(update: files are now in svn; updated the link here) I’ve just published a quick writeup (with running toy Ruby code) of a “reverse SPARQL” utility called lqraps, a tool for re-constructing RDF from tabular data. The idea is that such a tool is passed a tab-separated (eventually, CSV etc.) file, such as might conventionally [...]
Monthly Archives: February 2008
It’s in the Daily Mail, so it must be true: Motorists will be targeted by a new generation of road cameras which work out how many people are in a car by measuring the amount of bodily fluid it contains. The latest snooping device on the nation’s roads aims to penalise lone drivers who abuse [...]
Homer goes to Moe’s. He buys Barney a beer, calling him “soulmate,” but Barney says that he’s “really more of a chum,” not his soulmate. Lenny describes himself as a “crony”; Carl, a “acquaintance”; Larry, a “colleague”; Sam, a “sympathizer”; Bumblebee Man, a “compadre”; Kearney, an “associate”; and Hibbert, a “contemporary”. I’m a well-wisher, in [...]
Friend Lists are here. Now you can easily organize your friends into convenient lists for messaging, invites, and more. You can create whatever kinds of lists you want; all lists are private. Click “Make a New List” to get started. Just noticed this message on Facebook as I logged in. It was rumoured a little [...]
“Like I said, I condone the Jackass lifestyle…” From Joost : Nardwuar vs. Vanilla Ice Nardwuar vs. Johnny Marr from the Smiths . Need we say more?
How much more fun the internet has become … From Joost : Rex The Runt: Adventures On Telly (Part 3) Lost in space, the gang stumble on a branch of ‘Poultry Pantry’, the interstellar fast-food chain.
Righto, it’s about time I wrote this one up. One of my last deeds at W3C before leaving at the end of 2005, was to begin the specification of an XMPP binding of the SPARQL querying protocol. For the acronym averse, a quick recap. XMPP is the name the IETF give to the Jabber messaging [...]
Over the last month or so, I’ve had a SPARQL store (just an ARC instance plus a loader script) running on the Amazon EC2 sandbox I set up for FOAF experiments. Yesterday I installed a fresh SparqlPress bundle into my own blog, which runs on another server. So how to get the data across? Since [...]
This is the result of feeding a relatively small list of groups and their members to the VennMaster java tool. I’ve been looking for swooshy automatic layout tools that might help with interactive visualisation of ‘social graph’ data where people can be clustered by their membership of various groups. I also wanted to explore the [...]