Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com> wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 06:44:17PM +0100, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
>> This is a bit of a shameless plug, but it is a Friday and a pretty
>> special weekend over here.
>> I recently got to work on something a bit fun at work in my spare
>> and they liked it so much that it got used internally to celebrate
>> jubilee weekend.
>> This is the result http://jubilee.themlondon.com
>> For those of you interested, the leg-work is done by a bunch of PHP
>> scripts run in the background via cron, split into 3 tasks:
>> 1. A script goes out and searches Twitter for tweets that
>> the jubilee, one instance per keyword and records those to a
>> to limit the draw on the Twitter API
>> 2. A second script goes over those tweets and pulls in all the
>> non-default profile images for each unique user
>> 3. Lastly, the image is built as 12 separate tiles every half
>> using PHP and GD to match the average colour of each profile
>> to a spot on the image, and then these are stitched together
>> the final image
>> Anyway, hope you guys all have a great weekend, more so if you're
>> unlucky enough to be working over the whole 4 days :-/
>*Very* nice work!
>Paul M. Foster
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Thanks, it did take a little while to get right. I might be able to post some
bits of code if anyone is interested?
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