Flickr Interestingness feed

I have been going through my email, and a lot of you have been asking for the Flickr Interestingness feed that I was talking about on my previous podcasts. Using this RSS feed, I add it to the RSS screensaver on the Mac in my office. Here are the instructions on how to set an RSS feed up as a screensaver on your Mac.  If you don’t have a Mac, and want to try your hand at some coding, you can build a similar screen saver for Windows. Let me know if you build it, because I looked at those instructions and my eyes glazed over half way down the page.

Warning: Once you get the feed set up to start displaying pictures it is seriously distracting watching all the nice random pictures float on by.

Edit: Thanks to reader ‘Tyl0n’ who posted these much more concise directions in the comments:

For (Leopard) Mac users [not sure if this is the same for Tiger or other]:

-Go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver

-From the screen saver menu, pick the ‘Pictures’ drop down menu (expand if necessary)

-Select the ‘.Mac and RSS’ choice, then click on the options button

-Click the ‘+’ sign to add a new RSS (or .Mac) feed

-Once the site has been validated, click ‘OK’ and you should be good to go.

If you choose the ‘RSS’ option under the ‘Apple’ drop menu, you will JUST get headlines, for pictures, you need to select the pictures option.