If you are one of the three persons who actually see this blog on its site instead of reading it through some sort of aggregator, you may have noticed I have a banner.
This is what it looks like:
It's not very original (look for "spell with flickr" to see where I stole the idea), but I wrote a script to do it. So here it is, feel free to steal it too, it's your turn.
You will need this, ImageMagick, and a Flickr API key.
To use it simply call it like this:
python banner.py something
And you will have a something.jpg with something in it.
#!/usr/bin/env python import flickr,sys,random from urllib import urlopen import os g=flickr.Group(id="27034531@N00") urls =  for l in sys.argv: if l=="a": l="aa" if l=="i": l="ii" photos = g.getPhotos(tags=[l], per_page=50) urls.append(photos[random.randrange(50)].getURL( size='Square', urlType='source')) for i in range(0,len(urls)): f=open(str(i)+'.jpg','w') data=urlopen(urls[i]).read() f.write(data) f.close() os.system ("montage -tile %dx1 -geometry +0+0 %s %s"%( len(urls),' '.join([ '%d.jpg'%x for x in range(0, len(urls)) ]), sys.argv+'.jpg'))