User talk:Tim riley

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Loss of MV Darlwyne/archive1[edit]

No sig. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 07:19, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

FAC reviewing barnstar[edit]

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FAC can't function without people like you contributing reviews. Thank you for the eight FAC reviews you did during January. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:16, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Eight? Good Lord, did I? It didn't seem like it. But your kind gong will spur me to do more. Thank you so much! Tim riley talk 21:53, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Peers sought for review[edit]

(Rather appropriate as I'm just back from the first night of ENO's Iolanthe). Any peers left standing are most cordially invited to look in at Osbert Lancaster, and the peer review I've opened with a view to getting the article to FAC. All contributions gratefully received. Tim riley talk 01:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

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The Cloisters[edit]

Tim, I see you have your hands full, but if you get a chance, I would greatly appreciate and value your feedback at this PR. Ceoil (talk) 10:47, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I'll be there. I'm putting the last touches to the PR tweaks suggested by you and SchroCat for Sir Osbert and then I'll clock in at the Cloisters. Tim riley talk 10:50, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Great. Sir Osbert is looking mighty fine. Ceoil (talk) 11:09, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Osbert Lancaster featured article candidate[edit]

If anyone who sees this is interested, Sir Osbert's FAC is now open and visitors will be most welcome. Tim riley talk 09:16, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Since I see you which ever way I turn...! Good Tim, would be willing and / or able to cast your gimlet eye over John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and throw in what criticism you see feet? Any input you could give would be much apreciated. I understand you must be busy with young Osbert: I understand if you cannot. I hope you are very well! Cheers, >SerialNumber54129...speculates 11:14, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

British Library[edit]

Hi Tim. Do you know that you can now copy to a USB at the BL free of charge? Dudley Miles (talk) 20:30, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

@Dudley Miles: I most certainly didn't, and I am prodigiously in your debt for telling me. I spent ages only the other day laboriously transcribing something from an old Daily Express for an American colleague. This comes under the heading of tidings of great joy. Bless you! Tim riley talk 20:48, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Afterthought: as I live 20 minutes' stroll from the BL and pop in there most weeks I am entirely at your service for any ad hoc rummaging you may want doing. I do it now and again for several colleagues. Pray bear it in mind. Tim riley talk 20:52, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Further to this, you know—if you possess such a devil's device!—you can also use your smart phone to take pictures of things... i.e. pages of things. I saw someone in their the other day literally photographing their way through a small tome. The reason so many people noticed of course was that the b*gger hadn't turned their tones off, and the click*click was driving the table potty. Yes, it's clearly in breach of copyright law, but the only paramenter seems to be the memory on one's phone and the size of the battery! Yo, Tim, thanks for everything. >SerialNumber54129...speculates 20:59, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes I knew, and have done so only last week, with very good results. But though one can photograph books one isn't allowed to photograph anything on screen, which is a bit of a pain. Tim riley talk 21:11, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Ah—news reels and the like? >SerialNumber54129...speculates 21:13, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Was the Daily Express on screen? If so, the same restrictions may apply. In the copy centre you can copy from paper to a USB or send the results to your email address. I use my London Library account or EBSCO - or public library card - for online access. Are there online sources which can be accessed from BL computers and not elsewhere? Dudley Miles (talk) 22:41, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
PS do you know when you will next be at the BL? Dudley Miles (talk) 22:52, 21 February 2018 (UTC)