Author Archives: joern

Humans Need Not Apply

Some interesting and maybe scary food for thought: And another story along the same lines: Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire Us?

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Setting up a local DBpedia 3.9 mirror with Virtuoso 7

I just found this aged post in my drafts folder, maybe someone will still like it… So you’re the guy who is allowed to setup a local DBpedia mirror or more generally a local Linked Data mirror for your work … Continue reading

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Scientific Python on Mac OS X 10.9 with homebrew

Scientific python setup guide for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks with homebrew Continue reading

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John Cleese about creativity

Whoever you are, you really should watch this without being distracted ;). It’s really worth getting all the different points he makes and I’m surprised I wasn’t pointed to it earlier.

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Scientific Python on Mac OS X 10.8 with homebrew

(newer version of this guide) A step-by-step installation guide to setup a scientific python environment based on Mac OS X and homebrew. Needless to say: Make a backup (Timemachine) First install homebrew. Follow their instructions, then come back here. If … Continue reading

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Lying links

Recently, a post about Hacking the <a> tag in 100 characters made its rounds on the internet. A short summary of this post is that it’s possible to change the link target (the href attribute) just after it’s clicked, but … Continue reading

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TED: Ian Ritchie – The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

Short talk by Ian Ritchie who in a retrospective wouldn’t have turned TimBL down, i guess. Instant classic due to his closing words: “But is he happy?”

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TED: Hans Rosling – Religions and Babies

Heh, Hans Rosling did it again… fascinating stats and explaining world’s population growth (the big fill-up) with some leftover boxes. http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_religions_and_babies.html

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Setting up a local DBpedia 3.7 mirror with Virtuoso 6.1.5+

Newer version available: Setting up a local DBpedia 3.9 mirror with Virtuoso 7 Nearly 1.5 years after i initially published a post about how to setup a local DBpedia mirror i recently revisited the problem myself to setup a local … Continue reading

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My name

Thanks to Paul for telling me about my name day: “Jörn (Der eberstarke, mutige, gute Freund)” (Jörn, the boar-strong, brave, good friend). Actually it’s fun to read the Plattdüütsch version which says as much as that it comes from Jürgen, … Continue reading

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