3 December 2010

Tabulat Minor

Not the best title in the world, but the time has come to yet again make a dump of interesting stuff that's come my way, and that I feel interesting enough not to kill the darn tab, taking up valuable memory and browser-loading-every-time-I-have-to-restart-it resources. So ;

Language, communication and Knowledge management


How all human communication fails, except by accident : "Wiio's laws are humoristically formulated serious observations about how human communication usually fails except by accident. This document comments on the applicability and consequences of the laws, especially as regards to communication on the Internet."

Integrationism - An integrational approach to communication : "an integrational approach to signs and semiological systems, and hence to all human communication"

Rendering knowledge : "I updated my original three rules of knowledge management to seven principles which I share below"

There is no “one true” top-level intranet navigation : Just a friendly reminder from James Robertson.

Programming and geekery


A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages : The sort of funny geeky article that makes me chortle coffee out my nose.

XSLTForms : "allows browsers to manipulate XForms. This is an open source client-side implementation, not a plug-in or install, that works with all major browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and more)" - well worth some love and understanding.

The OpenRespect Declaration : Bringing a bit more respect and unity to open-source free-as-in-freedom development, started by Jono Bacon of Ubuntu fame. Not even sure I completely agree with this. Well, agree with sentiment, but I don't think I'm prepared to simply respect everything under the umbrella; there's too many arseholes in the world that do not deserve it.

Apache Zeta Components : "A high quality, general purpose library of loosly coupled components for development of applications based on PHP 5" - Yet another PHP collection of classes that will save the world from actual programming. I liked a few of these, though.

Semantic Web


Schemapedia - RDF schema compendium : Search engine for RDF vocabularies.

SIOC Core Ontology Specification : "The SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) Core Ontology provides the main concepts and properties required to describe information from online communities (e.g., message boards, wikis, weblogs, etc.) on the Semantic Web." - Something I should stick my nose in.

LODE - An ontology for Linking Open Descriptions of Events : "an ontology for publishing descriptions of historical events as Linked Data, and for mapping between other event-related vocabularies and ontologies"

Linked Data Tutorial - : Publishing and consuming linked data with RDFa : "The idea of linked data is at time of writing roughly three years around and the community has established a number of good practices and technologies. From publishing linked data [HOWTO-LODP] and URI management [COOL-SWURIS] over describing linked datasets [VOID-GUIDE] to linked data applications. A range of tutorials and guides is available and the number of triples in the linked data cloud keeps growing at a remarkable pace."

A(nother) Guide to Publishing Linked Data Without Redirects : "If we are going to fix fundamental problems with serving Linked Data, I'd prefer to explicitly address the fundamental questions related to URI naming of physical, conceptual and information resources (the overloading of the HTTP name space), so I proposed an alternative solution on the public-lod@w3.org mailing list last week. This post expands on those thoughts with some more detail."

There would be more things here, but I've lost a cobble of them over the last couple of weeks. I better get better at publishing these nuggets before I kill them.

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