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Real life stuff, like driving vans across the country and hospital visits, are likely to keep me away from a keyboard for most of the time until late August.
Busy desk.svg Unavailable for various times in July and beginning of August 2016, though should be able to find a free internet connection to pick up email now and then. Long term Faebot jobs should continue uninterrupted unless the WMF API change breaks them.

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After a recent village pump discussion on Biodiversity Heritage Library duplicate files, the batch upload will continue but I shall be spending some time researching how to map the BHL uploaded jpeg files to their zipped/archived JP2 equivalent pages. If this is possible, then lossless PNG equivalents can be generated or significantly higher quality jpeg versions created than are available from BHL. Keep an eye on User:Fæ/Project list/Biodiversity Heritage Library for the results of investigation in a few weeks. 11:57, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

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More photos for commons[edit]

For these three historical characters there are other photos for commons:

Then, can you edit this photos for me, please? --87.5.73.94 07:39, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

WMF request[edit]

I will look into it over the next couple of weeks. Note my clearing this with the WMF due to recent threats from WMF employees. Thanks -- (talk) 18:23, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, after reading the bad faith allegations from User:Jalexander-WMF, I will put this on hold unless I get a statement from the WMF that is not an implied threat to block me were I to investigate the uploads. Thanks -- (talk) 08:47, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
The discussion on meta with the WMF does not appear to have lifted the presumption of bad faith for your use of IP addresses. Thank you for the suggestion, but I am unhappy being placed under the direct threat of an unappealable WMF office block should I help you with these. If you wish to put a case that you are not a banned user, I suggest you take this up with any of the interested WMF employees behind this position, such as @Mdennis (WMF), Kalliope (WMF):. Thanks -- (talk) 11:24, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

DoD / DVIDS PD release of images by non-military photographers[edit]

The correspondence will be updated if and when emails come back. -- (talk) 14:35, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Correspondence complete, reference added to the above email link. -- (talk) 17:13, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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File:Boeing 727-2B6(Adv), Royal Air Maroc (RAM) JP106646.jpg[edit]

File:Boeing 727-2B6(Adv), Royal Air Maroc (RAM) JP106646.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Boeing 727-2B6(Adv), Royal Air Maroc (RAM) JP106646.jpg Anidaat (talk) 06:26, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Boeing 727-2B6(Adv), Royal Air Maroc (RAM) JP5870447.jpg[edit]

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Boeing 727-2B6(Adv), Royal Air Maroc (RAM) JP5870447.jpg Anidaat (talk) 06:28, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

File:A man urinates in a milk bucket in a cowshed. Colour photome Wellcome V0011869.jpg[edit]

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Droit de retrait 03 (talk) 14:26, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Category:Photographs by Carol M. Highsmith[edit]

"Race for the Cure" Photo by Highsmith uploaded as part of the batch under discussion, 1990. 19mb TIFF

given the news [1], would you consider a mass upload of Carol M. Highsmith at LOC? they say there are only 18000 files. cheers Slowking4 § Richard Arthur Norton's revenge 12:50, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

@Slowking4: I took a quick look but my existing way of uploading from the LoC does not work when there are gallery pages of photos within items. This can be added to my script, but due to urgent real life commitments, it will take a while for me to get to it. -- (talk) 04:30, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
well, i think they have added a new gallery front-end. here is an old search result by "highsm" [2]. i will be cleaning up the flickr uploads first, but 31798 will take a while for my vicuna methods. Slowking4 § Richard Arthur Norton's revenge 11:20, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
@Slowking4: Looked at this for 30mins today, uploading by LoC search term rather than collection looks easier. I need to factor in my newer ways of doing chunked uploads and use a bit of parallel threading to make it efficient. I'm busy/travelling for a couple of days, but will probably get to trialling a 'upload from LoC using a search term' by the weekend. This will ignore 'groups of images', but I can return to those later on. -- (talk) 10:45, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
thanks, let me know if i can help. Slowking4 § Richard Arthur Norton's revenge 11:27, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
@Slowking4: The LOC are now using CloudFlare to protect access, which was rather annoyingly blocking my automated access. Anyway, this forced me to spoof access a little, which is something I'd rather not have to do as it feels sneaky like I'm hacking CloudFlare. The other issue is the more recent bug of error types not working properly in Pywikibot, this makes it hard to upload a jpeg and a TIFF version of the same image using the same filename. I can fix this with a bit more sneakiness that I've used elsewhere, but I don't want to invest a lot of time while the weather is good in London, so I'll plan on returning to it later. But now skip these and take just the first TIFF match on an item page (there may be more than one in some instances, but I'm not sure why), which will obstruct Pywikibot 'normal' scripts from loading the jpeg version. Out of interest an old debug option of mine is logging these failures at User:Fæ/sandboxL. This is on the suspicion that the TIFF is a better archive version, but that's just an assumption. The cross-links will not be working and I'm not using a creator template, but I'll let it run as the result is pretty good as a start. The upload rate will be modest (as I write it's 2 photos/min), but that's no bad thing if there are formats changes or other issues in the first few hundred. If I get back and fix the remaining bugs, the upload rate could faster for the remainder.
You can find the new files at petscan report. -- (talk) 10:25, 25 August 2016 (UTC)