I have an auto-generated gravatar as my display on SO. I wish to associate that unique, but non-descriptive, gravatar in other places (such as github). I have grown rather fond of it. Is there anyway to do this? Do I have to go to gravatar and actually sign up for an account?
Your gravatars are generated based on hashed values of your email addresses. It has been explained in details on Gravatar's Creating Hash page.
- Trim leading and trailing whitespace from an email address
- Force all characters to lower-case
- md5 hash the final string
As long as you keep using the same email address, you'll have the same image generated. In your case, the image is:
and the hashed value will be: