Twitter Microblog: @cgutteridge
Since Nov 2010 I've been tasked with facilitating Open Linked Data from the University of Southampton!
I'm active in the Linked Data Community and have many little projects. Some are entirely work-related. Others are just a hobby.
I was the developer for versions 2 and 3 of a piece of software named EPrints which is helping make research more freely and easily available. I believe that this work is essential as it should improve the rate and quality of all research.
The EPrints project is now much much bigger than just me and has a number of staff. I remain lead developer, although most of the actual development work is being done by Dr. Tim Brody.
I'm the web projects manager for ECS, where we get enough freedom to keep it interesting, but have enough experts in their fields to keep me honest and challenged. Most people like our website. I always see the flaws. I'd be one of those parents who, before they visit, you spend ages getting your house standards compliant and then I'd be pointing out that they have an ambiguity in the labelling of their sugar and tea containers.
I'm webmaster for the Web Science Trust, which is a challenge as I have tried to make that site ooze castual best-practice in linked data. I built the website for the 2006 International World Wide Web Conference, assisted on producing the website for the 2007 Conference, and provided an EPrints Repository for www2009.
With Tony Hirst, a great blogger and nice chap, I set up SplashURL.net to make handy tools for displaying URLs visually, via tiny-url-ing them then display the results as giant text, and also as QR Codes.
I really wanted some kind of social events in Southampton for people interested in developing code and stuff. In the end I've organised it myself and started Southampton Developers. We meet every four weeks in a pub with wifi and nice beer. In Novemeber 2010 I helped run Southampton's first ever barcamp! (Lanyrd page
SoTech now has the SoTech Blog which aggregates blog posts from our community.
November 2012 Update: To try to deal with the horrors of the inbox I've been trying out a strategy recommended by my friend Jon. So far it's working, but it means that my INBOX graph now represents something very different. As such I've made a break in the graph as it now represents something different and I'm showing both INBOX and TODO which should give a much better indication of how much I'm working on short term/long term tasks. The previous INBOX data is still available.
An hourly report on the size of my INBOX. Available for download as CSV under a CC-BY License.
An hourly report on the size of my TODO list mailbox. Available for download as CSV under a CC-BY License.
The number of emails I recieve each hour (after some pre-filtering). Available for download as CSV under a CC-BY License.
When we were younger a bunch of us set up the website Temple ov thee Lemur (aka TotL). It got slashdotted quite a few times back in the day, annoyed some journalists, and was linked from the SETI Homepage for six months. We actually, accidentally, gain a small income from the site referrals and to avoid argument we used it to sponsor a Gentle Lemur at Marwell Zoo. We used the change to sponsor a Rufus Whistling Tree Duck.
Cities is my pet MMORPG which I've been developing and running for a few years with help from my friends Hugo, Mike, Nick, Harry and Andy. It's the MMORPG nethack, if you will, but with some very bad jokes. It's free and developed as a hobby. There are around 700 accounts active within the space of a week. The game is pretty baffling at first, but there's a very extensive wiki which explains some of it. The code is now just over 111,000 lines of Perl.
I have a weak spot for t-shirts, but please don't buy me any more. I don't have room to store the fifty I already own! Almost none of them are band t-shirts, but I do have a KLF (well K2) one and a Hafler Trio one. Don't worry, I don't expect anyone else to care.
I can't play any instruments or sing or anything but it turns out that's not very important to having a popular band. Literally several people like our music. It helps if you throw rubber ducks at the audience to distract them from the actual sound. I also did vocals once for a band covering Dire Straights in the style of Throbbing Gristle. It was pretty dire.
I made a Minecraft parody of "dumb ways to die": Dumb [Minecraft] ways to die. Video editing is hard work!
Back when I was little I wrote some script-fu scripts which made it into the release of GIMP (the open source graphics package). ASCII to Image, Camouflage, Coffee Stains, Distress Selection, Fuzzy Border, Old Photograph, Render Map, Spinning Globe, Tilable Blur. It might not be the biggest contribution to free software, but it's nice to think that a few bytes in every linux distro are mine.
