Week of 03/22/2009 - 02:00 to 03/29/2009 - 01:59

Wolf in Sheep's Clothings (Part III)

I still have my eyeballs fixated on the AllegroGraph server. Since v3.2 it has a new HTTP server exposing a pretty RESTful interface (not perfect, but close) derived from Sesame.

The Python client shipped with the distribution is using it, so I wondered how this would pan out in Perl. Pan out on CPAN, so to say. Last weekend I did some tinkering and concocted a first, naive Perl client.

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Throwing off Ballast (Part II)

One other thing to get rid of is my ISO involvement.

When I got interested in Topic Maps in 2000/2001 I was quickly sucked into this circle of standardization. First only by providing intense feedback as developer on the SC34/WG3 mailing list, then also by participating in meetings all over the world.

Against popular belief these meetings were neither boring nor brutally controversial. Except maybe 2003 when the Ontopian and the Newcombian church were arguing about the virginity of Mary, i.e.

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