It may not be the most important thing to do, but I find it a bit more personal to have some picture with my name instead of the generic avatar image. However strange it may sound, it seems that the option of a customized avatar is not available for me. Have tried logging in from different computers and search engines (including Safari, Chrome and IE) to no avail. Any ideas of what's wrong?

I'd be glad to add a screen shot of what my settings look like, but the only option available for pics here is adding them from URL. Not directly from my computer. Or is this, again, something that doesn't work just for me?