Saturday, February 13, 2010

Link dump

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-restwsdl/
http://www.keith-chapman.org/2008/09/restfull-mashup-with-wsdl-20-wso2.html

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jackrabbit, RMI, etc.

JCR Remote Repo

Should a variation on Server implement javax.jcr.Repository? Or a modularized wrapper? Will need access to either JAAS or internal machinery for authN, as well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mulgara, allocateDirect, swap space

On sequences of large Mulgara queries, Java was crashing for lack of swap space. Culprit appears to be the lack of reuse of ByteBuffers, all of which are direct byte buffers (and thus outside heap space).

First crack was using pojo byte buffers (fixed swap issue). Second was/is making some of the read only and one-at-a-time classes reuse their buffers by adding a Block recycling method.

edit: Reusing buffers in the find method cuts the live memory for my test "large" searches by a tick over 40%, according to HPROF. Response time for the servlet is decreased as well, but the proportion varies from 40% to 25% according (I suspect) to how big a slice the IO accounts for.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Describing a tile

Trying to use the Djatoka jpeg2000 image viewer to display the image tiles / regions served up by an installation of the now-defunct eRez image server underscored the value of a good web API.

eRez Tile API





Parm Name Type Function
src string path to the ptif src, relative to the eRez image root
width integer width of the resulting image tile (will stretch to fit)
height integer height of the resulting image tile (will stretch to fit)
top float the position of the top edge of the tile relative to the entire scaled image, expressed as a decimal fraction
left float see "top"
bottom float see "top"
right float see "top"
scale float the ratio of the dimensions of an entire image composed of tiles in the requested size to the dimensions of the original image, expressed as a decimal fraction.
tmp string constant the value is "ajax-viewer", unquoted

OpenURL getRegion API


Parm Name Type Function
svc.level integer a scaling indicator, as specified here
svc.region integer or float list the top edge position, left edge position, region height and width. Concatenated as a comma-delimited value.
svc.scaleinteger or float listscaling factor as either a single value, or a targeted width and height.
If the latter, a value of zero for one of the dimensions indicates the original proportions should be maintained.

Translating OpenURL Level to eRez Scale


After calculating the maximum levels, any given level converts to scale as:

scale = 1 / 2(maxLevels - requestedLevel)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

you lying, non-ascii bastards

grep -l $'[\x80-\xff]' * > nonascii.txt

Monday, September 28, 2009

brain dump

What about a collection of micro-apps that extract linked data from epidoc, a la SNERT/OC? One for date info normalization, one to spit back pleiades, etc.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Date ranges, Ontology, etc.

Digital Humanities 2007
Time Period Directory Standard, 2006
A naïve ontology for concepts of time and space for searching and learning, 2007

Pharaonic navigation has an advantage here in that (ignoring protests of some historians, I'm sure) there are commonly defined, named periods with determinate endpoints. It would be possible to suggest some vocabulary to incorporate them. But that wouldn't provide many linkages to currently-known partners, and it wouldn't accurately describe most of the collection. So, what other approach would be more appropriate and inclusive?