General PHP code snippets

A collection of bits and pieces in PHP Where am I? Read all files in directory into array Set timezone read more

March 17th, 2022 Posted in Programming

Date and time utilities in PHP

To check to see if we have gone past a specific date: if (new DateTime() > new DateTime(“2022-03-09 09:11:00”)) { read more

March 9th, 2022 Posted in Programming

How to get rid of “episodes and shows” from Spotify:

It’s really annoying to see loads of podcasts and shows you’ve never listened to take priority over music you want read more

March 6th, 2022 Posted in Programming

26. A very good guide to linked data

Introduction Very simply, linked data is stored as triples that consist of a subject, predicate and object. These triples connect read more

March 6th, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

25. Information Retrieval

25.01 Introduction When we talk about data, we’ve talked about it as synonymous with facts. eg Marlon Brando starred in read more

March 4th, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

24. Triplestores and SPARQL

24.01 Introduction The Semantic Web is hard to search efficiently, partly because there is no registry of information. Finding something read more

March 3rd, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

23. Ontologies – RDF Schema and OWL

23.01 Introduction You can’t properly share information without also sharing definitions, semantics and syntax. The way that linked data is read more

March 2nd, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

22. RDF – Remote Description Framework

22.01 Introduction Web technologies are built around the Document Object Model (DOM). Linked data also has a model, called Remote read more

March 2nd, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

21. Linked Data – an introduction

21.01 Introduction We’ve been looking at distributing our data between machines. Originally, that seemed to be about efficiency, and speed, read more

March 2nd, 2022 Posted in Databases and Advanced Data Techniques

Three wishes

Barry Cryer passed away last month – someone I remembered from a very early age as a mainstay of BBC read more

February 26th, 2022 Posted in Blog