A general profile photo that looks in the camera

After looking at today's issue of Perl Weekly, I remembered of a nice advice by MJD that basically boils down to: make faces look at the content, or at least not look away from it.

My photo loaded on Gravatar was looking towards the right, which is good when your photo is put on the left of the page, but a disaster when it's placed on the right (which is what happens on Perl Weekly and here on blogs.perl.org, by the way).

The fault is totally my own: the general photo that might end up anywhere SHOULD look at the camera, so that it will be at least neutral in the general case! I changed it of course, even though I'm not sure I like the results... time passed!


As an alternative, you could patch the Perl Weekly adding a flag "left" to the images that need to be placed on the left of the newsletter and then change the code to use that flag.
Just please test it after sending an e-mail to yourself (bin/sendmail.pl) as that's where the HTML usually breaks.

This might take a bit more time than taking a new picture of you, but this is much more fun and it will keep you young.

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