Monthly Archives: August 2005

20p books and the Decorated World

The Bristol Amnesty International Group has a bookshop on Gloucester Road. I walk past it and can’t help but beachcomb through the 20p shelf they have in the street, despite the dangerous state of my overloaded bookshelves. From yesterday’s semi-random purchase, Ernest Bevin – Unskilled Labourer and World Statesman, by Mark Stephens: There were a [...]

SPARQLing Protégé-OWL Jena integration

The Jena ARQ SPARQL engine has been very rapidly integrated into Protégé. Nice work from Holger Knublauch, and from Andy Seaborne who explained how Protégé’s native RDF Java structures could manifest themselves via Jena interfaces so that the ARP query engine could work against Protégé data. He also gave a handy overview of the ARP [...]

A special day for technologists

As Mrs. Nakamura stood watching her neighbour, everything flashed whiter than any white she had ever seen. She did not notice what happened to the man next door; the reflex of a mother set her in motion toward her children. She had taken a single step (the house was 1,350 yards, or three quarters of [...]

Return to LambdaMOO

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GIS and Spatial Extensions with MySQL

GIS and Spatial Extensions with MySQL. MySQL 4.1 introduces spatial functionality in MySQL. This article describes some of the uses of spatial extensions in a relational database, how it can be implemented in a relational database, what features are present in MySQL and some simple examples. I’m hoping to understand the commonalities between this and [...]

Punched up colour

An old debate – how much is it acceptable to “tweak” an image’s colour – resurfaced on BAGnewsNotes. The article drew attention (amongst other things) to the colouring of an image from Iraq: When I mention this following point, some people take me to task for calling out a standard — if fairly recent — [...]