Today we relaunched The Daily Chump, a multi-author IRC-based blog, with a shiny new look and a new feature: the chumpologica. This is a webpage (and RSS 1.0 feed) that aggregates entries from blogs written by regular contributors to the Chump. It’s built using about 150 lines of python and takes its configuration from a FOAF file.
Update: I’ve now packaged and released this project as a proper distribution.
I gave a developer-oriented version of my semantic web “photos and metadata” talk at www2003 developers day. The slides are available online and there are a bunch of demos to look at.
This morning I did my talk (A Semantic Web Shoebox – Annotating Photos with RSS and RDF) at XMLEurope 2003. The slides are now available.
Noticing the variety in popularity amongst the different topics that the pieces on this site cover, I added a “Most Popular Entries” sidebar to keep track of what people are reading. This is done with a simple application of Apache::ParseLog, XML::RSS, movabletype’s XML-RPC interface and a movabletype plugin.
New in the right-hand sidebar on the site front page is a little lineup of the 3 latest pictures from picdiary, my photos website. This is created by parsing the RDF in the latest photo collection RSS feed and extracting rss:title, dc:date and foaf:thumbnail information via an MT plugin (src).
A mail sent to RSS-DEV about work in progress on picdiary and its use of RSS for cataloguing photos.
This search engine uses wordnet to find synonyms of search terms, and hypernyms of marked-up keywords. So a search for skyscraper finds one picture and a search for structure finds the skyscraper and a load of other pictures too.