Quick clarification on SPARQL extensions and “Lock-in”

It’s clear from discussion bouncing around IRC, Twitter, Skype and elsewhere that “Lock-in” isn’t a phrase to use lightly. So I post this to make myself absolutely clear. A few days ago I mentioned in IRC a concern that newcomers to SPARQL and RDF databases might not appreciate which SPARQL extensions are widely implemented, and […]

The Time of Day

From my Skype logs [2008-06-19 Dan Brickley: 18:24:23] So I had a drunken dream about online microcurrencies last night. Also about cats and water-slides but that’s another story. Idea was of a karma donation system based on one-off assignments from person to person of specified chunks of their lifetime; ‘giving the time of day’. you’re […]

Public Skype RDF presence service

OK I don’t know how this works, or how it happens (other Asemantics people might know more), but for those who didn’t know: At http://mystatus.skype.com/danbrickley.xml there is a public RDF/XML document reflecting my status in Skype. There seems to be one for every active account name in the system. Example markup: <rdf:RDF> <Status rdf:about=”urn:skype:skype.com:skypeweb/1.1″> <statusCode […]

Google boost Jabber + VOIP, Skype releases IM toolkit, Jabber for P2P SPARQL?

Interesting times for the personal Semantic Web: “Any client that supports Jabber/XMPP can connect to the Google Talk service” Google Talk and Open Communications. It does voice calls too, using “a custom XMPP-based signaling protocol and peer-to-peer communication mechanism. We will fully document this protocol. In the near future, we plan to support SIP signaling.” […]