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Graphs of Websites

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This is very cool. The above is a graph of the abulsme.com home page (right before I made this post) based on the internal structure of the html.

The tool to make these is here.

The full explanation is in the item linked below:

Websites as graphs
(Sala, Aharef)

HTML consists of so-called tags, like the A tag for links, IMG tag for images and so on. Since tags are nested in other tags, they are arranged in a hierarchical manner, and that hierarchy can be represented as a graph. I’ve written a little app that visualizes such a graph, and here are some screenshots of websites that I often look at.

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Oldest Unanswered Email

As of earlier today my oldest unanswered email turned one year old. Now, this is unanswered email in my inbox, and also includes things that never will be answered, but need to be looked at and perhaps something done with them before they are filed. At the moment my oldest unanswered email is a Google Alert for “Palm Bay” that I received May 28, 2005 01:40:30 GMT It was about a Central Florida Man who was sentenced in the death of a shaken toddler. For this particular email, all I need to do is file it away in the 2005-05 folder, but I haven’t done it yet, and it is now a year old.

Sigh!

Titus Buttry’s Cr@p Shack

In addition to his long defunct Tripod Site and his not updated all that much Phatback Blog, about a month ago my friend Al opened up an online store (using CafePress) selling t-shirts.

There are such gems as “If I wanted to mow the grass, I wouldn’t have had kids!” or “I smell like feet!“.

Enjoy:

Titus Buttry’s Cr@p Shack

William Maynard Minter

Time for another ancestor:

William Maynard Minter

This is my father of course. The bibliographic details aren’t completely filled up, I didn’t want to take that liberty, but it has links to a few of his books and the basic information. He was born in Washington, DC and after quite a few years in other places, lives there again.

When available, I’ve usually tried to use a picture from when the person was between 20 and 40 years old. I had a few of those of my father on my computer, but all were too low resolution to be usable. Sometime after we’re all moved and I have my stuff again (including old photo books) I’ll make a higher res copy of one of those and replace the pic I used. But the pic I used is a good one, just more recent.

And of course, as I get a few generations back, I’ll have to take what I can get in terms of pictures because much fewer exist. And of course, beyond a certain point, they don’t exist at all.