Yearly Archives: 2014

Is there a Docker in the house?

Tl;dr: You can create artifacts that work as expected and cast them in iron. Shit still happens, just less shit. I am not a nuts-and-bolts sysadmin type, nor am I particularly beholden to any one technology. In fact, I’m a

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Vagrant — are you ready for (reproducible) love?

Tl;dr: Vagrant allows you to create a reproducible development environment that will speed up your development and allow you to collaborate more easily. Like many other people, I have suffered development pains stemming from small, incremental changes in the development

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Criticising Java

I’m aware of many criticisms of Java. These include clear misunderstandings of the difference between Java and Java EE; Java and Java as a in-browser technology; Java and some software that happens to be written in Java; Java and Javascript;

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Parklife

Bit surprised to see some people I actually like using #parklife about Russell Brand. When you take the piss like that, you’re saying that you’ve given up listening to the content and focused on the form. What you’re saying is

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Naysaying

I read a couple of things about semantic web stuff that made me think about things that we have really known for quite a long while now: use appropriate technology for appropriate applications consumption is far harder than publication some

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My first weeks at Deichmanske bibliotek

So, I have been at Deichmanske bibliotek (Oslo public library) for several weeks now and I felt that it was time to write about our work here. Firstly, I work with a team of nine, where I’m just a pawn

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Bibliographic data: a sickly focus on the wrong model level

It struck me while reading the tweets from DCMI14 that there is an odd fixation on the technology and not the problem the technology purports to solve. We’re seeing “implementation before understanding”. I used to present RDF and linked data

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