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I've made a new XSL now to output TouchGraph XML from the LJ FotoBuilder backup. This is more useful than the below, though it would be cool for nodes to be images. More info:


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I've come up with an XSL style sheet that will translate your fotobuilder export XML into GraphML for viewing & layout with yEd. That might not seem clear, so here is what mine looks like so far:

Organic layout: ... Hierarchical layout:

  1. Download your .xml export from http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/export
  2. Download this .xsl file to the same directory.
  3. Make sure you have Java installed, then Web Start is the easiest way to use yEd.
  4. In yEd go to File > Open, then Files of type: XML + XSL, then choose your export data XML file, then choose LJfb2yEd.xsl for your XSL.
  5. It will take a second to load your thumbnails, once it does go to Layout > Organic > Smart and see what you can see.
Notes: Yours will look quite different depending on how you categorize your images and how many you have. There are some quirky nodes that come up, just delete them and reapply the layout. Anybody that actually knows anything about XSL can feel free to help me fix it :)
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From:aprilmourning
Date:September 8th, 2004 01:55 pm (UTC)
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a fellow flickr user.. nice
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From:vanbeast
Date:September 8th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Hey, that's super neat!
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From:vanbeast
Date:September 8th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Too bad the images aren't hosted on pics.livejournal.com, though :)

Actually, I can't load them right now, apparently Flickr is down.
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From:forresto
Date:September 8th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)

back up

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Yeah, they had some down-time, but they are back up now:
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=376176&size=l
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=376193&size=l

The reason that I posted the images over there is that I was trying to figure out how to do this with Flickr's API, but then fb's manage/export XML made it super easy. So I wanted to show the Flickr folks what I was talking about.
http://flickr.com/photos/forresto/tags/graphlayout/
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From:vanbeast
Date:September 8th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)

Re: back up

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Hee. No problem, just a little friendly competition is all. ;)

Very cool application of the technology. I just wish my graph was more interesting to look at!
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From:forresto
Date:September 8th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)

re: interesting

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Yeah, you kinda have to be an insane info monkey to end up with the kind of structure that I have...
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From:erikdravn
Date:September 8th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that looks real kool.. even though I have absolutely NO clue as to what it means or what it is for! :)
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From:forresto
Date:September 9th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
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if you categorize all of your images then it is a cool way to see the relations between them and navigate through them... but yeah, mostly it just looks neat
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From:forresto
Date:September 9th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
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I've put together a small package for anybody that wants to try browsing their fotobuilder galleries in a touchgraph linkbrowser:

watch it move:
http://www.ibiblio.org/petlaundry/fotobuilder/tglb/tg.html

download and make your own:
http://www.ibiblio.org/petlaundry/fotobuilder/ljfb_tglb.zip
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