I was linked http://maxogden.com/scraping-with-node.html the other day and it looked nice, I wanted to play with it.
This is basically the tutorial put together in a module, I plan on expanding it a bit to do the following things:
- Fetch a list of URLs to crawl from a main server.
- Cache images it fetches locally and display a random image from those instead of going online every time
- Possibly scale down the bigger images so you just get something fun in the terminal.
- Perhaps add an option to not always display an image.
How to use
random-image and you will see a random 256-color image in your terminal.