XML to RDF tutorial

Monday, June 14, 2004


ML Design: A Gentle Transition from XML to RDF
(powerpoint) by Roger L. Costello & David B. is a great tutorial on the little changes you can make in your XML applications to make them RDF compliant.

See Also: Make Your XML RDF-Friendly at XML.com
See Also: Understanding the Striped RDF/XML Syntax

Lazy Web vs. AI

Monday, June 07, 2004

What is difficult for one machine, the network effect (aka Lazy Web) can deal with easily: What is a Wild Hyacinth?

It will be interesting to see what possibilities the intersection of the networks of human knowledge and machine knowledge (i.e. Semantic Web) take us towards. Will we take knowledge for granted? How does this affect the Google generation?

Wireless music to my ears

I just pre-ordered the new AirPort Express for delivery mid July. The (wireless) digital lifestyle keeps getting better and better. I hope the wireless iPod (with TV connections and "Home on iPod" feature) comes out soon, so I can update my "old" original 5GB iPod.

Projector instead of a monitor?

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Funny to run into an article about a rumored Apple Projector. After reading reviews of a few projectors in the latest Wired, I jokingly suggested to my wife that we exchange the TV for a projector, as it would be more mobile, take up less space, and have a bigger "screen".

City of God

I was not prepared to see the City of God (Cidade de Deus) DVD.

Having spent most of my life in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), drug traffic "wars" and slums were a backdrop of my everyday life. What shocked me was that I had forgotten, or rather, chosen to ignore, this reality since living in California the last 3 years.

Overall, it is a movie worthwhile watching, although the documentary in the Special Features section finishes in a pessimistic tone: "I see no light at the end of the tunnel." - Special Forces Police