Re: Happy Diamond Jubilee everyone!

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On Jun 1, 2012, at 1:44 PM, 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 time
> and they liked it so much that it got used internally to celebrate the
> 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 mention
>        the jubilee, one instance per keyword and records those to a DB
>        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 hour,
>        using PHP and GD to match the average colour of each profile pic
>        to a spot on the image, and then these are stitched together for
>        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 :-/
> 
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
> 
> 

Just saw it -- far out!


Cheers,

tedd

PS: You Brits have too much free time on your hands. :-)


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