Wallpaper Juggler: Downloads are not available from InterfaceLIFT

After Wallpaper juggler was described as cool at lifehacker, there has been a lot of download activity on the project page at codeplex. It seems after getting the app, everyone started downloading high res wallpapers from InterfaceLIFT which created tremendous load on their site. This apparently made folks at InterfaceLIFT mad and they block access to the site after downloading 10 or so wallpapers from the tool. You get following response once you are blocked.

Your access to InterfaceLIFT has temporarily been suspended due to misuse of our servers. Please review our Terms of Service for more information. Access will be restored in a couple days. To ensure that you access is not suspended again in the future, please disable any download accelerator plugins or software you may be running.

If you believe you have not violated the Terms of Service, please contact jeff [at} interfacelift {dot] com
Error code: xx.xxx.xx.xx

Ironically, even the “Terms of Service” page doesn’t come up once you are blocked. 🙂

Personally, I agree with this. There are costs associated to hosting a site like InterfaceLIFT and ads are one good way to support that which doesn’t happen when Juggler pulls those pretty images from the site. But hey, we still have another source right in juggler and we will find more. Only until other sources don’t treat us the same way.



12 thoughts on “Wallpaper Juggler: Downloads are not available from InterfaceLIFT

  1. I am unable to get the Download Wallpaper feature to work at all. Is this because both WallpaperStock.net and InterfaceLIFT.com have blocked access ? The error message I get is ” The remote server returned an error: (403)Forbidden.

  2. I wonder how the folks who maintain the gnome and kde wallpaper sites would feel about juggler hooking into them. They support the same kind of anynonymous downloading that juggler enables, and are open source, so perhaps that would be a good direction to try. Also, there is always the filters for flicker and the other major photo sharing sites that work by finding photos tagged with special tokens. IPhone background’s are found int his way on one of the apps I have installed recently…-Michael (Seattle, WA)

  3. Hi Anand,

    I love this app! and interfacelift too!

    How would it be if you added support for interfacelift again.. only restritcted such that it downloads only one wallpaper every, say 30 minutes..? that way I think it is a win-win situation

  4. Actually, if Juggler’s Download Wallpaper page gave a link to the respective website, that would be win-win because then people who have never heard of InterfaceLIFT could get to their website (and their ad-space) and download wallpaper pics manually. InterfaceLIFT wins because they get the ad revenue and Juggler wins because the guys at InterfaceLIFT *might* be willing to link Juggler on their pages then. Who knows?

  5. National Geo has a set of wallpapers that are available for download. I had to modify a shell script to get years 2007-2009 automatically.

    Maybe you can add them?

  6. Hello, thanks for such a great program. If I could make some suggestions for future versions of the program:
    1. How about an option to “fit to screen” only those files that are bigger than your screen resolution? Otherwise, smaller images will be stretched out and look ugly.

    2. This one could be revolutionary, only using images that are tagged. As you know, Vista and Win7 allows you to tag images, so how about a menu to select which tags you want and only images with that tag show up.
    Some people just put their whole C: drive or make a wallpaper folder and copy and paste images wasting space, so wouldn’t it be much simpler to only use images that are tagged, as an additional feature?
    Well, these are the suggestions I came up with, I hope you take them into account. Good luck.

  7. Hi Anand,

    I’ve been a satisfied user of Wallpaper Juggler for quite some time. To repay you, I’d like to send you a unique wallpaper I created and, to give you a hint, I’ve customized it to the Seattle region. If you’re interested, email me at: pwoxby (a) telus (d) net

    Best Regards,

  8. InterfaceLIFT downloads seem to work again.

    I just changed the constructor in classes/InterfaceLiftWallpaperCrawler.cs to

    public InterfaceLiftWallpaperCrawler()
    base.BrowsingUrlPart = “http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads”;
    base.DownloadUrlPart = “http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/grab/”;
    base.ImageCodePattern = new Regex(@”/(\d+)_(\w+)_\w+.\w\w\w”, RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.IgnorePatternWhitespace | RegexOptions.Singleline);


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