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minute

One of many possibilities for a personal statistics dashboard. Currently it works with minute-agent, my Cocoa keycounter application to show off keystrokes. It's a work in progress.

Uses lots of d3 behind the scenes, with just a quick hint of jQuery to tie things together.

Installation

Install minute-agent.

Download or git clone this repository into a web-accessible directory. On a Mac, the easiest one to use is ~/Sites, and you'll need to enable 'Web Sharing' in System Preferences -> Sharing to make that work.

Now you'll need to know your username/short username in OSX. If you don't know this, open a Terminal window, and type whoami.

Go to http://localhost/~yourusername/minute/ and you should get a blank page with an error message.

To visualize a snapshot of your keystrokes, copy keystrokes.log from ~/Documents/minute/keystrokes.log to ~/Sites/minute/keystrokes.log.

To have continuously updating version, link the two:

ln -s ~/Documents/minute/keystrokes.log ~/Sites/minute/keystrokes.log

Variations

index_canvas.html contains a reimplementation of index.html that does drawing in Canvas. This is mainly due to me testing in Google Chrome 'Canary', which has a subpar SVG implementation. The canvas render version is lightning-fast in Safari.

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