My dear old friend Paul Phillips had a recent blog posting about a cool little image browsing technology put out by a company called PicLens. So, of course I start thinking of ideas of how I can use it in my life.
I quickly remembered that I work for a porn company (ahahah) and we generate a lot of images. The current UI on the site is to list all of the images on a single page and link to each image individually. While this is ok for someone who just wants to download all the images, what a real pain in the ass for browsing. In fact, Kink's customers have complained about it in the forums several times now. Enter PicLens.
So, I quickly added a method to my @Stateless FeedBean to build up a context and process a Velocity template which outputs RSS in the right format. I also have a FeedServlet which takes the input from the web tier and simply passes it to the Bean. All in all, a few hours worth of work and now we have a far more functional website using the latest cutting edge technologies. I love it. I wonder if the PicLens people envisioned their product being used for hardcore porn. I hope so.