Monthly Archives: June 2008

PHP Shindig overview from Rajdeep Dua (opensource OpenSocial)

Via Rajdeep Dua on shindig-dev, “Shindig : An Architectural Overview ( PHP Version)” Shindig is the Apache-incubated project to build an opensource implementation of the Google-and-friends OpenSocial platform for gadgety social networking. Most activity on the list is around the Java version, but a PHP effort/port is also underway. This article follows the earlier “Architectural [...]

Visual SPARQL query tools

Quick links – thinking about tools that allow graphical SPARQL query authoring… OpenLink Virtuoso: InteractiveSparqlQueryBuilder (in HTML/CSS/.js). Pictured below; extensive documentation and screenshots linked from their main page. …an ancestor of which was Damian Steer’s RDFAuthor tool for MacOSX, which could generate Squish (a SPARQL precursor) and query services over the ‘array of hashtables’ SOAP-for-rdf-query [...]

Foundation Nation: new orgs for Infocards, Symbian

Via the [IP] list, I read that the Information Card Foundation has launched. Information Cards are the new way to control your personal data and identity on the web. The Information Card Foundation is a group of thoughtful designers, architects, and companies who want to make the digital world easier for you by building better [...]

Fireeagle IRC bot / OAuth / Dopplr

I noticed people in #geo playing with a fireeagle bot earlier, so I had to try too. danbri: fireup, help? [13:29] fireeagle: danbri: I have just sent you a URL in privmsg, please click on it to authorize. [time passes... things happen behind the scenes...] [13:31] danbri: fireup Leiden, Netherlands [13:31] fireeagle: Updating danbri to [...]

Mashed remote contrib: BBC music genres meet last.fm (meets OAuth)

I’m not at the BBC’s 2008 hackday-like-event, Mashed. But here’s a quick hack based on the data the BBC audio and music team have made available. The data that caught my eye was “Genres for set of MusicBrainz Artists” based on editorial data entered for bbc.co.uk/music. This is a simple file: 0039c7ae-e1a7-4a7d-9b49-0cbc716821a6    Rock and Indie [...]

Anti-me

I can’t explain how weird this is to read, and only really because my name is obscure enough that I don’t run into other Dan Brickleys very often: Chimes in Dan Brickley, of TLC’s A Makeover Story: “Although Hillary’s made some major fashion faux pas in the past (anyone remember a certain wedding dress?), we [...]

AllegroGraph RDFStore 3.0: Social Network Analysis

AllegroGraph 3.0 now comes with a Social Network Analysis component, amongst several other interesting features including improved geo support. By viewing interactions as connections a in graph, we can treat a multitude of different situations using the tools of Social Network Analysis (SNA). SNA lets us answer questions like: How closely connected are any two [...]