Quick fun with AIR & Dailymugshot.com

So i’ve been playing with DailyMugShot.com for the past couple of months. DailyMugShot is just that – you take 1 picture every day of your mug. Well I wanted all my mugshots and there wasn’t a direct way of downloading them from the site. They have an RSS feed for your shots, but it only shows the current picture.

They do have a little flash based badge that you can post to your site.

So with some hunting around in the firebug output I found where the little flash piece calls a service for the sequence of images. The dataservice is simple XML (Yay!), and I like ActionScript 3 and XML. So, I wrote an AIR app that downloads all my mugshot images. It is really basic and urls and final file locations are all hard-coded, but it was a fun 45 minutes and worked like a charm and I have all my past mug shots.

Here are a few of my favorites:
02-03-200902-18-200902-24-200903-14-200903-17-200904-06-2009

Update: If you’d like to play with dailymugshot.com I’ve compiled an AIR Application that will download all the images for a given user ID (you can get the userID from the slide show page URL)

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12 Replies to “Quick fun with AIR & Dailymugshot.com”

      1. I just saw it. I feel stupid now. It works great. I wish they had made a way to do it but I’m glad someone smarter than me figured it out!

  1. Hey thanks for the application it’s really helpful! The thing is that it downloads the pictures that were taken up until 2012 because the website went down and is not being updated anymore. So I was wondering if there’s a way I can get my newest pictures from 2013?

  2. Hey thanks for the application it’s really helpful! The thing is that it downloads the pictures that were taken up until 2012 because the website went down and is not being updated anymore. So I was wondering if there’s a way I can get my newest pictures from 2013?

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