Recently on bobdc.blog

When did linking begin? (2014-07-20) Pointing somewhere with a dereferenceable address, in the twelfth (or maybe fifth) century.

Integrating hiphop vocabulary scores with other relevant data—then querying it (2014-06-10) With a little JSON + DBpedia integration.

"Experience in SPARQL a plus" (2014-05-09) The long tail story of SPARQL success: appearances in job postings.

RDF lists and SPARQL (2014-04-21) Not great, but not terrible, and a bit better with SPARQL 1.1

Easier querying of strings with RDF 1.1 (2014-03-08) In which a spoonful of syntactic sugar makes the string querying go down a bit easier.

shameless plugs (buy my books)

Latest: Learning SPARQL from O'Reilly.

XSLT Quickly from Manning Publications.

XML: The Annotated Specification from Prentice Hall. The definitive reference on the most important XML document of them all: the official XML Specification.

free "books"

Free epub children's picture books These were developed with the OLPC XO laptop in mind, but any epub-compliant eBook reader will read them.

Logo for Kids I was thinking about writing an introduction to programming for middle school kids using the Logo programming language. After writing about 90 pages and deciding not to pursue it, I've made an Acrobat file of what I did do available for anyone who can use it.

Operating Systems Handbook Wouldn't "Working knowledge of UNIX, VMS, OS/400, VM/CMS, and MVS" look great on your resume? Formerly a $49.50 hardcover from McGraw-Hill; now a set of Acrobat files free for you to download!

miscellaneous

Why snee.com?

rdfdata.org: A directory of publicly available collections of RDF and web services that return RDF.

XSLT 2.0 articles: XML.com has a complete list of my Transforming XML columns about XSLT; for people interested in learning about XSLT 2.0, I've created a separate list showing just the articles covering the new features and other issues.

Tests of Google reading RDFa: potrzebie apple pie, Dagmar Mutt, inflatable chicken.