Linked Data: what is it? What does it do? Does it do things?

Mr Peanutbutter is ALWAYS relevant

Linked Data has been around for ages. It is composed of a suite of tools, frameworks and standards to work with data in ways that enable its shareability, reusability and machine readability.

The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee in 2006 but references to the conceptual model, thinking about data in this way and relating standards can be found as far back as 1999. While Linked Data has not been adopted as widely as it was envisioned (due to a slew of reasons I can only speculate…


I wrote an article about AI and how the fact that everyone is talking about it might not be a bad thing after all.

It was published on a website called Company Connecting, and you can access it here:

Go over and have a read. Have a browse on the Company Connecting website:

Company Connecting

Company Connecting researches tech companies and connects people looking for tech solutions with companies that can provide the technology. A bit like internet dating for companies. This means that we carry out loads of research — we have researched all the tech companies in Scotland, and are…


SAL 9000: Siri, you’re cool, but you’re not what we were promised…

Unless you live under a rock, you have been constantly bombarded on all fronts about Artificial Intelligence (even in bins?) lately.

Artificial Intelligence has been around for a long time and it has been called about a million different names throughout its history.

The term itself has also been used to describe about a trillion different things.

While some of the uses of the term align with the definition, some have been a bastardisation of the concept for marketing purposes and can hurt the development of the technology. Or can they?

How do you get nothing done? Ask a group…


How we built access/permissions into our data

It must come as no surprise if you’ve heard about Wallscope before that we like semantic technologies.
Linked Data/Semantic Web Techniques are a big part of our work, and because we’re always moving/changing/updating/developing the ways we work with data, we are always keen to explore new solutions and learn how Linked Data can help us build better systems.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how Linked Data can help in managing a user base and how we can leverage Linked Data and open standards to build smarter data.

Before we start off, it’s good to define a few concepts.

What we mean by Linked Data

Linked…


In this story you will read about how we can easily use docker user defined networks and nginx to load balance the same docker image running on multiple containers (which can be running on different machines)

Using docker networks, we can define the load balancer container in the same network as the instance containers and then we can use the container name as a reference.

This means we don’t need to know the internal IP address of the docker containers to communicate with them.

Use case: 4 load balanced instances of mock/docker-image

Assuming that mock/docker-image is an image loaded in…

Antero Duarte

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