Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 30th March 2007

Flickr content filters (via) You can now upload illustrations and screenshots to Flickr without risk of being NIPSAd, provided you label them as such.

# 3:45 pm / flickr, nipsa

Geonames machine tags, and JSON, oh my! Dan Catt plays with Geonames and Triplr.

# 3:34 pm / dan-catt, geonames, triplr

Triplr. Ultra simple GET-based web service for converting RSS / Atom / RDF / Microformats+GRDDL to HTML / ntriples / RDF / RSS / JSON / Turtle. Small pieces, loosely joined.

# 3:30 pm / atom, grddl, html, json, microformats, ntriples, rdf, rss, semanticweb, triplr, turtle

“Obsessed with putting ink on paper” (via) Fascinating essay from the authors of Lilypond describing the challenges involved in writing software to typeset music.

# 3:04 pm / lilypond, music, typography

robotlab juke bots (via) Decommissioned industrial robot arms reprogrammed to act as super precise DJs.

# 11:13 am / jukebots, matt-webb, robotarms, robotlab, robots

From Pixels to Plastic. Awesome talk given by Matt Webb at ETech, on the emerging culture of Generation C, cheap hardware prototyping and physical extensions to the online world.

# 11:09 am / etech, generationc, hardware, matt-webb