Zoostation…

Got lucky on Glastonbury tickets this year. Have to go by coach from London but hey-ho, its better than watching on the bbc, no matter how good they get at it.

When I went in 2004 I was running Windows on my home PC and had an updated wallpaper using the glasto webcam. Getting it working was long-winded and I was interested to see if I could do the same on Fedora.

I found the following script on Ubuntu brainstorm which is a bit nasty.

Dropping something like:

#!/bin/sh
URL=http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008/webcam/img/pyramid.jpg
PREFIX=/home/chris/webcam/pyramid.jpg
wget -N $URL -O $PREFIX

into cron.hourly or editing crontab with a faster cycle rate as required should suffice. Edit as required for any other webcam image.

Then specify the downloaded image for your wallpaper and it will update automatically when a new image comes in.

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