13 Jan 2005 pipeman   » (Journeyer)

PieSpy hacking

So I hacked PieSpy to feed it with data from the Lunarstorm community instread of IRC. I wrote a brief description in Swedish about it all. The main story is that I made a big-ass PieSpy social network graph out of guestbook data from Lunarstorm, and the current result can be viewed here, and a friend used Zoomify to throw together a Flash zoomification of the same image, which can be viewed here. Pretty cool. In hacking termes, most of my work went into changing PieSpy to draw a labeled grid onto the image and append an index to the image, containing an alphabetical list of all the nodes with pointers to each node's coordinates on the image. A smaller example can be viewed here. A package with source and required libraries is available here (it's the PieSpy distribution changed to use my own main class instead of the standard IRC bot thing).

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