Category Archives: Open Knowledge

In which PandoDaily draws from its roots – journalism and presentation

PandoDaily ran a piece called “From word games to spy games” on the encryption and the NSA’s attempts to undermine it writen by David Holmes, and Explainer Music (where he is a co-founder). Whilst the content interests me, it was the way that the piece was put together that really intrigued me. The subheadings had […]

Weeknotes – Blogging

I put out a tweet asking for any advice on light weight blogging engines. I was looking at options to replace desktop notes. Having been told about bolt.cm and sculpin.io, I have added them to my list of software to look at. I have been using Ghost as a first experiment and am looking at […]

A quick skim into mining Twitter data

This is a variant on the text prepared for a short talk at the Open Science evening at the Oxford e-Research Centre on Wednesday 27th November. Peter Murray-Rust also spoke at the event on the AMI software and the Chemical Tagger. This is a brief talk about some work that I have been doing in […]

Repost of Principles for Open Humanities and Literature

A while ago, I posted about the Panton Principles for Humanities and Literature. The Panton Principles are a set of guide lines for the development of Open Science and at the last Open Knowledge Foundation conference in London, I badgered Jonathan Gray about the idea of porting them to Literature and Humanities. One Sunday afternoon […]

Weeknotes – catching up

I’ve been a little lax in catching up with week notes. Apart from running about the place, I’ve been diving into Perl and shell scripting to visualise some log files. It looks like there are some new avenues to go with it. The major project was getting Open Correspondence project back up with some help […]

KimDotcom suggestion on stopping piracy

Came across this via a retweet on Twitter from @KimDotCom‘s Twitter feed.   How to stop piracy: 1. Create great content 2. Make it easy to buy 3. Same day global release 4. Works on any device 5. Fair price — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) September 19, 2013 It seems to be common sense and, well, […]

Weeknotes – Realtime conferring with correspondence

This week has been a slightly odd one in that I’ve been at a couple of conferences, the Digital Research conference (#digres) and the Research Software Engineers workshop. In the other couple of days, I started looking at pipelines including Storm and Akka. Part of it got me writing patches but I still have a […]

Weeknotes – Scripting and scraping

It has been a while since I last posted a week note, so I thought I would try and get back in the habit. I’ve been involved in glueing together profiling tools to run so that I can have a vaguely generic framework to profile software at the IO level and the CPU level. Shell […]

Exploring Charles Dickens’s networks

As part of the ongoing Open Correspondence rewrite, I’ve started working on some visualisations after a conversation with Rufus Pollock during one of the Humanities calls. One of the immediate ones was a force-directed graph to link all the correspondents to the authors. Well author at the moment. Although I am aware of SigmaJS, I […]

Attending the Open Humanities Hack

I’ve just come back from a couple of excellent days of Humanities Hacking, organised by the King’s College, London Digital Humanities department and the Open Knowledge Foundation. To be fair, it went slightly differently than I thought it would. After an interesting start trying to find the room we were in, a few of us […]