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Trackbacks, and spammers, and DDoS, oh my!

August 18, 2008


The Idea Before I give you all the dark news about this, let me set out my position: I really, really think that repositories communicating the papers that are cited and referenced to each other is a really good thing. If a paper was deposited in the Oxford archive, and it referenced a paper held […]

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 […]

Creating a web application from scratch, backed by Fedora-Commons and Apache Solr (Part 1)

February 24, 2008


(Part 1 will detail the installation and setup of the basic system, services and libraries needed for a Fedora-Commons/Apache Solr backed web ‘service’. Subsequent parts will deal with configuring and feeding the search engine, and constructing a web interface to handle article/blog/comment posting and using OpenID for authentication.) Step 1 – Get a nice clean […]

Yahoo Pipes + Solr’s API = RSS feeds for repository submitters

February 2, 2008


Quick post: Part of the reason for trying to get as many open APIs onto the services I put in place for the repository is so that I don’t have to customise things for every department or use; the interested parties can do it for themselves. As a little proof, I have set up a […]


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 […]