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Pineapple and Sweetcorn Ketchup

February 11, 2017

Maybe not a ketchup, maybe a relish, maybe something else pasty and tasty !

(You’ll be swizzing at the end so dont bother with the extreme chopping or fake mortaring.)

Salt, chili, garlic, pineapple, sweetcorn kernels, star anise, water, sugar.

Saute salt and garlic to taste. Add a chili – I used a red one, and should have used a half instead I think, but I like it hot – don’t you?

Add pineapple and sweetcorn – I started with equal parts but added more sweetcorn in the end. Some water, or if you are using canned pineapple like I was (that Hawaiian pizza was nice too), add some juice. If not, I suppose some sugar might be good (white not brown or you’ll be overwhelmed. Add a star anise. Simmer until soft, and then some. Swizz a lot with your handheld swizzer.



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  1. March 2, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Hi Ultan,
    Really like the blog – first time visitor, great to see more Irish people in the tech interwebs. I’m currently doing a personal project and want to try the Open Semantics Desktop Search but the file open-semantic-desktop-search_16.08.27.ova (2 GB) is not available on their website, would you happen to have it or a link to it somewhere else?
    Would really appreciate it. Or would you know a better alternative? I want something with no real coding required.

    What was your experience of the software in the end? I read the difficulties you had with it in your post- I want to use it purely for plain text matching.

    Sorry couldn’t find your email address and comment were closed on the article I read- so had to post here.


    • March 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Rashers. Thanks for your complements.

      I have an older version of the ova. (open-semantic-desktop-search_16.03.12)

      Not sure OSDS is being actively developed any more, website looks odd, github empty-ish, no RSS updates since Aug 2016.

      Possible alternatives:
      * Simile Exhibit still going (http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/), as is
      * Fred Gaisson (http://fgiasson.com/#portfolio),
      * Mike Grove with Empire RDF (https://github.com/mhgrove/Empire),
      * Apache Stanbol looks interesting (https://stanbol.apache.org/),
      * if you want the prolog route SWI might get you there (http://www.swi-prolog.org/web/index.html).
      * the mighty Jena lives on (https://jena.apache.org/)

      But the semantic web has gone deep and silent for now I think (waiting for the killer problem!), or confined to a very few players and interests in academic publishing from what I can see. I’m still interested of course, but tools and machine learning techniques for natural language, unstructured text and rich media handling are hard and take a long time. OSDS did a lot of good integration work in that respect and it’s shame it didn’t get more traction and that it has now fallen by the wayside.

      Let me know how you get on, if you want help, can share the OVA with you somehow if you want to give it a go.

      Must check the comments on that post and open it up…

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