Calvin and Hobbes + NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day
ihaveideas on reddit had an excellent idea.
I have been playing with ImageMagick recently so I figured implementing this would be good practice.
I think it works so far :-). Here are some results:
Pretty sweet, huh?
Code is available here. It’s kinda hacky right now, but it seems to work.
The bash script takes one argument, the URL of the APOD post. If no argument is given it defaults to the most recent post.
Possible future improvements: Write a program that runs this daily and sets it as your desktop background. That can wait until at least tomorrow.