I run a tumblr blog. Every day I post a Lego-related photo or video, mostly culled from Flickr. To facilitate this, I have subscribed to the RSS feed for the "lego" tag, so that I get in my feed reader every image tagged with "lego". This is a lot of images; it's not unusual for me to go through over 500 images a day.
Most of them, though, I can scroll through pretty easily. Out of those 500 there are usually fewer than 10 I'd consider for the blog.
I've been doing this for about three years now and it's starting to wear on me. The thing that's killing my enthusiasm? Star Wars. The Clone Wars stuff is super popular with the kids and hey, more power to them, but if I have to see another picture of a Stormtrooper doing something "wacky" (or not doing something wacky, just being a Stormtrooper), I'm going to scream.
In addition to the "stormies", there are also the Halo, Zombie, and WW2 freaks. Brickarms and Brickforge make custom Lego weapons and people feel a need to photograph and share every one of them they own. Folks, every single "zombie apocalypse" thing looks exactly alike. And there are only so many Lego Willy's Jeeps I ever need to see, and I'm 3x over my lifetime limit.
So what I need is a way to browse images on Flickr but be able to exclude certain other tags. I know I can do it manually and such, but it would be great if there was something out there that would make me a custom RSS feed (you can subscribe to a tag in Flickr, but not a search, and you can't have exclusions in subscribed tags.)
Someone had pointed me to this from Yahoo! pipes
, but it seems to be a one-time deal. It generated a small set of images and hasn't done anything since.
I've considered trying to code up something in PHP using the Flickr API, but that looks like it may be above my skill level.