Mail Forward Map V2.61

by [PH]

A 50 mail update to the map. Despite the small amount of info added by this update, it changes the map layout a lot. They are some update policy that i have been using since the beginning of the project that this update helps to pinpoint as artifacts. I would like to delete/reduce the impact of those artifacts by no longer considering single e.mails as nodes … because if this is done, it only adds to the graph ‘s complexity and prevent to clearly render its depth … i will now consider and rework the base file in accordance with those observations … all links will be between persons. no matter if the connection has been used once or more … Every person can only appear once as “emitter” in the source file, no matter how many time or what group of people that person sent mail to. This modification of the database organisation (source file) is a mean of simplification and is a more accurate answer to the initial project direction : render connection, between individual, built by information exchanges.

Mail Forward Map V2.60

Mail Forward Map V2.61

Mail Forward Map V2.61 source (.dot file)

Hint : red dots = people / blue dots = mail / yellow dots = me / people are ordinated by activity from bottom to top. The more mail they send to the pool and the earlyer and often they take part in the chain, the upper in the map and its hyerarchy they are.

Where am i in the network? People send me e.mail and don’t even know who am i and sometimes i don’t know who they are. when i browse the mail list of unhidden message recipient field, i usually find names of addresses that means something to me but mostly coming from unknown senders. How did they get my mail and how did they ever came to the point that i could be interested? Do they even know who i am, who are the other recipient? This tells a lot on information and more on information network. What is the point? This is some anti-facebook. An un-friendlist.

“Technique is just a mean of arriving to a statement” (Jackson Pollock,1950)

The map is rendered from a dot language file built up from mail i received and compiled into a png file using graphviz.

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Mail Forward Map V2.60

by [PH]

Yet another update to the map of 2009. 100+ addresses and 5 nodes have been added. A lot of evolution in the network is visible around the Gmail address. Actually, this one has been my main address for quite a long time and is more often used than any other. Also note that my wife contributes a lot to the experiment by providing some chained mail to the map.

The current layout is yet quite graphically elegant but lacks clarity. The next update will introduce a new rendering method … much more CPU expensive but clearer to read.

Mail Forward Map V2.60

Mail Forward Map V2.60

Mail Forward Map V2.60 source (.dot file)

Hint : red dots = people / blue dots = mail / yellow dots = me / people are ordinated by activity from bottom to top. The more mail they send to the pool and the earlyer and often they take part in the chain, the upper in the map and its hyerarchy they are.

Where am i in the network? People send me e.mail and don’t even know who am i and sometimes i don’t know who they are. when i browse the mail list of unhidden message recipient field, i usually find names of addresses that means something to me but mostly coming from unknown senders. How did they get my mail and how did they ever came to the point that i could be interested? Do they even know who i am, who are the other recipient? This tells a lot on information and more on information network. What is the point? This is some anti-facebook. An un-friendlist.

“Technique is just a mean of arriving to a statement” (Jackson Pollock,1950)

The map is rendered from a dot language file built up from mail i received and compiled into a png file using graphviz.

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Mapping the dependencies

by [PH]

Don’t get lost in dependency hell

As described by Devnet in his announcement on the Unity-Linux website, David introduced a RPM tracker for the distribution. This system, based on rpm2html is intended to gather and display information about the package designed for and compatible with the Unity-Linux Core. It is called rpmfind utility for Unity-Linux. Another developer for the project, aka, Anurag Bhandari from Granular built something similar but with a cleaner interface to browse his project’s repository.  Both tools have a lot of good aspect. but a merge into one single tool can make it perfect. We all know all those RPM find web interface … they are all prety handy but cumbersome. Granular’s one, integrates a fast search engine but a slow rendering model wile David’s one is plain html with no search option but based on a fast render method. The rpm2html based tracker is a one function application and Granular’s GPA allows comment on packages.

When these got introduced to the dev team, we all went like : “WOW … This is the 933K357 tool we’ve ever seen !” and once calmed down, people started to list the flaws and talent of each interfaces, proposing additional features. I personally jumped on an informal proposition by gri6507  related to graphviz render of software dependencies. Dot language used by graphviz is pretty simple. It uses C like syntax and doesn’t need a PHD in astrophysics to be mastered. Since I’ve been using it to design massive graphs/maps of social network and software genealogy in the last few years… I quickly drew a few graphs using Neato/Dot/Circo

David introduced us also to project geared toward the same goal and led by some other developers like rpmgraph. Those project show that we may be able to produce some real impressive tool to both browse/install rpm using a web interface with comment & documentation enabled using smarturl to one click download/install software from the map view. But we also may be able to bug-track, debug, monitor the package map consistency and visually check the overall system robustness.  The real power behind the graphviz usage, is that using one of its several api, including php and java, it may be possible to display “software constellations”, bug swarms and eventually get dynamic render in java/flash… The possibilities are infinite and yet promising. Early development is yet hosted on the Unity-Linux SVN.

Here are some source dot files displaying the syntax used in graphviz render and the power it has to display a lot of information on the fly.

Displays packages and dependencies. : rpm.dot
Displays packages, dependencies and descriptions. : rpm2.dot
Displays packages, dependencies, descriptions and feature bug reports & status. :rpm3.dot

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Mail Forward Map V2.59

by [PH]

This is the first update to the map of 2009. 100+ addresses and 15 nodes have been added.

Mail Forward Map V2.59

Mail Forward Map V2.59

Mail Forward Map V2.59 source (.dot file)

Hint : red dots = people / blue dots = mail / yellow dots = me / people are ordinated by activity from bottom to top. The more mail they send to the pool and the earlyer and often they take part in the chain, the upper in the map and its hyerarchy they are.

Where am i in the network? People send me e.mail and don’t even know who am i and sometimes i don’t know who they are. when i browse the mail list of unhidden message recipient field, i usually find names of addresses that means something to me but mostly coming from unknown senders. How did they get my mail and how did they ever came to the point that i could be interested? Do they even know who i am, who are the other recipient? This tells a lot on information and more on information network. What is the point? This is some anti-facebook. An un-friendlist.

“Technique is just a mean of arriving to a statement” (Jackson Pollock,1950)

The map is rendered from a dot language file built up from mail i received and compiled into a png file using graphviz.

Original project page

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