Anyone here with experience of writing Win XP screensavers or code to manipulate the desktop? There's no money in it, but here's a fun little project that could earn you some peer recognition brownie points.

Take the Flickr API. Use it to get photos from Everyone's photos or a short list of tags. Use the photos to generate a random image screensaver, and/or update the desktop image every n minutes.

I've got a proof of concept where I'm taking their RSS feed and downloading the enclosures into a directory. I then use the Win XP My Pictures Slideshow screen saver to display them. but it's all a bit heath robinson. [from: JB Ecademy]

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