Jack Kallmeyer

  • 3 hours, 9 minutes ago
    Mary Jane Hughes and Jack Kallmeyer are now friends
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    @jbauer Well in trying to figure out how to message Max I tried again. It appears there is a sweet spot of where the mouse has to be to make this work. You can’t just click anywhere and to me this is not clear. I tried a new entry and the box says “drag and drop here” so that is clear. On my existing page the box said “upload image” and the sweet spot was the camera icon so that isn’t very clear in my mind. So now I have the image back on this specimen. If I want to look at just my specimens I use the pull down under my photo at the upper right and choose “Specimens”. In this view all of the thumbnails are gone replaced by a myFossil logo. This may be from my screw up the other day. Any way to restore that? I never did find the button to message Max.

  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new specimen.

    Jack Kallmeyer has contributed specimen mFeM 56596 to myFOSSIL!

  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    Jen, I am using Chrome. This is the same set-up I used to upload that clam photo right before NAPC. You may recall that the drag and drop did not work for me then either but I was able to copy/paste it. That’s not working for me now. I sent the photo to you via email yesterday so let me know if you didn’t get it.

    • Hm. Okay, please send a feedback snapshot to Max with a description of what is happening because that is unusual. I did not receive the photo from you. Could you try sending it to my gmail? [email protected] my UFL account has been having some trouble.

    • @jbauer Well in trying to figure out how to message Max I tried again. It appears there is a sweet spot of where the mouse has to be to make this work. You can’t just click anywhere and to me this is not clear. I tried a new entry and the box says “drag and drop here” so that is clear. On my existing page the box said “upload image” and the sweet spot was the camera icon so that isn’t very clear in my mind. So now I have the image back on this specimen. If I want to look at just my specimens I use the pull down under my photo at the upper right and choose “Specimens”. In this view all of the thumbnails are gone replaced by a myFossil logo. This may be from my screw up the other day. Any way to restore that? I never did find the button to message Max.

  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    Jen,

    I apparently deleted the image that has no scale but am unable to figure out how to add the new one with a scale. As you know the upload image tab does nothing and I can’t remember how to get the photo on the page. I tried copy and paste and drag and drop but nothing works. The taxonomy, at least the genus name, came from Rich Fuchs our local graptolite expert. Also, none of my thumbnails are showing up when I look at any of my specimens on the summary page..I hope I didn’t do that. I’m going to email the new photo to you. Maybe you can get it added.

    • Hm, that’s weird that the drag and drop didn’t work. What web browser are you using? Definitely email it to me and I can try for you. I think the generic assignment is correct, was just trying to confirm the higher order classification.

      • Jen, I am using Chrome. This is the same set-up I used to upload that clam photo right before NAPC. You may recall that the drag and drop did not work for me then either but I was able to copy/paste it. That’s not working for me now. I sent the photo to you via email yesterday so let me know if you didn’t get it.

        • Hm. Okay, please send a feedback snapshot to Max with a description of what is happening because that is unusual. I did not receive the photo from you. Could you try sending it to my gmail? [email protected] my UFL account has been having some trouble.

        • @jbauer Well in trying to figure out how to message Max I tried again. It appears there is a sweet spot of where the mouse has to be to make this work. You can’t just click anywhere and to me this is not clear. I tried a new entry and the box says “drag and drop here” so that is clear. On my existing page the box said “upload image” and the sweet spot was the camera icon so that isn’t very clear in my mind. So now I have the image back on this specimen. If I want to look at just my specimens I use the pull down under my photo at the upper right and choose “Specimens”. In this view all of the thumbnails are gone replaced by a myFossil logo. This may be from my screw up the other day. Any way to restore that? I never did find the button to message Max.

  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    Jen, I added the note. I didn’t realize the photo had a scale bar as it doesn’t show in the thumbnail.

    • Yes, I know. We discussed the thumbnails at length in a recent meeting. It’s, unfortunately, an artifact of pre-determined aspect ratios in the platform we use. There could be other options but there are issues with the variety of sizes of photos users upload which could make things really messy in terms of display options.

  • 1 week ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    This is correct thanks

  • 1 week ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    This is a 10mm scale

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group Bookworms

    I had the pleasure to meet Richard Fortey and hear him speak at NAPC 2019 last week.  If I had done my homework prior to the event I would have taken these books to get them signed.  He’s a very nice person.  These are very good books too!









  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    @nathan-newell The crinoid volumes in the treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology is what you are looking for . It is a three book set – Part T. You can find these used or if you are a Paleo Society member, you can get a discount on new ones. This will clarify all of your questions.

    For example, the central spine is a mineral filling. The living animal had a hole all the way through the stem from top to bottom. The individual stem segments articulate with radial groves and ridges that interlock to prevent the stem from twisting.

    Text books on invertebrate paleontology – new or old – will also explain this anatomy.

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group NAPC

    Columbian Mammoth skeleton at the George C Page museum at La Brea.  Note the wires supporting the skeleton from the ceiling (in case of earthquakes!).  This is a first class operation and should not be missed if you go to LA.

    Outside photo of what a stuck Mammoth might have looked like.

    The Page Museum is built like a doughnut with a hole in the middle.  The hole has a very nice open air botanical garden that can be walked through or viewed from the roof area.. 












  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group NAPC

    Waiting for the airport shuttle at 5:20 AM to head home.  Ugh!



  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    @rita-klein This is an Alumina ball used in a ball mill to grind any number of materials used for coatings. When I worked in the appliance industry we used these in huge mills for grinding the glasses and clays used to make porcelain enamel. The ceramics industry uses them for this purpose as well. They are commonly found in any area where ceramics or pottery have been made.

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer joined the group What is it?
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted a new activity comment

    @eliana-r@sadie-mills This looks like either the trunk or root from a Pennsylvanian age tree like Lepidodendron.

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer joined the group Paleo Pics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group NAPC

    Can you spot the Dry Dredgers in this photo?  Jennifer Broo, Tom Bantel, Kyle Hartshorn, Bill Heimbrock talk to Eleanor Gardner.  Final get together before heading to bed early to prepare for early flight home the next day.



  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group NAPC

    Jayson Kowinsky presenting at NAPC FOSSIL Symposium



  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group NAPC

    The UCR Bell Tower and HUB on the right, end of the last day of NAPC 2019  






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