Meta was the word. Ontologies are the current buzzword. The word we need is metontology – meta-ontology – an ontology of ontologies – a collection of ontological statements (that need not actually be organized ontologically itself). There are countless projects to standardize ontologies for given domains. It used to be ten-a-penny [MyDomain]ML’s – XML Schemas with […]
Entries from September 2009
0 September 30, 2009 at 4:04am by Psybertron
0 September 30, 2009 at 1:41am by Psybertron
Having my mind brought back to the mid-70′s by the previous post, I noticed I had the lyrics to Roy Harper’s “Me and My Woman” sitting in a draft post from a couple of weeks ago, just before the vacation. I think Sam’s post to name your favourite U2 tracks, led me into a “soundtrack of our […]
0 September 30, 2009 at 1:28am by Psybertron
I was reading Graham Parker’s reminiscences of 1975 London pub-rock, around the recording of “Live at Newlands Tavern” – boy that took me back – but no I wasn’t actually at either of those Peckham or High Wycombe gigs, nor even that Dr Feelgood gig in Guildford with GP or Paul Weller. Must buy a […]
0 September 29, 2009 at 6:51am by Psybertron
Best Definition of KM Ever according to David Gurteen in his latest newsletter, quoting Dave Snowden and his commentary quoting The Cluetrain Manifesto. The purpose of knowledge management is to provide support for improved decision making and innovation throughout the organization. This is achieved through the effective management of human intuition and experience augmented by […]
0 September 11, 2009 at 1:24am by Psybertron
Stop that pigeon ?
5 September 9, 2009 at 6:53am by Psybertron
I’ve been living with this nagging issue for a few years now. After a long period of many intercontinental business trips and working assigments as well as foreign vacation travel from a UK home, I’ve had a self-inflicted period of choosing to live and work abroad in Australia, USA & Norway. I have thereby been travelling by […]
0 September 9, 2009 at 1:29am by Psybertron
Interesting new WordPress RSS Cloud capability and plug-in by Joseph Scott. Allows RSS subscription for a feed cloud – supposed to reduce feed spam. Don’t fully understand yet, but I do know I have stopped most of my subscriptions through FeedReader & FeedBurner because of the notification overload.
1 September 8, 2009 at 1:21am by Psybertron
Having (mostly) read Diamond’s Collapse recently, and noticing the various G8 stories (Japan today, China, India, etc ongoing as well as US, Russia and the rest of us in the same boat) about climate change controls, carbon emissions targets, agreements, and the like, I can’t help feeling the No.1 global sustainability issue is population – […]
0 September 7, 2009 at 12:27pm by Psybertron
Few of us would defend Hitler as virtuous, in fact few would see him as anything other than “evil”. Adolf Hitler loved dogs and brushed his teeth, but that doesn’t mean we should hate dogs and stop brushing our teeth. Says Jared Diamond quoting a friend in “Collapse – How Societies Choose to Fail or […]
2 September 7, 2009 at 2:06am by Psybertron
A variation on an old adage ”Writing is easy, but editing is harder.” (It will take me half an hour to prepare a one hour presentation, but a couple of days to prepare a 15 minute talk, etc … ). A condescending thought maybe (relevant to wisdom), but it is interesting in the blogosphere, particular development blogs, for […]
0 September 7, 2009 at 1:58am by Psybertron
Already got the latest security patch, but a useful tip in this post about running SQL queries direct from “phpMyAdmin”.
0 September 7, 2009 at 1:41am by Psybertron
As well as those books stacked-up for upcoming vacation reading … must add these two to my list. “In Defense of Rhetoric” by Brian Victers (recommended by Matt & Marsha) “A Different Drum” by M.Scott-Peck (recommended by John Carl)
2 September 6, 2009 at 7:23am by Psybertron
As a lay person trying to get to grips with any meaningful sense in the world of quantum physics, specifically because of its apparent relevance to cosmic creation and the development of the “life, the universe and everything” – I took a recommendation from Marsha (over on MoQ-Discuss) for David Lindley’s “Uncertainty – Einstein, Heisenberg, […]
1 September 6, 2009 at 6:11am by Psybertron
After finishing and blogging posts about Hilary Lawson’s “Closure” and Jared Diamond’s “Collapse”, I realized I’d read a few other books recently that I hadn’t mentioned yet. After reading and enjoying the Booker-of-Bookers, Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children” a few years ago, I also tried but struggled with his “Haroun and the Sea of Stories”. Recently […]
0 September 1, 2009 at 7:55am by Psybertron
One biological, the other physical. Several Arctic Jellyfish and a Single Nanotubule.
0 September 1, 2009 at 7:44am by Psybertron
I’ve been evaluating the various social network media recently – to see where they can add “purposeful” value to the blogging & feed paradigm. Ning is my current favourite – This kinda summarizes my view of the popular flavours. (via Kevin Kelly). Instant / immediate is good, but it isn’t the whole deal. BTW I […]