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The big problem with RDF
Every now and again, people get this big idea that we need every last bit of possible information machine encoded, to do various interesting yet completely vacuously defined tasks done. The first time around they called it "AI" but that died a nasty death in the eighties, so it keeps needing to come back under a new name. But it always comes back, because the basic idea of asking a computer a question... any question... and getting a useful answer is a powerful appeal.
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Cost of porting vs. cost of continued development, Part II
How does using an older, less popular platform hurt your development efficiency?
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On the semantic web, RDF, and other such things
It's coming up in both Rm and Photohub, and I've got some rants about it, so there's a few entries on tap about the Semantic web and RDF and the like. So, let this blog entry serve as a brief introduction where I try to at least introduce some of the terms.
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New web content engine: Part 7
I made a few more modifications to Rm. I took it easy this weekend -- I've had a number of important design bits at work, so there wasn't much brain-juice left over for recreation this weekend. So there's a number of changes to Rm that aren't enabled yet.
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Cost of porting vs. cost of continued development
I thought I'd take the occasion of OpenVMS turning 30 to share some thoughts about why I have OpenVMS experience on my resume and how you can avoid being stuck in OpenVMS.
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New web content engine: Part 6
I've got a new version of Rm running on the site now. I hacked up media support, tags, and some random backend features.
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