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Feb 6, 2010, 12:47pm

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):

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 ). You can only get it if you choose the menu option between two options. Nevertheless, a few hundred users are using it.


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.,

Feb 6, 2010, 1:09pm

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

Pull the other one.

Feb 6, 2010, 1:11pm


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

Feb 6, 2010, 1:22pm

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. ;)

Feb 6, 2010, 1:28pm

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

Feb 6, 2010, 1:36pm

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

Feb 6, 2010, 2:25pm

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

Edited: Feb 6, 2010, 2:50pm

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

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

Feb 6, 2010, 4:57pm

I made you a egg :)

Until you find a better one you can use it.

Feb 6, 2010, 6:00pm

How about a giant pysanka?:

Here are a couple of pretty floral eggs:

And a skyline:

(There's a whole slew more - I just did an advanced search on flickr for "easter egg", in CC licenses allowing commercial use:

Feb 6, 2010, 6:17pm

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).

Feb 6, 2010, 9:51pm

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:

Edited: Feb 7, 2010, 7:50am

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

Feb 7, 2010, 3:09pm

More squirrels!

Feb 7, 2010, 4:43pm

14> Stay away from my profile pic!

Feb 7, 2010, 10:51pm

Wow. That's good.

Feb 8, 2010, 11:55am

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...

Feb 8, 2010, 12:57pm

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

Feb 8, 2010, 1:00pm

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.



Feb 8, 2010, 1:09pm

Rodent prejudice!

Feb 8, 2010, 1:12pm

Yes, I'm shocked at the speciesism.

Edited: Feb 8, 2010, 2:14pm

You're welcome to use any of my Easter egg pics:

This one is pretty and purple:

Edited: Feb 8, 2010, 3:18pm

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

Feb 8, 2010, 4:20pm

22 > Beautiful Easter eggs!

Feb 8, 2010, 6:25pm

Those are crazy-nice!

Edited: Feb 9, 2010, 4:58am

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.