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Aug. 14th, 2006 12:52 am
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I am back from a restful holiday. Funny enough I don't have a single picture of the beach where I swam. Blame the Canoes. Couldn't dare to let my camera get wet.


Trees pretty trees and the stream. I canoed through this thing into the small bay every day to get to the beach. Beautiful sight.

+5 )

Overall Club Amazon was relaxing. Quiet enough and fun. There are more pictures but this is all I could work on. I've crashed to the bed the day after arriving yesterday.

summer

Aug. 6th, 2006 07:03 pm
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no I won't hide. It's cowardly, nothing warrants it.
yeah this is kinda unrelated to the rest of the post

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Haze, heat... Afternoon was better then last 36 hours which was marked by a high 90ies temparature. Last night I couldn't sleep. There wasn't air left enough to breathe: so hot and humid it was. Apparently it is going to start cooling by tomorrow in Istanbul.

Doesn't matter. I'll be on bus tonight 10pm. Heading south for a few well needed days of rest. No computer screen, no electronics except my Ipod and digital camera. just rest. The place I am going is supposed to be quiet. I cross my fingers. I have been too tired, living with too much sound. Dorm life then Istanbul. Sometimes I feel I am being stressed into an early grave.

But I'll be okay. Time to recharge batteries a little bit.

Anyway, you won't hear anything from me or any answers to the emails until the 12th or 13th. Just in case you wonder, not that I think anyone will.

37.5*C...

Jul. 29th, 2006 04:01 pm
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37.5*C...

this is the outside temparature our car showed after waiting, turned off, at shadow for about 15min.

The weather channel can claim whatever it does. And it's supposed to have thunderstorms. Nah, all that humidity is too busy boiling us at the moment and the sun is shining in a very hazy but cloudless sky.
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That sort of covers it.

boink

Jun. 5th, 2006 07:39 pm
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I have Kubuntu installed. it is annoying, it disables root, treats its users as if they can barely use windows, but at least it doesn't totally fail something important like keyboard or video card at every turn. Seriously trying to run debian with a desktop environment (hell probably even with X windows) on a laptop is seriously overrated. So here comes Kubuntu. And yeah, I'll live with kde for a while. I already tried gnome, so far I like it.

My dad has been adding variations of Ubuntu to every sentence: the list so far includes buluntu, subuntu and makubuntu. (last one is for macarony so you see where this is going)

I am so lazy, I need to write emails but I don't.

Instead I started making some user icons, and ended up with a custom moodicon set of autoportraits. It is somewhat embarrassing, useless, and could definately use some additional images but oh well.

I am going to bed.
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Two games that are worth $80 in total neither of them works on my dear trusty laptop. (accelerator cards is what I forgot to check carefully, as far as I can tell). I am so dumb...

Other then that ordeal things are good. I finally have some harddisk space that is reasonably partitioned (as in not C as smallest section). Debian Linux installation seems to be a fun challenge even through I am not 100% sure it will work yet. So far I figured out how to get my keyboard back during the installation and that the CD image file had somehow not downloaded fully but everything is so far so good.

Installation stuff, installing more stuff learning more freeware tools and I still have one lingering thing to do from the semester.

new memory, yay, that and a harddisk that is not fragmented like a sponge. My old laptop seems to have became younger and newer suddenly.

Yeah I am bragging

and such a slacker I ended up being.

hey I blame the heat....


(and yeah I don't think that second half of this entry made sense to anyone but me)
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I am back, more or less intact. I don't suffer of sitting on my butt anymore, which is an improvement compared to the day before.
How I managed to burn my butt in sun? Even my skin is not resistant to noon sun at south Turkey with only 6 factor sun cream (or whatever you call it) applied once a day. Okay it was foolish. More foolish was to get burned on front side of my body (all the way from face, to chest, to legs and arms, etc) and to decide to burn the back half (back of legs, back of arms and back) to at least look equally burned on either sides. I managed to get the backside of my kneecaps burnt. (nothing watery balloony just lobster redness all around) I have my moments of sun stupidity oh well...

I have photos taken not much 30-40 maybe. I want to post them but... either they are crappy, ordinary flower shots, portraits which I cannot post or... well maybe there is one or two that will work we'll see.

On the way back I was thinking... Yellow. I probably wrote this somewhere before but in Turkey yellow is a color of sadness. I don't think through I had understood exactly why then. True, crops are harvested and fields dry up, turning yellow in heat. But summer is much isolated then that. I realized. Dry rivers, whole water bodies vanish for those few months, leaving behind nothing but rocks and occasionally some salt. When you look at it on the way, there is no one in sight and it seems like a remains of something long gone. The image becomes more striking when you consider that, even the people who live at sea shore didn't care about that. Turkish villages have nothing to do with fishing, with sea. Only now, that tourism has became a source of money that the villager descended at sea. If you look at it, hotels are at shore, villages at top of a nearby hill. So farming is main work, and unless you work a green house, summer is blank after harvest. I am not sure why it bugs me so much but it is something that keeps coming back at me, especially during each holiday trip. Maybe it is just that image is too striking.

internship

Jun. 3rd, 2005 12:19 am
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One week has past... not much change... sleep, X-files sleep eat sleep eat sleep etc is basically my life here. Today was the first time I actually did something (except the driving class, the classroom class part) So what happened? I went to my parents university, after waiting for 40min in the office for the guy who I was supposed to "work" with we talked... It is funny how things go in Turkey, 2 minutes of real talk, then rent and back to the same set again. Overall it seems good through, at least he knows something. I also learned some funny things about the computer engineering education. 4 years of education without touching linux or any sort of command line, what the heck? Man I am not a computer engineering student, I am computer science and I know more.

Anyway seems like on monday I will start installing stuff to the computer their assigned to me. Php apache whatever... sounds fun... and also learn BDS too... which is basically unix... (so it will be more like relearning)

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