Thanks Raffi... I knew there had to be something more simple! Is
there a way to get the bigger image? I can parse the HTML and just
replace _normal with _bigger of course... Anyway, cheers.
On Apr 18, 8:50 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM, WBC <wooden.brain.conce...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hello all, please forgive a newbie here.
> > I would like to accomplish one simple task as described in the
> > title: get the URL of a user profile picture by user name, in the
> > context of a Mac application. At this time (and in the foreseeable
> > future) I have no interest in doing more with the API(s).
> > I do not want to ask users to authenticate with their own accounts for
> > this simple purpose, and I don't want to run into an application-based
> > rate-limit for my distributed, desktop application. I do plan to
> > cache and honestly I can't imagine more than 50 calls a WEEK per IP
> > for this purpose.
> > I assume based on this from the FAQ:
> > "The REST API does account- and IP-based rate limiting. Authenticated
> > API calls are charged to the authenticating user's limit while
> > unauthenticated API calls are deducted from the calling IP address'
> > allotment."
> > ... that the user's IP is the one "deducted" if unauthenticated, which
> > is perfectly fine.
> > But the search API requires authentication:
> > I've spent quite a lot of time trying to figure this out already, so a
> > simple "yes, you can do it and here's the URL" would be very kind. (I
> > can easily accomplish what I want just by parsing some HTML... but I
> > thought I'd try to be legit about it ;-)
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