thinglets: sort 10,044,701 Flickr images by palette

I'm sure some of you may have seen or used this site before, but Multicolr Search Lab (not a misspelling) is such a simple and cool use of the Flickr API, that I had to share it.

By clicking on a color swatch you see 50 matching Flickr pics. Great for building your own photomosaic. Even cooler is the fact that it modifies the link string so that you can bookmark your color combinations and come back to them later. With nine gradient shades of each color, the combinations a numerous.

Hope you dig messing around with this as much as I do.

Here's 40% Cyan, 60% Yellow and 80% Green:


thinglets: A Blogger's 12 Step Program

  1. We admitted we were powerless over blogging—that our opinions had become unmanageable... and then blogged about it.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than the web could restore us to sanity... and then Tweeted it.
  3. Made a decision to turn our keyboard and our webcams over to the care of Baud as we understood It... and then Facebooked it.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves... and then MySpaced it.
  5. Admitted to Baud, to ourselves, and to every other human being the exact nature of our wrongs... and then Pinged it.
  6. Were entirely ready to have Baud remove all the defects of character mapping... and posted a pic of it on Flickr.
  7. Humbly asked Baud to remove our fail whales... and waited for it to happen.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had ReTweeted, and became willing to Friendfeed them all... and so did.
  9. Made direct messages to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would deprive Followers... and so we Dugg their posts.
  10. Continued to take social network inventory and when we were wrong promptly went to Seesmic and apologized... in 60 seconds.
  11. Sought through webcam and keyboard to improve our conscious contact with Baud as we understood It, typing only for knowledge of Its knowledge of us and the power to carry that out... to Technorati.
  12. Having had a virtual awakening as the result of page views, we tried to carry this message to luddite friends, and to practice such messaging in all our affairs... until something better comes along.