Very raw, sometimes verbatim but doubtless flawed notes from Harry Wood‘s excellent talk at Open Data Institute in London. #odifridays Many thanks to Harry for a great talk and to ODI for putting together these lunchtime lectures. The ODI have also published slides and audio from the talk. “An introduction to OpenStreetMap, the UK born […]
Lonclass is one of the BBC’s in-house classification systems – the “London classification”. I’ve had the privilege of investigating lonclass within the NoTube project. It’s not currently public, but much of what I say here is also applicable to the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system upon which it was based. UDC is also not fully […]
Closing some tabs… Stephen Fry writing on ‘social network’ sites back in January (also in the Guardian): …what an irony! For what is this much-trumpeted social networking but an escape back into that world of the closed online service of 15 or 20 years ago? Is it part of some deep human instinct that we […]
I just signed up to give a talk at the Microformats vEvent in London, May 27th; thanks to the organizers (Frances Berriman and Drew McLellen of microformats.org) for inviting me :) I’ve called it “One Big Happy Family: Practical Collaboration on Meaningful Markup” and my goal really is to help make it easier for enthusiasts […]
This is just great: Digitally Distributed Environments: National Mapping Data with Google Earth. If only there were such data for Bristol. Maybe there is, somewhere…?
Spotted at bottom of Socialist Review excerpts from his massive (1300+ pages!) “Great War for Civilisation” book: Robert Fisk will be speaking about his new book at Bookmarks bookshop, central London, on Tuesday 11 October at 1pm. I called, they said it costs 3 pounds on the door, 1 Bloomsbury Street, nearest tube Tottenham Court […]
Anyways, so I went to the internet cafÃ© and did my regular tour: raed in the middle, riverbend, etc etc..and then I was bored again. I left the internet cafÃ© heading towards the financial department again. […] â€œcome with us, we have some questions pleaseâ€ they said, and I went with them, searching for answers […]
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 […]