This is some experimental code to discover interesting flickr photos based on your favorites. The concept works but it takes way too much time and API requests to fetch and process data.
I'm releasing it to see if someone comes with a better idea, so sorry about dirty code. This is just the result of a weekend playing with flickr API.
Any improvement suggestions will be welcome
Where to look at
Where is the actual code? These files:
Download it: git clone git://github.com/koke/discovr.git
Edit config/initializers/flickr_api.rb and add your flickr API key and secret. You can get them at www.flickr.com/services/api/keys
Create your database and edit config/database.yml accordingly.
Run rake db:migrate to create the tables and views
Launch the console and fetch data. This can take a while (~25 minutes for me)
similar = User.lookup("koke").similar_pictures
Launch your server (script/server) and visit localhost:3000/discovr. This can also take a while (~4 minutes first time, ~10s otherwise) and enjoy
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