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1timspalding
Feb 6, 2010, 12:47pm Top

Over the weekend the whole profile-image system will be changing. Right now, I need to re-find and update all the "default" images. These are the ones that you can choose by default. Most are authors.

You can see the top ones on this page (on the right, down): http://www.librarything.com/zeitgeist/members/libraries

I need to re-find all the images so I can get full-size versions, and to make sure we have rights to use them all.

I'm having a lot of trouble with this one:


I don't know where it came from. I suspect it might not have been used with permission. Notably, it's amazing users are using it at all, as it's an easter-egg easter egg (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(media) ). You can only get it if you choose the menu option between two options. Nevertheless, a few hundred users are using it.

So:

1. If anyone can find the original image, I'd love to find out where it comes from, and if we can use it.
2. If not, let's pick a good easter-egg image from Flickr's Creative Commons pool.

I've found a few, ie.,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cats_mom/2927825877/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/580415511/

2brightcopy
Feb 6, 2010, 1:09pm Top

You want us to hunt all over the web for Easter eggs?

Pull the other one.

3timspalding
Feb 6, 2010, 1:11pm Top

:)

Yeah. Especially if you're using it, 'cause it's going away otherwise...

4brightcopy
Feb 6, 2010, 1:22pm Top

I was seriously wondering if it wasn't some elaborate ruse.

So, out of curiosity, was it just that you grabbed a random image on the web to put into LT for the easter egg and forgot where you got it? Your description was a little vague. ;)

5timspalding
Feb 6, 2010, 1:28pm Top

I don't even know. I might have. I might have found it on Flickr, although that was early Flickr.

6hailelib
Feb 6, 2010, 1:36pm Top

Do your local stores have any egg dying kits out yet? If so, you could take your own photo.

7timspalding
Feb 6, 2010, 2:25pm Top

Maybe it should turn into something very different—a photo of my nose or something.

8caffron
Edited: Feb 6, 2010, 2:50pm Top

Oh, I don't know. I like these...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dc0de/451654700/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rakka/123380632/

EDIT: Ah, never mind. Non-commercial! :( Somebody create one.

9quigui
Feb 6, 2010, 4:57pm Top

I made you a egg :)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QqpkglqE-UIBKcfSDgcnqA?authkey=Gv1sRgCPLksp...

Until you find a better one you can use it.

10lilithcat
Feb 6, 2010, 6:00pm Top

How about a giant pysanka?:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/537501345/

Here are a couple of pretty floral eggs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tennessee-mary/445999965/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89509548@N00/445868392/

And a skyline: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuseman/448338603/

(There's a whole slew more - I just did an advanced search on flickr for "easter egg", in CC licenses allowing commercial use: http://www.flickr.com/search/?l=comm&ss=1&mt=all&adv=1&w=all&amp...)

11jjmcgaffey
Feb 6, 2010, 6:17pm Top

There's a nice purple egg here - not a photo but a jpg drawing (it's a blog, I don't know if she made the egg or got it from somewhere - the one that the purple egg is the same size as the others is just a jpg, the other has a link in it).

12timspalding
Feb 6, 2010, 9:51pm Top

Thanks. I can't find anything perfect that's a single image. I don't feel we have the authority to replace something nice, but fairly vanilla with something with a lot of unusual character—like an easter egg with a dog on it.

Anyway, this seemed generic enough, while also attractive:

13stephmo
Edited: Feb 7, 2010, 7:50am Top

Wikimedia commons had some - this one of Sleeping Beauty made with the dentist drill was pretty cool:



http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Easter_eggs

14suitable1
Feb 7, 2010, 3:09pm Top

More squirrels!

15brightcopy
Feb 7, 2010, 4:43pm Top

14> Stay away from my profile pic!

16timspalding
Feb 7, 2010, 10:51pm Top

Wow. That's good.

17littleshell
Feb 8, 2010, 11:55am Top

And slightly book-ish (as a fairytale).

I have never been too successful with the computer idea of Easter eggs. Never found 'em, despite directions.

Re profile images: Would it be possible to have captions or a way to ID an image (floating cursor popup)? I have no clue who some of the authors are, which could be an interesting clue to the Thingamabrarian's personality. Clicking on the image usually just gives the originally-sized image on LT. I can be pretty clueless--at first I thought LT had an abnormal number of squirrel and tapir fans...

18suitable1
Feb 8, 2010, 12:57pm Top

Squirrel fans are not abnormal. Tapirs, now ....

19skittles
Feb 8, 2010, 1:00pm Top

Excuse me.

My viewpoint is that squirrels are rats with fat furry tails.

Squirrels may be 'cute' & rats can be 'cute' but I see them both as vermin.

Yuck.

JMO

20suitable1
Feb 8, 2010, 1:09pm Top

Rodent prejudice!

21BarkingMatt
Feb 8, 2010, 1:12pm Top

Yes, I'm shocked at the speciesism.

22ForeignCircus
Edited: Feb 8, 2010, 2:14pm Top

Tim,
You're welcome to use any of my Easter egg pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7239498@N05/sets/72157623256298093/

This one is pretty and purple:

23littleshell
Edited: Feb 8, 2010, 3:18pm Top

18 No, no, no, I was referring to an abnormal *number* of fans, not that the fans were abnormal. Oh, wait, perhaps that is a distinction without a difference? Sorry! :D

24carport
Feb 8, 2010, 4:20pm Top

22 > Beautiful Easter eggs!

25timspalding
Feb 8, 2010, 6:25pm Top

Those are crazy-nice!

26ForeignCircus
Edited: Feb 9, 2010, 4:58am Top

Thanks folks! I didn't make them unfortunately- I bought them in Prague one Easter. I love them, and envy the talent of the artists who created them.

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