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2005-04-09
Against Micro Formats for the Semantic Web

I just finished reading Danny Ayers's ramblings on MicroFormats, and while he comes out a bit conflicted, it in some ways helped me get a clear view of my own position on it:

MicroFormats using XHTML is to me what tables for layout was to older ...

2005-04-09
Reading Soul Music (Discworld)

Finally gotten some time to read again... Bought Soul Music the day my fiancee was in for her operation, and I was left to wait for hours.

Less than half way into it so far. I love the way Terry Pratchett manage to take parts of history or literature and ...

2005-04-09
Turtle parser update

My Turtle parser is getting along quite nicely. The parser bytecode itself still weighs in at less than a KB, and I've built a very simple RDF model and code to generate triples.

As it stands it now passes most of the pre-requisite tests specified in the Turtle spec. ...

2005-04-08
Paris here I come...

... for a day. I hate business travel. Absolutely hate it. I invariably end up with quick in and out trips - last time it was 3-4 hours in Munich and then back to the airport (that's the way I experienced Munich the 3-4 previous times as well). This time I'll ...

2005-04-07
Turf online

I tend to buy a lot of stuff online, with various degrees of success, but I much prefer it to spending time running from store to store - especially when it's bulky (I don't drive, never bothered learning how to, so I need delivery anyway). And now I've added buying turf ...

2005-04-07
Redland (RDF) backend for Movable Type

Kasei is working on a Redland bakend for Movable Type - article and screenshots here

This entry points to some of the promise of the semantic web: Harvesting data from the vast amount of semi-structured data stores already out there. Blogging software already collects data ...

2005-04-07
Wrong queue' for Star Wars fans

I will never understand what makes someone so excited about a movie that they'll camp out for weeks just to see it on the first day or two. I can hardly be bothered having to buy a ticket in advance even. So it is with a certain amount of glee I ...

2005-04-07
Parser assembler, RDF and Turtle

I've kept working on my parser assembler, but it's moving slow thanks to actually having a day job to do... However tonight I mostly finished a parser for Turtle - a subset of N3 that allows convenient specification of RDF triples.

It ended up at about 1KB of bytecode, ...

2005-04-06
IKEA for the lazy (or short of time)

www.unflatpack.com offers a personal shopper site for IKEA in the UK.

Interesting idea, as the one thing that annoy me with IKEA is actually having to go there - even though they do offer delivery, actually shopping there can be so annoying, and their delivery options are very ...