! Now I can look how I feel.
  • 2
    Thanks for the work :p
    No company would invest all that time for expressions... (something I never saw before done right). So, nice work guys.
    Gonna buy a shirt just for the effort.
  • 2
    @Paramite that's why I got ++ as soon as I saw it.
    My first subscription ever (any other are rip offs)
    And I love that I can help... Even if just a little
  • 1
    just added an expression to my avatar and it looks great, thanks for the great work guys :)
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    just added an expression to my avatar and it looks great, thanks for the great work guys :)
  • 4
    Real programmers have no emotion.
  • 2
    @PaperBag well i included the emotion package thanks to my wife, seems to be working nicely for now
  • 6
    Let me just permanently apply this 😈 real quick.. on average that's pretty much me anyway 🙃
    Thanks man! And after hearing about this story behind the delay, it makes a lot of sense.. losing a job sucks, but it's great to hear that the job hunting for something new is going well. I'll be rooting for you!
  • 3
    Appreciate the time you fellows put down on this! You've created a fantastic place of heaven!😄
    Do with you best of luck with the job search, glad things are looking better! 👍
  • 1
    @dfox @trogus how much cotton is in the sweeter? I mean, will I burn it while smoking pólen? (a kind of refined weed, better for medical issues while not getting stoned).
    Sometimes a big rock falls on the clothes and anything sintetic gets a hole...
    I mean, I can't use the soldering excuse for anything and the shirt is expensive (as a cheap fucker I'm considering 30$ as donation for the marvelous efforts)... https://media.giphy.com/media/...
  • 1
    Pic bug again, sorry. Use the link plz.
    @dfox , @trogus , New bug, can't post a gif with 300kb, says it has more then 5mb.
    Btw anyone else gets Wird bugs and crashes while posting img?
  • 2
    Would it be possible to add rings in the future? Say some skull rings or wedding rings, or velcro ties XD
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    Hell Yeah
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    Add winks to get trending (priya prakash v )
  • 3
    Here comes the rage!!!
  • 3
    Dude, my avatar looks so much like me ... it's creepy sometimes :p

    This is also my usual facial expression. It repells any potential visitors to my room :p
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    The new expressions look awesome, great job!
  • 5
    Good hunting on finding a new job!!
  • 0
    Raw infinity awesome nice expressionist gold!1!1!!1!1
    *excitement intensifies *
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    Btw my avatar has now the face i had when i though that was a weird bug
  • 2
    And hereby i am supporting your cause wholeheartedly @trogus and @dfox.

    Finally i made bank enough to be able to afford it without breaking a sweat
  • 1
    Great job man. Putting together all that information
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