July 2009

RDF, Continued …

Back in the 1990s I used RDF as the model for a metadata database of on-line resources for people living with HIV and AIDS (the SEAHORSE project. Much water has flowed under the metaphorical bridge since then, but yesterday I found myself seriously using RDF for the first time in ages and I thought I would briefly comment on how the state of the art has advanced over the intervening decade. Read more

The hilarity of MacPorts

One day I decided I wanted to try installing RabbitMQ on my iMac. The most straightforward way seemed to be to use MacPorts. I had not actually tried MacPorts before this week, so it was interesting to see how it worked out. Read more