Flickr (Yahoo) upcoming support for OpenID

According to Simon Willison, Flickr look set to support OpenID by allowing your photostream URL (eg. for me, to serve as an OpenID, ie. something you can type wherever you see “login using OpenID” and be bounced to Flickr/Yahoo to provide credentials instead of remembering yet another password. This is rather good news. For […]

SPARQL results in spreadsheets

I made a little progress with SPARQL and spreadsheets. On Kingsley Idehen’s advice, revisited OpenOffice (NeoOffice on MacOSX) and used the HTML table import utility. It turns out that if I have an HTTP URL for a GET query to ARC‘s SPARQL endpoint, and I pass in the non-standard format=htmltab parameter, I get an HTML […]

Microblogs and the monolingual

Twitter-like microblogging seems a nice granularity for following thoughts expressed in languages you don’t speak. In 1988 I passed my French language GCSE exam; it’s been downhill all the way since. A year ago in Argentina, I got to the stage where I could just about express myself in Spanish. But it’s been fading. Nevertheless […]

Commandline PHP for loading RDF URLs into ARC (and Twinkle for query UI)

#!/usr/bin/php <?php if ($argc != 2 || in_array($argv[1], array(‘–help’, ‘-help’, ‘-h’, ‘-?’))) { ?> This is a command line PHP script with one option: URL of RDF document to load <?php } else { $supersecret = “123rememberme”; #Security analysts recommend using data of birth + social security ID here # *** be careful with real […]

Querying across ‘social graph’ fragments

PREFIX : <> PREFIX owl: <> SELECT DISTINCT ?who ?src WHERE { GRAPH <> { ?p a owl:InverseFunctionalProperty . } GRAPH <> { [ :openid <> ; ?p ?pv ] } GRAPH ?src { [ ?p ?pv ; :knows [ :name ?who ] ] } } ORDER BY ?who Just a quick post to record […]