Uche Ogbuji

Uche Ogbuji is a Partner at Zepheira, LLC, a solutions firm specializing in the next generation of Web technologies. Mr. Ogbuji is the lead developer of 4Suite, an open source platform for XML, RDF, and knowledge-management applications, and the lead developer of the Versa RDF query language. He is a computer engineer and writer born in Nigeria, living and working in Boulder, Colorado.

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Photos on the cloud, and your metadata

December 13 2012

There are many tempting offerings for storing and sharing photos in the cloud. But not only should you be wary of combining those two functions, but if you care about your photos metadata, you should be very wary about storing photos with the current crop of popular cloud offerings. read more

Balisage Ho!

August 02 2009

I'll be heading to Montréal for Balisage: The Markup Conference in a little over a week. As usual it will feature some of the most traveled folks in XML and related technologies. read more

Data chef: SPSS Tripe Consommé

May 01 2009

The data chef discusses translation of data from SPSS format, for those who don't have a licensed copy at hand. read more

Character-length restrictions, RPC, and choosing FriendFeed over Twitter

April 19 2009

Database field-length silliness has haunted me throughout my career as an data/information architect, and I've never liked it. "VARCHAR(255)? What? Because in the lifetime of that data, which by the way you'd better be planning to exceed the lifetime of this miserable application, you're never going to need more than… read more

A RESTful wrapper for MoinMoin

February 04 2009

I've always loved the MoinMoin wiki, and lately I've been using it for more and more, at work and at home. I've pined for a REST wrapper for a while, and I finally bit the bullet and wrote one, as part of the open-source Akara project, which among other things… read more

Recovering text areas from Firefox session information

January 13 2009

A small Python utility to extract saved text area content from Firefox session files. read more

Spring Python and Amara

November 13 2008

Spring Python is an offshoot of the Java-based Spring Framework and Spring Security for Python. Version 0.8.0 is out and, and it builds on my favorite FLOSS project, Amara. read more

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