WordPress, TinyMCE and RDFa editors

I’m writing this in WordPress’s ‘Visual’ mode WYSIWYG HTML editor, and thinking “how could it be improved to support RDFa?” Well let’s think. Humm. In RDFa, every section of text is always ‘about’ something, and then has typed links or properties associated with that thing. So there are icons ‘B’ for bold, ‘I’ for italics, […]

Local Video for Local People

OK it’s all Google stuff, but still good to see. Go to Google Maps, My Maps, to find ‘Videos from YouTube’ listed. Here’s where I used to live (Bristol UK) and where I live now (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Here’s a promo film of some nearby art installations from ArtZuid, who even have a page in […]

Underground Victorian street? in Bristol?

Hidden away beneath Lawrence Hill lies a secret world – an underground Victorian street stretching from Ducie Road to the Packhouse pub. Local historian Dave Stephenson finds out more. For many years I had heard tales of a Victorian street abandoned beneath busy Lawrence Hill. To add substance to the legend there were people who […]

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 […]

OpenID and Wireless sharing

via Makenshi in #openid chat on Freenode IRC: <Makenshi>: I found a wireless captive portal solution that supports openid. With the newest release of CoovaAP, some new features in Chilli are demonstrated in combination with RADIUS to allow OpenID based authentication. (coova.org) I’m happy to see this. It’s very close to some ideas I was […]

20Q +/- 2

I was just revisiting 20q.net, reminded after seeing the ontogame site. The latter starts with a Wikipedia/dbpedia concept, and asks you to classify it according to some ontological criteria, I think drawn from Proton. The former (neural-net based I think) lets uses supply random concepts, and when needed provide distinguishing yes/no characteristics. I wish all […]

Shadows on the Web

This is a quick note, inspired by the recent burst of posts passing through Planet RDF about RDF, WebArch and a second “shadow” Web. Actually it’s not about that thread at all, except to note that Ian Davis asks just the right kind of questions when thinking about the WebArch claim that the Web ships […]

In email hell

I’m tagging this ‘rdf’ so it finds it’s way to my various friends and collaborators in the RDF and SemWeb community via planetrdf.com. Just a brief tale of this week’s woe, and a note on how to contact me while I fix things up. Since leaving W3C at the end of last year, my email […]

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 […]

World Peace – Dream or Possibility?

Many organisations, religious and secular, have long since found that if people of goodwill, representing various nations, meet together to discuss some matter of common interest, a spirit of friendship is developed. In such circumstances, individuals frequently discover to their suprise that foreigners are, at heart, very like themselves. Consequently, one of the best methods […]