Channel Islands May 2012

Just back from a great trip to Santa Cruz Island over Memorial day. Did some teaching, and had just about two dives to do some Underwater Macro Photography. I recently purchased a Canon 100 mm USM, which I got to check out. Water was pretty murky, but being able to get just inches away from the subjects does wonders. While shooting one of the Nudi’s a Harbor Seal started tugging on my fins, and came right around in front; that’s when I wished I had had a wide angle lens too. Check out the photo gallery.

BrowserID versus DDOS

BrowserID vs DDOS

How BrowserID saved the RDFa Test Suite from a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service Attack).

The Use of JSON-LD in the RDFa Test Harness

This article is the second in a three-part series on implementing the RDFa Test Suite. The first article discussed the use of Sinatra, Backbone.js and Bootstrap.js in creating the test harness. In this article, we focus on JSON-LD, a Linked Data technology that complements RDFa is creating modern Web applications.

A new RDFa Test Harness

A new RDFa Test Harness

Implementing the RDFa Test Suite as a modern Web application using Sinatra, Backbone.js and Bootstrap.js.

RDF.rb 0.3.5 and SPARQL 0.1.0

I added some minor updates to RDF.rb and re-issued versions 0.3.5 for the rdf and linkeddata gems. These updates are mostly to better support HTTP content negotaion and to find appropriate readers and writers based on file extension, mime-type, and content sniffing. There are also some minor fixes to aid jRuby and Ruby 1.9.3 support.