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IronPython 2.0

In  the new year,  I would like to deepen my expertise in all-things-Pythonic.  One version I just installed today was Iron Python: IronPython is a new implementation of the Python programming language running on .NET. It supports an interactive console with fully dynamic compilation. It is well integrated with the rest of the .NET Framework […]

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I installed the coins-metadata plugin

I just installed coins-metadata plugin for my various WordPress blogs so that Zotero can pick up the embedded OpenURL ContextObject in SPAN (COinS).

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studying sync.js to (start) to understand how Zotero does synchronization

This morning I was studying how Zotero performs synchronization among libraries distributed in different Firefox profiles via Zotero sync server. Specifically, I printed out /extension/tags/1.5-sync3.5/chrome/content/zotero/xpcom/sync.js to decipher some off its workings. My goal wasn't to understand all the code, which gets pretty complicated, because of the complexities of things like conflict resolution. Rather, my focus […]

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Python 2.6

I just installed Python 2.6: Python 2.6 Release Python for Windows extensions — build 212 I've not had a chance to figure out how it's different from Python 2.5.


How WordPress Sanitizes Tags and Attributes

Yesterday, I thought that my installations of WordPress did not allow the use of the class attribute in my span HTML elements. To fix the problem, I followed the trail of references leading from » WordPress Strips Classnames, And How To Fix It I learned that WordPress uses the kses PHP library to filter […]

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manipulating EXIF headers on the command line

This afternoon, I undertook some fall cleanup of my computer's hard drive, a task but became urgent as I start running out of space. Last night, I ran WinDirStat – Windows Directory Statistics to figure out what was hogging up the disk space. I was not surprised to learn my photos, videos, and podcasts ( […]

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My talk at the Library of Congress about web mashups

The talk I gave recently at the Library of Congress on web 2.0 mashups might be of interest to you all. The recording of the talk is available now from the LC site: I tried not to be to be too technical while working in some technical details on the side for those in […]

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Sorin Matei on Project Bamboo and the role of mashups

Project Bamboo has been on my list of stuff to write about for a while. According to Project Bamboo website: Bamboo is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-organizational effort that brings together researchers in arts and humanities, computer scientists, information scientists, librarians, and campus information technologists to tackle the question: How can we advance arts and […]

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Some musings on where I'd like to go next professionally

In January, a correspondent, having heard that I was about to publish a book on mashups, wrote me, saying that he would "love to find out more what [I'm] thinking". Flattered to be asked, I replied. Here I quote an edited version of what I wrote. (I tend to like what I write in email […]

What I've been up to

Here's an update on my current professional activities that I hope will give you, my readers, a sense of where this blog will be heading: My book Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services was published by Apress on February 25, 2008.  It's gotten some good reviews, and I've heard from some happy […]