Category Archives: Web Technology

Standards, W3C, Web stuff in general.

Obama Web jobs in Boston

How could this not be a fun way to spend 6 months? Obama for America is looking for exceptionally talented web developers who want to play a key role in a historic political campaign and help elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. This six-month opportunity will allow you to: Create [...]

Journals of Negative Results

Via the INDUCTIVE mailing list, I learned of the Journal of Interesting Negative Results in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning It is becoming more and more obvious that the research community in general, and those who work NLP and ML in particular, are biased towards publishing successful ideas and experiments. Insofar as both our [...]

WHY MIGHT CONNECTING WITH ZANDER JULES BE A GOOD IDEA?

Or: towards evidence-based ‘add a contact’ filtering… This just in from LinkedIn: Have a question? Zander Jules’s network will probably have an answer You can use LinkedIn Answers to distribute your professional questions to Zander Jules and your extended network. You can get high-quality answers from experienced professionals. Zander Jules requested to add you as [...]

Nokiana: the one about the CIA, Syria, and the N95

Matt Kane resurfaced on Bristol‘s underscore mailing list¬† with this intriguing snippet, after some travels around the middle-east: ” … discovered N95s (not mine) cannot be taken into Syria”. I asked for the backstory, which goes like this: Quite a palaver. Got the train from Istanbul to Syria (amazing trip!). At the border they didn’t [...]

(Back to) The Future of Interactive Media

The Internet is beginning a fundamental transition into the broadband, commercial information superhighway of the future. Today, the Internet offers immediate opportunities for commercial applications by connecting millions of PC, Macintosh and workstation users with businesses and organizations around the world. Tomorrow, as network capabilities and performance increase, this global link will deliver interactive services, [...]

RDF in Ruby revisited

If you’re interested in collaborating on Ruby tools for RDF, please join the public-rdf-ruby@w3.org mailing list at W3C. Just send a note to public-rdf-ruby-request@w3.org with a subject line of “subscribe”. Last weekend I had the fortune to run into Rich Kilmer at O’Reilly’s ‘Social graph Foo Camp‘ gathering. In addition to helping decorate my tent, [...]

Google Social Graph API, privacy and the public record

I’m digesting some of the reactions to Google’s recently announced Social Graph API. ReadWriteWeb ask whether this is a creeping privacy violation, and danah boyd has a thoughtful post raising concerns about whether the privileged tech elite have any right to experiment in this way with the online lives of those who are lack status, [...]