As the number of page views rose I noticed a small deficiency in the ViewCount figures – it shows the number of times a page has been viewed, but this is not the same as the number of people who have viewed the page, and this is really what I wanted Continue reading
rdfx (the x being the same x as in x rays – i.e. unknown) may be going down the road shelly and danny discuss. for the uninitiated, it was born out of an attempt to use rdf as part of a larger ubiquitous information service browser which would combine data retrieved from disparate sources. Continue reading
I’ve made a small modification to the ViewCount plugin following the unexpected and very welcome interest in v0.0.1. Continue reading
If you’re going to learn java, it helps to have a well written reference book; Continue reading
This book can impart the knowledge & understanding you need to write better code than you currently know is possible. Continue reading
IRC savvy grid researchers may be pleased to learn that there is now a
#globus channel on
the channel is currently quite sparsely populated but as more people learn & lurk this will no doubt change. all are welcome.
one of the most useful things that stattraq author randy has done (apart from writing stattraq) is write up a few words about hacking wordpress. and as a kind of review of these notes, i had a go at knocking up a wordpress plugin that makes a database query. i wrote my first wordpress plugin yesterday, so this is my second. it’s the first one i’ve done that accessed the db, and the first one that i’ll stick out into the real world. Continue reading
i’ve coded on many systems over many years, starting on the ZX81 in 1981. it’s surprising how over the last 10 years or so, code highlighting has become the norm – i take it for for granted. times have changed since those days on the sinclair and acorn machines where blocky white capitals glared fuzzily out of a black television screen. Continue reading
I notice that several folk are arriving at the rdf namespace oddness page which describes the slightly opaque problem of understanding RDF Schema URI’s and how to go about loading them.
I’ve long since found a solution, following a discussion on #rdfig a long time back. That solution is content negotiation, so for the record, here’s how I’ve done it. Continue reading
the ability to ignore an ip address in stattraq is rather useful and i wonder if it could be extended to be a part of the main plugin.
the above article describes a method whereby an ip address is hard coded into the stattraq.php file, which is not particularly flexible, or easily upgraded. Continue reading
i’ve just installed the StatTraq 1.0a beta and (barring a few beta-level hiccups) it’s very nice.
unlike several other stats mechanisms i’ve looked at, StatTraq was a doddle to install requiring only the uploading of files (no .htaccess fiddling), and no manual adding of filters, which is always a bonus.
by the time i got through the very simple configuration page it was already telling me about two visitors i’d had to the site.
this looks to be a highly capable plugin, so i’ll comment again after a few days/weeks/months to provide some feedback on how useful the resulting information is.
something on #foaf a couple of days ago got me thinking…
term_status describes “the status of a vocabulary term, one of stable, unstable [or] testing“, so at some point, an unstable or untested term may mature and become stable – it can thus be documented as such and thereafter may become relied upon by third party authors*. Continue reading
Good PNG support is an important thing to nail since it has a significant effect on the sheen of the application. The alpha transparency mechanism currently supported by Eclipse already works under certain circumstances, but not all, and until it does, developers are stuck with the clunky transparency offered by GIF. Continue reading
Eclipse 3.0.1 has been released and includes 286 bug fixes. This is generally good news for the stability of the platform.
Looking at the list of fixed bugs, 76 were of major, critical or blocker status, and only 5 were enhancements. This reflects the intended purpose ironing out any v3 teething troubles.
miscellaneous foaf art
We had not heard from burt in quite a while and had tried to contact him on all the numbers we had. we even trawled the net for evidence. all to no avail. Continue reading
The pages discussed here concern the representation of XML within RDF (a very different concept to that of the serialization of RDF in XML). Continue reading
ah, the joy of coming up with ideas for book covers. some time ago mark asked me to come up with an idea for his forthcoming book collaboration.
This little fellow is Benjy Mouse. Continue reading
for those with more than one monitor, a good backdrop can further enhance the feng shui of your machine. today i found a site which produces wallpaper for all kinds of many headed configurations.
rodge has bought a chalet in the alps. how cool is that? initially he had considered calling it chalet doreen, but relented and went with a french name (la criosette) – literally meaning the little cross and often used to describe a crossroads or gathering point. hopefully i shall be visiting it soon and can make a full report.