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On Linked Data and OpenStreetMap

Linked Data is the W3C effort to move data out of silos and into the interconnected web. As search engines are becoming more semantically savvy, the next big thing will be establishing connections between different pieces of data by linking. Sir Berners-Lee has an excellent TED talk introducing the concept. In the talk he also shows how easy it is...
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Fat Catherine: the Medieval cannon that microblogs

Some friends of mine founded the Fat Catherine Sisterhood, an all-female Medieval cannon association. On Monday I got to go to the artillery range with them. Here are some pictures: You can also see a shot on YouTube. While being a light 15th Century field cannon, the Fat Catherine is with the modern times: it microblogs actively on the Qaiku...
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Today's meetings on a map?

I've got no information on the validity of the claimed Harmattan screenshots that are floating around, but anyway wanted to comment on a part of it: Having your today's meetings on a map would be really cool. This is something I've wanted to do with OpenPSA ever since the days I spent motorcycling around office districts of Helsinki giving Midgard...
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Google's Rich Snippets will lead us into Semantic Web

This February I wrote how search engines play an important role in emergence of Semantic Web, and now it is becoming a reality: Google introduced a feature called Rich Snippets which provides users with a convenient summary of a search result at a glance. They have been experimenting with microformats and RDFa, and are officially introducing the feature and allowing...
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First ten years of Midgard

Ten years is a long time. Exactly ten years ago we were sitting in a cramped office room in Espoo with Jukka Zitting, frantically trying to put a release together. We had been building a web platform for our living history group, and it had become useful for others too. We both were Linux users, and back then the concept...
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Learn about Midgard2, GeoClue and libchamplain in GUADEC 2009

GUADEC will be arranged this year together with aKademy as the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit on July 3rd - 11th. The event will be an excellent opportunity to learn about some new technologies for the Linux desktop: GeoClue and libchamplain presentation (Sunday morning):GeoClue is the position information service, and libchamplain is a very nice Clutter map widget. Together they provide...
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Midgard2 stable: Generic content repository for web, desktop and mobile

After the long wait, Midgard2 was today released to the world. This marks a big change in the scope of what Midgard is. Instead of building a CMS, we've built a generic content repository that can be utilized in web, mobile and desktop applications. As MDK wrote when announcing the Objective-C bindings for Midgard: ...it provides an objectified view to...
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Qaiku and Mozilla Ubiquity

This Friday Rohea launched a visual and feature refresh of Qaiku, the conversation-oriented microblogging service. As part of the refresh some early APIs also landed, together with Ubiquity command for posting Qaikus. If you have Mozilla Ubiquity installed, this is what you will see on the site: When you install it, Alt-Space will be a fast shortcut for Qaikuing: More...
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We will move to Hietalahti

About one year after Operation Suvilahti, Nemein has now grown out of the space there and so we're moving again, this time to a 50s industrial building in the Hietalahti district of Helsinki. Here's the initial floor plan that still lacks couple of desks: Our development servers and other network infrastructure will move to AfHeurlinia where there is a diesel...
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FON's new meshing router could complete the free software cloud

FON is a shared WiFi service. Couple of years ago they gave their routers for free in Finland, and since then I've been sharing my home connection with other FON users. And occasionally I've even roamed using FON connectivity provided by other users, using Devicescape to log my Internet Tablet automatically to the network. Now FON has released Fonera 2.0,...