smile, you are on camera!
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I often have the feeling, that I look grumpy or just meh while working on my computer. So in order to check, I wrote is a shell script, which takes a photo from the webcam. It does so, by using mplayer. The script should be installed as an hourly cron job like this:

@hourly /path/to/

To make it a bit more interesting, the script will not take the photo immediately, but will sleep for a random number of minutes, so that you are not prepared for the photo.

All photos are stored in $(xdg-user-dir PICTURES)/meh. On a system with an English locale, this translates to /home/you/Pictures/meh.

Have fun and smile more, b/c you are on camera :)