FOAF-Galway Workshop papers

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Very interesting collection of papers. Many papers use the extensibility aspects of RDF very creatively.

Atom RDFized

Friday, August 20, 2004

Henry Story has a good explanation of his 'simplification' of Atom into RDF. By separating common or reusable parts, we can see the Atom 'core'.

Streaming future

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Both Russell Beattie's conclusion and the recent TiVo/Strangeberry blogs point to a streaming future. Can't wait!

RDF XSLT Stylesheets

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Pretty impressive use of XSTL to convert RDF into other formats such as RDF To Triples Stylesheet. This should allow more programming language independence and (maybe) lesser need for frameworks such as Jena or Redland.

Custom Publishing

Saturday, August 14, 2004

SafariU is a very interesting way to create and publish customized versions of O'Reilly (publisher) content. Should be interesting to see if other media companies follow this example of providing customized versions of their content.

Web marketing pyramid scheme

Wouldn't you say that these GoMeme tests are the beginning of a type of digital age marketing pyramid scheme?

The Smartphone Primer

Friday, August 13, 2004

Pretty good Smartphone Primer for those of us just starting to get up to speed on the new mobile future...

RDF/XML Variation factor

I agree with James Tauber on most of his points about XML and RDF, but disagree that "the default serialization of RDF as XML should not be the principal way RDF is interchanged."

XML is a proven syntax for interoperability between machines and has an extensive list of tools. As such, it should be the machine-prefered way of expressing RDF.

His reasoning might stem from the variation factor present in the ways you can express RDF/XML. A canonical way of expressing RDF would probably go a long way in minimizing the differences (and flame wars) between RDF and XML.

Tauber's best practices for vocabulary/application development also reinforce the W3 stacks in a very positive way.

Learning CSS

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Wealth of resources and links from the creators of CSS Vault: Learning CSS

Web Design Guidelines

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Web design from Scratch is a pretty comprehensive look at the elements involved in designing a site.

Aside from the lack of 'next'/'previous' links at the bottom of each topic, it follows its own advice, making it a pleasant learning experience. Web standards' advocates can clearly benefit from several of the concepts presented (content ordering, et al). Well designed URLs is one topic which should be included as it is an important exposed interface to the user.

Collaborative Editing

Friday, August 06, 2004

Collaborative Editing in Chris Schmidt blog.

This seems like the ideal way to create software. I wonder how long it will take for people to really 'discover' this.

Notation3 Tutorial

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Excelent, and short, tutorial on Notation 3.

Very instructive, so you can (almost) start writing your RDF after reading it.

Apple unDRMing itself

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

iMovie strips FairPlay DRM from iTunes songs | MacNN News

GMail Accounts

Monday, August 02, 2004

Blogger is now offering GMail accounts to all blogger registered users.

Meme propagation

Meme GUID: as098398298250swg9e98929872525389t9987898tq98wteqtgaq62010920352598gawst

(1) I found this experiment at URL:

(2) I found it via "Newsreader Software" or "Browsing the Web" or "Searching the Web" or "An E-Mail Message": Newsreader Software (Yahoo RSS Feeds, RDF Planet)

(3) I posted this experiment at URL:

(4) I posted this on date (day, month, year): 02/08/04

(5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 10:30:00

(6) My posting location is (city, state, country): Anaheim, California, USA

OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS (Replace the answers below with your own answers):

(7) My blog is hosted by:

(8) My age is: 30

(9) My gender is: Male

(10) My occupation is: Operations Manager, Publishing

(11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: NetNewReader

(12) I use the following software to post to my blog:

(13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 01/05/04

(14) My web browser is: Safari 1.2

(15) My operating system is: Mac OS X 10.3


Wouldn't this experiment have been more useful in RDF? Maybe we should create a secondary experiment using RDF. I am sure the resulting data would be a lot more specific and machine-readable..

Web Design statistical analysis

Sunday, August 01, 2004

An interesting article by Fran├žois Briatte: These web sites are identical—or are they?

It approaches web design of 10 popular bloggers using statistics and empirical data, concluding that most designs are similar.