Gammer, Nick, Cherrett, T.J. and Gutteridge, Christopher (2013) Delivering bus arrival information at stops via QR codes – A case study of user take–up and reaction in Southampton, UK. Journal of Transport Geography (doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.06.014). (In Press).
Gammer, Nick, Cherrett, T.J. and Gutteridge, Christopher (2013) Delivering bus arrival information at stops via quick response codes: case study of user take-up and reaction in Southampton, United Kingdom. In, 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, US, 13 - 17 Jan 2013. 12pp.
Omitola, Temitope , Zuo, Landong, Gutteridge, Christopher, Millard, Ian, Glaser, Hugh, Gibbins, Nicholas and Shadbolt, Nigel (2011) Tracing the Provenance of Linked Data using voiD. In, The International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'11), 25 - 27 May 2011.
Gibbins, Nicholas, Glaser, Hugh, Gutteridge, Christopher, Hall, Wendy, Millard, Ian and Shadbolt, Nigel (2010) The Web of Linked Data: A Tutorial. At The Open Data Revolution and the Web of Linked Data
Gutteridge, Christopher (2010) Using the Institutional Repository to publish research data. In, Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) 2010, London, UK,
Pickering, Adrian, Gutteridge, Christopher and De Roure, David (2009) A networked registration scheme to support open science. In, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2009, Oxford, UK, (Submitted).
Pickering, J Adrian and Gutteridge, Christopher (2009) A networked registration scheme for enhancing trust. In, 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009), London, 09 - 12 Nov 2009. (Submitted).
Coles, Simon J., Frey, Jeremy G., Hursthouse, Michael B., Light, Mark E., Milsted, Andrew J., Carr, Leslie A., De Roure, David, Gutteridge, Christopher J., Mills, Hugo R., Meacham, Ken E., Surridge, Michael, Lyon, Elizabeth, Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica and Day, Michael (2006) An e-Science environment for service crystallography - from submission to dissemination. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 46, (3), 1006-1016.
Coles, Simon J., Frey, Jeremy G., Hursthouse, Michael B., Light, Mark E., Milsted, Andrew J., Carr, Leslie A., De Roure, David, Gutteridge, Christopher J., Mills, Hugo R., Meacham, Ken E., Surridge, Michael, Lyon, Elizabeth, Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica and Day, Michael (2006) An e-science environment for service crystallography: from submission to dissemination. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 46, (3), 1006-1016. (doi:10.1021/ci050362w).
Coles, Simon J., Frey, Jeremy G., Hursthouse, Michael B., Milsted, Andrew J., Carr, Leslie A., Gutteridge, Christopher J., Lyon, Liz, Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica, Koch, Traugott and Day, Michael (2006) Enabling the reusability of scientific data: Experiences with designing an open access infrastructure for sharing datasets. In, Designing for Usability in e-Science, Edinburgh, UK, 26 - 27 Jan 2006. Southampton, UK, 5pp.
Coles, Simon J., Frey, Jeremy G., Hursthouse, Michel B., Light, Mark E., Milsted, Andrew J., Carr, Leslie A., De Roure, David, Gutteridge, Christopher J., Mills, Hogo R., Meacham, Ken E., Surridge, Michael, Lyon, Elizabeth, Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica and Day, Michael (2006) An e-science environment for service crystallographysfrom submission to dissemination. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 46, (3), 1006-1016. (doi:10.1021/ci050362w).
Gutteridge, Christopher (2005) New Developments in EPrints. At CERN workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4), CERN, Geneva, 20 - 22 Oct 2005.
Coles, Simon, Frey, Jeremy, Hursthouse, Michael, Carr, Leslie and Gutteridge, Christopher (2004) Crystallographic ePrints. In, EPSRC eScience testbed projects meeting, Edinburgh, UK, 25 - 26 Mar 2004. Southampton, UK, Southampton University1pp.
Coles, Simon, Lyon, Liz, Carr, Les, Heery, Rachel, Hursthouse, Mike, Gutteridge, Christopher, Duke, Monica, Frey, Jeremy and De Roure, Dave (2004) eBank UK linking research data, scholarly communication and learning. In, Semantic Grid Workshop: Global Grid Forum 11, Honolulu, USA, 04 - 07 Jul 2004. Honolulu, USA, Global Grid Forum8pp.
