Thursday, December 13, 2007

R-Store

R-Store is a Java library which converts RDF data into a relational database schema. Check out the R-Store project home page for more details about what it really does. But here's a sneak peak of what this software is capable of:



This project was carried out as part of the Database Systems class I took this semester . Doing this project was pretty fun! I was kinda venturing in to unknown territory, but it turned out pretty well. Of course I had 2 interesting team members... Angelique Mosciki and Sergio Hererro. And this wouldn't have been possible without all the contributions from all three of us.

Please feel free to check out the code and experiment. It is all open source, and you are more than welcome to contribute in any way to make this software any better!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The first snow fall

Just looked outside the window, and I saw this:

Man, tomorrow will be a pretty cold day :(

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Outing

You might think I'm crazy, but I spent the whole day today at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum listening to some of Beethoven's sonatas performed live!

Why would you think I'm crazy? Well, I have the DB finals on Tuesday, the final project to demo next week, and the research supervision form to hand over. So, in the midst of all this chaos, I thought I should take a small break and do something different (at least to make sure I would not go insane :). I wish I had some photos to upload from the visit, but the museum folks said that I cannot take any photos inside... too bad. The cooooold weather outside made me lazy to take the camera out and shoot.

So, being the classical music nut I am, I really enjoyed this outing. Oh BTW, this was organized by the Sid-Pac outing committee, and I got to meet some really cool people as well.

Hoping to participate in more outings like this in the future!!