Dear Diary! I got certificied as Journeyer by my friend shapr. Cool, but my global level is still Observer. I must be too far away from the seeds.

So I've extracted Advogato's certification database. (At least the component reachable from raph, miguel, federico, and alan.) The graph has 4482 nodes (=users), and 45826 edges (=certificates).

Unfortunately, the graph library I used (FGL) feels kind
of strange. My "naive" program quickly exhausted my 512
megabytes of memory, throwing the machine into
*thrash mode*. (I've always found it amusing to see
people wearing "Thrasher" T-shirts, by the way.)
However, because
I like "naive" programming, I've just decided to make my own
graph library. Finding my
distance to the nearest seed will have to wait until it's
finished. ;-P

It's funny how quickly I can completely lose interest in practical problems ("What's my distance to the seeds?") in the light of solving something more abstract ("Write a graph library kind of like FGL but cooler, and with which my program works better.").

Anyway, I fully expect the following events to happen next (in any order):

- The graph library will fail.
- I will get certified at Journeyer level.
- Someone will add the seed distance and all other interesting output to mod_virgule.
- I will abandon my Advogato program.