⇒ Open Data in a Private Context
> The open data premise is a grand idea which I fully support and need to replicate into other contexts.
⇒ Retro: Semantic Hybridization
In 2015, I presented a short paper about "Semantic Hybridization" at [XML Prague 2015](http://www.xmlprague.cz/archive/). It is a technique I've been promoting for using RDFa and JSON-LD together. Rather than make a choice of one or the other, use the strengths of each of the ways of representing semantic annotations. The result is you can often avoid awkward constructions just for the sake of annotations.
⇒ GeoJSON to the Rescue (or not)!
This is the fourth entry in my series on my PhD dissertation titled Enabling Scientific Data on the Web. In this entry, we will explore GeoJSON as an alternate approach to geospatial scientific data.
⇒ Thanks for all the markup + ducks
My good friend Norm Walsh [recently posted](https://norman.walsh.name/2016/05/28/non-standard) about the state of standards development around XML:
⇒ Updates and yet more updates ...
Some rather unfortunate things have been happening in my life, things that just happen because the are bound to happen sometime, like losing my father. I'm reminded of the good things and that life will just continue. In one of his more salient and conscious moments he said to me, as I was pondering my pending trip to Edinburgh, to continue my PhD research and “Go and get the damn thing done!”
⇒ New Research Agenda
I have been rather silent for awhile and environment has everything to do with that. Many startups work under the guise of secrecy and my day-to-day work kept me quite busy without much opportunity to communicate. In my new endeavours at [Orange Silicon Valley](http://www.orangesv.com) (really, San Francisco) my role is a communicator of new and interesting things. As such, keeping this blog up-to-date with what is rolling around in my mind is one aspect of that.