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Ditching the DB-based blog for a semantic one

April 17, 2008


Why Yet-another-blog-engine? Well, blog engines tend to do the same things, their functionality is derived by simple views on a relational DB. To a large extent, I think that this RDB reliance has shaped the scope of what you can do with a blog and also I really feel it has guided how the blog […]


January 28, 2008


I am still here… Just thought I’d put in a quick note to say that yes, i am still posting to this blog and yes, it is worth waiting for (I hope) The posts that are sitting in my drafts at the moment are: Image annotation and how to describe regions of images in a […]

Conclusions on UUIDs and local ids in Fedora

January 9, 2008


I mentioned earlier about the possibility of using UUIDs as Fedora identifiers. I’ll write my conclusion first and then the reasoning later for all you lazy people out there :) Conclusions Fedora repositories that wish to use UUIDs as identifiers should have the namespace ‘uuid’ added to the list of <retainPids> in fedora.fcfg. The 32 […]

Object ‘PID’s and UUID, why not?

December 10, 2007


Handles, DOIs… schemes to provide unique, persistant identifiers. But what’s the one flaw that unites all of these schemes? They only work for as long as the people involved want them to. If the money dries up behind the Handle resolver, what then? What happens to attempts to assign the same handle to different items? […]


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