:heart_parrot: HELLO AGAIN!! :heart_parrot:

I've made a really simple tool for searching your outbox.json (Mastodon archive) file. It's all browser-based and all data stays on your computer β€” it's not uploaded to the cloud!

There's lots of room for additional features so feel free to suggest some! πŸ’š

@andi oh sweet the ones i found for perusing my bofa archive were all p limited and bad ill have to check this out later

@anna It's suuuuuuuper basic, mainly just a tokenised search facility at this point. I've cobbled it together in 15 minutes while waiting for stuff to compile at work so feel free to suggest features β€” will add them once home!

I'm glad you made it. Every time people want to search their archives I want to recommend the tool I use, but installing an ocaml compiler and stuff is a bit much for most people

@Authoritimmy @anna Uy! I think I've gotten stuck on that before trying to get Flow to work... πŸ˜… What's the other tool out of curiosity?

@andi @anna
It was this

Worth noting, Kate was extremely responsive when I filed a bug report, and now it works pretty much as expected for me

@ben Yeah, I'm tempted to automatically extract outbox.json but I worry that loading a 80mb tar file into the browser might not be the best for stability... 🀷

@andi ehh, it's not being uploaded anywhere, so bandwidth isn't an issue, and I'm sure there are news websites with 80MB front pages at this point.

@ben Huh, true... I need to walk home (IN THE FREEZING RAIN 😭 ) but will do that once there!

@andi trying this out on the knzk archive i downloaded during our recent Times of Uncertainty and Woe and this whips ass

@fresh_newlook Glad you like it! It's really basic (but also easy to extend β€” it's just a notebook) but I've put all of 15 minutes of effort into it and am happy to take feature requests. :heart_parrot:

Cool! I'll be sure to break it for you later 😈

@eject AHAHAHA wouldn't have it any other way!!! 😘 πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

@andi alright, first bug: doesn't work with non-ASCII chars, e.g. 🎡 (U+1F3B5)

They do appear in results if contained in a toot though

(don't you just love unicode? 😘 )

@eject Hmmm!!! That's probably a limitation with how the in-browser ElasticSearch implementation tokenises content, you'd probably get the same result by entering one character?

Nothing stopping me from writing a UTF-16 aware tokeniser tho!! πŸ’š

@andi if there are toots with that letter on its own (i.e. not part of a word) it will find them

that probably doesn't help much, but i thought it was worth pointing out

@eject Ah cheers! I think I also really need to debounce that input πŸ˜…

Holy hell, 16 boosts in 15 minutes?! No wonder my Chrome tab crashed!! πŸ˜‚ πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

@alana_is_tooting Thanks!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Do let me know if you have any feature ideas!! 😘

@root @andi

"Hey would it be cool if I made a tool that does X?"

"Uh, I guess? I'm not sure."

"Too late, I already made a tool that does X."

@lewdmood Also running an average of 4h sleep per night probably also has something to do with it, now that I think about it...

Update: I've made it so you can select the whole .tar.gz file now (instead of having to extract it first), and also made everything prettier. :party_heart:

@andi I'm going to steal that lovely heart. Any objections/req's for credit if you're the author or know of them? :3

@ella_kane All of my emoji are totally open for stealing, go right ahead! Most of them are just standard emoji I put through this thing I made:

(Though the heart one I painstakingly made in Gimp before I built that tool, lol. I think the colourisation turned out better on it, ngl)

:party_mushroom: :party_blobcatmelt:

@ella_kane No particular requirement for attribution, though I may submit the heart myself to the collection at some point. :heart_parrot:

@ella_kane No problem whatsoever!! Thanks for spreading the flashy psychedelic looooove!!!! 😊 :party_sparkles: :party_heart: :party_sparkles: :party_heart:

@jackofallEves The fact even doing that via the main interface is so difficult is kinda hilarious, ngl.

@carbontwelve @Authoritimmy N.b., I have it filtering out everything that isn't a toot (so boosts mainly) so you won't see boosts in the output! I may add an option in the future to change this. :heart_parrot:

Does it filter out toots with media as well? I tried to find a toot with an attached image and did not see it

@Authoritimmy @carbontwelve It doesn't filter them out, it just doesn't display the media. I think? My knowledge of the ActivityPub API is pretty bad, ngl... πŸ˜…

Media is the next thing I try to get working in it. :heart_parrot:

@andi @carbontwelve
I think you might want to implement it using the zipped archive first, so you don't have to deal with a headache of finding where people extracted files. They should likely be normal (same directory as the outbox.json is a media_attachments folder) but the common issue I see is someone extracting 2 archives in the same folder causing things to get renamed.

If you extract it to a temp directory it'll be more consistent

@Authoritimmy @carbontwelve It actually consumes the entire tar.gz file since V2, no extracting necessary!

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