Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
smile, you are on camera!
Pull request Compare This branch is even with fs111:master.
Fetching latest commit...
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


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 :)

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.