April 08, 2007

koalaRainbow kinda reborn as visophyte

In the off chance anyone ever comes here in the future looking for visualization-related things, you may want to head over to the kinda-successor to koalaRainbow, visophyte:



visophyte is a Python visualization library which I am currently using to develop a (Python) Mozilla Thunderbird plugin that will visualize your email, clean your kitchen sink, etc. Some day it may even do blog visualization too, but not for a while.

Posted by sombrero at 11:59 PM | Comments (0)

December 18, 2004

Spam! Glorious Spam!

There is a lot of spam about now. Frankly, it gives KR something to visualize, so I shall keep it. However, it did make a bug in the front page visualization more obvious, so I fixed that. (Comments for entries not visible on the main page
would get the same boring default hue.)

If anyone is concerned that this may affect the utility of this site, then you are kidding yourself. Enjoy the colors!

Now content with the colors, I've gone and purged most of the spam and disabled non-typekey comment posting since I probably shouldn't be encouraging the spammers by letting their posts accumulate pagerank or what have you. The slowness of the deletion rebuilding really underscores the slowness of KR, sadly.

Posted by sombrero at 07:14 PM | Comments (1)

November 16, 2004

KR apparently requires Class::ISA. Install it!

In a comment on the last post, Twyst indicated that problems were experienced when Class::ISA is not installed. I had not realized that it was possible to have a Perl installation without this file, but clearly you can. Anyone experiencing sadness with KoalaRainbow is advised to ensure that Class::ISA is present. Er, and to elaborate on sadness, I mean absolutely nothing will work. At all.

Thanks to Twyst for providing this helpful feedback.

Posted by sombrero at 12:29 AM | Comments (0)

September 11, 2004

busy, logging still on the horizon

If anyone is actively waiting for the logging functionality I have talked about to hopefully diagnose KR issues, I am regrettably going to be working 70 hour weeks for the next 2 weeks (and am on my way for this week) which does not leave a lot of time for hobby efforts.

If anyone skilled in the ways of Perl does install KoalaRainbow and notices any bugs, please do let me know, as putting out a patch release isn't so bad time-wise.

Posted by sombrero at 02:15 AM | Comments (5)

September 04, 2004

Viva el Hot Fuss

I recently picked up a copy of Hot Fuss by The Killers. To my synth-pop biased ears, it is truly excellent.

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