Awhile ago, I wrote a script that presents a graphic representation of RSS feeds. It’s mostly a toy, but kind of fun anyway. It looks at the links in the feed, fetches those pages and extracts images from them. It then creates a mosaic of these and turns that into an image map. As I said, it’s a toy.
Yesterday, I noticed it wasn’t working, so I hacked it a bit more. I also changed the way the images get packed, so that the pictures are more spread out (an idea I got from one of Jon Orwant’s hacks he did for O’Reilly).