Bummer. I thought I was going to be able to do something cool with pictures at Flickr but it just couldn’t do what I wanted.
Flickr has this cool idea called a “badge”, which lets you display a set of images hosted on Flickr on another website. The cool part of that is that you can pull the images by tag. That means cycling pictures in and out of the badge is merely a matter of adding or removing a tag from the image on Flickr. You can pick the images by most recent or a random set. I have another website where I do a lot more with images than I do here and I thought “this would be cool, to have alternates that cycle randomly”.
I played with it on and off for a few days but in the end it just wasn’t suitable. The big things that killedit for me were
Still, Flickr is cheap and useful enough to still get a positive rating from me. Here’s an example, a picture of She Who Is Perfect In All Way’s cat POset. It is almost completely anonymous, there not being a good way to trace back from the URL to anything else at Flickr.