revel in life. expect death. fear nothing. keep fighting.

tear the bandage of night off of the unhealed wound of sleep. the rose gold sun breathes softly brilliant color into the wind blown forms of the canyon, turns topaz clouds into amber smoke, and lights the path ahead.

opal: Loading DBPedia into Neo4j with Clojure

losangelesindustries:

DBPedia is a community project to extract structured data from Wikipedia articles. The data is freely available for download.

Currently, the DBPedia datasets describe describes 3.77 million things. The information is encoded as relationships between resources. This is a natural fit for graph…

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as much as i love graph systems, i have a persistant bias toward spatial systems where the distance function of each dimension can be modulated on the fly. that requires having consistent components in your vectors, though, as opposed to the more extensible nature of the property graph approach. can’t have it all, can you?

opal: What is an Opportunity?

losangelesindustries:

At the heart of Opal is the concept of the opportunity. The entire product is crafted around the concept of delivering to you the most compelling and engaging opportunities possible, opening up the range of options in your world.

What is an opportunity, in this context? Many people use the…

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losangelesindustries:

Opportunity View

losangelesindustries:

Opportunity View

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Menu Queue

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Menu Queue

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Why Opal?

losangelesindustries:

We create a ton of data every day. We tweet, we post, we pin, we share. We create or join events, we check in, check out, we listen, and like… and it’s a trend that’s showing no sign of slowing. 

We started to wonder, though, if the rising tide of data could lift yet another boat - if we could get all that data to work for us. Or, more specifically, if we could get your data to work for you.

Opal is our attempt to answer that question.

Hopefully you’ll join us on that journey.

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bustr:

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 “Technological mandala 02″ by Leonardo Ulian,

aesthetics of electric components

Wow.

Instead of thinking about virality, I think the focus should be on what makes something worth sharing to begin with. I think emotion plays a big role. What do people really love, what gets people to feel something, what sorts of experiences can you give people that they would want to give to someone else. Thinking about it on a more personal level keeps the process of making content grounded in something real and approachable, and I think that results in better media overall.
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