Sunday, 13 September 2009

Microsoft Image Composite Editor

I discovered this new experimental tool from Microsoft. Actually it is not new but I recently got my hands on it. It stiches the photographs together and mimics that, uhmm like, you have a wide angle camera. Let's first see my 2 stitches...

And now the other one with less distinctive features;

As you can see, if the pictures' patterns are not too distinctive it does some error's but if they are distinctive enough, it works wonders. These all are taken with an iPhone. What if you had an actual camera and take the shots outside, not indoors?

You would have probably this... [This is not mine this, last one, is Microsoft's Demo]

What did I do? Nothing, all details are here and it is amazingly easy to use.

You can click on the pictures for bigger versions.

Friday, 11 September 2009


Well well, I have been waiting for this great news like a 20 days or something like that since Lucasarts told us there is a new IP on the horizon due to announced officially today. So today is the day. A completely new game from LUCASARTS has been announced, Lucidity is a 2D Puzzler/Platformer. It is a completely big surprise. It is not a Star Wars game or Indiana Jones for that matter. Here's some Pictures. Enjoy, I know I will once it hits to X Box Live later this month.

All pictures are from Kotaku.

Tess Ferrandez's Blog

What comes to your mind if the subject is ASP.NET and debugging?

To me it is Tess Ferrandez, ASP.NET Escalation Engineer (Microsoft). In her blogs she addresses the "memory issues", "performans issues", "crash scenarios", "debugging" etc...

Espcially crash scenarios are interests of mine. They are so well written and handy. Many to learn many to discuss she offers. If you call your self an ASP.NET developer, scratch that, if you are even slightly interested in anything that uses IIS or even ASP or, hmm scratch that too.

Sigh, you need to see her blog and decide for yourself. It is so informative and well written, I can't even describe how helpful it is. In her own words;

"This blog is intended to help people that develop applications with the .net framework resolve issues on production system, mainly using Windbg.exe from along with sos.dll that ships with the debugging tools."

You can also follow her on Twitter too.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Yahoo Meme

Ahoy there all. Yahoo Meme is up and running, and I got my account set and go. you can follow me, /ozgur. the service is too new, it is expected to be there some inconvenience today. But hopefully, everything will be faster and stable tomorrow. Thank you Yahoo! =]

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Favourite Quotes From Wikinomics

Earlier last month I finally read Wikinomics. While I am reading I took some nice quotation notes just to share them here. And now I had time to eliminate the ones that didn't make sense by themselves. So here goes nothing;

-Entrepreneurs and IT professionals see cloud computing as the next logical frontier, like going from answering machines to voicemail. If all of one’s information is stored in the cloud instead of on a hard drive, losing your laptop won’t be such a big deal. (I took this note but I couldn't find it in Wikinomics again to confirm because I have not written a page number associated to my notes)

-Imagine a world in which every person on the planet is given free 
access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing. (This one actually belongs to Mr. Wales)

-IBM called it 'account control'. Detractor called it 'hotel 
proprietary'. (Knowing what kind of evil company IBM is, I chose this purposefully =] . You can see the actual subject on Page 78, Wikinomics)

-Chance favors the prepared mind. (This one said by Pasteur, Louis)

-Paradigms are mental models that constrain our thinking and are often 
based on assumptions so strong we don't notice them. (Page 285, Wikinomics)

-The new web is about verbs not nouns. (Page 46, Wikinomics)

All of them I like, every single of them gives insight. Enjoy. And enjoy the book if you still didn't read it. I know I did. Once again; thanks to Tugce Esener, who informed me in the first place =] .

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Congratulations Jade Raymond

Today, It's been announced that Jade Raymond, Producer of Assassin's Creed, to oversee the studio which will expand largely in the near future. Why I am writing about this? Because she is hot. No the main reason is I am so excited about upcoming Assassin's Creed II and I just wanted to mention it somehow. This seemed appropriate.