In Britain, the process of finishing a PhD involves the submission of a written thesis, followed by an oral examination called a viva voce (the literal Latin translation is “live voice”). The “viva”, as it’s commonly known, is an in-depth discussion into all aspects of the thesis which typically lasts between 90 and 180 minutes. […]
I’m doing a lot of work with SVG at the moment, and something that would be very useful to understand is exactly which parts of a diagram are taking the longest to process and render.
Two weeks ago TimBL gave a public lecture, organized by the Oxford Internet Institute. We were fortunate enough to get on the list so we went along.
This is a bit of a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend quote, but since it’s semantic web related, I guess FOAFesque quoting is allowable. Danny Ayers just commented on Phil Wilson’s comment regarding Nick Lothian’s comment that “Every time anyone dares to question RDF the RDFites assume they don’t know how it works.”
I think the recent presentation by Adam Bosworth at the MySQL User’s Conference has been a little over-interpreted. It’s certainly interesting and presents some useful perspectives, but it’s not the “seminal lecture” that today’s slashdot story describes.
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, […]
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 […]