Self Made Flickr Tag Clouds for Movable Type

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An API to Flickr brought "Movable Type"-like photo tag clouds to this web site. Shown in the entrance and a screen shot below (I may change the entrance some day; that's why), tags linked with hyperlinks (Flickr photo show in my case) are listed in the order of popularity (instances) also represented by font sizes. To host this "Flickr tag clouds," I prepared REST wrapper script in perl as an atomic function. Then, hundred lines of additional codes made it possible for me to collect as much information from Flickr server. The "Flickr tag clouds" updates tag information dynamically in accordance with changes from the server with the help of cron job scheduler. More technical details MAY appear soon.