Coles, Simon J, Frey, Jeremy G, Hursthouse, Michael B, Carr, Leslie A and Gutteridge, Christopher J (2004) Crystal Structure EPrints: Publication @ Source Through the Open Archive Initiative. At British Crystallography Association Spring Meeting 2004, Manchester, UK, 06 - 08 Apr 2004. Southampton, UK, Southampton University1pp.
Coles, Simon J, Hursthouse, Michael B, Frey, Jeremy G, Carr, Leslie A and Gutteridge, Christopher J (2004) eCrystallographyDataReports: an open archive route for the reporting and dissemination of crystal structures. At International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry XIII, South Bend, Indiana, USA, 25 - 31 Sep 2004. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton School of Chemistry1pp.
Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica, Day, Michael, Lyon, Liz, Hursthouse, Michael B., Frey, Jeremy G., Coles, Simon J., Gutteridge, Christopher J. and Carr, Leslie A. (2004) Integrating research data into the publication workflow: the eBank UK experience. In, PV-2004: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to the Scientific and Technical Data, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 05 - 07 Oct 2004. Frascati, Italy, European Space Agency8pp.
Lyon, Liz, Heery, Rachel, Duke, Monica, Coles, Simon J., Frey, Jeremy G., Hursthouse, Michael B., Carr, Leslie A. and Gutteridge, Christopher J. (2004) eBank UK: linking research data, scholarly communication and learning. In, eScience All Hands Meeting. All Hands Meeting 2004 Swindon, UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Gutteridge, C.J., Hitchcock, S., Simpson, P. and Hey, J. (2003) Report on the technical issues of using GNU EPrints Software for the development of an institutional e-Print repository at the University of Southampton. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 13pp. (TARDis Project Deliverable, (D 2.3.2) ).
Gutteridge, Christopher (2002) GNU EPrints 2 Overview. In, 11th Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference,
Gutteridge, Christopher and Harnad, Stevan (2002) Applications, Potential Problems and a Suggested Policy for Institutional E-Print Archives. ???
"The greatest crisis facing us is not Russia, not the Atom Bomb, not corruption in government, not encroaching hunger, nor the morals of the young. It is a crisis in the organization and accessibility of human knowledge. We own an enormous "encyclopedia" - which isn't even arranged alphabetically. Our "file cards" are spilled on the floor, nor were they ever in order. The answers we want may be buried somewhere in the heap, but it might take a lifetime to locate two already known facts, place them side by side and derive a third fact, the one we urgently need.
Call it the crisis of the Librarian.
We need a new "specialist" who is not a specialist, but a synthesist. We need a new science to be a perfect secretary to all other sciences."
- Robert A. Heinlein, 1950.
"Today the forerunners of these synthesists are already at work in many places. Their titles may be anything; their degrees may be in anything - or they may have no degrees.
Today the are called `operations researchers', or sometimes `systems development engineers', or other interim tags. But they are all interdisciplinary people, generalists, not specialists - the new Renaissance Man. The very explosion of data which forced most scholars to specialise very narrowly created the necessity which evoked this new non-specialist. So far, this `unspeciality' is in its infancy; its methodology is inchoate, the results are sometimes trivial, and no one knows how to train to become such a man. But the results are often spectacularly brilliant, too — this new man may yet save all of us."
- Robert A. Heinlein, 1966.
"The Universe is a beautiful place, full of wonders... and it wants to kill you."
- Tyr Anasazi in the TV show "Andromeda".
"I'm not afraid to die," I said. "I'm not afraid to live. I'm not afraid to fail. I'm not afraid to succeed. I'm not afraid to fall in love. I'm not afraid to be alone. I'm just afraid I might have to stop talking about myself for five minutes."
- "When the cat's away." by Kinky Friedman.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
- "The notebooks of Lazarus Long" by Robert Heinlein.
"One of the long standing benefits of being a sysadmin is that you get to act like a holy fool and speak truth to power and wear dirty t-shirts with obscure slogans because you know all the passwords and have full access to everyone's clickstream and IM logs."
- "Epoch" by Cory Doctorow.
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