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Borrow buddies' iChat images for a bit Apps
This is a silly AppleScript script that lets you quickly replace your iChat picture with the current picture of anyone in your Buddy List. This makes for some interesting chats, as your Buddy will suddenly appear to be talking to him/herself! (Note, though, that the selected Buddy doen't have to be online for the larceny to occur.)
tell application "iChat"
  set stealFromWho to name of every account
  set stealFromChoice to (choose from list stealFromWho with prompt 
   "Steal iChat Picture of:") as string
  set picToSteal to image of account stealFromChoice
end tell
If you don't want to have to manually restore your own picture (the fun gets annoying after a bit), just insert the following snippet of code before the end tell:
  set oldImage to image
  set image to picToSteal
  delay 10
  set image to oldImage
Vary the value of the delay command to suit your purposes.

[robg adds: I tested this, and it does work ... and it's completely useless but annoyingly funny for a few minutes...]
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Borrow buddies' iChat images for a bit
Authored by: robot_guy on Mar 23, '05 10:30:24AM
Correction! The initial script should read

tell application "iChat"
	set stealFromWho to name of every account
	set stealFromChoice to (choose from list stealFromWho with prompt 
		"Steal iChat Picture of:") as string
	set picToSteal to image of account stealFromChoice
	set image to picToSteal
end tell
and the added snippet to enable automatic reversion should replace the line
set image to picToSteal


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Borrow buddies' iChat images for a bit
Authored by: dfbills on Sep 09, '05 10:26:40AM

Doesn't seem to work very reliably. Not all pics can be stolen and some pics that are stolen are wrong... iChat 3.0.1

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