Hein (fub) wrote,

  • Mood:

Goodbye mobypicture!

I've been using Mobypicture.com to automatically post photos I took with my G1. However, the photos got resized pretty harshly, they were hosted on mobypicture's website, are visible to everyone and used only the most basic of posting options.

Clearly, that wouldn't do at all. Having a permanent LJ account, I have a metric ton of space at Scrapbook -- and that even allows me to use the same security settings as I have on my Journal. That certainly allows me to take pictures that not everyone can see, which offers more opportunities to post 'em.
Having found a Python module to upload an image to Scrapbook, all that was needed was to write some glue between some modules to retrieve an email from a particular email adress, resize the image, take into account some special codes to set security, tags, icon and mood, and then use the Benzaiten code to post an Entry that links to the image.

Took me some time to get it all right, but now I have a scheduled task that does just that. As long as Calcifer is running (and it's always on), any photo I mail will be posted within five minutes. There is now no more reason to use mobypicture.com anymore -- all is now in one place!
Tags: android, benzaiten, tools

  • Musings on Movies

    I had heard good things about the new Dune movie, but I didn’t think I’d have the stamina to sit through a movie that’s almost…

  • New desktop machine

    My desktop machine, which I (used to) run 24/7, is powered by an Intel i5 CPU and has several harddisks. The power supply is rated for 300W —…

  • Update

    Wow, what with one thing and another, I haven’t posted on here in a month! Time to give a short update on what’s been happening.…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded