Thursday, May 26, 2005

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Flickr: Zeitgeist

Flickr: Zeitgeist: "Get your Daily Zeitgeist here!"
If you are using Flickr for storing your photos online, use Zeitgeist to show the preview of your latest pics on your blog or web site..
Check it out..

Wired 13.06: Time's Up, Einstein

Wired 13.06: Time's Up, Einstein: "Time's Up, Einstein"
Interesting thought process..
Here is a part of it:
"One of the bright spots in his life was that he'd recently fallen in love - with Einstein. Raiding the Wellington library, he pored over biographies like Denis Brian's Einstein: A Life and devoured explanations of the great theorist's work. One night he was watching the movie I.Q., with Walter Matthau as Einstein, Meg Ryan as his ditzy-yet-brainy niece, and Tim Robbins as a lovesick mechanic. When Robbins moves in on Ryan for a kiss, she attempts to fend him off with a 2,500-year-old paradox known as Zeno's dichotomy: Moving from point A to point B requires that you first cover half the distance, then half of the remaining distance, and so on - an insurmountable infinity of almost-theres that keeps you from point B. Robbins crashes through Zeno's logic by kissing Ryan anyway.

It was just the thing to get Lynds off the couch: What if Zeno's real lesson isn't that movement from point A to point B is impossible (obviously it isn't), but rather that there is no such thing as a discrete slice of time? "

Mom and Ilknur


Mom and Ilknur
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Slashdot | Publishers Protest Google Library Project

Slashdot | Publishers Protest Google Library Project: "Publishers Protest Google Library Project"
Posted by Zonk on Tuesday May 24, @01:55PM
from the not-the-books! dept.
gollum123 writes "A group of academic publishers is challenging Google Inc.'s plan to scan millions of library books into its Internet search engine index, highlighting fears that the ambitious project will violate copyrights and stifle future sales. In a letter scheduled to be delivered to Google Monday, the Association of American University Presses described the online search engine's library project as a troubling financial threat to its membership -- 125 nonprofit publishers of academic journals and scholarly books. The university presses depend on books sales and other licensing agreements for most of their revenue, making copyright protections essential to their survival."

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Test to see if hyperlinking works

Enes's Blog...

Firefox extensions.. Quite a lot of them..

I am trying one of the Firefox extensions, JustBlogIt. I found it by browsing the Blog related extensions for Firefox. There are quite a bit of other extensions for Firefox. If you are using it go ahead and check it out. I especially liked the one that shows you weather down on the status bar.. It is pretty flexible..

Friday, May 20, 2005

Tour De Cure

Here is a quote from my friend Jim.. He will be racing Tour De Cure (75 mile biking on the Mountains of Tennessee)..

"Dear Friends,

This is the last week to support me in the Tour de Cure fund raiser for the American Diabetes Association. I am close to doubling my goal so please help. Being a diabetic for the last 33 years, I have seen how devastating a disease it is. I have also seen the good things that the ADA does to help improve the lives of diabetics.

I have accepted the challenge of cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising event. The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide. The Tour is a ride, not a race; it will start in Murfreesboro, TN and finish after a demanding 75 mile journey to the top of Monteagle. I have joined thousands of others to pedal in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of the 18 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and the 20 million people in the United States with pre-diabetes. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. More information on the American Diabetes Association, its programs and diabetes in general can be found at the Association's web site:
www.diabetes.org

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against this deadly disease. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Jim

Click here to Sponsor Me
If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=2282249&fl=en_US&s_tafId=27280&pg=personal&fr_id=2306 "

Monday, May 16, 2005

LINK - Harpeth River Cruise Pics

Here is the LINK for the Harpeth River Cruise Pics..

Look at the rock formations...


Scene1
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Nice view..


Scene7
Originally uploaded by nslite.

The Education Gang


TheEducationGang
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Me And Mom Cruisin'


MeAndMom
Originally uploaded by nslite.

SafakAndMert


SafakAndMert
Originally uploaded by nslite.
Here is the picture that I promised I would blog..:)

Friday, May 13, 2005

Tech - Blogger issue/ problem/ bug/ feature

I am using (trying to use) gmail to update my blog. When I use RTF format the posts have tags in them.. The tags are not even like it has "gt", "lt" for the ">", "<" signs.. It pretty much takes my ability to post a decent blog with references and forces me to either use plain text or use Bloggers editor online both of which defeats the purpose!!
I contacted the support service, they had a decent turnaround time considering this is a free service but the answer I got was pretty generic (it almost looked like an answer from a computer).. I sent another email to get further help with it but we'll see what happens.
I just can't believe that I am the only gmail user that is facing this issue... Time will tell.

