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Addressing the gender gap…

Two recently encountered examples of messages attempting to address the gender gap typical of many (free) software and technology projects; the first is I think rather more emblematic…

Scaling Down

Recently when traveling and working together, Nicolas mentioned some code he had been working on and mentioned in a self-effacing fashion that it would probably not “scale up”….

From singular to plural: jquery, d3, and Linked Data

Warning: This post is a bit internal and was in fact written quite a while ago. I’m reposting a number of messages that were stuck in DRAFT mode….

JSON and RDF: Inward and outward facing data structures and their consequences

On the surface JSON and RDF might seem interchangeable (no pun intended ;). Both are formats for exchanging (or “packaging”) data to provide feeds or the response to…

Bringing the commandline to the browser: Toward network-natured web workflows

In a moment when the dominancy of PHP is being challenged by hip upstart platforms like node.js, it seems worth revisiting the commandline and the inherent richness and…

Publishing Pipelines with make

Working on a python pipeline that transforms media annotations from the Active Archives video wiki (a simplified derivative of the sub-rip “SRT” text format) into HTML with embedded…

import pipes

Why, oh why, have I never noticed the python pipes module before.

From files to streams: Promiscuous Pipelines

This week I found myself thinking about media “streams” (versus “files”) and a possible parallel to pipelines and their possible “promiscuity”. A stream is essentially a stream by…

Dublin Core Cheatsheet

dublincorecheatsheet (pdf) dublincorecheatsheet (source svg+text+pdf) Sources: http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dces/ http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dcmi-terms/ https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dublin_Core&oldid=569088477

Screenshot of SoundCloud: All new player controls announcment email

Hi there! Today we’re rolling out our brand new play controls across SoundCloud

A few weeks ago the following bulk mail announcement from the audio streaming site SoundCloud caught my attention: Several things are interesting: One the mode of address: “You…