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Personal Pinterest

This is a multi-part project that will help you download your entire Pinterest library for storage in your very own MySQL database, allowing you to create a tagged, searchable archive of your images.

The underlying purpose of this project is to provide a tutorial on personal information management, and curating your own personal Pinterest is a good place to start.

This tutorial will introduce you to:

  • a tool called Pinback that will download your Pinterest notebooks to individual html files.
  • a simple web-scraping Python script that downloads your Pinterest images to your computer.
  • a hands-off MySQL tutorial describing the design of my database.
  • a very simple php web form that allows for data entry (I’m a beginner at this)
  • maybe a nicer way to display the data?

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