Package Tracking with Bloglines

I recently started monitoring different blogs with Bloglines.com . It is actually pretty good, the way that you can subscribe to a lot of different sites and get feeds from them instead of visiting bunch of web sites..<br> I added edmunds.com, techbargains.com, etc. One really good feature that I tried today is package tracking. You can subscribe to Fedex, UPS, or USPS to track your packages and comes to you as RSS feed. For me it is not whole lot of help but for someone that is ordering a lot of stuff, it is a really good way of tracking their oder.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

LINK - For further Chattanooga Aquarium pics follow the link below

Click HERE for other really cool
Chattanooga Aquarium Pics..

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Ultimate Secure Digital Card (ATP)

Today I was looking around (again) to find a good Secure Digital Card. It is usually quite hard to find decent review online.. I finally found it. http://www.auphanonline.com/articles/view.php?article_id=1498
According to that review ATP seems to be the better brand for your high-capacity Secure Digital Purchase.. I think I'll get a reasonable sized one to take many more cool pics..

Experience - Car Service (453 words)

OK. Most everybody has a car, good, bad, whatever. A form of transportation.
What does it take to keep our form of transportation in good condition?
- Change oil every 5-10K miles,
- Rotate tires every oil change,
- Regular maintenance (belts, fluid checks, filter changes, wiper blades, etc)
- Unexpected issues (once in a while if you have a car that is not in really bad shape)
- Misc Maint (to cover things that I couldn't think about right now)

Usually you have to change oil and rotate tires once in 3 months, other maintenance once a year..

Even though it may not seem like there is a lot of maintenance needed on the vehicle why do many people dread the time they spend at the maintenance shop?
I will tell you a little bit about my experience yesterday..

I made an appointment with this shop for the afternoon.
I left work early to get there, I rushed to make sure I don't miss my appointment.
All this to get the answer "Sir, we will get to your vehicle in an hour or so and it will take about 2 hours total to get your tires rotated, brakes checked..
I felt my blood rushing into my veins, adrenaline pumping, pretty much shocked and partially angry.
Why do we make appointments? MMmmm, I think we do
NOT want to wait.
If I have to wait an hour to get my car serviced, wait another hour for the service that is just not acceptable..
OK, 2 hrs every 3 months, big deal..
YES big deal.
You are pretty much stuck in a shop with heavy rubber smell (from new tires) and nothing much to do except to read whatever material they have and sit in their uncomfortable chair..
Hope that you get the service you deserve in a timely manner (uncertainty, the big killer).. (There is a whole other issue of getting good/ reliable service that I am not going to get into now).
While I was sitting there, I actually realized that this is my opportunity to do
NOTHING. Yes NOTHING..
A very good excuse to sit around and relax.. Not too bad haigh.. Well not the most comfortable environment but nevertheless an opportunity..
After all I could even say that I enjoyed it.
But for many other unfortunate people it is a torture..
So for all those of you, enjoy your time-off while waiting..
If you cannot wait then bring in a decent book and read it, bring your laptop and get some work done, whatever..
Just accept it that you will spend 2-4 hrs in a room and make the most out of it..
Or just do what I did,
RELAX!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

This kid knows how to get his pic taken..


ButterflyOnHand2
Originally uploaded by nslite.

I can't find words to describe this beauty..


ButterflyOnFlower
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Mom with the FishTank


Mom with the FishTank
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Ooops too soon... Don't Get Mad..


Ooops too soon... Don't Get Mad..
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Cool Jelly Fish


Cool Jelly Fish
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Monday, May 09, 2005

For further Smyrna Air Show Pics Follow the link in the message

Hanging out with the big boys (F-15)

Head On Shot


Head On Shot
Originally uploaded by nslite.
The symmetry in this shot looks pretty cool to me..

Mom with the F-15


Mom with the F-15
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Mother's day gift


Mother's day gift
Originally uploaded by nslite.

Friday, May 06, 2005


Giving the thumbs up (again ~11th mile)

Crossing the Finish Line

This is the start of the race (18,000 people on West End Ave)

Crossing the 11th mile

Thursday, May 05, 2005

New Challenge Accepted (Almost). The Music City Triathlon!!!

Hello All,

I have read about the Music City Triathlon and I am leaning towards accepting the challenge. There is only one possible road block: Swimming 1500 meters. For some it may not be a lot but for me it is pretty challenging. I can swim without a problem for a while but I currently do not have the endurance to swim 1.5 km (~1mile) and then bike 40 km(~25mile) and then run 10 km(6.2mile). I will keep everyone updated on where I stand in training. First I will try a pool for tri swimming training. If it seems promising I will accept the challenge.
To Be Continued...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Turker's Birthday


Birthday 017
Originally uploaded by hamlet_.
We celebrated our friend Turker's birthday.
(Standing, Left to Right: Emre, Utku, Duygun, Mert
Sitting, Left to Right Hande, Turker, Me, My Mom)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Cem Rowing


Cem Rowing
Originally uploaded by nslite.
My brother Cem (the guy in the middle)is doing a row practice.. I am the RUNNER he is the ROWER in the family.