WordPress Update

by David on May 25, 2004

Wordpress 1.2 is out and the upgrde on cloudsoup took a little over 20mins because, for some reason, the first FTP didn’t work properly. Everything sorted now.

Some features of Wordpress 1.2

A bilingual ontology for free : reusing categories

by David on May 24, 2004

One of the websites I’ve worked on recently has a backend database of over 20,000 images with accompanying metadata in English and Welsh. Every image has been categorised with subject terms culled from five standard thesauruses, and each has been put into a three-tiered subject tree using terms that are deliberately more colloquial than the controlled vocabulary of the thesauruses. The subject tree is expressed bilingually, too.

BillG on RSS

by David on May 23, 2004

Assembly Online was setup without using blogging software, unlike our bigger cousin, Downing Street Says, because we didn’t see much use for most of the baggage of, say, Moveable Type.

The Freud Challenge

by David on May 21, 2004

Every year Helen holds the Freud Beanie Competition for her final-year psychology students as part of her Campaign to Rubbish Freud.
The competition comprises a questionnaire and a short essay.
Previous questions have included:

First WordPress Hack

by David on May 16, 2004

This weblog was moved from MoveableType to Wordpress just a few days ago and we’ve already created our first hack.

The hack sits in the my-hacks.php file and implements a function to return a list of the {n} most recently posted items. Here it is:

Zimbardo, Milgram and Abu Ghraib

by David on May 10, 2004

The news about Abu Ghraib isn’t too suprising if you remember a few key experiments in Social Psychology.