It occurred to me that my blog is pretty outdated. I haven’t updated it regularly in ages, and I just don’t have time to blog anymore.
So, I’ve decided to redo ChrisBrunner.com and make it less blog-centric.
One idea that I had was to create a photo mosaic from my Flickr feed. So, it would be one large picture of me made up of my last 1000 Flickr uploads. When I upload a new photo, it would update the mosaic automatically.
In order to do this, though, I need a PHP or Python script that generates photo mosaics and could be modified to run as a script.
This is just a brainstorm-in-progress, but here are a few pieces of software that may be part of the puzzle:
Flickr makes 75×75 px thumbnails readily available for all of its photos. So I could write a script that downconverts all of them to 20×20 px, generate a mosaic, and then cache it for speed and use on my website.
I’m going to shelve this for now, but I might develop and implement this in the future… just an idea…