Photoframe, a Minimum Viable Product, done wrong
24 Jan, 2021 photoframe sqlite python

I have a spare laptop. I’m not going to spend ages cutting it up to make an actual photo-frame, and neither will I build one from scratch with a Raspberry Pi Zero.

I’m just going to put it by the TV and see whether my wife and I look at it.


  1. Show pictures after power on
  2. Get pictures from the NAS
  3. Auto-update them

How hard is a bloody digital photoframe?
19 Jan, 2021 photoframe sqlite python

Screencap of my photo database
How many pictures?

I like taking pictures. How many pictures?

Well, you know, some.

$ find ~/pix/cam -type f | wc -l
$ du -sh ~/pix/cam
47G     ~/pix/cam

That does not include pictures taken on my various mobile phones. And how many have I printed? Well, I think I have less than twenty framed. And I made two photobooks, and I’m not sure when I looked in them last. 😬

I try to finesse them down, weed out the crap (there’s a lot of bad pictures), crop, enhance, etc. And that’s hard and is a never-ending job and I’m just looking at them on my computer then, and my wife doesn’t see them at all.

So, let’s show ‘em off. This is a solved problem right? Right?