Patrick Leary

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    Katja Schulz added "Phyla" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Katja Schulz added "Ricinus" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Katja Schulz added "Ricinus" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Katja Schulz added "Debarya Schulzer, 1866" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Patrick Leary commented on "Kristen Lans":

    Hello

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr marked the classification from "IUCN Red List" as preferred for "Panthera tigris".

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    Katja Schulz added "Zonotrichia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: Ah, that's a collection created by a user. You can click on the "Managers" tab to see who created it -- might have been a student. You can leave a message for her in the newsfeed of the collection if you want. Maybe suggest she change the title? She didn't put a description of her collection so unclear why she collected them together.

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Patrick Leary: HI Patrick, you're right I can do everything here, but if square images are available from EOL it would save a little effort at my end. If you have 88x88 and 130x130 available then listing those URLs would be helpful. Maybe they could be more cleanly rewritten as "small" and "medium" so if you decide that some other size works better, users won't have to rewrite their API client code (maybe the URLs could also specify whether the image was square or proportional).

    almost 2 years ago

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    George Sims commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Cyndy, http://eol.org/collections/27396 Gervasio, And "bugs" sensu George!!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Roderic Page: replacing the end of the file name with _88_88, or _130_130 should always work... for now. How would you prefer to get the list of images sizes? Should they always be returned with the data object, or conditionally based on a parameter, or would you want there to be a separate method just for image sizes?

    We have a set number of predefined image sizes which are generated and saved to disk - we don't offer any dynamic image resizing services. If we exposed all the image size URLs (2 square, 3 proportionally scaled, and the original) do you still think there would be a need for us to offer a service that accepts user-defined image sizes? For our purposes the pre-generated sizes are sufficient for most needs. More advanced users like yourself could generate their own custom sizes, and others could find a close-enough size and use CSS to scale the image (not ideal but since we have a few options hopefully there isn't a huge amount of wasted bandwidth when downloading something slightly larger than they need). I guess I'm wondering if you think this is a service EOL should offer (essentially a hosted imagemagick) or something the user could do themselves by chaining together services.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    The ability to grab a square thumbnail image for a taxon would be handy. As far as I can tell EOL doesn't provide this via the API, so I end up grabbing the full image, then centring (using ImageMagick's notion of "gravity") and resizing it. Square images have all sorts of uses, including mobile apps (I use them my iPad interface to EOL).

    EOL's web pages display square thumbnails that seem to all end in "_88_88.jpg" (e.g., http://media.eol.org/content/2013/02/03/12/43681_88_88.jpg ). Obviously this is an awful hack, but is there any reason not to construct equivalent URLs for other images and grab those? It would be much easier there was an API call to retrieve a square thumbnail, either of predefined size or user specified.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Lamontia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Lamontia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George can you give us a link to the community or page that you are talking about?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Gervasio Carvalho commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George, "tarantulas" are INSECTA sensu Linné! Joke!

    almost 2 years ago