On a more technical note: shoutout to https://github.com/instaloader/instaloader that will give me all the data I will need to make this work.
Also currently federation bird.makeup <> Pixelfed is imperfect. Posts and accounts can be found but followed posts don't show up in the timeline. I believe there might something with the activity ( https://bird.makeup/users/dog_rates/statuses/1650533062655242252/activity ) If a pixelfed expert could chime in here it will be very helpful to this project!
@vincent I wonder how stable this can be in the future ? Will it be easy for Instagram to block it ? (Even IPs that only request for one user?).
I am thinking of using this to help my wife escape Instagram trap while keeping eyes on friends and accounts she has a real interest in.