Photo-blogging before “smartphones”

Rummaging through an old Unix account I found the following Perl script, simply named “test.pl”. What could it be? It hasn’t been touched for over five years:

-rw-r--r-- 1 hamberg fidi_s 870 2005-09-17 04:50 test.pl

Reading the code it becomes apparent that it processes text and extracts base 64 encoded data…

… which made me remember that I used this as an email filter to extract images from MMS messages sent to myself from my mobile phone. Whenever I sent a formatted email to myself it would extract the image and text and make a blog post. I remember that was quite cool back then. :-)