Social Crawling

Last weekend, having nothing better to do, I'm back on the GNU Social topic and I've implemented and executed a crawler on the network, harvesting some information about users, relationships, and instances. The result is here: a force graph rappresenting the direct connections of the most followed accounts, and a chord of the connections among different instances. The crawler is still running in this moment, and many of the intercepted accounts have to be parsed looking for more connections (and more following accounts, and more connections, and more following accounts.…

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Creative

Given that I'm now an autonomous and independent freelance, I had to choose a logo for myself. I'm not a designer for sure, but I like to try and above all play with Inkscape. Following the many iterations through I worked on, with advices by my wise girlfriend. .............. and the final result.............. As you see, the hammer has been included almost from the beginning: I liked the idea of using a symbol so uncommon in my field of interest (ICT, of course), yet so common in my routine language: "hammering…

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