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  Comment: Re:Tips (Score 1) on 2009.08.12 1:27

by Skud on 2009.08.12 1:27 (#69995)
Attached to: Beautiful Freebase Metadata Dreams Slain
Jump on IM or IRC (irc.freenode.net #freebase) if you'd like some realtime help. Remembering that I'm on the US West Coast, of course -- late in your day and early in mine would probably be our most likely crossover point. I'm skud11111 on AIM/YIM and kirrily.robert@gmail.com on GTalk.
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  Comment: Re: languages (Score 1) on 2009.08.11 18:17

by Skud on 2009.08.11 18:17 (#69984)
Attached to: Beautiful Freebase Metadata Dreams Slain
Oh, btw, re: languages... the languages listed are taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=576 -- looking at the topic history ( http://www.freebase.com/history/view/en/austria ) or explore view ( http://www.freebase.com/tools/explore/en/austria ) should help you understand where certain information comes from. For the most part, our country data comes from Wikipedia infoboxes.
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  Comment: Tips (Score 1) on 2009.08.11 18:09

by Skud on 2009.08.11 18:09 (#69983)
Attached to: Beautiful Freebase Metadata Dreams Slain

1) If you want more than 100 results, up the limit to a higher number; 100 is the default. Use "limit" : 500 or whatever.

2) You probably want to mark some of your clauses as optional; as it stands, if the system doesn't know the capital of a country, it will be entirely excluded.

3) The Weimar Republic *is* a country -- or was. That's perfectly valid in Freebase. The country type is used for past and present countries and things that act like countries (eg. have an ISO code). Admittedly this might not quite be what you expect, at first glance.

One way to query for what you probably want is to query for things that are countries, which have an ISO code, and which are not also co-typed as administrative division. That should get you something approximating the list you expect -- if I'm guessing right about what you do expect :)

Also, re: updating data in the system, you don't need to use the write API. You can simply do it via http://freebase.com/ by clicking on "Edit" wherever necessary.

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  Comment: Re:Considering the fact that I keep a LiveJournal. (Score 1) on 2009.05.22 9:35

by Skud on 2009.05.22 9:35 (#68734)
Attached to: I'm considering moving to DreamWidth
Fair enough -- though I suspect that most people who use use.perl.org or would like an LJ are not in that situation.
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  Comment: Re:Considering the fact that I keep a LiveJournal. (Score 1) on 2009.05.20 10:10

by Skud on 2009.05.20 10:10 (#68700)
Attached to: I'm considering moving to DreamWidth
Sent!
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  Comment: Re:Considering the fact that I keep a LiveJournal. (Score 1) on 2009.05.20 10:09

by Skud on 2009.05.20 10:09 (#68699)
Attached to: I'm considering moving to DreamWidth
Also worth noting that you don't have to keep paying to keep your account. You can pay as little as $3 for one month, then when it expires, you revert to free account status -- you can still use it, but you have fewer icon slots and other features like that. It's perfectly usable in that state, but they limit some of the cost-intensive things you can do. Or you can sign up with an invite code. I have a handful of codes and can get more.
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  Comment: Re:Considering the fact that I keep a LiveJournal. (Score 1) on 2009.05.19 23:43

by Skud on 2009.05.19 23:43 (#68672)
Attached to: I'm considering moving to DreamWidth
Gimme your email address and I'll shoot an invitation your way.
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  Perl Survey translations available on 2007.08.13 19:38 Skud

Submitted by Skud on 2007.08.13 19:38
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Have you completed the Perl Survey yet?

We're trying to get the number of respondents up over 4,000 this week, and we'd be particularly thrilled if we could reach out to more Perl people from non-English-speaking countries.

We currently have translations of the publicity materials and survey questions in the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Swedish. Check out the translations page and if you know anyone who speaks any of those languages, please pass on the translated publicity emails, and ask them to spread the word.

If you speak a language other than English (that's not on the list already) and could provide a translation, instructions and a "translation kit" are available at the page linked above.
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  Take the Perl Survey[->] on 2007.07.26 19:55 Skud

Submitted by Skud on 2007.07.26 19:55
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The Perl Survey is attempting to take a snapshot of the Perl world as it currently stands. Whether you're a web developer, sysadmin, or using Perl for scientific research or finance or just tracking your DVD collection, we'd love to hear about it.

We're trying to answer questions like:
  • Where do Perl programmers come from?
  • What sort of fields do they work in?
  • What languages — computer and spoken — do Perl programmers use?
  • How many use Perl as their primary language?
  • What proportion of Perl users participate in the Perl community through mailing lists, user groups, and conferences?


The survey's open til the end of September. After it closes, we'll be releasing the results in various forms, including a full data set for you to download and play with.
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