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Another new post from a few days ago, about a module that makes it easy to create an API endpoint using a Gulpfile.
Sometimes we want to pipe files from a web server into Gulp.Sometimes we want to pipe files out of Gulp into a web server.But sometimes we want Gulp to simply *
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A new post about creating blog themes that are independent of any particular static site generator.
There are [lots of static site generators (SSG)](https://www.staticgen.com/),written in a variety of languages and many of them are incredibly powerful. But whe
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I'm looking forward to convening a session on Ayn Rand at this year's Battle of Ideas festival at the Barbican, in October. If any of my friends in cyberspace are thinking of going to the conference, the early bird ticket price ends tomorrow (Tuesday 9th), so get in quick.

Details of the session and its impressive speakers are below, and from there you can also find details of all the other sessions, as well as ticket information.

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2014/session_detail/8986
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"While the specification is a work in progress, JSON-LD largely succeeds. It makes it possible to introduce Linked Data principles and vocabularies into existing JSON data without changing the data structure or application code. By the same stroke, the simple, readable structure of its JSON makes it easy to use..."

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Linked Data is a powerful tool for sharing bibliographic metadata. By combining the decentralization of the web with the use of globally defined metadata vocabularies, data from many sources can be tr...
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Way back in the olden days when we were developing XHTML Modularization and then XHTML2, the group recognized that there were lots of pieces of XHTML2 that were generally useful and that it should be ...
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Bloemgracht 129, 1016 KL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Probably one of the best Pembertons you'll find in Amsterdam, if not all of the Netherlands. Serves great coffee, and if you get the chance, try Venison.
Quality Excellent
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I like the semantic web as much as the next person, but...
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Yeah, I meant to do 2004 for XSLT, sorry. XML and XSLT both in decline if you go back far enough, yes. But no, not all technical terms are declining, because some are increasing more than the downard slope.
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I'm finally admitting defeat with Google Drive. I paid for a subscription to try and back up photos and code via the Mac OS desktop app, but it has to be the worst piece of software ever written by an intern. Constantly loses connection, crashes, pushes the CPU to 100%...it really is rubbish.
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Pemberton / S
Bloemgracht 129, 1016 KL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Probably one of the best Pembertons you'll find in Amsterdam, if not all of the Netherlands. Serves great coffee, and if you get the chance, try the venison.
Quality Excellent
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Is it still a landromat/cafe as well?  IIRC they also had a bookstore and free Wifi.
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After not having blogged for a while I thought I'd take a look at what blogging platforms were available before I started up again. My latest post is a summary of what I found, from Blogger to Tumblr to Jekyll: http://bit.ly/xLba2O
The great thing about not having blogged for a few years is that I’ve just had the opportunity to survey the blogging landscape. If you’ …
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It looks like the Government's commitment to open data is going up a notch. If even half of what is outlined in this document comes to fruition it will be incredible, and some pretty entrenched markets could be set for disruption.
This document gives further detail on the Open Data measures published in the 2011 Autumn Statement.
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For a number of years Mark Birbeck has been involved in helping to bring about the semantic web, and has consulted, written and spoken widely on this and related topics. He is the originator of the W3C's RDFa standard, and most recently he has been working on a number of semantic web projects for the UK government.
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Probably one of the best Pembertons you'll find in Amsterdam, if not all of the Netherlands. Serves great coffee, and if you get the chance, try the venison.
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