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[21 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Dustin the Turkey has entered the Eurovision Song Contest. If you’re not from Europe, you won’t fully grasp the notion of the Eurovision Song contest. It’s a song contest, held once a year across Europe, simulcast live. Most nations (with the budget) will have a song entry and the goal presumably is to see who’s the best singer and song writing country. Of course most countries will enter in their native language and represent their country’s heritage somehow, so it’s a great cultural swap-meet.
Europeans sit glued to the television …

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[27 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’m a frequent reader of Nova Spivack’s [LINK] (although still not in the Twine Beta *sniff* [LINK]) and I have a big interest in the Semantic Web, or at least what it promises. My one foray into this was the Degrees of Separation RDF generator and web service [LINK] built on top of ClearForest’s semantic services. Here’s a sample of the connection between Toshiba and Yahoo as per the "blog-o-sphere".
(click to view)

and the corresponding RDF:
http://www.francisshanahan.com/sixdegrees/rdf.aspx?&startTag=Toshiba&endTag=Yahoo!
or Australia & Dell (click to view)

http://www.francisshanahan.com/sixdegrees/rdf.aspx?&startTag=Australia&endTag=Dell
So little did I know that IRELAND was …

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[17 Mar 2007 | No Comment | ]

My buddy Mahender writes:
"You may not be interested in this but the cricket world cup is underway in the Caribbean. The unknown Irish qualified for the cup this year. But they stunned the cricket world by knocking out Pakistan of the cup. They upset Pak today with a thrilling win and will most likely move to the next round (Super 8).
India also lost to another minnow team Bangladesh and will find it tough to qualify for the 2nd round."
Actually up until Friday last I didn’t even know we had a cricket …